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6 Video Conferencing Vendors VARs Need to Know

October 09, 2017

6 Video Conferencing Vendors VARs Need to Know

Video conferencing is expected to grow at a rate of at least 6 percent through the next three years, according to researchers at Infonetics. As a value-added reseller (VAR), are you poised to take advantage of this exciting growth trend?

The video conferencing market has exploded in the last several years, and new manufacturers are entering the field every year. When starting any new project, it’s important that you stick to video conferencing vendors that have a stellar reputation for high-quality products and industry-leading service. Be sure to partner with manufacturers that demonstrate a strong understanding of what it takes to be successful in the video conferencing market.

When you’re ready to make the move into video conferencing, keep these six leading vendors in mind:

1. Cisco.

The California-based IT leader also has a strong presence in the video conferencing realm. The company’s products are touted to simplify collaboration, keep costs down and provide end users a pathway to scale their system as their needs change. Cisco’s UC offerings include cloud conferencing, multi-party conferencing, recording and streaming, and conference gateway products.

For more information, visit the Cisco video conferencing page here.

2. ClearOne.

Through a strong global presence, ClearOne provides voice and visual communications to companies in nearly every industry. Their line of video conferencing products includes mobile, cloud, desktop, group and infrastructure capabilities.

For more information, visit www.clearone.com.

3. Crestron.

Headquartered in New Jersey, Crestron provides automation and AV control technology for customers in the corporate enterprise, education, government, healthcare, hospitality and transportation industries, among others. Their video conferencing products enable seamless face-to-face communication, live and recorded presentations and seminars and more, all with digital high-definition video and audio.

For more information, visit www.crestron.com.

4. LifeSize.

LifeSize is an award-winning provider of high-definition video conferencing hardware and software that was founded in 2003 in Austin, Texas. The company is well-known for their on-site and cloud-based video conferencing solutions, making them a great fit for a wide range of applications. In 2009, LifeSize was acquired by Logitech (see below), which further bolstered the company’s offering of digital collaboration technology.

For more information, visit www.lifesize.com.

5. Logitech.

Long a well-known provider of a variety of digital devices, Logitech now offers intuitive, easy-to-use video conferencing systems that are quickly growing in popularity. Their Conferencecams bring plug-and-play functionality to the unified communications field, helping end users to quickly and easily turn any conference room into a “video-enabled, face-to-face collaboration room.”

For more information, visit Logitech’s commercial site here.

6. ZTE.

ZTE is one of the industry’s top video conferencing vendors, with a strong global presence. They are a leading source for all things video conferencing, including telepresence systems, high-definition cameras, conferencing software, servers, media publishing platforms, microphones and more. ZTE works to provide end-to-end solutions for customers, which helps VARs keep design and installation simple.

For more information, visit http://wwwen.zte.com.cn/en.

What are some of your go-to video conferencing vendors? When starting a new video conferencing project, do you tend to stick to one manufacturer, or use technology from several different companies?