PeopleLink is the Most Advanced & Future ready HD Multi-location Video Conference and TelePresence capable solution. PeopleLink combines the advanced features and technological upgrades of Web conferencing, Video Conferencing End Points and MCU (Multiparty conference unit) into a single solution.
PeopleLink is the most powerful and advanced Video Conference solution and is beyond comparison but still keeping in mind the customer perspective this comparison has been made.
Core Difference between Hardware based Video Conference End Point's/ MCU's and PeopleLink's Software Based Hybrid HD Video Conference Technology.
Hardware Video Conference devices are combination of PTZ Camera, Microphone and speaker tightly integrated with Hardware device named CODEC ( which inturn is combination of Video Conference software along with Digital Signal Processors (DSP) used to process this software. The Video Conference endpoint's depending on the brand and Model number have capability to connect One to One and Few Higher end models have capability to connect upto 5 participants in the Video conference. For connecting more locations at the same time hardware MCU ( multiparty conference unit) is required which is available in Multiples of 12port and is quiet expensive.
Peoplelink's Software based Hybrid Video Conference Technology gives users the choice to use PTZ Camera or web cameras , Microphone, Speaker based on the Room Size and number of participants. Software codec is installed on a Computer and utilizes the mluti Gigahetz processor of PC instead of using DSP and surely all the latest PC processors are more than 10 times faster than using dedicated DSP technology of hardware based solutions. PeopleLink uses in built MCU technology which is scalable upto thousands of locations and can be upgraded in multiples of 1, thus removing the need of additional Hardware based MCU which is very expensive.
Advantages which PeopleLink Software based Technology brings over hardware based Video Conference technology and Other competitors
1. State of the Art Next Gen Codec H.264 VBR/CBR allowing you to do High Quality Video Conference even at Lower bandwidth ranging from 50-128Kbps thus saving your 80% Recurring cost on bandwidth. Other Hardware VC Solutions need minimum 300-400Kbs for Standard defition Video Quality and get disconnected if bandwidth falls below 150Kbps.
2. PeopleLink has Video Recording inbuilt in PRO/PRO HD & TelePresence Version Compared to other Hardware VC solutions where a separate Video Recording server needs to be purchased which is again very expensive.
3. The Same Solution is Scalable to High End Tele-Presence which allows you to see 16 Full Screen Videos of 16 Different Locations on 16 Displays. This is Just a Module upgrade to the same software at a fractional cost. Other Video Conference Solutions offer TelePresence as a separate Solution and is at least 15 times more expensive.
4. PeopleLink has complete Mobility module inbuilt , Can connect into Multiparty VC Call through Laptops with 3G Data Cards or Android based Mobile Phones/Tabs or Apple iPads and Iphone etc in PeopleLink Pro/HD/TelePresence versions. Other hardware based VC Solutions each client software is charged and needs to be paid extra.
5. Software End Points: Free of Cost and unlimited in number ( Other Hardware Solutions charge for each desktop license and is priced between USD 200- 400 per desktop License. PeopleLink only charges for Concurrent MCU Ports.
6. PeopleLink is ALL in ONE Solution with inbuilt Data Conferencing capability. Users can share PowerPoint, Word, Excel,PDF , Movie Files ,Application's, Desktop and much more. It also offers Inbuilt Conference Grouping , Polling, White board, Referendum , Evaluation and many other features in PRO/PROHD/ TelePresence versions.
7. PeopleLink offers MCU Ports/Licenses in the form of USB based Hardware dongle, MCU software can be installed on multiple servers without any cost and Video Conference software doesn't bind itself with the MAC address of Server. All hardware solutions have a life span of 3-4 years after that generally all OEM's declare them as EOL ( End of Life) and stop the support of such products, But PeopleLink allows users to change the hardware server and thus ensuring product life to be multiple times more. PeopleLink also offers product replacement and upgradeability options and hence is completely obsolescence proof.
8. PeopleLink allows each Client software to connect with HD PTZ CAMERAS and high end audio devices for boardroom setup while as in other VC solutions for conference rooms a separate Room Based HD End Point needs to be purchased which is expensive.
9 .PeopleLink has MCU is inbuilt and upgradeability is possible in additions of “1” and not in multiples of 5 or 10 like other solutions. MCU is scalable upto 10000 locations which is not all possible with other Video Conference Solutions.
10. PeopleLink offers Server Software which can be loaded on 2 hardware servers at the same time and licenses/Ports are given in the form of USB Dongle. In case one MCU/ Server fails another server can be made up and running in less than a minute by just simply attaching the USB dongle to other MCU/SERVER, Thus offering full redundancy without any extra cost. For hardware or other software based MCU's one needs to pay double the amount to archive redundancy.
11. PeopleLink has Most Advanced and Unparalleled Architecture for Large Scale deployments. For creating a multi thousand concurrent location setup PeopleLink allows deployment of MCU ports in different slave servers for load balancing and bandwidth saving and also using server combining module allows all MCU ports available in all servers to combine together to become one and hence enabling utilization of all FREE MCU Ports combined together of all MUC's available at each slave MCU location.
12. PeopleLink also has Most advanced Optional Hot Standby Server module which enables full redundancy, in case master server fails automatically within fraction of seconds other server will be up and all client locations will be automatically connected to new MCU without the need for re-logging.