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Access to ConX Video meeting room via Skype

The ConX Video Meeting by InFocus is a cloud based video conferencing system that seamlessly connects video calls from different endpoints to a single experience. A ConX video call allows you to combine SIP, H.323, Skype for Business, WebRTC and analog audio calls in a meeting.

In principle, ConX Video Meeting is a SIP-based service that can be connected to any standard SIP video client. This includes software and hardware products from InFocus and other video conferencing systems such as Cisco, Polycom and LifeSize.

In addition, ConX Video Meeting enables the integration of non-SIP clients into the service, for example, Skype for Business (S4B).

We’ll explain how to use your Skype for Business client to access an InFocusConX video meeting room via its full SIP URL address.

How to join the video conference system ConX via Skype

Make sure that a current version of the Skype for Business (S4B) application is installed on your computer. If not, ask your IT department for help or click the following link:

  1. Start your S4B client and log in.
  2. In the address bar, you’ll find “Find Someone” (PC) or “Search for Contact” (Mac). video conferencing system ConX
    Here, enter the full address of the ConX video meeting. This always consists of the number of the respective virtual conference room and the address “@”. For example, for the conference room 8985 the URL “” is valid.
  3. Click on the contact address with the right mouse button and select “Start Video Call”from the conferencing system ConX
  4. If a PIN is required to participate in the conference, click the Call Control icon and enter the PIN, followed by the hash key. Example: 1234 #.
  5. Now you are connected to the ConX video meeting.

Share your screen with ConX video participants

If you want to share your screens with the conference participants, click the Monitor icon and follow the prompts to specifically select what you want to share.

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Once shared, all other ConX participants can see the contents of your screen or application.

With ConX, you may easily connect face-to-face to your contacts and therefore use your already existing infrastructures and devices, such as InFocus touch screens, without any problems.

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How to start a video conference for free with just one click

Video conferences are becoming more and more important. It is that more and more project teams are organized in a decentralized way, a challenge for every company. Gathering ideas and sharing them in real time – communication on audio level is no longer sufficient. Already in the year 2014, we at InFocus have been able to simplify work in teams decisively by the introduction of the innovative conferencing solution ConX – even at a large distance.

How does video conferencing on one click work?

Go to and click „FREE TRIAL“ in order to test ConX free of charge for 30 days. Now choose between three different non-binding subscription options:video conferencing ConX subscription options InFocus

The test expires automatically after the end of the test phase. Before the end of the test phase, you will be notified in order to be able to extend the subscription (subject to a charge). The chargeable subscription runs 12 months and will be terminated automatically after this runtime.

After successful registration on you will receive your individual host pin and guest pin as well as the meeting room number by e-mail. Now you can send any invitations to video conferencing via email. Your colleagues simply need this URL: and the guest pin. This allows participants to attend the conference with just a click. How to Videomeeting ConX

In order to be able to join the meeting room, an automatic download of the 121 video dialer meeting room will be started after entering the access data. There you can participate as a host or as a guest with the guest pin and the room number.

A video meeting via ConX is already running? Use the free browser client on your Windows PC or Mac, enter your name and your guest PIN and join immediately each meeting.

How the video conferencing solution ConX stirred up the market

After market launch, the cloud-based video conferencing solution ConX has been appreciated by users as a cost-effective point-to-point connection. The service of ConX may be used in the standard version for video conferencing with up to 12 participants. And practically with any terminal, including notebooks running on Windows, Android or iOS, tablets or smart phones on iOS and Android or the 10-inch Videophone MVO100 from InFocus.

Today, an SIP-Video Client for free calls via video and audio is installed on each Mondopad. This allows users to use audio and video conferencing and to connect with other users without additional charges.

The benefits for users? Dialing up quickly and simply, seeing and talking to colleagues and customers in real time, meetings in High Definition. Similar to the traditional telephone conference, attendees of the video conference receive a dial-up telephone number as well as a pin that promises secure access. In order to learn how to test our video conferencing solution for free, please read our article.

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Field tested: The Mondopad in use at the Portland State University

In search of a high-tech collaboration solution for their students, researchers and other interest groups, the Portland State University tested the Mondopads of InFocus. Four years ago, with the development of the Mondopad InFocus created a solution for the large-scale visualization of data and images that also combines single and group work as well as video conferencing in a single device. This has a positive impact on research and teaching: cooperation and decision-making beyond local university boundaries. It is not without reason that the State University of Portland named the work space which is equipped with the Mondopads, their “Theater of decisions”.

