Non-Profit Leverages Videonor Platform in Connecting Algerian Immigrants
Idris Belaoul has been a Network Administrator at video conferencing service provider Videonor for nearly three years when he stumbled across Algerian Foreigners in Norway, a non-profit organization with the mission of assisting immigration processes for Algerian Immigrants (like himself) coming to Norway. Algerian Foreigners is in the process of gathering information and connecting Algerians across the country – this means a lot of information gathering and collaboration across a large country communicating in multiple languages.
Belaoul wanted to use the Videonor resources at his finger tips to improve the group’s communication. Given that the founders of Algerian Foreigners originally connected through Facebook, and evolved to Skype meetings – the foundation of video communication was already in place. When Belaoul introduced the group to the Videonor solution, the benefits were tenfold :
- Ease of use: Participants did not want to download a desktop client for a bi-monthly meeting, or deal with firewall issues that come with it. The group wanted a one click link to get them face to face with members of the organization. With Videonor, one click links members directly into their VMR via WebRTC.
- Quality & Reliability: Videonor compared to Skype, one a participant noted, “(There were) no video cuts or bugs, audio quality was perfect as well.”
- Recording: Most of the members’ line of work is either in the Oil or IT industries, making scheduling a difficult task. Important information could not be recorded and redistributed from each meeting, so only those who could make the specific time of the meeting could be involved. Videonor’s recording feature was able to catch the full session and members could distribute to absent group members. Additionally, as new immigrants join the group, there will be a library of recorded sessions ready to assist their transition into the Norwegian culture.