Video conferencing is changing the landscape of business communication. It allows two people who are thousands of miles apart to effectively communicate as if they were in the same room due to excellent and high quality video, audio systems that allow for connection with multiple parties across different continents.
It is no secret that time is rapidly depleting for businesses and workers alike. It’s easy to understand why, when new tools come out with the potential of increasing your productivity by leveraging all those hours spent at work.
One such tool may be video conferencing which has been proven as one of many ways people can communicate more effectively without having an actual face-to face meeting between them.
The Origins of Video Conferencing
Video conferencing has been around since the 70’s, but it’s only recently begun to take off. Video teleconferences were expensive back then – not just because of their costliness in terms of time or money (although those are both factors), but also because there was no standardization yet for what could be expected from these calls!
At least with phone conversations you know that everyone on your end can hear each other clearly; now video chatting involves something called Web Cams which often times don’t offer great quality unless they’re set up properly by professionals who really know their stuff.
Specific Standards and Protocols for Video Conferencing
The International Telecommunications Union has been the forefront of developing video conferencing standards for decades.
They are responsible in ensuring that all different types systems, software and hardware is able to communicate with one another using these protocols across various manufacturers around the world today.
The current set H3xx umbrella recommendations cover everything from coding videos/audio multiplexing signaling control protocol which includes both telecommunication devices as well as computers when they’re used together on an online session or via remote desktop connection respectively.
How Video Conferencing Works
Real-time video contains a tremendous amount of data, which can make it challenging for the system being used to handle high bandwidth usage.
Thankfully, today’s conferencing systems are designed with sampling and compression techniques that allow them conserve resources during large scale conferences; by only encoding certain parts while decoding others automatically without additional work needed on behalf your end users.
Since real time videos contain so much information; they’re often hard to stream over low speed internet connections but you don’t have to worry. The most modern video conferencing software does this all behind-the scenes using what’s called “codecs”.
These devices let someone compress or decompress digital clips independently at their will.
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing a Video Conferencing Solution
There are many different types of video conferencing systems on the market.
Consider the following point for narrowing down the requirements of a system that matches your business demands from vendors:
What are your plans for video conferencing? A simple video conference between employees in the same town, building, or area will necessitate a less complex solution; than video conferencing several people over enormous distances.
To reduce bandwidth and equipment needs, choose the most extreme video conference scenario you’ll be using.
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