Technology is advancing at such a rapid pace, that it is difficult to keep up. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Virtual Reality (VR) are technologies that look set to be massive in the future and both are expected to be adopted by individuals and businesses alike. They both share the fundamental feature that the consumer is able to interact with audio in a dynamic manner. VoIP needs no explanation when it comes to the use of audio, but VR technologies can also help to make audio more interactive which will be an added bonus for VoIP.
VR will be massive
VR hardware and content is going to be huge for any company seeking to bring in the latest technology and that includes VoIP. It is estimated that the market for VR hardware and content will expand from just US$592.3 million last year to a whopping $9.2 billion by 2021. VoIP basically allows voice and video to be transmitted simultaneously over the internet.
Third party video
In fact, third party video is now a major consideration for organisations globally and VR is able to provide help. Anyone who owns a smartphone can make use of a VR headset to enter into virtual worlds with the click of a button. This is potentially a huge business opportunity for communications and companies all over the world have turned their attention to this because rather unsurprisingly it will change the way companies interact with employees and customers.
Lots of benefits
As more companies adopt the combination of VoIP and VR there are going to be a huge amount of benefits. Standards will continue to evolve and the tech will be heavily marketed by companies who will provide integrated VoIP and VR solutions which will increase the appeal of the technologies. It is critical that VoIP supports as many protocols as possible. New applications will originate from VoIP and the same is true for VR as well.
Service will be reliable
The main concern for potential customers is the reliability and security of VoIP and VR when compared to traditional voice technologies. However, service providers can get around this by delivering solutions that maximise the reliability of VoIP gateways which should go a long way to calming IT manager anxieties. By integrating VoIP and VR, consumers are likely to have an experience that is unparalleled.