Video conferencing is the process of carrying out a conference through visual telecommunication devices or medium. The people involved might be located very far apart yet they are brought under one roof through visual effects. Conference in this sense is communication among three
or more people who have a common issue to discuss. The telephone is designed as a two way communication device but some modern telephones now come with video conferencing features which make them stand out from the rest.
Modern means of telecommunication now makes it possible for three or more people to communicate through a mobile phone from different
locations and while they are doing that they also have the opportunity to visualize themselves through the phones’ cameras. This is what video
conferencing is all about.
Apart from mobile devices, Video conferencing can also be done through a computer based system or a studio based system. With a computer-based system, a web cam is attached to the computer which is also connected to internet service provider. This system must be available in each place that desire to participate in the conference.
Importance of video conferencing
- With video conferencing, you get to see the people you are communicating with in real time.
- You also have the opportunity to communicate with other people located in different pat os the world at the same time.
- It is good for organizations wit branches in other parts of a country or the world. This will cut cost of transporting personnel to locations for meeting to take place.