Video Conferencing Vs Telepresence
Video Collaboration for the New Workforce

Telepresence systems once graced the most prestigious of conference rooms; they were a sign of success and a tool used by C-level executives. While telepresence systems provided an amazing "in-person" experience they were extremely expensive and hard to use and manage. Today's workforce demands a more flexible solution for meetings. People want to use their own devices; let's face it, everything has a camera these days and why not leverage what you know? Meetings need to be easy to schedule, easy to join and most of all effective. Using a $300,000 telepresence system does not fit the bill. Meetings happen anywhere - from home, on the road, in a huddle room. Gone are the days of dedicated video rooms that house expensive hardware.

BlueJeans make video pervasive. It meets the demands of the everyday worker. Because BlueJeans is in the cloud, people can join from anywhere, don't need any special hardware or software to join and can use their own devices. BlueJeans is an all-in-one meeting tool, think of it as the converging of audio / web / video all in an easy to use service. What's even more appealing is the fact BlueJeans let's devices and video platforms that don't traditionally work together join the same meeting. That means you can have users on Cisco, Polycom, Lifesize, Microsoft Lync, Google Hangouts, mobile devices, tablets and even web browsers all in a single meeting -- you can even have that expensive telepresence system in the meeting.

So before you decide that you can't afford to invest in any more video technology, think again. BlueJeans lets you leverage what you have and extend it to bring your meetings into the 21st century.

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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