It wasn't very long ago that point to point business meetings were restricted to an audio-only format. Any pertinent documentation would need to be sent, well in advance, via standard mail or fax. The meeting itself often involved (and in many instances, still does) participants hovering close to the speakerphone in order to both hear and be heard. This system absolutely worked, but required a lot of time and resources to organize, and often was the cause of frustration due to inferior sound quality.
With the introduction of digital, web based communication, conducting point to point meetings has become a bit more simple. E-mail enables immediate document sharing, and video services such as Skype and Go-To Meeting have provided an easy way for individuals to communicate face-to-face over great distances. Unfortunately, while these services generally work well with only one or two people on each end of the conversation, they also leave the user reliant on the online video service remaining functional. Video conference systems, on the other hand, have been designed with the modern business in mind; they offer a reliable way in which to personalize long distance meetings, while maintaining high quality audio and video signals.
Stand-alone video conference systems, when first introduced, were outrageously expensive and should have come with the disclaimer "Doesn't play well with others." - due to their tendency to only be compatible with same-manufacturer systems. In the years that have followed, inter-manufacturer communication issues have been resolved, and a wide array of products have been designed to cater to individuals, small businesses, and mega-corporations alike. High definition audio and video can be sent using relatively low bandwidth, allowing these systems to be used in locations where ultra-fast internet speeds are difficult to come by. Poindexters would like to help you integrate one of these cutting edge systems into your environment.