Universities were one of the first workplaces to introduce bold precautions in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. Bearing in mind the safety and health of employees and students, the transition to e-learning was ordered overnight, and where possible, administrative employees were transferred to the home office. Although many aspects of the university’s activities have been quickly and effectively adapted to exceptional circumstances, many activities that are fundamental to the development of science have been abandoned, such as conferences, symposia, expert consultations, and guest lectures. Everything indicates that the work of universities will not return to normal quickly, so it is worth equipping the institutions with devices that will allow the development of science in the event of an ongoing pandemic to proceed without obstacles.
There is a belief in science that nothing can replace personal contact of experts and their direct conversation. Therefore – despite the fact that the research results are published in widely available journals – an important aspect of scientific work are trips on business trips, conferences, research internships, etc. Indeed, at such a level of advancement of the topic, it is difficult to have a satisfactory conversation by phone or Skype. However, when the pandemic situation does not allow for movement, it is worth trying specialized solutions that will enable full-fledged contact.
The videoconferencing system ensures a stable, high-quality connection – both the image and the sound allow the interlocutors to communicate freely. Using the tool, you can connect with many people / teams from different parts of the world, which creates a situation like at a conference. The device can be supplemented with a high-quality projector and / or a multimedia board, thanks to which it will be possible to conduct presentations, share charts, data tables, photos, films, etc. Just like during a real meeting! It is worth noting that such connections are encrypted, which ensures the confidentiality of the information transmitted and data security. Representatives of the world of science know very well how important it is that the results of their research do not fall into foreign hands before their official publication, and no traditional combination will ensure such security.