SAN DIEGO CLEAN TECHNOLOGY COMPANY
Nefsis Commentary — March 26, 2010 —
Nefsis web, VoIP and multipoint video conferencing is used
worldwide for internal meetings, sales and service operations,
effectively reducing unnecessary travel and greenhouse gas emmissions.
Video Conferencing cuts greenhouse gas emmissions
The mounting scientific evidence behind climate change and global
warming is sharpened by growing first-hand experience with disappearing
glaciers, forests and reefs. Traditional video conferencing solutions are
notable for their obvious green benefits such as reducing travel-related
CO2 emissions, but their outsized cost has limited their reach to the
What if you could extend video conferencing and its
greenhouse gas reduction benefits to all employees? Well, now you can.
With the latest in multi-core personal computers and cloud computing
technology it's now possible to easily roll-out desktop video conferencing to all
employees. And not just desktops, conference rooms, training facilities
and boardrooms too.
Desktop video conferencing by San Diego-based Nefsis is clean
technology. Nefsis opens the door to far more online meetings, travel reduction,
telecommuting and green computing initiatives than ever before possible. Inspired
organizations can even track their environmental record showing a reduction in
their carbon footprint.
How Is Desktop Video Conferencing Different?
Desktop video conferencing
technology is markedly different from traditional point-to-point, boardroom
systems in that good communications software can reach any business desktop over
the Internet, not just boardrooms using like equipment.
In particular, Nefsis can traverse NATs,
firewalls and proxies, and is in keeping with standard security policies
prevalent in corporate and government IT shops, such as use of port 80, outbound
connections only, etc.. With Nefsis, video conference participants can use any PC camera they
like and join a conference simply by clicking on a link.
major difference between desktop and traditional video conferencing (VC)
hardware is line employees need far more than just video to accomplish
productive work during online meetings. They need live sharing tools
For example, Nefsis provides fast
PowerPoint sharing as an integral component of the conferencing
experience. Many traditional VC solutions are video-only, or require
separate products or add-ons for live sharing, which can be extremely
problematic where multiple parties and network security are concerned.
Why Are Desktop Systems Better for Greenhouse Gas Reduction?
Online meetings with customers, vendors and partners. With good software
such as Nefsis, you can hold online meetings with internal and external
participants. They do not need to re-engineer their networks or match your
equipment. So, in addition to intra-company travel, you can now eliminate repetitive
commutes or carbon-producing flights to customers and vendors too. A good
example of this type of application is the many online project reviews conducted
by Nefsis civil, architectural and construction
● Field Support / Technical Support.
Nefsis includes desktop sharing and remote control. These tools can be used
to help customers via online meetings instead of field service calls. In
addition, there is a wide variety of specialty cameras that can be mated to
standard PC video capture cards for online remote product quality assurance,
remote inspections, failure analysis,
and other visual diagnostic procedures that help reduce timely, expensive and
high CO2-producing flights.
● Expanded telecommuter Support. This
is a big one. Nefsis allows telecommuters to meet face-to-face with any company
employee, right from their own home. Plus, they can use any number of
presentation and live sharing features to better communicate complex topics and
resolve critical issues.
● Distance Learning.
full interactivity among all participants. This is especially useful for
seminars, workshops, commercial training, and anywhere live interaction between
students and instructors is required. It's simply unpractical to place a
traditional VC pastry cart in every training room and home office, but using
Nefsis for live
e-learning with typical PCs and existing Internet connections happens every day!
● Many More! There are lots
of applications, for more please visit our
case studies page.
What Makes a Good Desktop Conferencing Solution For Business?
There are several ingredients needed for a pleasant desktop video
conferencing experience, but three stand out as being unique in this product category.
Getting connected over existing networks, including firewalls, NATs and
proxies, is required.
Plus the ability to manage mixed-speed connections and respond in real-time
to changes in bandwidth for each participant.
And, lastly, the ability to efficiently manage each user's processing power
so that video coding and decoding doesn't dominate their PC.
In addition to these unique requirements, the general need for ease-of-use
and rock-solid reliability are always required in good software. In the case of
Nefsis, it uses standard Internet links and
an office application metaphor, so anyone familiar with Word and Excel
can easily become productive. Nefsis is also IT friendly, with several
generations of multi-office network applications behind it. Nefsis is easy
to activate or install, maintain and secure.
Beyond CO2 reduction
Beyond CO2 reduction, clean technology
applications have other benefits too. Reducing CO2 output and pollution makes
for a healthier environment and may ultimately reduce healthcare expenses.
Reducing strategic dependence on foreign oil and limited fossil fuels is another
With Nefsis video conferencing, the added flexibility of trading
commute or travel time for family time can certainly boost morale and improve work/life
balance. Using state-of-the-art, visual communications tools can inject more
fun into meetings and a sense of direct contribution to greenhouse gas reduction
Years ago there were no 40 mile/gallon cars and easy-to-use video
conferencing solutions, today they are widely accepted and employees can
take pride in using them and doing something about global warming.
Inspired management teams can track their carbon footprint reduction and
even put numbers behind their corporate value statements. Why wait?
Schedule a live demo
to investigate an aggressive tool to combat global warming.
The following may be helpful in further researching clean technology
and CO2 reduction. There are a growing number of carbon calculators and
authoritative resources on the broader topic of greenhouse gas reduction.
Here are just a few.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) maintains a nice resource for U.S.
government, present and near-term greenhouse gas reduction initiatives.
The Carbon Neutral Company (UK) has calculators for home and business.
The calculator at Carbon Footprint is notable for both US and UK inputs.
A very nice online carbon calculator is available on the Green Mountain
Energy (US) website. This calculator was designed for consumers. It is quite
comprehensive, educational and easy to use. Iff you do not have
details on your electric usage, this one is helpful with benchmark inputs.
ZeroFootPrint is notable for their website, carbon calculator (US and Canada)
and CO2 reduction "without borders" campaign. They list more resources too.
More calculators, resources and links:
Implementing Clean Technology is Easy
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You can also schedule a LIVE DEMO of Nefsis
anytime convenient for you.
Once you see the demo, you might be surprised how easy it is to put
clean technology to work and start making a dent in your company's carbon footprint.
One day you might even make open market trades in carbon offsets made possible
by using Nefsis.