Buckinghamshire-based Lane End Conference Centre claims a “steep rise” in companies using its videoconferencing technology in the past year. Lane End installed a direct fibre link to create a secure online platform for video conferencing in 2012.
The centre’s increase in requests for videoconferencing are in line with a recent global survey by HD video conferencing, voice conferencing and telepresence supplier, Polycom.
The survey found 52 per cent of the 1,205 respondents expect video to be their preferred communication tool by 2016 and that 96 per cent of businesses believe the technology “improves team productivity”.
“Video conferencing is booming among businesses,” says Sales and Marketing Manager at Lane End Conference Centre, Heni Fourie. “As well as making it easier to exchange ideas with colleagues in different locations ’face-to-face’, it saves time and money by reducing fuel costs and frees up time that would otherwise be spent travelling.
“Furthermore, exchanging physical meetings for online ones can make a big difference to a company’s carbon footprint.”
Several large companies have broadcast meetings from the centre including a global automotive supplier that successfully streamed its event to colleagues in 47 destinations world-wide.
Lane End has five self-contained buildings; each includes its own conference room, meeting rooms and breakout areas.
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