The COVID-19 pandemic has been a driving force in steering organizations around the world to find new ways of staying connected and working together. Grandstream offers plenty of solutions that support remote work and collaboration. We offer a wide variety of remote and mobility solutions that can be scaled to support any organization, including small-to-medium businesses, enterprises, schools, hospitals, governments, and more.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Spanish government has been utilizing Grandstream’s video conferencing solutions to hold critical meetings with cabinet members. Pedro Sanchez, the prime minister of Spain (pictured left) is coordinating his country’s Coronavirus response using the GVC3200, GAC2500 and IPVideoTalk Meetings platform.
Video conferencing has become a staple for collaboration in the modern workplace, allowing for versatility in the way we work together. With a greater emphasis on team collaboration, more and more companies are adopting a variety of applications and solutions to achieve a seamless communication and collaboration solution. In this blog post, we’ll cover examples of how businesses around the world are adopting these video conferencing solutions.
Grandstream’s IPVideoTalk platform along with the GVC3202 video conferencing devices have been used to solve this exact problem by a global real estate investment and asset management firm. The firm deployed Grandstream’s solutions to build out the easy-to-use, quality conferencing solution they needed to support their growing business.
eMentalist, a recruiting and outsourcing agency that operates on a global scale, uses Grandstream’s GVC video conferencing equipment, paired with the IPVideoTalk platform to achieve this. eMentalist was able to create a scalable solution for their outsourcing business that allowed for flexibility and cost-efficiency.
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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, schools in China have been using Grandstream’s solutions to continue educating their students. In this mini case study:
Grandstream's UCM series allows organizations to build virtual communication solutions that can support remote users. The UCM series offers a centralized network that can be managed by IT departments and allows them to deploy remote devices and provision them instantly. Our award-winning IP PBXs offer a fully license-free UC platform that supports up to 500, 800 or 2000 users with hundreds of advanced features and integrations. As our UCM series supports video, it allows businesses to support video calls between devices, like our GXV series of Android IP Video Phones or GVC series Conferencing Devices, with no additional software or add-ons.
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The UCM has many features to allow organizations reach outside of their local area network and empower the remote users in a communications solution. Advanced concurrent registration features, OpenVPN compatibility, streamlined smart-phone integration, and powerful extension security features can all be utilize to create a network that enables remote collaboration through the UCM IP PBX series.
Our free Grandstream Wave app is a great solution for allowing remote or roaming staff to make/receive work calls on their personal mobile devices, without having to use their personal wireless plans. Available for Android and iOS, Grandstream Wave is very easy to setup. If the organization uses a UCM series IP PBX, the UCM series will email a barcode to the user to scan for their app to be configured. This free softphone app works with any SIP account, and we have built pre-configured settings for hundreds of service providers into the app as well.
Face-to-face interaction, especially in the business world, is what helps people be productive, cooperate, and stay connected. This type of interaction is an important tool that establishes trust, rapport, and helps to build a stronger and more meaningful relationship. This is where Grandstream's IP Video phones come in. Our GXV series of Android IP Video Phones is one of the best remote communication tools out there, especially for the desktop. These powerful Android devices have built-in cameras and offer full access to the millions of Android apps, offering a plethora of video calling, chatting, and collaboration options. They have built-in Wi-Fi support for easy deployment and they also have built-in support for 3-way video conferences with other GXVs or SIP video devices.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals in China have been relying on Grandstream solutions to care for patients and stay connected. For patient consultations, the GXV series provides easy-to-use, Android-based video phones while the GVC series offers room-based HD video conferencing for collaborative staff meetings.
Our DECT and Wi-Fi cordless IP phones allow remote staff to stay connected to the main IP PBX while offering the convenience of roaming within a home. These compact, light-weight devices are easy to transport and can be brought back to the office later on. Our DP series of DECT solutions offer the most cost-effective solution, while our WP series of Wi-Fi IP phones offers the best quality, roaming and simplicity. As most home offices will already have Wi-Fi, our WP series will often be the best and easiest choice for remote staff.
Any of our desktop IP phones can be deployed remotely and connect back to the main SIP/VoIP platform. Staff can bring their office desktop phones home and it is easy to configure them with your network from any remote location by adjusting the settings of their SIP account. Our GRP series devices are ideal for such usage as most models support Wi-Fi and can therefore be installed and used wirelessly. If the remote phones are connected back to the main platform with a VPN connection, staff would even have access to presence features such as BLF, speed-dial, DND and more.
Our wide range of affordable Wi-Fi APs allow organizations to help employees deploy home Wi-Fi networks. Our new GWN7602 offers the perfect AP and network switch for a remote office or worker. Our APs can be managed and deployed remotely using GWN.Cloud, and then the APs can be integrated back with the office network later on. The GWN series is ideal for creating voice/video-over-WiFi deployments with our Wi-Fi IP phones as they offer built-in QoS to prioritize these devices and include advanced roaming support.
GWN.Cloud is Grandstream's free cloud Wi-Fi access point management platform. This allows a business to configure and manage an unlimited number of APs from a cloud-based interface accessible on a mobile device or PC. GWN.Cloud is ideal for setting up and managing remote Wi-Fi networks and APs. GWN.Cloud offers a centralized Wi-Fi network management platform for an entire enterprise, not just a single site.
The Grandstream Device Management Software (GDMS) is the ideal solution for managing and monitoring remote Grandstream devices. It provides a cloud interface that can be accessed from anywhere to control device management, account management, device configuration, firmware upgrades, device monitoring, statistical analysis - individually or in batches of devices by site, group and model. Even if the organization runs their business on our UCM series of IP PBXs, GDMS offers the best solution for on-going management as it requires no port forwarding to enable remote access, is more flexible with real-time alerts and offers additional maintenance tools and reports. Visit www.gdms.cloud to sign up.