Bandwidth is a funny old thing. For the millennials among you, cast your minds back to the late nineties to a time when you had two flavours of internet users. There were those with dial-up and those with broadband. Playgrounds were littered with fighting teens as the latter would mercilessly mock the former for their low bandwidth connection. It was a dark time in the history of humanity that few wish to talk about.
Of course, broadband connections thankfully became the norm. Over the past two decades or so, it’s become wireless, limitless, and super fast. So much so, in fact, that streaming movies has overtaken physical media as audiences are now getting convenience and quality.
The reason we’re bringing up video streaming is that this arena is one of the few places where you can still see low bandwidth problems. Netflix and its kin use flexible streaming speeds to ensure that you always get the best quality image available. Generally speaking, you will rarely come across an issue where you don’t get a clear video image.
Believe it or not, in this third decade of the 21st century, there are still areas of the globe where they don’t have a broadband connection or 5G. An example of this would be a ship in the middle of the Atlantic, or an oil rig or a wind turbine in the North Sea. These places don’t tend to have a lot of people, and mermaids famously don’t use the internet. As a result, there’s very little demand for a network connection in these areas to warrant setting up towers.
Having said that, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a demand from those who are working in maritime environments. It goes hand in hand that the most remote workers will be in environments are plagued by low bandwidth. They’re also some of the most dangerous places on the planet. For anyone working in these environments, being able to stay in regular contact with your team is essential, but so is having the use of both hands in hazardous situations. It’s easy to see how these remote workers benefit massively from SimplyVideo and smartglasses manufacturers.
While SimplyVideo has been designed to connect remote workers to their team, you’ll no doubt be over the moon to know that our entire platform has been developed to work in these low bandwidth environments. This means you get a clear, stable image, and you can communicate efficiently. After all, it’s no good buying a state-of-the-art communications solution if it stutters, pixelates, and crashes.
With low-bandwidth calling, we ensure that you keep getting the benefits that convinced you to invest in SimplyVideo in the first place. This means less travel, less downtime, less expense, and less stress. After all, it’s no good investing in an amazing remote worker solution if it fails and you need to resort to the old methods that hammer your bank account.
If you want to see SimplyVideo at work in a low-bandwidth environment, you should check out our amazing (if we do say so ourselves) webinar that we co-hosted with V2 Subsea.
If you want to get into the technicalities of it (if that floats your boat) check out our knowledge base article at: https://support.simplyvideo.io/en/article/bandwidth-and-resolution-ucqr9y/