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Top 5 Video Conferencing Solutions Of 2022

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Back in the day, when sci-fi movies and TV shows wanted to highlight how cool the future would be, there would invariably be a scene where people communicated to one another via video conferencing. For instance, the first act of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey shows Dr. Floyd on the Moon contacting his young daughter back on Earth using video conferencing.

Fast forward to 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic had introduced new constants into our lives: face masks, social distancing and video conference calls. We didn't see that one coming!

The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent stay-at-home orders have resulted in significant changes in the way a business functions. One of these changes is the rising usage of video conferencing as a means of communication or holding work meetings. Hence, picking the right Video Conferencing Solution is crucial for your business.

Head over to the article to learn about 5 leading Video Conferencing Solutions that will help your business communicate seamlessly!
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They say change comes slowly and arrives suddenly. What were once viable but marginal ideas, such as getting a distributed team together over a video call or hosting an "online birthday party," became popular in 2020.

With more people working remotely, staying in touch was a challenge. Thankfully, there was a way to avoid those interminable email chains and phone calls - and that's video conferencing.

Video conferencing software allows online communication for audio meetings, video meetings and seminars with built-in features such as chat, screen sharing and recording. These applications are used to enable long-distance or international communication, improve collaboration and reduce travel costs. Employees at various levels within an organization can use Video Conferencing Solutions to arrange or attend virtual meetings with colleagues, business partners, or customers - regardless of their physical location.

This alone makes it a valuable piece of business software but many solutions offer far more features such as messaging, cloud phone, screen sharing, whiteboard, web browser access and strong security.

There are several options to choose from, ranging from dedicated video solutions to all-in-one environments that include screen-sharing and instant messaging in one place.

Here are the top 5 picks to help you make the right choice!
 

Top 5 Video Conferencing Solutions Of 2022


Video Conferencing Solution makes it easier for businesses to initiate and conduct live conferences between two or more participants at different locations by transmitting audio, video or text data over Internet connections. Users can also communicate, share files and collaborate in real-time using most Video Conferencing Solutions. There are various solutions in the market when it comes to video conferencing like Cisco Webex, Google Meet or Google Hangouts, Poly Studio etc. Here we have picked the ones which are trending. So, let's dive into the list of the top 5 Video Conferencing Solutions of 2022 - in random order
 
Zoom
Zoom
Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams
GoTo Meeting
GoTo Meeting
Zoho Meeting
Zoho Meeting
Intermedia AnyMeeting
Intermedia AnyMeeting


Tool 1:  Zoom


The term "Zoom" has almost become synonymous with video calls. Zoom, formed in 2011 and located in San Jose, California, serves businesses of all sizes and industries worldwide. After a successful IPO in 2019, Zoom strengthened its position as a market leader in video conferencing. Frost & Sullivan, a prominent market research company, honored Zoom with its 2020 Company of the Year Award, recognizing its commitment to providing customers with innovative solutions that drive growth and create new capabilities.

TechDogs-"Tool 1: Zoom"-A Screenshot Showing The User Interface Of Zoom.
Zoom supports simple one-on-one chat sessions that can be escalated into group calls, training sessions and webinars for internal and external audiences and worldwide video meetings with up to 1,000 participants and 49 HD videos on-screen at the same time. We did say these guys were one of the best!

Zoom room sessions can be started from a web browser or through dedicated client apps for every desktop and mobile device, with end-to-end encryption, role-based user security (including HIPAA compliance) and simple screen sharing and collaboration capabilities. Meeting invitations are easily integrated into popular calendaring systems and the sessions can be recorded to local or cloud database with searchable transcripts.
 

Tool 2: Microsoft Teams


Microsoft, founded in 1975, is one of the world's top technology companies, with the third-highest worldwide brand valuation. Ranking 3rd in the Forbes list of the world's most valuable brands, Microsoft develops and supports software, services, devices and digital solutions. No surprise, they have a Video Conferencing Solution as well!

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Microsoft Teams, the successor of Skype for Business, is not so much a product as it is a feature of Microsoft 365. Microsoft Teams, which launched in November 2016, is a collaboration platform that combines chat, voice, video and file sharing. Anyone with a personal email account can sign up for the accessible version of Microsoft Teams, which supports up to 300 meeting participants and includes guest access, one-on-one and group video collaboration and audio calls, shared files (up to 2GB per user and 10GB per team), screen sharing and document collaboration via online Office web apps. Is there anything else you really need?

