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How to Use Efficiently Video Conferencing?

By Gill Ezilon.com articles Published 09/26/2008 | Internet

Video conferencing has got very high momentum in the last couple of years. It has become very handy for the organizers to arrange a conference in a short notice. Thanks to the modern technological advancements and satellite technologies. Now more and more people are taking the benefits of this potential communication technology.  Video conferencing allows you to conduct invaluable training programs and meetings within less time in a cost effective manner. The video conferencing includes audio and video in real time. By sitting in your home lounge, you can participate in a meeting through video conferencing.

Video conferencing has many advantages.

  • It saves time. This helps to organize the conference in a short time. Presently with the availability of email facilities one can organize a video conferencing in a short time. The participants can be from any where in the world. With the video conferencing, you can talk face to face with another participant who is sitting in the other region of the globe.
  • It saves money. Video conferencing saves lots of money required to conduct a conference. In the traditional way, the organizers have to spend thousands of dollars to get the participants in a common place. In video conferencing these kinds of expenditures are avoided. The participants are avoiding long distance travels and hence save many amounts.
  • Video conference helps to have frequent meetings. In traditional conference mode, frequent meetings e not at all possible. But in the video conferencing mode, as the time and money are saved much, frequent meetings can be called to discuss various issues.
  • More participation is assured in video conferencing. Mostly in the traditional meetings participations will be less, especially if the participants need to come from long distance. This is because of the cost and time involved in getting the participants to the conference venue. In video conferencing as the participants are attending the meeting at their own location, more and more people can attend the meeting.

Video conferencing are widely used nowadays not only for meeting, but also for other purposes as well. From the very simple home chatting to very complex social obligations like telemedicine are done with video conferencing.  Also video conferencing is used as an effective tool in distant education. Remote learning is possible only because of the praise worthy technical development of video conferencing.

To materialize a video conferencing, one requires many types of equipment. It requires display screens, cameras, codec unit, network connection, microphones and many such items. In the modern corporative world, many are very much conversant with the video conferencing procedures.

One major hurdle in installing video conferencing facility at local levels is the expensive feature of this facility. They are very costly. So one can fix the video conferencing facility at a commonplace and use it for the effective communication through video conferencing. Many people nowadays rent out the facility for the meeting. Many five star hotels in tourism prone areas provide the facility of video conferencing to its customers.