few short years ago, most meetings were restricted to the company boardroom.
If outsiders were invited, they were expected to jump on a plane in order to
attend. Today, virtual technology has evolved to the point where we don't have
to leave the city let alone our office chairs to attend a meeting
anywhere in the world.
But if you've never worked in a virtual team before, you've probably taken
the benefits of face-to-face interaction for granted. Working via distances
presents a whole new set of challenges to team members. And that's where videoconferencing
comes in for virtual teams and remote staff, videoconferencing is the
closest thing to face-to-face interaction.
If you have a SMART Board interactive whiteboard and a videoconferencing system,
your SMART Board interactive whiteboard and projector can act as your display
device. Take advantage of the board's large surface to get an image of up to
72" diagonal. With the SMART Board interactive whiteboard, you don't need
an additional monitor to display your videoconference.
You can use the SMART Board interactive whiteboard in a combined video and
data conference by splitting the screen into video and application images. Just
like picture-in-picture television, your video image sits in a window alongside
your data. You can brainstorm and diagram as if you were at a whiteboard and
control all your computer applications directly from the board's touch-sensitive
surface, while dedicating a portion of the board to displaying the video of
your remote team members.
SMART has evaluated how a number of conferencing systems integrate with the
SMART Board interactive whiteboard. Check out its Conferencing