According to a recent Research Note from Wainhouse Research, the market for Small Group Video Conferencing solutions is on the rise and prices are falling. In their report, Wainhouse Analysts Ira Weinstein and Derek Abrams proclaimed the birth of the Sub-$1000 Group Video System. They took a quick look at the features and performance of the new low cost video appliances introduced in the last year and they believe that the massive price difference between the current crop of professional group VC systems and these sub-$1K systems may just be the catalyst for dramatic change within the group video market.
Included in the report was a review and comparison of Biscotti Video Calling Appliances. Biscotti was a clear winner with a strong video performance and very good audio. “Overall, this tiny unit provided a video calling experience that we believe would be more than acceptable for the typical business user – all for $199 and using a device that fits in the palm of your hand.” The authors went on to say, “So what’s not to like? Assuming you accept that these devices are not intended for the CEO’s executive board room and the current lack of interop with standards-based systems, not much. These are inexpensive, small footprint, all-in-one video conferencing devices that offer amazing bang for the buck.”
We agree. And we hope you’ll take this opportunity to consider how you can make every conference room in your company, a video conferencing room. All you need is an HD TV, internet, and a Biscotti.