Is Your Business Network Ready for a Zoom Room Installation?
Ensure that your network has the bandwidth and speed to support videoconferencing
Virtual collaboration has become a vital part of the office environment as remote employees have become more common and travel restrictions have limited in-person meetings. Investing in video conferencing equipment will improve your business’ efficiency, employee morale, and client retention.
But you need more than just high-quality cameras and microphones to create a virtual workplace effectively. Is your business in Palo Alto, CA, ready to support high-quality teleconferencing? Western Audio Video will help you upgrade your network while completing a Zoom Room installation in tandem. Read on to learn more!
Zoom Room Network Requirements
Your network infrastructure is essential to all aspects of your business, including your conference room. To facilitate communication seamlessly with colleagues and clients worldwide, your network must be able to support the enormous volumes of traffic required. Zoom has released the precise network speed and bandwidth requirements for its products. For Zoom Rooms, the requirements are as follows:
- 2.0 Mbps up and down for single-screen
- 2.0 Mbps up 4.0 Mbps down for dual-screen
- 2.0 Mbps up 6.0 Mbps down for triple-screen
- For audio VoIP, 60 to 80kbps
- For screen sharing only, 150 to 300kbps
If your network cannot support these requirements on top of supporting the rest of your connected devices and online activities, it will affect not only your video calls but all other aspects of your business that rely on the internet to function. To fully use Zoom Rooms, it might be time for a network upgrade. Look for a network infrastructure that supports higher bandwidth, added encryptions and firewalls for enhanced security, and increased speeds.
Get Your Business Zoom Room Ready
To evaluate available bandwidth for video conferencing, run a speed test utility for each computer that will be used for video conferencing, and install a network traffic monitoring utility to measure network usage during peak times. If your connection speed is subpar, evaluate your network hardware to see if it needs an upgrade. An outdated router or poorly planned network infrastructure design can bottleneck internet speeds.
Other ways to improve video conferencing latency include replacing wireless routers with Ethernet cables and using bandwidth allocation software to save bandwidth specifically for video conferencing. You might also need to purchase a faster connection speed from your Internet Service Provider to improve video conferencing quality. While it might seem expensive, upgrading your network will save your company in the long run by reducing money spent on travel and hosting clients by allowing you to video conference instead of meeting in person.
The best way to ensure that your network can support Zoom Rooms is to invest in a professional networking installation. Western Audio Video will create a custom network design that fits the unique needs of your business. We will ensure your system is secure with password encryption, firewalls, and advanced security software, and will cleanly and efficiently install your wireless access points, routers, and more. Best of all, we are both commercial network experts and certified Zoom Room installation experts. We will design a commercial network that will support your Zoom Room system, upgrade your network, and install Zoom Rooms in a single, unified project. Give our team a call, send us a message in the chat box below, or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with us. We’d love to hear from you.