Improved remote worker collaboration is being enabled through technology like video conferencing. The equipment is available to hire or buy and one of the leading suppliers in this market is Logitech and their popular system is the Rally Plus.
With the cost of these systems in the range of £2k – £4k, depending on complexity and requirements, it’s a large outlay for a small/medium sized business. It’s a lot also for a large business that has only an infrequent requirement. With fewer people office-based, video conference hire specialist Tek Hire is seeing more demand for short-term rental for one off type events, often taking place offsite, at an hotel for example.
One of the most popular models in the Logitech range is the Rally Plus. It is a modular system, but the basic equipment comprises a 15x zoom, fully moving camera, two speakers and up to seven microphone pod hubs. It is a video conferencing system for a large meeting room with 6-10 people.
Easy configuration of video conference equipment
Video conference solutions are configured easily once in the hands of experts. They can easily be set up in an office or an offsite location, allowing participants to arrive, settle in quickly and begin their video conference meeting. You could say they are a good option for time poor businesspeople! Like other popular video conferencing solutions, Logitech Rally Plus integrates with all of the top collaboration platforms like Microsoft Teams and Zoom.
Nick Shrimpton of Sixth Sense Marketing said: “There’s no push back on video conferencing these days. People have become so used to online meetings during lockdown and that has carried forward into the agile remote working model post-pandemic.”
Video conferencing applications
Businesses with single-use or one-off video conferencing events are finding equipment hire solutions like that provide by Scottish IT/AV firm Quality Rental an attractive option. Quality Rental say that the reasons for hiring video conferencing equipment are varied and over recent months have included:
- Executive/board meetings
- Transactions/deal negotiations
- Company announcements
It’s easy to see the attraction. Participants turn up, sit around a table and have the meeting as they would do normally. The equipment is ready to use, set up in advance and a technician is on hand to make sure everything runs as it should.
A single event ends up being multi-use utility
London-based Hire Tech Solutions who service City firms likes banks and lawyers say that clients hire in video conferencing for a single use event. Then having experienced it and taking in the feedback from those involved, both in-person and remotely, have asked that the equipment remains for a longer hire period and maybe even be purchased outright. The video conferencing of 2022 has to be experienced to be believed! The quality of the audio, the definition of the images and the camera’s ability to manoeuvre a room provides a meeting experience far in excess of what people expect. It is not just a laptop but larger, it is a fully immersive communication experience.