Video conferencing: what it is and how it works

The business world is slowly waking up to the fact that video conferencing such as that featured on conferencegenie.co.uk could help to improve their operations in so many ways. You may wonder what video conferencing is, and what makes it so good, but there are reasons why your business should use it.

As with Conference Calling at conferencegenie.co.uk, it’s designed to make meeting with clients a breeze. It allows those with the technology to talk to people from different locations worldwide, meaning that a meeting can be arranged and held almost straight away, which takes the traveling and expense previously involved in meetings out of the equation.

Video Conferencing is a must for any company looking to save money, save time and boost levels of productivity. However, you may wonder how it works, and whether it requires a lot of work to set up.

To get started, you need the following equipment:

• Two or more webcams or video cameras
• The same amount of microphones
• A large monitor or projector, but a TV will work just as well
• A strong internet connection
• Speakers
• A data compressor
• Video conferencing software

Once you have all the right equipment, you need to decide whether you want to just do point-to-point or multi-point video conferencing. The former is for one-to-one meetings between two different locations. Meanwhile, multi-point video conferencing is for three or more locations.

Multi-point video conferencing is very useful, not least because it makes potentially complicated meetings easy. It requires a multi-point bridge to help make it possible, as this will ensure that real-time conversation can go ahead as planned. Usually, connection to a server is the way to go about it.

As soon as everything’s in place for you to make full use of video conferencing, you’ll be free to enjoy its many benefits.
Your business could save money and time by not traveling to meetings. Also, workers who get tired from traveling will be less prone to tiredness during working hours, while communication with clients will be streamlined and much easier to keep going over long periods of time.

Freefold Suit Carrier Allows Your Style to Travel

As Barney Stinson taught us, sometimes you just need to suit up.

You’ll rarely look better than you do in a suit, which is why it’s important for every man to own at least one good one. However, even after you purchase the perfect suit, you still have to maintain it. While reliable cleaners and some reasonable breathing space are usually more than enough to do so while at home, once you have to take it on the road, your prospects get trickier.

A proper dry cleaning bag, or even quality suitcase, goes a long way to helping you avoid wrinkles or worse, but if you really want to carry one in a style befitting the suit itself, you might want to consider the Freefold luggage system, from the creator of the also useful Suit Commute.

The main benefit of the Freefold lies in its portability. It weighs about 7 oz., can fit into any 25 liter carrier (most suitcases, luggage, and backpacks qualify) and allows you to safely store your pants, shirt, jacket, and tie using a simple set of folding instructions. From there you can move around with complete freedom without worry of your suit ever losing its fresh from the cleaners, original pristine form.

While the Freefold is only in its pre-production phase, it if works as well as it appears to, then it’s hard not to recommend one to anybody who has to take their suit on the road. Considering how it can fit into any reasonable space (no special luggage or accommodations required), it gains a leg up over most alternatives not just in long distance road or air travel, but also in the usual, everyday work commutes (especially if you ride a bike).

Also, it allows you to enter the front ready for a party, and leave out the back all business, should you so desire, essentially making this the anti-mullet.

And anything that’s the anti-mullet has to be good.