Video Conferencing – Today’s Basic Interactive Technology


Video conferencing brings you face-to-face even when you're miles apart! Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC) makes use of phone lines for effective transmission to one or more sites. Participants from one location can conveniently hear and see those at other locations; on a computer or television screens. Participants can make use of a number of media such as audiotapes, videotapes, email, fax, telephone, print, Internet, computer software, slides, computer graphics, and overheads. You can easily read the opposite person's facial expressions and hear their voices very clearly as if all of you are sitting in the same room. Now, one can easily take classes or arrange for meetings without having to travel long distances with the help of video conferencing technology.

The following are the advantages of Interactive Video Conferencing –


  • This helps to develop a visual connection among participants.
  • Participants can easily hear and see each other in real time enabling regular and frequent interaction for better understanding and active participation.
  • It Facilitates Connection with external resources.
  • Location is no longer a barrier. You can now instruct participants from remote locations and also give feedback through interaction and participation.
  • Supports use of diverse media.
  • Computer images, photos, texts, graphics, and other varieties of presentation are easy to display on the screen for all to see
  • It helps to clarify concepts and simplify instructions.
  • Feature of document sharing
  • Facilitates collaboration and feedback.
  • Some Video conferencing systems offer application sharing, enabling users at each site to share see and edit a document.
  • This certainly encourages collaboration and real-time feedback. 

With the advent of comparatively high capacity, low cost, broadband services in the late 1990s, all this has become very easy and convenient. This is coupled with excellent computing processors and video conferencing techniques. Video conferencing has certainly made remarkable inroads in the field of education, business, media and medicine.

Video conferencing makes use of audio and video telecommunications and effectively brings people at different sites together. This has made video conferencing as simple as conducting conferences in private offices. Besides the visual and audio transmission of meeting activities, allied videoconferencing technologies can also be used to display information and share documents on whiteboards.

Video conferencing is like a boom in the business as well as education world. Apart from these, private conversations and social interactions are also made easy with video conferencing.

About The Author:

This article is written by Melissa O'Neill, who is the Managing Director of myOffice. myOffice is a high end, luxury, boutique offering in the serviced office market. myOffice is unique and offer a prestigiously located, high-end office solution that integrates into customers business and personal needs.

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