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“Theater of decisions” at Portland State Universität Source:

Goals and wishes of the state university of Portland to the collaboration solution

The Portland State University has set itself the goal of driving the interlinking of research and teaching. Closer collaboration between research and authorities makes it possible to recognize recurring patterns through the large-scale data visualization and to make forecasts or future events. These results are applicable in areas such as prediction and prevention of environmental disasters.

At the University for Urban and Public Affairs, the Research Director describes the initial situation: „Originally, we only intended for different interest groups to be able to use a multi-part video wall in order to cooperate with each other.“ For this purpose, single display solutions have already been installed and tested, because „we have found that the individual displays open up new perspectives for our entire research area.“ In order to implement the desire for a cooperation space, the state university of Portland relied on the Mondopads of InFocus. They strove for a room with great visualization capabilities, powerful computers, robust video conferencing capabilities, and a collaborative, modular environment.

The Mondopads convinced through their complete offer consisting of touch screen, large format screen and video conference solution. „We have integrated them in different locations on the campus and are now benefiting from the ability of the Mondopads to bring together people from different areas.“ For the forest fire prediction and prevention sector, this means, for example, that a community resource has been created that may be used by many regional actors, such as first responders, in order to predict fire hazards and react as quickly as possible.

Fulfilling wishes by integrating Mondopads

Under the name „Theater of Decisions“ a work space was created, following the example of similar rooms at the Arizona State University and the University of Chicago. Thanks to the Mondopads, users can expect an immersive multimedia experience that encourages the independent work of individuals as well as cooperation in groups – and both within the university walls and beyond. The large-format touch-screen PCs make working very easy: Viewing and saving ideas in real-time, integrating external project workers, and providing versatile connectivity for individual use and an interactive touch screen experience.

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Touchscreens of InFocus Source:

The technical implementation in detail: Seven Mondopads in one room

The original idea of a multi-panel video wall was a headache for the technical service team at the university yet before the start of the project. Their preoccupation was that such a video wall would not provide sufficient flexibility and modularity to support individuals and groups equally in their work. However, since they had already successfully integrated some touchscreen displays in different training rooms years ago, they were confident.

The solution came from InFocus in the form of a modular, collaborative environment: the Mondopad. It facilitates a large-scale 360-degree view of various data and images as well as working on small units or small data sets. With the product line Mondopad, the Portland State University created an active learning environment. Touch screen interface, camera function and powerful speakers of the InFocus display solution are also convincing thanks to the compatibility with already used software on the part of the university.

The front of the “Theater of Decisions” workplace is tiled with three 80-inch Mondopads, which are capable of selectively displaying several small images or a giant image. On the remaining three walls, the technical service team installed four 70-inch Mondopads in order to support group work. The final result is a high-performance and multi-purpose space that enables researchers and community members to visualize data, collaborate with teams inside and outside the campus, and work individually in an uncomplicated manner.

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MondoCenter – not just a video conferencing system, but an integral collaboration solution

It sounds like a fairy tale: The PC does not have to be replaced or complexly upgraded in order to consult with colleagues, customers or business partners via video call. Instead, a few handles are sufficient to make any display device capable for video conferencing. Ideas may be visualized, recorded and exchanged with present attendees and people around the world. With the new MondoCenter, a simple display turns into a fully-fledged Mondopad- the collaboration tool and video conferencing system of the future.

With the video conferencing system MondoCenter, you can make the most of your display

Using the MondoCenter turns your projector or any display device into a high-quality video conferencing system that leaves nothing to be desired. The system comes with an Intel Core i7 processor and Windows 10 Pro. A full version of Microsoft Office is already preinstalled. For you, this means you can get started immediately! MondoCenter supports displays with 1080p and 4K resolution as single or dual monitor. In order to make full use of the video conferencing technology, only a Webcam and a microphone are needed additionally. The MondoCenter supports Bluetooth 4.0 and thus may easily be connected to various display devices such as projectors or monitors. Furthermore, it is also suitable for rack installation.


But how does this work, without complicated upgrades or difficult installations? Being based on industry standards from Intel and Microsoft, the video conferencing system MondoCenter is suitable for all common IT environments and optimizes, in combination with a display device, the way people interact, collaborate and exchange information. Create an expandable, easy-to-use and cost-efficient collaboration solution for your conference room. With this video conferencing system, interactive, safe work at different locations will become standard, no matter when, where or with whom.

