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A Guide to Choosing the Best Video Conference System for Telecommuting

Posted on Jun 21, 2023 by
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Video conference system is a kind of remote audio and video communication system through network technology. It allows people in different places to communicate with each other in real time at the same time, so as to realize the application scenarios such as remote conference, remote education, remote medical treatment and recently more emerging live broadcast.

The Composition of Video Conference System

A video conferencing system usually includes hardware devices such as cameras, microphones, speakers, display devices, network connections (such as switches), and video conferencing software (such as Zoom,Microsoft Teams). Through these devices and software, users can make real-time video and audio calls with others at any time and any place, and can perform screen sharing, file transfer, whiteboard presentation and other functions.

Video Camera

Video cameras are used to capture and transmit video images, and high-definition cameras can bring users a better, flexible and secure collaboration experience. FS video camera is divided into Webcams for personal use and conference cams for small, medium and large meeting rooms according to different use scenarios. According to the product form or installation method, it can be divided into clip, vertical and strip cameras.

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Here are a few features of video cameras:

  • Lens focal length: Short focal length to see a wide range, but the effective line of sight is close, the picture seen on the monitor feels that the object is far away. The range of the long focal length is narrow, but the effective line of sight is far, and the picture seen on the monitor feels that the object is closer. Zoom cameras are commonly used in spacious environments, and fixed cameras are commonly used in narrow environments.

  • Resolution: Display resolution is the number of pixels displayed on the screen, such as 1920*1080 , the horizontal direction can have 1920 pixels, the vertical direction can have 1080 pixels.

  • Optical zoom: Zoom is achieved by adjusting the focal length of the lens in a way that it does not lose image quality.

  • PTZ: It stands for pan-tilt, pitch and zoom, respectively. Pan tilt refers to the ability of the camera to rotate horizontally, pitch refers to the ability of the camera to rotate vertically, and zoom refers to the ability of the camera to adjust the focal length of the lens. Through PTZ operation, the full range of the target object can be captured and monitored, and the monitoring effect and range can be improved.

Smart Features of the Video Camera

  • Automatic box selection: It can analyze the position of the participants, constantly adjust the screen, and always keep the figure centered.

  • Human tracking: By selecting a target, the camera will automatically track the target person.

  • Voice tracking: When the speaker speaks, the camera automatically tracks the speaker and takes close-up shots

ID
173294
127983
127984
163238
102734
127985/128016
Model Name
FC550S
FC530
FC530-4K
FC570S-4K
FS-CC3XU2
FC730
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Resolution/Frame Rate
1080p@30fps
1080p@30fps
4k@30fps
4k@30fps
4k@30fps
1080p@30fps
Horizontal View Angle
100°
108°
120°
110°
128°
72.5°
Optical/Digital Zoom
/
-/4X
-/8X
-/5X
-/3X
12X/16X
PTZ
/
EPTZ
EPTZ
EPTZ
PTZ
PTZ
Microphone
4 2 2 4 - -
Loudspeaker
1 / / 1 / /
USB Type
USB 2.0 C-A
USB 2.0 C-A
USB 2.0 C-A
USB 2.0 C-A
USB 2.0 C-A
USB 2.0 C-A
USB Cable Length
1.5m
3m
1.5m
2m
3m
3m
Power Supply Mode
USB-powered
USB-powered
USB-powered
AC-powered
AC-powered
AC-powered
Price
$199
$79
$299
$199
$600
$359
Matching Products
/
Can be used with SP630,
SP640, SP650 MAC wind
Extensible MP-EXM-5M
microphone
Can be used
with SP630, SP640 and SP650 microphones
Installation
Desktop
Monitor, collaborative screen, tripod
Desktop, wall hanging
Desktop, wall hanging, ceiling hanging, tripod
Applications
Small meetings
of 1-4 people
Small to medium sized meetings
for 4-8 people
Small to medium sized meetings
for 4-12 people
More than 12 people
in large meetings
 
