Flight chaos: DEKOM (formerly ViDOFON) records threefold increase in demand for video conferencing

The volcanic eruption in Iceland has brought flights throughout Europe to a standstill, but many business trips can be replaced by video conferencing.

Eyjafjallajökull eruption
21.04.2010 -

The volcanic eruption in Iceland has brought flights throughout Europe to a standstill, but many business trips can be replaced by video conferencing. Companies who had planned business flights to attend meetings in the next few days, and now realise that due to the ongoing flight ban they must look at other options to keep their appointments, are now becoming aware of these cost-saving and time-saving alternatives. 

Because of this, visual communications specialists ViDOFON have recorded a threefold increase in demand for video conferencing solutions. Enquiries have been received from all industries, and concern hire equipment for ad-hoc conferences, small room systems and large scale telepresence solutions for international groups. 

“Many companies are recognising their dependence on flights and are now leaning towards investment in video conferencing to maintain business continuity,” says Jörg Weisflog, chairman of ViDOFON AG. 

Many international companies already use video conferencing, but there is still little use in medium sized businesses. The current flight ban has drawn attention to missed opportunities, which is reflected in the demand for video conferencing. 

As a visual communications partner, ViDOFON offers HD video conferencing, video conferencing networks, infrastructure, telepresence, managed services and unified communications. ViDOFON AG has successfully implemented several thousand video conferencing systems and planned and implemented video conferencing infrastructure in more than 47 countries. Full service and technical maintenance of the systems by the in-house service department ensure maximum customer satisfaction. 

The benefits of video conferencing are clear: 

  • Freedom from the current flight ban
  • Optimised use of resources
  • Reduced travel costs
  • Reduced loss of productivity for employees
  • Improved quality of work and life
  • Valuable contribution to environmental protection

About ViDOFON  

DEKOM AG (formerly ViDOFON AG) is a leading international supplier of video, audio and data conferencing solutions. From multinational corporations, government institutions and medium-sized companies to small business and home offices, DEKOM (formerly ViDOFON) has implemented several thousand video conferencing systems in 47 countries in recent years. 

DEKOM (formerly ViDOFON) offers user-friendly, individual solutions for video conference participation, with the greatest possible security of investment.