Video and Audio Conferencing


Audio and video conferencing is a global telecommunication facility which embraces over 140 countries and more than two thousand cities. Data and voice communications are supported by the thousands of miles of fiber optic network layout. One type of conferencing offered is through video. This is a means to have meetings with few or many without having to leave the comfort of home or office. The time away from work for travel and the expense of fuel and accommodations has made video conferencing an ever-more popular way to communicate. It can be used in so many different ways that it fits any type of business and any budget.

Audio conferencing is another global conferencing service that is offered. The possibilities are endless. A person can call in and collaborate or even give a presentation. There are many features in the audio conferencing that will meet the needs of any business effort. This type of conferencing is becoming as common as cell phone use. As the technology advances, it offers more and more options that enhance business performance.

Audio and video conferencing are becoming more common and necessary as companies are spreading their offices around the world. The need to communicate among offices is ongoing whether they are all in one nation or if they are global in scope. There are some things to take into consideration when making international calls.

A person can set up for audio video conferencing in a number of different ways. The older method, still great for a wide variety of teleconferencing purposes, is to have one group in one room, another group in another room (perhaps in another city or country), and have them talk to each other. Each of the two groups utilizes a television, a video camera mounted on the television, a speakerphone, and perhaps some file sharing software for collaboration on computer projects. The newer style is online audio video conferencing, wherein each participant has his very own station in his very own office. This utilizes a computer, the Internet, a web cam, a headset, and file sharing software. This new method allows for even greater ease of planning and attendance, applicability to collaboration, and mobility. A person could attend a web conference on the beach while the other attendees are on a train, at home, in a restaurant, or anywhere else.