BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE (BYOD) VS MICROSOFT TEAMS ROOMS
As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, video conferencing has become another essential tool for communication, especially in a professional setting. Remote site inspections, attending virtual meetings, conducting remote interviews, etc. Video conferencing has revolutionized the way that we connect with one another.
In this article, we will explore the differences between integrated video conferencing systems like Microsoft Teams Rooms and BYOD video conferencing solutions.
BYOD (bring your own device)
This solution entails using your own laptop, smartphone, or tablet to host VC meetings. It may still happen in a designated meeting space, such as a boardroom, with any essential equipment, such as cameras, speakers, and microphones, all of which will have to be connected to the user’s interface each time. It is popular because users can just plug in, meet and unplug when they are done, giving a sense of flexibility. While having all the information they may need for their meeting on their personal device.
Other benefits to users using their own devices include the fact that they are already familiar with them, leading to fewer technical issues and loss of productivity. Another reason this solution is popular is that it is cost-effective for users to utilize their existing devices rather than investing in new designated video conferencing devices.
Microsoft Teams Rooms
Microsoft Teams Rooms are another popular video conferencing solution. This solution works by using Microsoft Teams Rooms software, which links to physical Microsoft Teams Certified equipment – cameras, microphones, and control panels. This is where one can join a scheduled meeting with just the touch of a screen.
The Microsoft Teams Rooms route offers stability and certainty, from high-quality audio and video to knowing that everything is hard-wired and permanently installed for anyone to pop in and use for a Teams meeting.
There is a set-up for every space, with a range of equipment and brands that can be added and curated to your company’s exact needs. It gives your team the peace of mind to know that they can simply show up and start video conferencing with ease. Using a Microsoft Teams designated device to run and host all meetings in the room lends to being more secure than everyone bringing their personal devices to host video conferencing.
All these advantages can make the higher price point seem more reasonable. Lastly, the convenience of an entire video conferencing setup being sold as a bundle makes it much more attainable.
At the end of the day, both video-conferencing solutions have their unique benefits, and choosing the right one can make collaborating remotely much easier and more professional.
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Cheyenne is AVC’s Johannesburg Sales Support Specialist.