Why Choose Futura Video Conferencing
With more than 30 years of experience and expertise in the video conferencing market, Clary Business Machines stands on a solid foundation. Clary has a strong reputation for identifying our customers’ video conference needs and providing customized audio/video solutions. Whether your need is a single high definition codec for a small office or a global Futura video conference solution, we have products and services to fit your needs.
Clary Business Machines is recognized as a leading national provider of video conferencing products and installation by makers such as Panasonic, Polycom, Tandberg/Cisco, Sony, and LifeSize and is regarded as the strongest nationwide partner by both Panasonic and Sony. Clary’s long term and (in some cases) exclusive relationships with video conferencing manufacturers, allow us to ensure that our customers receive unparalleled cooperation and support from the manufacturers, and most often the lowest price!
For professionals, video conferencing is a way to save time, save money, and therefore increase productivity through conferencing (as Arkadin allows for example).
For the general public, video conferencing is a way to keep in touch with friends and family in a fun way by adding to the word an important piece of information: the image, an essential video conferencing.
Videoconferencing has established itself in our offices and in our homes, bringing real comfort and considerably improving human exchanges at a distance, and videoconferencing reduces our carbon footprint.
There are several types of videoconferencing equipment and , this site will help you choose the videoconferencing equipment that best suits your needs. You will also understand how a video system works, and how video conferencing has established itself since its creation.
Type of equipment
One of the first questions you will ask yourself before investing in a system will be whether you will opt for an all-in-one system or equipment that will connect to your computer. This question will be answered when you know if the video conferencing system you need is for multi-person meetings or smaller committee meetings.
For example, installed on a desktop PC is generally preferable for a face-to-face meeting between two people. for laptops can be suitable for 2 to 6 people, while the integrated equipment can be used for meetings of more than 30 people.
Regarding the size of the screen to choose for the conference system, it is directly related to the number of participants expected at the meeting. Sometimes a laptop with a simple screen of 17 or 19 inches may be enough, other times an LCD monitor of about fifty inches is preferable for an easy, and sometimes still a solution of “telepresence” displaying people at scale 1 on a giant screen) will be remembered.
Bandwidth and video quality
For any conference, audio and video signals are compressed to pass through telephone lines or networks in real time. The quality of sound and video rendering is determined by the quality of the codec used (COdage DECodage software) through the compression algorithm employed, as well as by the size (or bandwidth) of the line used in a video conference.
Today there is a lot of equipment using 64k ISDN lines that transfer data at a speed of 128kbits second. At this transfer rate we can hope to decompress a video of 15 frames / second, but this image quality will be very average, because it leaves people appear blurry on the screen.
A bandwidth of 384kbits is generally considered to be a minimum for an application, for which the resulting video will have a refresh rate of 30 frames/second, which is very correct. It is more and more common to see equipment operating at 768kbits or 1.5Mbits per second, thus allowing high-resolution images.