Swedish Trading Audio Visual Ltd., the leading supplier of Audio Visual equipment in Sri Lanka, presented a Video Conference System worth Rs.1.5 million to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in collaboration with Polycom USA.
This system will enable the President to have face to face meetings with world leaders, as well as with local parties in Sri Lanka. The President can address meetings in different parts of the country by using this facility, without physically being present there.
Polycom is a leading supplier of Video Conferencing Systems in the world and has over 50% market share in Video Conferencing and over 90% market share in Voice Conferencing. They are the pioneers in integrated voice/video/data/ web conferencing and collaborative solutions and have remained the world leaders for the last 12 years.
Polycom can provide total solutions to any conference requirement with Audio/Video Conference units, gateways and multiple control units.
Video Conferencing is in great demand in various industry and business segments, and it allows increasingly dispersed organizations to pull their human and information resources together, creating new ways of working, interacting and responding to customers and partners.
As an interactive communication medium, two-way or multipoint video stands out due to a number of reasons. It enhances understanding and helps participants feel connected to each other. In addition, it can incorporate diverse media such as video and audio clips, graphics, animations and computer applications. In Sri Lanka the garment industry, the banking sector and multinational companies have become the main users of Video Conference Systems.
In addition to business applications, Video Conference Systems are now widely used in medical, judicial and educational sectors in countries like India.
Telemedicine, a confluence of communication and information technology, is reaching rural India to provide quality health care. With Polycom`s Video Conference communications, patients living in underdeveloped rural areas, can now see and talk to specialists in major cities. Medical practitioners can also speak to patients, view medical records quickly and collaborate with medical professionals. This is the technology that can play an imperative role to revolutionize the healthcare systems in countries like Sri Lanka.
Telejustice using video conference technology is now increasingly popular in India. Rather than the accused finding himself in a witness box, he or she can now be present in court via a video link room. The courtroom and a special cell in a prison are both fitted with tele screens and cameras that allow the prosecutor to examine the accused and the accused in turn to defend himself without there being any physical proximity between the two.
The introduction of this system has made the process of justice faster, cheaper, more secure and better. Security is also prime concern; there have been many instances of shootouts, while transporting inmates. This new technology will greatly reduce the risk, in addition to saving money and time required to transport prisoners.
Polycom can also provide effective solutions for distance learning and education. Video Conferencing facilitates learning through interaction and dialog instead of working in isolation and also provides opportunities to interact with experts from all over the world. For example, an education institution in Sri Lanka can offer specialized lecturers from abroad without them being physically present, which will cut down the cost of providing education. This means video conferencing can provide top of the line resources to a large section of students easily and cost effectively.
Polycom Audio and Video conference Systems are marketed in Sri Lanka by Swedish Trading Audio Visual Ltd.