The Most Popular Video Collaboration Brands (According to Integrators)

No runaway favorite video collaboration hardware or software, but a handful of companies like Cisco, Polycom, Zoom and Skype stood out in a reader survey.

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The Most Popular Video Collaboration Brands (According to Integrators)

When it comes to video collaboration hardware, Cisco is the favorite brand among those who answered a recent CI survey that was the basis for our deep dive into the topic (see August p.42, “The Market for Video Collaboration”) with Polycom not far behind.

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On the software side, Zoom led the way among our survey respondents, followed by Skype and Cisco/WebEx.

The question about favorite video collaboration hardware generated 154 total responses, with users asked to name their top three brands in the category. Here’s a closer look at the numbers behind the results.

Cisco, Polycom Among Most Popular Video Collaboration Brands

Of those responses, Cisco led the way with 23 votes, followed closely by Polycom with 21 votes with a separation from the pack thereafter. Crestron earned the bronze medal with nine votes.

Barco and Vaddio garnered six mentions each, followed by Logitech and Biamp with four apiece. Extron picked up three votes, while ClearOne, Coleder Display, Google, Kramer Electronics and Samsung each had two votes among our survey respondents.

Most Popular Video Collaboration Software

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On the video collaboration software side, Zoom picked up 27 votes among 146 responses to pace the field. Skype received 21 mentions to finish a strong second, followed by Cisco with 13 votes, Blue Jeans Network and Polycom with six votes each, and Barco and Microsoft with five apiece.

Google, GoToMeeting and LifeSize each tallied four mentions among CI survey respondents for favorite video collaboration software brand, while Coleder and Extron grabbed three votes each.

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AirMedia, Biamp, Crestron, Ring Central, Spontania and Videxio all got two votes in the survey.

In a similar survey on digital signage and video wall brand preferences, Samsung was the runaway winner, taking top honors among those who answered the survey for digital signage displays, video wall displays and video wall hardware, while finishing second in the digital signage hardware, digital signage software and video wall software.