There is no ‘official’ definition for the term Unified Communications (UC), but most you find will focus on the integration of voice, video, data and mobility into a centralized communication network. While UC still revolves around the integration of these four platforms, the technology that makes up each of those areas, and how we use them, has evolved quite a bit. In the same way that the term “Web 2.0” was coined to differentiate the newer generation of internet technology, maybe it is time to usher in "UC 2.0". UC is no longer just traditional VoIP systems combined with SIP or H.323 video conferencing room systems – it is smart devices, mobile apps, collaboration tools and specialized data management platforms. This blog will highlight the current landscape of UC solutions to show what has changed and preview what may be the next major advancements in the UC ecosystem.
Grandstream mobility solutions allow businesses to be more productive than ever before. Our portfolio of products helps businesses of any size to increase efficiency by mobilizing their network. With the release of a new generation of DECT IP phones and our WP820 cordless Wi-Fi IP phone paired with the GWN Access Points creates a powerful and unified mobile network solution.
In healthcare, technology is evolving. Telehealth is becoming increasingly evident across the healthcare space, allowing for connectivity at any time from anywhere between care teams and their patients. Online portals, remote monitoring, and other health applications and devices are all aspects of telehealth that are making healthcare more accessible. In a hospital or small practice, reliable mobile communication between departments, care teams, and patients is crucial for a functional organization. With Grandstream’s wide range of solutions, any healthcare practice or facility can communicate between departments with ease.
Mobility in the modern workplace is becoming increasingly common and is a standard for office productivity. Flexible office spaces are becoming a trend in many industries, encouraging collaboration and the flow of ideas. When employees are given the freedom to move away from their desks for a change of scenery, both morale and productivity can increase dramatically. The way we use technology on an everyday basis has evolved to improve our collaboration with others both face-to-face and over communication endpoints. Mobile work spaces cut costs, increase collaboration, and improve communication throughout an organization. Even a communal work area of a few couches and a coffee table will allow for encounters outside of the generic cube setting that could end up generating the next big innovation.