Adopting videoconferencing solutions in the Asia-Pacific region is getting faster, as QoS increases and costs fall. Other factors contributing to such rapid growth in video conferencing rates are their use as a collaborative tool and their use as a viable substitute for business travel. However, it has introduced two solutions: hosts and hardware-based solutions. Hosted solutions based on software support or SaaS model focus on virtualization where the Web browser is used to set up a video call. On the other hand, hardware-based videoconferencing suites consist of large consoles that are expensive and have a significant amount of space compared to home-based solutions. For APAC companies who spend $ 804 million on video conferencing, they do not have to pay extra costs for hardware costs. "According to Thomas Boudier," manufacturers promote the use of hardware instead of access to videoconferencing solutions, and video conferencing solutions based on the SaaS model immediately give them a range of features without having to provide additional platforms. Furthermore, conference environments concentrating on such hardware do not fully exploit their potential and are difficult to install and use
Mobility is especially important for new age employees , while hardware solutions do not allow it to do so.On the other hand, a video-based virtual meeting can be operated on site by a host, and some good solutions can be accessed on a mobile device such as iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets, and using Blackberry smartphones, such applications provide the same user experience that the browser-based solution does without causing problems. They only need high-speed Wi-Fi or 3G connectivity to fully exploit
Another advantage of hosted solutions is that they create the perfect platform for users to communicate with new users. Cloud-based video remote conference solutions are ideal for this purpose and allow new users to log in and log in easily. On the other hand, hardware-based solutions require that the same consoles are present to all users in order to launch the virtual meeting of the video. This only increases the cost of the event and is less desirable for companies that control communication costs.
The technology used in hosted video conferencing solutions has already begun to change the web video collaboration environment. The release of Face Time on iPhone 4 allows individual users to focus on a touch-screen, seamless visual conference environment. Many corporate conferencing solutions providers, including Cisco, Avaya and Blackberry, have created a host of solutions for this purpose, though for corporate users. This shows that hosted solutions – whether they are browser-based or mobile devices – can be useful to enterprise users over hardware consoles.