Video Conferencing Technology
Next Generation Converged Meetings

Innovations in networking, cloud services and mobility are helping to make cloud-based video conferencing technology more attractive to end users and organizations. Traditionally, organizations had separate deployments for their audio, video and web conferencing needs - those deployments could be internal hardware, services or a combination of both. With new technology and the merging of collaboration mediums, the needs of organizations can now be met with a single solution; simplifying deployment and drastically reducing costs.

Advancements in collaboration offerings include:

Mobility. Mobile device use in the workplace offers benefits, but also presents challenges in terms of security, device management and support. BYOD is a trend that is here to stay, and users depend on cloud services on these devices more than they realize. Communications platforms, productivity tools, social media and entertainment are generally cloud-enabled. Affordability, mobile innovations and improved wireless networks will help to drive the use of cloud-based video conferencing, both within organizations and outside.

WebRTC. This open standard enables any Web developer to add real-time audio/video communication features to applications. As the standard evolves, the possibility of true cross-browser capability extends the reach of browser-based video conferencing.

Virtualization. The use of virtualization in the data center has led to a money-saving increase in processing power by eliminating the need to purchase more expensive hardware. Virtualization also helps organizations meet the high-intensity processing requirements of video conferencing, especially as it pertains to high definition (HD) and multiple users. This access to on-demand processing power enabled by virtualized servers improves the scalability potential for hosted video conferencing. Increased capacity has also led to more software-only video conferencing options, both for traditional on-premise systems and cloud-based solutions.

Interoperability (multi-vendor/multi-platform). As interoperability issues continue to persist in a multi-vendor environment, companies will need to look for cost-effective solutions that can bring together their disparate systems. With the interoperability addressed, companies will be able to select low-cost video end points such as browsers and mobile devices that fit the needs of their organizations and employees. Alternative deployment models — cloud-managed services, software-based and non-MCU-based — will allow organizations to extend their current infrastructure without additional investment.

High definition. Delivering a high definition experience in video conferencing often comes at a price: rapid increases in network bandwidth demands owing to end point display size ( mobile, desktop, dedicated video room). High definition also needs a network connection that is reliable and consistent. BlueJeans' cloud-based architecture offers minimal latency and greatly enhances video streams (up to nearly 720p at 30 fps) for a reliably clear meeting experience. BlueJeans' video service offers integration with cloud-based business applications like LinkedIn and Salesforce.com, as well as the introduction of mobile applications for Android and iOS.


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Costs Of Video Conferencing

Historically, video?s cost and complexity of video were too great to facilitate the widespread adoption of video. Today, the cost of video conferencing varies from free to paying out the nose for high-end telepresence systems. What we now know is that costly systems don?t necessarily provide a better experience. The latest web cams and browser based solutions are drastically changing how people deploy video. Blue Jeans makes video conferencing a breeze. Experience ease of use and wide compatibility with a vast array of devices and software from room systems, to desktop video solutions and support for mobile devices.

Our video conferencing features include:

  • Multi-vendor, multi-device interoperability
  • Scalable cloud service
  • Easy administration tools
  • Content sharing
  • Meeting recording
  • In-meeting controls

"After a thorough evaluation of every tool in the market, from POC to Pilot, we have fully standardized on BlueJeans based on the tremendous positive experience and feedback of our users. We use BlueJeans for Interviewing, Training, to help establish Culture match, drive F2F interactions, distributed Internal and External meetings from San Francisco to Singapore, Dublin to Sydney where audio-only just doesn't cut it. In a nutshell, BlueJeans helps LinkedIn communicate better."

Sam Lewis

Global Lead, Sales

"With over 3,000 yearly events spread across 165 countries, we have TEDx organizers in every corner of the globe. Online video is the perfect way for us to connect, and this tool is making it possible for us to do this in large groups like never before. We're excited about deploying the BlueJeans Events product to keep our TEDx organizers better connected."

Alex Rudloff

Chief Digital Strategist

"I am excited to partner with BlueJeans Network. I founded The Players' Tribune with the goal to capture the voice of the game, with first-person stories directly from athletes. Now with BlueJeans' interactive video capabilities, we can empower athletes and contributors to engage directly, face-to-face with each other, and with their fans in new and unique ways."

Derek Jeter

Former MLB Player

"With over 300,000 communities and global offices, face-to-face communication is vital to engaging with our global fan base. With BlueJeans Primetime, we'll be able to connect and collaborate virtually and with a personal touch, allowing us to be inclusive at the scale of our growing business."

Zack Blum

IT Manager

"The BlueJeans community has been a great additional ? and free ? resource for soliciting feedback on product ideas, best practices and deployment strategies. At Red Hat, we value open collaboration, and that's just what BlueJeans provides through direct access to BlueJeans experts and other knowledgeable advocates."

Ash Azzopardi

Principal Advanced Communication Engineer