Video conferencing firm discusses technology

28th January 2009

<p>A UK company which specialises in providing video conferencing solutions has discussed the future of the technology in London.</p><p>A representative from mvision joined a panel of delegates from the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), British Airways (BA) and telecommunications firm BT to discuss the future of the technology and how conference organisers could utilise it to cut down on carbon emissions and financial outgoings.</p><p>Kevin Stavers, sales and marketing director at mvision, explained that pressures to cut costs against a background of economic unpredictability, combined with the necessity to meet with clients, pointed to video conferencing being crucial for the future.</p><p>He said: "By removing the obstacles to mass video adoption - specifically cost, quality and reliability issues - managed video services enable companies of any size to reduce travel costs and their carbon footprint, and increase productivity."</p><p>Video conferencing is viewed by many as a good way to conduct business meetings without having to travel great distances in order to do it.</p><p>Electronics firm Polycom recently reported a profit increase for the fourth quarter of 2008, partly due to the rise in demand for video conferencing facilities.<br/><img alt="ADNFCR-1753-ID-18997265-ADNFCR" src="" /></p>