One of the best tools for communication today is video chat. Known as video conferencing in the business world, this enhanced call method allows for a personalized approach to discussion. It lets individuals articulate ideas, plans, and details with improved efficiency, while simultaneously operating with the convenience of conferencing from anywhere.
In the past, video calls were not always used because of speed limitations and call quality issues, such as buffering vids, distorted voices, and broken visuals.
These problems, fortunately, have been fixed by HD video conferencing. The same conveniences apply but with greatly improved call quality made possible by high definition video. There are quite a few benefits, and we’ve put together a quick list of how HD video calls help businesses.
1. Improved clarity. High definition is superior to other forms of video for its increased detail. That means those on the receiving end of HD calls gain a better understanding of everything said and displayed. This is especially helpful if management is going over visual plans, where having total view of their presentation is important.
2. Convenience. HD video calls can be made from anywhere with the same kind of quality you’d have if you were in the same room as the other participants. Provided the connection can handle it, business deals and projects can be discussed with all the finesse of a regular meeting, though without the physical limitations.
3. Cost reduction. Sometimes meetings are important because critical files or visual elements play a key role in understanding the topic. This often means employees and management have to travel, even if they had video conferencing available. However, HD allows for that beautiful increased quality we mentioned, and workers don’t need to make lengthy flights for project details. This saves everyone time and money and increases productivity, since critical staff won’t be traveling and unavailable for an indeterminate amount of time.
4. Expectations and functionality. We’ll cheat here and throw in two benefits for our last listing. The first is that HD for video calls has become common and expected. Programs like Skype offer this feature for personal use, so naturally staff members expect the same quality at work too.
On top of this, functionality (meaning how the service can be used for actual work) is another big benefit. Imagine using HD video for training purposes to demonstrate specific tasks. Not only do watchers get a better idea of what to do than they would from a scripted video or manual but they also learn faster too. For these reasons, HD video is becoming commonplace in the work environment.
There are still plenty of other positives to HD calls, like easy integration and reduced infrastructure cost. Above all, though, these are some of the core benefits to utilizing such a service.