What Are the Best Video Conferencing Packages for Small Businesses?
What are the best video conferencing packages for small businesses? For small businesses, BYOD video conferencing systems provide a cost-effective way to reach customers and remote workers.
You may have heard of businesses that institute company-wide BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies, allowing employees to conduct official business from their personal computers, laptops, and tablets. These policies have become increasingly popular over the past decade. Unsurprisingly, employees often feel more comfortable with their personal devices than with work-issued computers. Plus, the policies cut equipment costs.
This is not to say that BYOD policies are perfect. In some cases, they create problems for IT departments, but they often allow employees to work more flexibly and tend to save small business owners money.
BYOD doesn’t work for every business. But businesses with or without BYOD policies can benefit from BYOD video conferencing systems.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, not all offices were optimized for video conferencing. Now, Cisco Webex, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams, Skype, and Zoom conferences have all but replaced in-person meetings. So how can small business owners quickly and efficiently outfit their offices to respond to the needs of their customers and employees?
In this blog post, we consider BYOD video conferencing systems. What are they? Do they offer unique advantages to small businesses? We take on these questions—and more—over the course of this post.
What is a BYOD video conferencing system?
Known for their cost-effectiveness and adaptability, BYOD video conferencing systems allow business owners to maximize their current technology instead of installing redundant equipment. As previously stated, BYOD is an acronym for Bring Your Own Device. Generally speaking, BYOD video conferencing packages allow users to connect their computer, laptop, or tablet to a conferencing system and display, sign into their preferred virtual meeting client, and instantly collaborate, conference, and present with impressive audio and high-quality video.
Equipment specifications for BYOD systems vary from offering to offering. However, AV Designers’ BYOD video conferencing package for small businesses enables users to connect any device with one available HDMI port and one available USB port to a Crestron Flex tabletop conferencing device and an existing display.
When it comes to virtual meetings, looking and sounding professional still matter. With more than 15 feet of microphone coverage and a high-definition camera, AV Designers’ video conferencing suite allows users to speak at a natural volume and behave as they would during an in-person meeting. By connecting a compatible device to the BYOD system and a display with one available HDMI input, businesses can immediately upgrade their web conferencing experience.
Why do businesses install BYOD video conferencing systems?
With web conferencing becoming more and more routine, many businesses are ready to upgrade their video conferencing technology. BYOD video conferencing systems help businesses virtually eliminate the headaches that come from ineffective audio and poor picture quality. There are many reasons for small business owners to invest in BYOD systems. We’ve detailed three of the most common ones below.
Adapting to customer needs
Although more and more employees are returning to their offices, video calls aren’t going away anytime soon. Therefore, businesses will still need to find the best ways to connect with customers and remote workers. BYOD video conferencing systems provide a flexible virtual meeting solution for business owners. Typically less expensive than equipping and optimizing conference rooms and boardrooms for video conferencing, BYOD systems may be a prudent short-term and long-term investment for small businesses.
Optimizing office space
No conference room? No problem. When it comes to BYOD video conferencing systems, flexibility is the name of the game. With these video conferencing solutions, business owners can turn almost any office space into a conferencing hub.
Improving the quality of local presentations
The benefits of video conferencing equipment aren’t limited to virtual meetings. BYOD systems help employees streamline team meetings and modernize their presentations. By leveraging the professional and easy-to-use video conferencing solutions, users can send content directly from their devices to the display in rooms with wireless internet access.
Providing the best video conferencing equipment for small businesses
As the way business works continues to evolve, AV Designers is committed to helping small businesses succeed. That’s why—until February 28, 2021—we’re offering fully installed and configured BYOD video conferencing packages starting at $6,250. If the last year has taught small business owners anything, it’s that adaptability matters. And now, adapting means outfitting offices with efficient and secure video conferencing equipment.
Since 1992, AV Designers has helped our partners design and install custom A/V solutions for their conference rooms, boardrooms, huddle rooms, training rooms, and other meeting spaces. If your business needs modern video conferencing solutions, contact AV Designers today.