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Benefits of Touch Screen Integration in Telepresence and Video Conferencing

March 23, 2010 - 0 Comments

There’s no denying that touch screen technology is here to stay. It’s already used in an array of products, from smart phones (i.e. iPhone & Droid) to high-end showers and washing machines. In fact, Gartner estimates that the global market for touch screen mobiles will cross 362.7 million units in 2010, a 96.8 per cent increase from the 184.3 million units sold in 2009.

“Consumers are becoming much more aware of the benefits of touch interfaces, and vendors are responding,” said Roberta Cozza, principal research analyst at Gartner, in a recent press release.

Why is the touch screen interface becoming so popular? According to some, it provides faster access, makes everyone an expert, is compact and handy, and is more durable and easy to clean. What does this mean for the world of telepresence and video conferencing?

Benefits of Touch Screen Integration for Telepresence and Video Conferencing:

  1. Increased Usage: The similarity to other familiar touch screen technology, such as smartphones, makes the experience more intuitive, which will help increase usage
  2. Faster, Easier Access: Making video calls, sharing content, adding participants and accessing advanced features with the glide of a finger is easier and faster than with a remote
  3. Reduced Costs: Using a touch interface can effectively increase operator accuracy, reduce training time, and improve overall operational efficiencies, thus keeping costs down.

Any other benefits to add?

Watch this video to see the latest telepresence touch screen application:

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