Video conferencing allows you to be able to exchange audio along with video. It also helps you to exchange other types of data and work on other documents at the same time. A video conference is a substitute for the person’s actual presence, since physical presence is not possible every single time. Thus video conferencing allows you to stay available from various locations throughout the world.
Types Of Video Conferencing:
Basically there are two types of video conferencing – Point to point and Multipoint.
A point-to-point video conference involves just two parties, in two locations and there are no other intermediaries involved.
A multipoint conference is the involvement of more than one studio. This type of call needs to be controlled from a certain point known as Multipoint Control Unit (MCU). This is also referred to as a ‘bridge’ and it acts as a hub for the communication.
The equipments required for a video conference
The basic requirements for a video conference are a computer or a laptop, with an internet connection, a good quality webcam either connected via a data cable in a PC, or built-in, in a laptop, and a good audio device for both, input and output.
Need For Video Conferencing
With the increasing popularity of globalization, it is a must for many of the people to meet from various parts of the world on a regular basis. There are important discussions to be conducted and decisions to be made. Making a trip to such long distances on a regular basis will tend to be an expensive affair. Hence, this is where a video conference comes to the rescue. Video conference allows the person to attend a meeting being held in other parts of the world, coupled with the comfort of not having to undertake the travel.