The Watson Watt Room in the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET’s) London venue Savoy Place is to be remoulded into a state-of-the art media suite with video and audio conferencing facilities available at the touch of a button.
“Technology is moving so fast and what better place to ensure that you are using the most up to date equipment than the IET,” said Sarah Gibbins, the organisation’s venue sales manager. “This will truly be a meeting area to impress.”
Video conferencing uses telecommunications of audio and video to bring people at different sites together for a meeting. This can be as simple as a conversation between two people in private offices (point-to-point) or involve several sites (multi-point) with more than one person in large rooms at different sites. Besides the audio and visual transmission of people, video conferencing can be used to share documents, computer-displayed information, and whiteboards. It’s also a great way for a company to show its green credentials as video-conferencing cuts the need to travel overseas or long distances for meetings.
The deaf and hard of hearing have a particular interest in the development of affordable high-quality videoconferencing as a means of communicating with each other in sign language.
Savoy Place is situated on the Embankment, on the River Thames.