It is true - there are always choices to be made when it comes to video conferencing, but...
well, the video after the jump probably explains it better.
Everything changes, life evolves, and technology plays a huge role in our advancements. Of course, new generations will never know the difference about what life was like before x, y and z. They will just roll their eyes when you tell them stories about rotary phones and 8-tracks.
CNN recently chronicled the communication skills of 2-year-old Ella, and how her visits with the grandparents, as well as play dates with peers, have gone digital. Ella comprehends that grandma and grandpa aren’t IN the computer, but loves the regular banter and smiles that would otherwise require a 5-hour trip.
I have a love-hate relationship with buffets – I love the multitude of options but I hate having to choose between them. There's the main courses, the desserts, the fresh bread choices, a seemingly never-ending salad bar with dressing names don’t even recognize. Still, by the time I get back to the table, I notice others enjoying delicious foods that I didn't even see in the buffet.
It’s the same way with video conferencing systems. It's great that the configurations out there are flexible enough to meet individual goals, budgets, physical location specs, etc. – but it always seems there are more good options.
So which features are must-have main courses and which are empty calories? Main course decisions by most buyers start with HD vs. Standard Def systems, and Multi-point vs. Point-to-Point units. The side dishes are numerous, but a couple I like the most are:
Recording: Some systems allow you to record a video call locally right onto a memory stick, which can playback later on a computer, allowing users to dissect that "aha moment" from the meeting, archive the training for future attendees, or just to replay your bosses nervous tic over and over again