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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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Benefit from HD VOIP Audio Conferencing with RHUB Web Conferencing Servers

December 8th, 2014

An increasing number of businesses are now opting for VOIP audio conferencing. Among the reasons for that is that VOIP audio conferencing is less expensive, better quality than land line calls and provides more host control over the conference. Additionally, VOIP and audio conferencing is more spontaneous than drafting an email and transmitting it to large groups of coworkers. Furthermore, it provides a more virtual setting than deploying the speaker button on the telephone. In numerous ways, the Internet has revolutionized the way in which businesses are able to interact. VOIP Audio conferencing is now paving the way for the future of communications.

With sales now reaching almost $15 million and a growth rate of more than 45% in 2014, Voice-over Internet Protocol, or simply VoIP has truly become a strong contender in Internet communications.

How It Works

The way in which the Internet and a telephone are able to function simultaneously can seem quite astounding, but there is actually nothing complex about the concept behind it. Computers are utilized for recording sounds, including the sound of the human voice. Small bits of sounds are then saved in the CPU at extremely high rates. These small portions of sound are known as samples, which are then saved by the computer to form a copy of the original sound.

VoIP utilizes the same principle as a computer recording sounds. The exception is that the small bits of sounds, or samples, are not saved in a local computer. Instead, they are played in another computer once they have traveled through the Internet Protocol, or IP, network.

RHUB Web Conferencing servers are able to provide HD VoIP audio conferencing in which every attendee in a meeting is able to make use of computer microphones and speakers for conducting audio conferencing with HD voice quality. In order to avoid the potential for echo, it is advised that a decent headset be used. More than 200 attendees can be supported in a single session.

With RHUB web conferencing servers, organizations gain the ability to conduct and participate in teleconferences while improving their business communications on domestic and international level with business associations, employees, and clients in disparate geographical locations.

Why Choose RHUB’s Audio Conferencing Services?

RHUB audio conferencing servers, unlike other audio conferencing services, integrate traditional telephones (PSTN) with computer speakers and microphones (VoIP), video conferencing, and web conferencing. As a result, RHUB audio conferencing servers are able to provide your organization with a number of unique advantages:

Two service modes are available.

Free audio conferencing. Hosts do not need to worry about paying fees to RHUB. This is a complementary service that is provided simply for owning a RHUB servers. Only toll free numbers are available. Audio conferencing begins after an online meeting session has been initiated.

Paid audio conferencing. With this option, hosts pay affordable fees to RHUB. Toll free numbers are available. Hosts may begin an audio conferencing session at any time with or without an online meeting being initiated.

RHUB Audio Conferencing also provides numerous advantages, including:

  1. Unparalleled cost savings
  2. Rich-media recording
  3. Broadest reach possible
  4. Powerful control
  5. Real-time reports
  6. Premium audio quality for enterprises
  7. PBX integration (optional)

While the invention of the telephone once changed the world, audio conferencing has made it possible for an interconnected world to interact in an even more personal way.

Are you interested in RHUB HD VoIP audio conferencing? If so, contact us today at 866-758-0984 or email us at sales@rhubcom.com for a quick demo.

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