Microsoft Teams now includes Together Mode, a video conferencing feature that uses Artificial Intelligence to segment your face and shoulders and position you "together" with your co-workers in a virtual environment of your choosing. This could be a conference room, an office, or even your favorite coffee shop! Together Mode is intended to decrease visual distractions and allow for a better sense of tone and visual body language during meetings.


Tool 3: GoTo Meeting


In past years, LogMeIn has been on an acquisition spree, acquiring GoTo Meeting and a set of similar collaboration tools from Citrix in 2016. Since its acquisition, the platform has had more than 25 million monthly users. In 2020, LogMeIn announced that TrustRadius, a trusted site for B2B software reviews, awarded GoTo Meeting for its excellent web conferencing solutions. A big update to the video conferencing software was introduced in late 2019 and contained many new features as well as what LogMeIn labels a "completely reimagined product" that operates in a web browser (no download necessary) or via desktop and mobile apps.
 
The redesigned user experience in LogMeIn's GoTo Meeting conferencing solution is consistent across platforms and connects with calendar solutions and platforms from Office 365, G Suite, Zoho, Salesforce and Slack. You can take notes in real-time for each call, which are subsequently embedded and stored in the meeting transcript. Nifty, right?

Aside from the standard option to save the sessions in HD video format, you can also capture presentation slides during a meeting and share them as a PDF to be downloaded.
 

Tool 4: Zoho Meeting


Zoho, founded in 1996, has seven offices throughout the world, with its global headquarters in Chennai, India. More than 60 million users from hundreds of thousands of organizations rely on Zoho to operate their businesses. With names like Apple, Netflix, Intel and PayPal on its roster, the company claims that "three out of every five Fortune 500 organizations use Zoho." Its flagship product is Zoho One, a web-based suite of services and mobile apps that connect sales, marketing, accounting, HR and operations.

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Zoho Meeting provides webinars, training and online video meeting collaboration tools and includes support for up to 100 participants as well as storage for ten recorded meetings. Zoho Meeting is also a completely browser-based conferencing solution that requires no downloads on both PCs and Macs. Users can dial in over the phone for audio (toll-free lines are available for an additional fee) and in-session chat is also accessible. Meetings can be recorded from any device, including mobile phones.

According to Zoho, the service is GDPR-compliant and Privacy Shield Frameworks certified; more granular privacy tools include the option for moderators to lock meetings and mute or remove members instantly. Although the video conferencing service, Zoho Meeting, interacts with Google Calendar, its greatest strength is for businesses who already use Zoho's CRM and project management tools.
 

Tool 5: Intermedia AnyMeeting


AnyMeeting has been in business for more than a decade and the video conferencing software's user base had expanded to more than 1 million by the time Intermedia acquired the company in 2017. AnyMeeting caters to small and medium-sized enterprises in a variety of industries, including health care, professional services, financial services, real estate and many more. TMC, a global integrated media corporation, bestowed AnyMeeting with the 2020 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award. The award recognizes the most innovative unified communications products and solutions offered in the past twelve months.

TechDogs-"Tool 5: Intermedia AnyMeeting"-A Screenshot Showing The Participants And Screen Sharing Features Of The Intermedia AnyMeeting App.
AnyMeeting is a unified communication and collaboration platform that combines video conferencing, chat and screen sharing into a cloud-based service that incorporates VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) capabilities and an enterprise-grade PBX system. If that's too much for a small business's video conferencing needs, AnyMeeting also offers Lite and Pro options that are inexpensive yet feature packed.

The software features in both plans are primarily the same, with the option to create custom meeting URLs, schedule recurring meetings and interact with productivity tools like Google, Microsoft, Slack and others. HIPAA compliance and end-to-end encryption are also included as standard features. The number of web-based participants grows from 10 to 30 when you upgrade to the Pro plan (but a maximum of 12 in Full HD). The Pro plan also offers the option to record and transcribe meetings, as well as unlimited meeting cloud storage.
 

Conclusion


The age of video conferencing has arrived; businesses need to ensure they understand what it takes to pick the best Video Conferencing Solution for your team. We hope this list helps you shortlist a Video Conferencing Solution that meets the needs of your remote employees and streamlines internal communication as well.

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