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How Small Businesses Can Take Advantage of Audio Conferencing Using R-HUB HD VOIP Audio Conferencing

June 25th, 2015

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Audio conferencing is typically seen as a luxury that only large companies are able to afford. This is generally because there is a perception that audio conferencing requires a lot of expensive equipment along with recurring subscription fees. That is hardly the case, however. Even small companies are able to use conferencing to their advantage. In addition to using conferencing to host large internal conferences, small companies can also use conferencing to great effect for hosting update calls for their investors. This is actually a great way to keep the people who have invested in your company informed about the direction in which your company is going and how your business is doing.

R-HUB’s TurboMeeting provides HD audio conferencing whenever you host a meeting. If you want audio conferencing independent of web/video conferencing, you can get just what you need with the TM paid for audio conference subscription, too. Additionally, small companies can also use unassisted conferencing services to have meetings within their own company. This makes it possible for businesses to conduct efficient meetings without everyone needing to leave their desks and drop what they are doing.

Conducting More Efficient Employee Training with HD Audio Conferencing

Another great feature is the ability to record these meetings so that anyone who may have missed the meetings can listen to them at a later date. This also gives your business the opportunity to record new employee trainings so that they can be played again and again on an as-needed basis. With this feature, your new hires can do their training from any location, which makes hiring remote workers even easier. You can also ensure that your training maintains a consistent quality with everyone receiving the same information. In fact, you may find that this is a great way to grow your business if it is sales-based, because it allows you to expand your reach across multiple states or even multiple countries. This can be incredibly beneficial in today’s highly competitive world of business, as the global marketplace continues to expand at a rapid pace.

Keeping Informed Across Multiple Geographic Locations

The ability to conduct meetings via audio conferencing also makes it possible for people to stay informed even if they are not actually in the office. If you have staff who travel, you can use audio conferencing to make certain that everyone stays up-to-date. Since all you need is to dial in a number to join the conference, your employees are able to join from wherever they may be. This means that for construction companies, your employees never need to leave the job site in order to attend important meetings.

Companies today need every advantage possible in order to remain competitive. HD video conferencing provides companies of all sizes with the tools they need.

If you would like to learn more about R-HUB HD VOIP audio conferencing, call us at 1-866-758-0984 or email us at sales@rhubcom.com

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HD Voice: A Little Gem in R-HUB Web Conferencing and Remote Support Servers

June 3rd, 2015

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Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for great work by IT engineers to end up as barely a footnote in the Remote Support materials or on the IT support department’s cutting room floor altogether.

This can occur due to a variety of different reasons, but when it does happen, such work can often take the form of features and enhancements that exist as little gems for people to discover.

On R-HUB’s product page for TurboMeeting, one of the features listed is HD VOIP Audio Conferencing. It simply means “HD voice transmission quality.”

Within that hidden phrase gives a tremendous amount of great ideas, hard work and some fantastic results. Let’s take a closer look at this little gem.

VoIP: Can You Hear Me Now?

  • Over the years, the Voice over Internet Protocol (most often pronounced as a single word, VoIP) has undergone a lot of advancement over the years. Its roots extend all the way back to network voice protocols developed as part of ARPANET in the early 1970s.
  • The first public domain VoIP application did not actually appear until 1991, and it was not until around 2004 before commercial VoIP service providers began offering widely available telephony services that used broadband Internet rather than traditional public switched telephone networks for voice communications.
  • From its inception, VoIP has been considered a highly attractive alternative with tremendous potential.
  • So much so, in fact that by 1996, U.S. telecommunications companies had petitioned the United States Congress to ban Internet phone technology. Fortunately, that never came to pass.

The Advantages of VoIP

  • The potential cost savings over traditional phone services are substantial, and even the smallest companies can take advantage of the ability to routinely communicate with clients and partners around the world in a manner that was previously only practical and affordable for large corporations.
  • VoIP also offers tremendous flexibility in terms of communicating using a variety of different devices across various networks.
  • Someone on his desktop PC at home can have a conference call with colleagues around the world using any number of different computers and mobile devices with a multitude of different hardware configurations and operating systems.
  • All that is needed is compatible software and an Internet connection. However, one of the bigger challenges has been to improve overall voice quality. R-HUB provides precisely that.

High Definition Voice Offers Noticeable Improvements

  • In R-HUB Web Conferencing and Remote Support Servers, audio quality has been noticeable improved by increasing bitrate and reducing latency.
  • In addition, a highly versatile codec ensures unmatched results for interactive speech over the Internet.
  • The results are that a person’s voice sounds far more natural and noise gate ensures that optimum settings are in place for the best possible conversations with reduced background noise.
  • With HD voice, conversations are also more fluid. The focus automatically shifts to the content of the discussion rather than simply trying to communicate.

Other Factors Influencing Quality

  • HD voice does not mean that audio quality is guaranteed to always be perfect, however. It does require certain prerequisites in terms of bandwidth and the overall quality of participants’ Internet connections.
  • The quality of the hardware used by discussion participants is also an important factor, and investing in higher quality microphones and headsets can make a significant difference.

All things being equal; however, HD voice will still provide better overall audio quality than standard VoIP with the same Internet connection and hardware configuration.

To test R-HUB high-definition voice quality for yourself, just go to www.rhubcom.com and enroll for a 30-day free trial. For more details on R-HUB products, contact us today at 1-866-758-0984 or email us at sales@rhubcom.com

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