Why Not Skype Part 1: Point-to-Point vs. Multi-point
At Pipeline Video Solutions, we offer Video Conferencing service as a monthly subscription that delivers High Definition Video Conferencing and Webinar services over any video-enabled computer, laptop, tablet, smart phone, video room equipment or Unified Communications (UC) client. Our service is dynamic and reliable, but we often field the question “Why should I purchase a subscription? Why not just use Skype?” Today begins a series that will explain!
Skype is optimized for point-to-point audio and video calls, which means it is designed to connect one participant at a point to a second user at another point. Pipeline Video conferencing services are optimized for multi-point calls, which means multiple parties can participate in a single call. While Skype has the capabilities to support up to 10 participants, call quality declines as bandwidth usage increases. In fact, Skype recommends only 5 participants per call. We support up to 30 participants with no reduction in quality!
So count the cost of a Skype subscription in terms of reduced functionality and efficiency. One high-quality meeting with up to 30 participants can be a huge time-saver over multiple low-quality point-to-point Skype calls. Pipeline Video Solutions is an affordable, reliable video conference service that makes your business work better!