ID
127980
127979
127981
127982
Model Name
FC270S
FC270
FC270P
FC270-4K
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Resolution/Frame Rate
1080p@30fps
1080p@30fps
1080p@30fps
4k@30fps
Horizontal View Angle
90°
96°
90° 110°
Focal Length Type
Fixed Focus
Auto Focus
Auto Focus
Fixed Focus
Microphone
4 2 2 2
Loudspeaker
2 - - -
Privacy Protection Cover
-
USB Type
USB 2.0 C-A
USB 2.0 C-A
USB 2.0 C-A
USB 3.0 C-A
USB Cable Length
1.8m
1.8m
1.5m
1.5m
Price
$89
$39
$49
$109
Matching Products
Can be used independently
It is recommended to use with microphones SP630, SP640 and SP650
Installation
Notebook,computer monitor,tripod
Applications
Used for individuals,small meetings,family meetings,etc

Microphone/Headset

The conference microphone is a very important equipment in the conference room deployment, which is used to capture and transmit sound and play the voice of other participants. It generally integrates sound pickup and speaker, and has an obvious effect on the sound effect of the whole video conference system. Headset is the integration of headphones and microphones, suitable for personal home office, online learning, live broadcast, etc.

ID
127987
127988
173296
173295
Name of model
SP630
SP640
SP650
HE312
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Microphone
3 4 4 2
Loudspeaker
1 1 1 2
Sound pickup range
6m
5m 5m /
Capacity of battery
2600mAh
6500mAh
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Mode of connection
USB/Bluetooth/AUX
USB/Bluetooth
USB
USB2.0C/A
Cascading function
/
/
USB cable length
1m 1m 3m 1.8m
The price
$89
$119
$279
$89
Application
Personal, small and medium-sized
meeting rooms
Personal, small
meeting room
Personal, medium and
large meeting room
Personal home office, online
learning, live broadcast, etc
Matching products
Webcams、Conference Cameras、Interactive Displays
Webcams:FC270、FC270S、
FC270P、FC270-4K

Video Conference Software

The top three video collaboration platforms with global video collaboration platform market share in 2022 are ZOOM, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams. Microsoft has fully connected the Al magic device GPT-4 to Office, named Microsoft 365 Copilot, covering ChatPPT, ChatWord, ChatExcel, and bringing people a new way of working. Copilot in Teams also helps users hold more effective meetings, speed up conversations, organize key discussion points, and summarize key actions. The main functions are as follows:

  • Accurately summarize the main points of the meeting, refine the main points, and automatically generate the minutes;

  • Be able to answer the discussion results directly according to the questions discussed in the meeting;

  • Can follow up the meeting process and prompt the issues that have not been discussed in the meeting;

Video Conferencing Software Features

The existing cloud video conference software easily realizes the remote collaboration and communication in the conference, which is very important in the video conference system. At present, FS video conferencing products are compatible with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, BlueJeans, Cisco WebEx and other mainstream video conferencing software.

The functions of video conference software mainly include: real-time multi-person video communication, voice call, screen sharing, cloud meeting room, document sharing, recording and playback, security guarantee.

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Display VS Collaborative Large Screen

The conference room is generally a large-screen TV as a monitor, and then connected to the PC. The display screen in the video conference system is mainly used to display the video picture of the participants and the shared documents, as well as display the conference information, which is widely used in enterprise internal meetings, customer communication, remote training and other scenarios.

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The collaborative large screen integrates a touchable display, operating system, and audio and video modules. It does not require PC access, comes with Android system, people write on the large screen as easily as pen and paper. Because of its high integration and good collaboration ability, it is widely used in enterprises and education industry.

 

Distinction Operating system Purpose Interaction Scene
Display screen /

Video conferencing displays video frames and conference information, shared documents, screens, etc

Relatively few, such as adjusting the volume, switching the screen, etc

Scenarios such as internal meetings, customer communication, and remote training

Collaborative large screen

Dual system (with Android system, Windows system can be extended through OPS module)

Multi-person collaboration and display of video images and onference information, shared documents, screens, etc

Touch screen, gesture control and other ways to operate

It is suitable for enterprise internal meetings, education remote training, team collaboration, project management, data analysis and other scenarios

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