Video Conferencing Essay

4003 Words Nov 11th, 2011 17 Pages
Ex-MBA 2011-2014
Semester -1
Subject: Technology in Business
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VIDEO CONFERENCING

– A BOON TO COMPANIES TO REDUCE COSTS, TIME AND SAVE OUR ENVIRONMENT

Completed By,
Shantesh Varik
Roll No: 2011G14

INTRODUCTION – Aim and Objective Videoconferencing is a virtual conference like setup using a number of telecommunication technologies which allow two or more locations to interact via two-way video and audio transmissions simultaneously. Videoconferencing is slightly different from videophone calls as it is designed to serve a conference rather than individuals.
In a tight economy, with companies spending much less on IT, the tech giants will take growth wherever they can find
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Objective of this report is to show how Video Conferencing can actually cut costs while improving productivity and lives of corporate people at the same time reduce emissions. This technology has provided a win-win situation for all, at a fraction of cost.

HISTORY – How it all started
Videoconferencing was first demonstrated in 1968. Videoconferencing uses audio and video to bring people at different locations together for a meeting or conference. This can be as simple as a conversation between two people in private offices (point-to-point) or involve several sites (multi-point) with more than one person in large rooms at different sites. Besides the audio and visual transmission of meeting activities, videoconferencing can be used to share documents, computer-displayed information, and whiteboards.
Simple analog videoconferences could be established as early as the invention of the television. Such videoconferencing systems usually consisted of two closed-circuit television systems connected via coax cable or radio. An example of that was the German Reich Postzentralamt (Post Office) network set up in Berlin and several other cities from 1936 to 1940.
During the first manned space flights, NASA used two radiofrequency (UHF or VHF) links, one in each direction. TV channels routinely use this kind of videoconferencing when reporting from distant

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