One of the things I love about working at VSee is hearing stories about how VSee makes a real difference in people’s lives. For some, VSee’s ability to deliver video over limited network capacities makes it the only means for them to access needed medical care or to see far away family. For others, VSee’s simple and streamlined approach to video calling and screen-sharing makes it the team collaboration tool of choice. Whatever the case, I am in awe that our little startup of only 20 or so can so meaningfully change the lives of people and places all over the world.
One story that takes us back to our research and science roots comes from Professor Gennady Kovalenko at Saint Petersburg State Technological University of Plant Polymers. He is part of a research group that started using VSee in March to collaborate with distant colleagues from Russian and foreign universities, research centers of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Siberian divisions of Ilim Group. His group got so excited about how well VSee worked and how VSee could be a big game changer for their field (the pulp-and-paper industry) that they published a paper about their VSee experience to spread the news. They write:
Due to this collaboration tool, it has become possible, for example, to quickly discuss the questions of geo-monitoring of larch reserves in Russia while participants are connected to a satellite geo-system of the Space Research Institute of RAS…. It is safe to say, that the project “Listvennitsa” (“Larch”) in fact became a catalyst in the process of forming the “R&D project office”, which unites the efforts of geographically divided organizations in different departments on a modern level.
The team, which was formed during the project “Listvennitsa”, has proposed to use VSee to organize projects for the professional development of technical staff in sectored enterprises…
For them, VSee allows them to pool human resources in a very specific field by overcoming the problems of bridging vast distances to interact face-to-face with colleagues, working with real-time data, and dealing with less modern network infrastructures.
You can find an English translation of their VSee paper here.
Original paper in Russian, published in Issue 5 (June 2012) of “Cellulosa. Bumaga. Karton.” ["Pulp.Paper.Board."]
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