Cloud Video Conferencing is dead …long live Video Conferencing!

StarLeaf Cloud Video Conferencing meeting

The whispers have turned to chants……Cloud Conferencing is here to stay. In fact, even among those vendors and people working for the vendors of traditional Video endpoints, it is readily acknowledged that the cloud is the de-facto method of delivering trouble free, easy to use and reliable Video Conferencing.

I visited Integrated Systems Europe show at the Amsterdam RAI in 2014 which is when I first encountered the StarLeaf products and the talented team. The StarLeaf Video Conferencing endpoint, the GTMini had just been launched and they were embarking on their journey to show the industry and the users that Cloud Video Conferencing was the new wave.

Well, I was there again in February 2017 and in less than 3 years this objective, at least, has been achieved.

The whispers have turned to chants……Cloud Conferencing is here to stay. In fact, even among those vendors and people working for the vendors of traditional Video endpoints, it is readily acknowledged that the cloud is the de-facto method of delivering trouble free, easy to use and reliable Video Conferencing.

It is also widely believed that the pendulum has swung so far in the direction of Cloud, that it is assumed that cloud is the STANDARD way to conference and that soon customers will need to know if you are offering anything other than cloud. In fact, it is likely that those using the phrase “Cloud Video Conferencing’ will drop the “Cloud” part.

I personally am a strong believer in this and as a reseller of StarLeaf am very proud to be representing, in my view, the future leading cloud provider on the planet.

Yes, there will be Cisco and there will be Microsoft, but for those who are not part of this duopoly and maybe even for some that are, I strongly believe StarLeaf will be the other choice………Proof of this can be seen by having a demonstration and seeing for yourself.

But what makes a TRUE Cloud service? There are many providers of Cloud from major vendors like StarLeaf to resellers that have small set ups to provide their own customers with virtual meeting rooms. To be a real cloud service, however, ensure your provider meets the following expectations:

  • Firewall traversal
  • Own hardware endpoints
  • Own software endpoints
  • Web RTC offering
  • Virtual Meeting Rooms
  • H323 (legacy endpoint) registration
  • SIP endpoint registration
  • Global address book
  • Skype for Business interoperability
  • Recording & Streaming
  • Instant messaging/ chat

If all of the above needs are ticked by your chosen vendor, then you must already be talking to StarLeaf and hopefully AuDeo.

Give AuDeo a call to book a visit. You will not be disappointed and it could be the decision you will make in 2017.