Visual Nexus Desktop
Completing the communication needs of modern business
Visual Nexus transforms the way people work by providing instant access to a cost-effective, easy to use, yet highly advanced and secure virtual meeting space. Accessed through a PC, a video conferencing endpoint or even a telephone, groups of two to hundreds of people can communicate and work collaboratively as delegates of an 'instant conference'.
Much more than a desktop videoconference system, each delegate has a range of enhanced meeting capabilities at their disposal, including the facility to collectively view and edit documents, work creatively using a virtual white board, instant message and share files and applications. This convergence of voice, vision and data creates an interactive atmosphere that enables employees to work when and where they want, while retaining two-way insight into the office community, wherever it may be located.
What is Visual Nexus?
Visual Nexus creates instant virtual connections between people across different office locations via the ‘Visual Communications Nexus’. Its development coincides with the demands of business for an improved and more realistic virtual conferencing experience. Companies are increasingly expanding across geographies. Visual Nexus helps to remove the productivity and time zone barriers that multiple locations create.
How does it Work?
At the heart of the Visual Communications Nexus is the Visual Nexus meeting server. The server controls access rights – connecting delegates into pre-arranged meetings – and also allows executives to request an ad hoc meeting with their peers. With the Visual Nexus powerful software video conferencing endpoint on a Windows PC, users have instant access to a full range of sharing and collaboration options, as well as the best audio and video capabilities currently available.
Visual Nexus is compliant with all video conferencing communications standards so existing videoconference cameras can connect to the Visual Communications Nexus (although meeting server and software is required). Participants not at their PC video conferencing endpoint may also join the conference by telephone.
There are two types of multi-participant conference spaces available within the Visual Communications Nexus enabling the chairman to tailor the conference to the most efficient format.
Data sharing options
Visual Nexus has two primary methods for data sharing:
Easy to use
The software only Visual Communications Nexus is flexible and very intuitive – both to set up and use. Low initial capital costs are complemented by a sophisticated range of features and functions at the users' finger tips.
Delegates can instant message other participants, collaborate on projects using a virtual whiteboard, edit and view documents, transfer files and share applications across locations. Users report that the solution’s features create the interactivity and energy of a traditional face-to-face meeting. Enhancing the traditional videoconference experience, the Visual Communications Nexus can significantly improve the spirit and productivity of distributed teams.
How Can I Use It?
Medium and large enterprises often elect to install their own meeting server to secure maximum value from Visual Nexus throughout the organisation. The software is billed on a concurrent user basis, so the client software can be installed on every PC, even if they use the system very infrequently. Smaller enterprises, where a dedicated server cannot be justified, can sign up to use a JKC service provision for a monthly fee.
Who uses Visual Nexus?
The creative team
Creative teams from all areas of the design world can brainstorm internally and with clients from the comfort of their own office. While saving on travel time, the whiteboard and document sharing features of the system ensure that ideas can be notated in real time, retaining the vibrancy that is characteristic of brainstorms and collaborative working in the ‘real world’.
The Visual Communications Nexus significantly improves the communications tools available to home workers. Frequent meetings such as weekly team updates can be attended in person, enabling the remote worker to feel part of the team. Even tasks like mentoring can also be performed through face-to-face dialogue.
The promise of videoconferencing has been hampered by practical considerations. The quality of video has until recently been poor; busy executives need to remember to book the videoconferencing suite and a lack of functionality of systems has created limited applications. The Visual Communications Nexus overcomes these problems. Video is of a high quality; PCs with web cams encourage off the cuff meetings and a wide range of features is available to delegates that create a realistic meeting environment.