Current Issue : July - August 2022
Read/Download

OR

Flipbook

OR

To The FREE Digital Magazine And Newsletters

Articles July-Aug 2022

PALM AV-ICN Conference & SeminarNew!

Curated by PALM AV-ICN magazine, the PALM Conference & Seminar was the optimum learning and networking platform for attendees, where the best talent and top-notch professionals from the country shared their expertise, skills and knowledge. read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

High Quality Attendance At Palm & Av-Icn Expo 2022New!

The professional sound, professional display, professional lighting and integration market of importers, distributors, dealers and actual users congregated in full strength at the BEC, Mumbai, to witness the largest display of product range from top global brands, sourcing millions of dollars inventory for distribution and rental.... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

IRAA strikes an energetic progress path with new chiefNew!

K.J. Singh recording engineer of brave new-gen albums is a spirited veteran deeply involved with Indian recording arts and professionals. The entire jury of IRAA after years is now entirely fresh, newly appointed by KJ... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

Attendees to PALM & AV-ICN Expo 2022New!

PALM AV-ICN 2022 proved to be far busier and well attended than expected. Who exactly attends and exhibits at India's foremost audio, lighting, and audiovisual technology expo? Read on for detailed breakdown of the attendee figures... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

Chopra's Keynote Pushes For Indian Manufacturing, Indian BrandsNew!

The 20th PALM Convention Keynote address by Founding Director Anil Chopra gave a clarion call for major investment into manufacturing pro audio, pro lighting and pro AV hardware in India... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

What to expect from NEC at InfoComm India 2022New!

Joining PALM AV-ICN for a quick interview is Krishna Tripathi, General Manager, Display Solutions, NEC Corporation India Private Limited, wherein he elaborates on the exciting products attendees will be able to witness at the NEC Booth E20 at InfoComm India... read more


Show More

INSTALL STORY: GUEST COLUMN



Post Pandemic Video Conferencing Rise

Abdul Waheed is the Managing Director at EYTE Technologies. A CTS holder from Avixa, Member of the Certificate Committee of AVIXA, has been in the AV industry for more than two decades, delivering many successful projects across various segments. Abdul gives his overview of the video-conferencing industry and the latest market trends.


Abdul Waheed, Managing Director, EYTE Technologies

Abdul Waheed, Managing Director, EYTE Technologies


Communication, the human connection is the key to personal and professional success. It is very important to have effective communication. John Powell says, "Communication works for those who work at it."

During Pandemic, when the entire world went under lockdown, businesses were kept alive using the communication tools only. Since then, the usage graph of VC usage is increasing every day. Video conferencing statistics reveal that video call is becoming an essential business tool rather than an optional innovation.

Astonishing, Video conferencing stats shows that the Video Conferencing market is increasing with an annual growth rate of 11.4%. VC calls have seen a 535% rise in daily traffic in 2020. Earlier days only hardware-based solutions working on SIP protocols were available ruling the VC world with their strict protocols and proprietary systems leveraging the monopoly in the business.

Every school is now talking about Hybrid solutions which enables them to take physical as well as virtual classes. The extensive usage by common people has now given importance to the user experience. The concept of eye-to-eye contact, echo cancellations, and better acoustics considerations are getting more important than ever.

Manufacturers are bringing forward the latest upgrades and features in video conferencing cameras. Even small cameras can cover the wider angle, and many automatically frame the participants during video conferencing. Cameras also have the speaker tracking feature, which means the camera lens will focus on the presenter who is speaking, AI technologies are enhancing day by day.

Microphone audio reinforcement will be at the far end, and currently, microphones are also available with Acoustic Eco Cancellation (AEC).

Video Conferencing Monopoly

Lately, when the world started moving towards 5G the software solutions started becoming more popular so much so that they made Video calls easy and cheap and people started using them for personal usage via WhatsApp, google meet and free zoom calls etc. It's now part of everyone's daily routine be it in a personal Video call or professional VC meetings.

During the pandemic, the businesses started opting for software options that only demands a good, third party camera or headphone cost, skipping the expensive Codec, cameras, accessories etc against a hardware unit. The software-based VC works on simple Wi-Fi data available as little as 1-2Mb for a good call.

The strict encryptions and security measures made it more secure communication and have made this popular for business usage. This became so common and effective that many banking sector organisation changed their security policies adapting software-based solutions.

WFH became effective and so is the overhead expenditure savings by the business segments. Now months after the third wave the WFH has become a part of the working style for many organisations. So much so that the new office designs are reducing the number of dedicated employee seats converting them to hot-desking and there is an increase in the number of meeting rooms calling for cloud-based VC solutions in every room even if it is a 3 or 4 seater room.

And that is not a burden on budget as it just calls for a simple camera with a built-in microphone and speaker, supported by VC software such as MS teams, Cisco Webex, Zoom or Google meet.

The education segment was the worst hit during the last two years. Education institutes were last to resume back to normal. How did they survive? VC was the only tool the teachers had to be in touch with the students for their educational needs.

Today the market dynamics have changed. It's the reverse now. Today the clients are upfront asking for technology advancement, and they are educated for their needs.

Analysis of the Video-conferencing market

Analysis of the Video-conferencing market


There is an increase in the number of meeting rooms calling for cloud-based VC solutions in every room. Pie chart shows dominance of Zoom in this segment.

There is an increase in the number of meeting rooms calling for cloud-based VC solutions in every room. Pie chart shows dominance of Zoom in this segment.


The common resistance to technological solutions by the teaching staff has been converted to the institute's demands.

According to the statistics, 79% of workers think video conferencing is at the same level or more productive than in-person meetings. (Owl Labs 2020). 97% of remote workers would like to work remotely at least some of the time for the rest of their careers (Buffer 2021). The web and video conferencing market increased 500% in the first two months of the COVID-19 pandemic. (TrustRadius 2021).

The manufacturers are working on VC to upgrade the features, inclusion of AR, VR and AI becoming common to make it an immersive experience to take it to the next level.

Download Article in PDF


Contact tamshil.chaudhary@hyve.group to place your product advertorial in PALM AV-ICN Magazine

Current Issue : May - June 2022
Read/Download

OR

Flipbook

OR

To The FREE Digital Magazine And Newsletters

Archives

Palm Expo Magazine Jul-Aug 2022 Palm Expo Magazine Jul-Aug 2022
Palm Expo Magazine Mar Apr 2022 Palm Expo Magazine Mar Apr 2022
Palm Expo Magazine Jan Feb 2022 Palm Expo Magazine Jan Feb 2022
X