Video conferencing is a trending tool for professionals nowadays. When a client or a superior at work is physically unable to meet up with you or your team, video conference systems make it a whole lot easier for meetings and transactions, especially when it is urgent. But did you know that you can actually set up your own video conference system at home? Homeowners are in awe with this new technology that they can use for their business-related matters, as well as their communication with loved ones who are far away from home. If you are interested in building your own home video conference system, here are the steps you should take note of.
Choose the Appropriate Place
When you’re holding a video conference at home, you would prefer a place that offers no distraction. Choose the right place wherein you can sit comfortably while having a video conference. If you have a spare room at home, you can transform it into your official video conference room. If not, you might want to set aside some space in your bedroom or in the living room for video conferencing. And you might also start considering good lighting for this room. To ensure nobody else distracts you from the conference at home, you can also put up a sign that reads “Do not disturb” or “Knock before entering.”
Whatever type of room you have, the Cisco Telepresence SX8 will make video conferencing convenient for you. It adapts to any room layout and can change the room’s general ambiance. It allows you to summon room dividers and change the orientation of the window curtains. It can also let you view the people you are communicating with through a crystal-clear 1080p resolution, making you feel like you are closer to the people you’re talking to.
Unbox the Teleconferencing Device and Its Accessories
Carefully unbox the teleconferencing device and unpack its accessories. Make sure that you have everything you need, such as the camera, microphone, power plug, internet, and its corresponding cable, USB docking station, remote control, TV cable or projector cable, etc. If anything is missing, contact your teleconferencing device provider.
Connect the Wires Necessary for the Video Conference System
Have you got the user guidelines for your video conference system? If yes, then read through it and learn about how you should connect the wires or cables for the system. Give it a try and see if you can start video conferencing.
Always remember not to place any kind of liquids near the video conference system to prevent any accidents from happening. In addition, keep the wires in a safe place and set them aside when not in use so you or some other person will not trip on them. Your safety is very important when setting up and maintaining the teleconferencing system. If you have kids at home, try as much as possible not to let them inside the video conference area to avoid potential accidents and damages.
Have a Visible List of People You Frequently Contact
Put up a list of frequently contacted people—may it be your boss, your superiors, your workmates, your clients, your family members, or your friends. You might also want to include putting up a small board that holds a to-do list just in case you want to contact people within the day.
Are you prepared to set up your home video conference system already? If yes, then we wish you all the best in setting up the system at home. Enjoy the benefits of having this kind of technology in the comfort of your home. You don’t have to go anywhere for meetings and chit-chat sessions anymore.