Digital Roads can help you to better understand these emerging technologies and their potential for interoperability with your existing systems. More than ever before “Time is Money”. UC can accelerate your business communications while improving the effectiveness of the delivered message. This can only benefit your bottom line.
A renewed focus on employee collaboration and the effective leveraging of critical resources has become a core cost saving business objective. Unified communications technologies help bridge the gaps of time and space that can delay action in today’s busy business environments.
Types of Technology
- Videoconferencing Appliances
- Intelligent software
- Presence “locator” software
- Smart Phones
- Computers – Tablets, Laptops and Desktops
- Instant Messaging
- Scheduled Messaging – public and desktop
- Interactive White Boards
- Video Annotation
- Large and Small Screen Displays
- Bidirectional Audio appliances
- Internet Protocol Television (IP TV)
- Specialty Furniture
- Near Field Communication
- RFID Tags and ReadersTypes of Systems
- Personal Telepresence
- Global Call Management (Presence)
- Integrated Videoconference
- Bridging and Firewall Traversal
- Video Recording and Archival
- Video on Demand
- Collaborative Data Sharing
- Immersive 3D Systems
- Virtual Assistant
- IP TV network – blend of public and private channels
- Intercom/Radio/Wireless Workplace Systems
- Access Control with Surveillance – intelligent software
- Human and Material Asset Management and Tracking
Wikipedia: Unified communications is an evolving set of technologies that automates and unifies human and device communications in a common context and experience. It optimizes business processes and enhances human communications by reducing latency, managing flows, and eliminating device and media dependencies.
Gartner defines Videoconferencing as communication by individuals or groups using systems that support image, voice and data transfer over digital networks or telephone circuits. Videoconferencing systems can take the form of large, dedicated units for group meetings or can be integrated with desktop personal computers.
Gartner defines Video Telepresence as a form of immersive video communication that creates the impression of being in the same room as other conference participants. These conference participants appear as life-size individuals on large plasma, LCD, light-emitting diode or projection screens. Multiple cameras and microphones pick up individuals or pairs of individuals, so that all audiovisual information becomes directional, with eye contact and spatial sound aligned with the location of the person speaking.