Communication has evolved through a number of dimensions:
The first efficiency drive saw the mass adoption of 1 Dimensional Communication (1D) - Audio Conferencing. Face-to-face meetings were often seen as too expensive, with audio providing an alternate and more cost-effective way to communicate without the travel.
However, whilst audio conferencing is easy to use, it has two major drawbacks:
Close solves a common 'Pain Problem' - the inability to meet face-to-face from any device or platform. We achieve this by enabling you to:
2 Dimensional Communication (2D) is the next step in the evolution of communication - screen sharing.
Screensharing became very popular when combined with audio, as users were able to share images and presentations in order to discuss them.
WebEx and others were hugely successful; however, there were again several drawbacks:
The following stage, 3 Dimensional Communication (3D), emerged as video equipment became the latest tool for communicating; combining audio, eye-to-eye contact and image sharing.
The benefits of 3D Communication have been highlighted as:
However, the major issues with video equipment are:
The first software versions were much improved, reducing costs and enabling access from familiar devices. However, proprietary software and complicated user interfaces limited their adoption.
The next evolution came as Microsoft moved us into 4 Dimensional Communication (4D) with Skype for Business - delivering 3D Communication from any device. Any device communication is a simple phrase with a huge impact, any device delivers Familiar Devices because quite simply you use what you are used to.
This removed the risk and apprehension that accompanies the use of unfamiliar devices and therefore increased adoption rates:
Microsoft currently lead the market with Skype for Business, enabling all three Communication Styles to be utilised on any device. However, not everyone has Skype for Business!
Close have now broken beyond the restraints of existing mainstream video solutions by delivering 5 Dimensional Communication (5D):
We offer our customers the flexibility and scope of being able to connect visually from any device, on any platform.* Why is 'any platform,' again a small term, so important? 'Any Platform' delivers unlimited flexibility to connect with anyone face to face minus often prohibitive travel time/costs. Whatever the previous investments Close has a Flexible 5D communication solution
Companies big and small can now:
*Google Hangouts interop is not yet available
Booking a demonstration couldn't be easier.
Simply select the date and time you need using the calendar; with options of 15 or 30 minute demos. You will then receive an email inviting you to the demonstration with instructions on how to join.
Then, simply join the demo by:
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