Video communication gets mobile
Distributor Nimans says the growing popularity of smartphones and tablets has accelerated demand for video communication on the move, and increased the need for interoperability.
Before the release of the latest hi-tech devices, mobile video conferencing struggled to take off, according to Ian Carter from UK VC specialist Videonations. "Face-to-face communication over a standard mobile phone was in the past too data-heavy and often delivered a poor user experience. Video collaboration was restricted to the conferencing room, and expanding video across an organisation couldn't be completed to full effect."
He feels the introduction of tablets and smartphones has reignited interest in mobile conferencing. "Whether you're using an iPad or Android tablet device, or even a smartphone, the applications used for video communication have been optimised to deliver the best possible video experience. Tablets and smartphones are much more intuitive and convenient which makes the video experience far more enjoyable."