Business trips usually take a long time, cost a lot of money, yet also have the advantage that important topics and issues can be discussed face-to-face. For employees in companies with multiple sites, in large corporations, or in home offices it is important to have an efficient and personal way to communicate across locations or over great distances.
The answer is: innovaphone Video. The simple and lean innovaphone Video telephony solution is the right choice for those who don’t want to invest in expensive equipment, who don’t want to be bothered with complex configurations or hard-to-use video telephony systems. The Video solution by innovaphone allows simple, uncomplicated ad-hoc video telephony, as well as three-party video conferences and large conferences with video image. Implementation costs and bandwidth requirements are low. The number of necessary business trips can therefore be significantly reduced. This will please controlling and will additionally benefit the environment ("Green IT"). Further, it improves communication: exchanging information amongst colleagues is more personal and interactive because innovaphone Video allows non-verbal signals and fine nuances to be perceived even during standard phone calls. Should a user not feel like having a video conference - no problem. Users can choose between pure audio or audio-video calls at any time. Also external subscribers can use the WebRTC technology to connect to Video telephony and Video conference calls with the innovaphone PBX.
The Unified Communications solution by innovaphone includes a Video telephony solution. You merely require an innovaphone IP phone, a Software Phone, or myPBX via WebRTC and a computer with any compatible camera (webcam). As soon as a video call is accepted, a video window automatically pops up on the desktop and displays the other party. The window can be dynamically rezised to a smaller or larger size, as required. It also includes an additional window that can be used to check your own image. The additional window can be placed in one of the corners of the video window, depending on where it fits best.
Three-party video conferencing is also possible with innovaphone Video and does not need an additional MCU (multipoint control unit). Another person can be added to a current call as usual. Once the video connection has been established, the video window will also display the third party on the desktop.
The innovaphone Video solution does not require any additional configuration to the myPBX Unified Communications client. User name, password and the IP phone used are simply taken over by myPBX. The user is informed via a Video icon above the Presence icon as soon as the Video call is enabled in the myPBX Unified Communications client. Before the call is set up or before answering the phone, the user can make a conscious decision in favour of or against a video call by simply clicking on the icon. If the user changes the default settings for one call, the settings automatically return to the default settings once the call has finished. It is possible to switch between video telephony and pure audio telephony during a call.
innovaphone Video is H.264 compatible and requires a bandwidth between 200 and 300 kbit / s – depending on the webcam, scene (in motion or more or less stationary) and the encoder. The video quality is influenced of course by the available bandwidth, in addition to the resolution of the video camera.
innovaphone Video is the perfect Unified Communications solution for a visual and personal phone call, a three-party video conference or even a large video conference.