A fully-fledged video conferencing system for video connections around the world

With the video conferencing system MondoCenter3, time-consuming and cost-intensive business trips belong to the past. In combination with the 121 video telephony service, we unite with people from all over the world. You may collaborate with other people and exchange content from anywhere. If your company already uses any video conferencing system, you may simply install its desktop client on the MondoCenter.

For seamless collaboration with leading cloud, client and SIP video conferencing solutions, the MondoCenter can easily be added as an SIP endpoint to the respective video conferencing server or service and is compatible with all common video conferencing platforms such as Polycom, LifeSize, and Cisco. The integrated WLAN interface allows a secure connection to be established between the MondoCenter video conferencing system and your network, so that every authorized user in your network may easily and securely exchange, view and edit documents, images, or videos with the MondoCenter via PC, tablet, or smart phone. The WLAN interface also serves as a wireless access points for guests present in the room, so they also may easily transfer documents to the MondoCenter.

Share ideas and collaborate interactively with the video conferencing system from InFocus

If you already know InFocus, then you know that we always get the best out of our products and applications. Therefore, the MondoCenter has much more features than video telephony and displaying files. The fully-fledged video conferencing system also provides whiteboard and comment apps that make brainstorming, as well as capturing and sharing ideas, a breeze. With a complete set of writing and drawing tools, markers, shapes and lines, ideas may be fixed illustratively. Drawings and notes on the whiteboard may not only be captured but also saved and sent directly from the video conferencing system to the meeting participants by e-mail. The intuitive folder structure of the MondoCenter is designed in such a manner that the participants may exchange documents and images during a meeting quite incidentally. During the performance, they may easily access all the documents with which they work daily.

Upgrade your displays and devices with the InFocus MondoCenter collaboration and video conferencing system and thereby elevate the quality of collaboration within your company to a new level.

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Video call, telephony and face-to face: The inconvenient truth about meetings

Meetings, i.e. discussions at a fixed date, have fallen into disrepute in many companies. Very few employees consider their regular meetings as really useful and as profitable for their work.

How much damage do meetings really cause? Why are meetings that unproductive? And how is it possible to organize better meetings? We show you the benefits of a video call in meetings…

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Damages caused by a meeting without a video conferencing system

Actually, such a meeting is a very useful matter where to share information, develop solutions and bring projects to a successful conclusion.

In reality, however, very few meetings are really effective, on the contrary: They cause costs and waste time. A US study showed that meetings generate opportunity costs amounting to 37 billion US dollars annually.

In more than 25 million meetings every day, employees in the US waste their time. If meetings will not be made more efficient in the future, for example by the use of a video conferencing system, those figures will continue to rise.

Already now, the numbers are alarming: The middle management spends 35 percent of the working time in meetings nowadays, the upper management spends as much as 50 percent of total working time in meetings. The most important thing is that executive staff indicates 67 percent of the meetings as failures.

Ineffective meetings without video call – a root cause analysis

The study shows clearly why meetings without video call rarely lead to success: A total of 92 per cent of the participants in addition deal with other things during a meeting. As a result, however, the duration of a meeting is delayed, the concentration capacity of the individual employees decreases, and thus also the density of the information exchange.

The experts classify the lack of involvement of remote employees as another reason for ineffective meetings. For participants of a meeting that are not connected via video conferencing system but via the telephone it is difficult to follow the course.

Since 80 percent of the messages that a person sends are coming from his body language, this important variable is missing in the communication. In addition, meetings often fail due to inadequate planning. Poor preparation and a poor build-up of the meeting reduce its chances of success.

Helpful tips for a successful meeting

We have compiled some helpful tips for you in order to make the next meeting in the company a great success:
1. Plan the meeting to be as compact as possible, never let it last longer than 30 minutes.
2. Process a specific agenda and include it in the presentation material. You will meet real expectations.
3. Obtaining required materials in advance will save time for profitable discussions.
4. Start and close the meeting on time and show this way that you respect the schedule of each individual.
5. Avoid monologues. Include all participants in the meeting.
6. Stay focused and do not allow yourself to be distracted by other things like emails or social networks.
If you want to successfully manage a meeting, whether with or without a video conferencing system, you should always ask: Is this meeting really necessary? Which employees actually have to participate? And: What can I do to make sure my meeting passes by interactively and focusingly?

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Our tip:

A video call can raise a meeting to a new level. It is that participants of a meeting with a video conferencing system can concentrate on the discussions demonstrably better in the meeting and are distracted 57% less by other things.

Video calls improve the commitment of the participants, which supports decision-making and increases the productivity of the team.

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