Disadvantages Of Videoconferencing

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Register to read the introduction… (Polycom fact sheet “The top five Benefits of Video conferencing”). Second question, what is the distinct between videoconferencing and telepresence? In many ways telepresence is an extension of videoconferencing; both systems allow for transmitting audio and video data, document sharing, computer displayed information and whiteboards. Virtual Meetings: smart …show more content…
These problems have been resolved mainly because of the use of high definition transmission. For example the problem of eye contact could have been due to lag, but as telepresences is real time there is not lag and no longer an eye contact problem. The complex set up problems are eliminated as the systems themselves are more complex allow them to be more user friendly. Cisco has made their systems a simple single button operation to make a connection. (Wainhouse research, January 2008: Telepresences vs. videoconferencing: Resolving the cost/Benefit conundrum.) The other big difference to come from all of this is the price. Telepresences systems start at round about $200,000 per system/room to install, the average cost for a 6 seater room would be about $300,000.( Wainhouse research, January …show more content…
Reducing travel and allowing home working can produce a much better working environment for your employees. This can result in less time spent away from home. It can also contribute to improved productivity which can lead to completing tasks in less time and with less stress. There are immediate financial benefits from using virtual meetings from the reduction in travel expense. This comes from the avoidance of fares, car mileage, hotels and other expenses while traveling to meetings. However the real financial benefit is in the increase in productive working time for your most valuable employees. A two hour meeting can often require many further hours of lost time while traveling to the meeting. While the savings in travel expenses may justify the use of virtual meetings, the real benefit comes from the increase in productive time for your most valuable employees. One of the major business benefits we see from using Virtual Meetings: Smart

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