Volcano Spurs Nefsis® Video Conferencing Trials
Geologists warn the Icelandic volcano
Eyjafjallajökull could go on erupting for months,
spurring interest in
video conferencing for business throughout Europe
Chichester, United Kingdom — April 20, 2010 — The power of the
Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull has not yet abated. Travel
chaos across Europe may be with us for a long time as geologists
have warned that the volcano could go on erupting for months.
Widespread air travel interruption throughout Europe and the
worldwide business community has spurred interest in
secure video conferencing and Nefsis free trials via the Web. Video
conferencing is an obvious alternative to air travel.
Moreover, Eyjafjallajökull highlighted the business
continuity benefits provided by the latest generation of online
services such as Nefsis, which can reach any desktop or conference
room with a PC and Internet connection.
Sigrun Hreinsdottir, a geophysicist at the University of Iceland, has
warned that the eruptions could carry on in cycles for quite some time,
even months. No one has yet predicted how long the present eruptions might
continue and to add salt to the wound, they have not even been classified
as major eruptions.
The Eyjafjallajökull volcano has only erupted three times during the
last 1200 years. The most worrying concern is that during the 1820s — the
most recent notable eruption — records show that it erupted
intermittently for just over a year. However, following the previous three
eruptions there was a major eruption of the nearby Katla volcano which
dwarfed those of the Eyjafjallajökull. The last time that the Katla blew
off steam was in 1918, but prior to that it had erupted approximately
every 70 years. Fortunately, the Icelandic meteorological office has
stated that at the moment there is no evidence of ground rumblings beneath
Thousands of flights to and from European airspace have already been
cancelled and with weather forecasters predicting that the winds blowing
the volcanic ash south east to Europe will continue in the same direction
for at least another two days and could go on until Wednesday. It looks
like more travel chaos is expected.
It is estimated that the grounding of flights has already cost the
British economy at least £920 million, with estimated losses of
£230M per day as long as it continues. Ferry operators are taking
record bookings and Eurostar trains are fully booked through to Tuesday.
"With international business travel
effectively suspended until further notice, many companies are taking
advantage of our 14-day free trial. We are happy to help any organisation
whose business travel has been affected," said Tom Sloan, Managing
Director WiredRed UK / Nefsis."
"Nefsis video conferencing takes very little time to setup. Download the
trial and you could be communicating and collaborating with staff,
customers, prospects, suppliers and anyone else within minutes,"
added Mr. Sloan.
There is no need for traditional, installed-site
video conferencing hardware, MCUs, video conferencing CODECs or dedicated
telephone lines. To join a conference, just a PC and an Internet
connection is all that is needed. For video participation, any webcam or
video peripheral can be used.
Headquartered in San Diego, California, with offices in
Chichester UK, Nefsis® is a next
generation, video conferencing software and
online service solution
designed for effortless, business-to-business online meetings. The
Nefsis server cloud and multi-core concurrency accelerate desktop
sharing and multipoint video, connecting employees, customers and
business partners anywhere they have Internet access.
For more information, please browse the Nefsis website or call
+44 (0) 870 224 0415 in Europe, or +1 (858) 715-0970 in the Americas.
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