Video conferencing is the means of conducting a video conference by a set of telecommunication technologies which allows two or more locations to communicate by simultaneous two-way video and audio transmissions.
The aim is to bring people at different sites together. Besides the audio and visual transmission of meeting activities, allied video conferencing technologies can be used to share documents and display information.
Video conferencing is designed to serve a conference or multiple locations rather than individuals. Video conferencing usage has made remarkable boosts in business, education, medicine, and media. It significantly reduces the need to travel to bring people together. With video conferencing, businesses are conducted, academic papers are presented, surgeries are done, and media interviews and reports are delivered, all without the hassle of travel.
Video conferencing should be sought simply when it is not possible to have face-to face meetings with two or more people, when a telephone conversation or conference call is not adequate, or when
E-mail exchanges are not a sufficient means to achieve a desired business effect.
In other words, video conferencing should be considered when:
- When a live conversation is needed.
- The parties of the conversation cannot physicality come to the same location.
- The expense or time of travel is an issue.