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Our Economic Bailout Might be Helped by Videoconferencing
|Video Highway in Use in the UK|
The problem was, only companies with huge training, marketing or travel budgets could afford videoconferencing, so it was believed. It was a common practice to read of some executive somewhere saying that it was just too impersonal to do business via videoconference and also still more expensive than flying there.
Well, the truth was, and still is, cost is no longer an issue. But perception always rules. If you asked the average IT manager or AV director of a Fortune 100 company or even the AV director at the local college, they would perceive the cost to be in the $4.00 to $5.00 per minute range. And, the VTC units themselves were in the $20,000 to $40,000 range. I know, as I asked. As we in the ProAV market all know, thats wrong.
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