The Possibilities of Web-Based
A teleconference is live communication among persons
and machines that are far away from one another but are
connected by a system that uses various services, such
as telephone, telegraph, teletype, radio, or television.
With its help, you can even connect with people who are
at the other side of the globe, and talk to them as if
they were sitting right next to you.
Computers have given new meaning to teleconferencing,
because with their help, you can do a lot more than just
talk. In a web conference, the group can share
applications or instant messages. There are many solutions
offered through networks, such as Microsoft's NetMeeting.
Two or more persons at different places can make a
conference call by using a computer network for talking or
sharing visuals. A point-to-point (two-person) video
conferencing system is just like a video telephone.
The people making the conference have a video camera,
microphone, and speakers on their computers. As the two
participants speak to each other, they can hear each
others voices through their speakers, and images in front
of the video camera appear on the other participant's
monitor. In other words, you can see and hear your partner
(who may live at the other end of the world) as if he or
she were there in the same room with you.
In multipoint videoconferencing, three or more
participants can also communicate as if they were sitting
right next to each other, as members of the same team.
Until the mid-90s, hardware costs were so high that
videoconferencing was too expensive for most
organizations, but this is changing very fast. In the next
few years, this type of teleconference may become a
booming segment of the computer industry.
Today, it may be difficult to get everyone together for a
call, so now you can make use of Digitized Replay, where
you can record your conference call and others can listen
to it later. You can also ask for a recorded
teleconference on a CD. You just have to inform the
specialist on how to record your call when you reserve the
service. Some teleconferencing
services can involve 20 to 1,000 or even more
participants in a conference, and they also have features
by which you can know in advance the people who will make
the teleconference, as well as how many people will take
part in a call. Such services can be used for effective
team meetings, sessions or customer contact events. These
features are ideal for international businesses having
many offices around the world.
Some of the other internet teleconference solutions
include various Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP)
applications and Skype, which is the one of the most
call solutions for personal use. Google Talk and
Yahoo Messenger are also also very popular solutions for
on to read about the benefits of telephone conference
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