Let us design a custom videoconferencing solution to meet your specific visual communication requirements. Contact us and let one of our video communication specialists guide you through our simplified videoconferencing needs assessment.
1) What is the intended use for your
Generally speaking, how do you wish to use the equipment
and whom are you going to talk to?
2) Number of sites?
How many locations do you need to communicate with and what
resources will each have at their disposal? Will you be making
point-to-point video calls or will you require multi-point
3) Number of participants per site?
How many people do you want to participate in video calls
at your various locations? Do you want the same
videoconferencing set-up for every location? Or, do you want
to have a Telepresence suite or integrated visual
communication system for your headquarters?
4) Size of your room(s)?
Where do you want to put the equipment? For example, is
your current conference or meeting room big enough to add a
system? Does your current meeting environment offer sufficient
size, lighting and ancillary resources to accommodate an
appropriate videoconferencing solution?
What IP resources are available at the various locations?
OC3, T-1, Fractional T, xDSL, Cable-modem? Will legacy
connectivity be required for ISDN? Will the connection be
dedicated to the conferencing system? What types of
communications do you plan? Tele-presence, high definition
videoconferencing, multi-point conferences? (The type of
communication will determine bandwidth requirements.)
6) What type of systems or formats will you
An IP based (network) system typically
communicates using the umbrella h.323 voice/video standard. IP
videoconferencing systems are available in both High
Definition and standard definition configurations. HD uses a
16:9 format and provides 20% more information display on
screen at a minimum resolution of 720p (1280x720). A legacy
ISDN system typically sends and receives voice and video data
using the h.320 standard. Each umbrella standard is comprised
of a video and voice standard. For example a common video
standard is h.264. You can only call between systems that use
the same standard. Also, gateway and bridge (MCU) devices are
available that will allow you to translate calls between the
common standards. (Standards are defined by the International
Telecommunications Union and are the same worldwide.)
7) Do you need data capability in addition
to video & audio?
A typical videoconference has an audio channel, a video
channel and optionally a data channel. H.239 is the latest
standard for multi-media communications and allows for the
presentation of both the videoconference and the associated
data in a dual stream IP environment concurrently.
8) Who is your preferred dealer or system
PicturePhone is a value added distributor of
videoconferencing products and accessories. We'll gladly
review your communication requirements and assist you in
addressing the preceding questions. Once we understand your
needs, we would be happy to work with your preferred
integrator and assist them in delivering and implementing a
cohesive videoconferencing solution that accommodates your
current visual communication needs.