The holidays are over, and for many of us, it’s time to get back on the road for customer visits, partner meetings, and trade shows. Today’s businesses have another option beyond sending fleets of employees out on planes, trains, and automobiles: cost-effective, flexible conferencing solutions.
In the past, enabling audio bridges, video meetings, and collaboration on digital documents and shared presentations took some specialized expertise. Solutions were tough to configure, weren’t at all flexible (conference bridge rooms still persist today), and weren’t always the most reliable from a sound quality perspective. Even though a lot of companies facing time and budget constraints would want to reduce travel overhead, an on-site visit was often the preferred way to keep in contact with customers, suppliers, branch personnel, partners, and prospects.
Today’s conferencing solutions no longer require employees to reserve a special room and don’t run on expensive, dedicated ISDN lines. Participants can join using their laptops or mobile devices, and no one needs special training to set up a call.
Star2Star’s conferencing portfolio is all about making it easy to trade travel expenses for productivity. Now you can create a conference anywhere, anytime -- whenever a meeting request is made, with no reservations required. Up to 150 users can join a call, and there’s no time limit or per-minute charge. Our quality monitoring technologies ensure that there’s no jitter, loss, or delays—and no annoying echoes. Most of all, it’s simple.
Robust voice conferencing works like this:
- Callers dial a reserved extension or special DID
- Conferences can be password protected
- Conference bridge plays a customized message or music before start
- Organizer can monitor users online
Given the ease-of-use and the amount of money that companies can save (imagine—no more reimbursements for hotel, rental cars, entertainment, meals, or flights!), it may be time to avoid airports for a while.