Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Video Teleconferencing Technology

Video Teleconferencing technology is a new technology that has been invented to give a cutting edge to your business! The Video teleconferencing technology allows two or more persons, present at different locations to interact with each other for business purposes (with the help of audio and video transmissions). The video conferencing technology is gaining huge popularity day by day because it can be used for a variety of purpose such as teaching lessons, conducting meeting and seminars!

The teleconferencing technology allows data to come in your system through phone lines and internet connections. The video teleconference system includes the following components: video input, video output, audio input, audio output and data transfer. The core technology that a video teleconference system uses is the digital compression of the audio and video streams in real time. It has been found that compression rates of up to 1:500 can be achieved in this system.

The resulting digital stream of 1s and 0s is further subdivided into labeled packets, which are thereby transmitted through a digital network of some or other kind. In order to receive the compressed bits of information, you need to have a system in place which can handle the bandwidth required for the conference. It is quite easy to set up a system for receiving the information and most of the people generally use their computers since much of the information required to be saved or shared during the conference can be stored here.

In order to send some image or data from your system, you need to have a web cam or video camera. Simple web cams are quite cheap and easy to install but you may get an expensive video recorder installed if you want very good quality video conferencing. Simple web cams do not have the bandwidth to transfer information at a high quality which you may be able get with more costly equipment. However, expensive video cams are not required everywhere, so you can get away with them.

Video teleconferencing is a very effective technology and is helping lots of companies to stay abreast with the latest knowledge and projects. The use of video teleconferencing technology is helping the smaller companies to stay competitive with the larger ones and also helps them to lower their overhead and keep their costs down, which can even benefit the consumer by keeping prices from rising!

So, you can see that video teleconferencing technology is very profitable to the companies and its' popularity is increasing day by day. I hope that more inventions like this continue to happen and ease our lives!

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