What does video-first mean? At Unifi Communications, we define it as making it even easier for people to connect and collaborate in richer ways — no matter where they are in the world. We use video for most of our meetings because we need to connect with our teams, customers, and partners whether we are at the office, at home, or on the road.
Video conferencing is the next best thing to face-to-face meetings and we are excited to share some of the enhanced features Cisco have recently delivered and we are able to provide you. They are designed to make video conferencing that much closer to interacting and collaborating in the same room.
First, the award-winning Cisco video room endpoints and desktop devices are now integrated with Cisco WebEx using Cisco Hybrid Calendar Service for an easy-to-join experience: Just click the big green join button on any Cisco cloud-registered video device (not just premises-registered) and you are in.
You also have more control over who you see in the meeting: The new grid layout gives you the option to see up to six equally sized live video streams at once. Or you can “lock and pin” the video so that you can focus on one person.
You also have the option to start every meeting with full-screen video so you can engage with remote attendees just as effectively as if they were in the room with you. And there’s just something about seeing the faces of your colleagues and being able to connect, before the meeting starts and as the content sharing begins.
Video grid views are now also available on mobile devices, so you can more easily see meeting attendees and you can control your mobile camera from WebEx too, which is a great if you need to show participants your surroundings while continuing to view them and their reactions.
Many of the features you’ve enjoyed on your desktop, like screen sharing and access to meeting tools, are now part of your mobile experience too.
Amazing video experiences rely on a solid global cloud infrastructure and network backbone that gives you the same amazing video experience wherever you might be.
Whether collaborating inside or outside of the office, around the globe, or across campus, people rely on video-based meetings more than ever before. With nearly 15 years’ experience providing collaboration technology to small and medium sized businesses, Unifi Communications recognise video as the way forward to making it easy and natural for people to collaborate and improve the way businesses work.
We are committed to making sure our customers get the best video experience on the market, and we’re just getting started.
Stay tuned for more additions to WebEx in the coming weeks and months. Meanwhile, check-out some of the video-meeting features available today: