A NEW state-of-the-art video-conference facility is set to bring the international business world to Penzance, saving the time and expense of travelling to meetings.
The new Vidyo system installed at The Workbox in Penzance's PZ360 building, offers worldwide video calls with the ability to link six callers at once.
John Darling, a director of Microcomms, which installed the system at The Workbox, said: "The communication is high definition at a fraction of the cost of traditional IP-based video-conferencing systems. This is a system that is perfect for professional communications worldwide."
The system is based in the boardroom at The Workbox. People taking part in video conferences can connect to the boardroom using any computer, laptop, iPad or even a mobile phone with a camera. All users need to do is click on a link to join a meeting.
Workbox director Tim Dwelly added: "This system offers an affordable, efficient way for people to hold business meetings with callers anywhere in Cornwall, the UK or the rest of the world.
"It's a fantastic step forward for Penzance and will help local businesses and organisations to make contacts, seal deals and save on travel costs."
The Vidyo system's camera can pan to focus on people in the boardroom as well as zoom in on speakers. The video and audio quality is equal to that of a television transmission and breaks the tradition of booking meeting rooms, and travelling long distances for a few hours' meeting.
Mr Darling said: "This is a new type of technology – very different to the resource heavy, clunky video conference machines used in the past."
Vidyo is available for hire at The Workbox for £40 an hour or £15 for Workbox members.
Anyone interested in booking a video conference call can contact The Workbox on 01736 333333 or visit www.theworkbox.com