What is Video Conferencing?
Video conferencing is a digital method of visual communication. Through an online meeting platform, two or more parties can connect for a face-to-face interaction, regardless of where they are in the world.
Participants in a video conference will be able to see and hear each other, and will also generally have the option to share their screens to present information. Many online meeting platforms offer the option to record the session, which can be useful for later reference or for sharing with those who couldn’t attend.
For more information, read Video conferencing: How it works and which platforms to use.
When it comes to video conferencing for enterprise businesses, there are four major players — Zoom, GoTo Meeting, WebEx and Microsoft Teams. We’ll always consult with you to match you with the best software and implement a system that meets your needs.
Read all about the key differences between Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
How Does Video Conferencing Work?
To get set up for video conferencing, you’ll need to install the necessary hardware and software.
This will typically include one or more digital display screens and a camera, plus a microphone and speakers. This equipment will be connected as one system and can then be used to hold meetings online.
Video conferencing systems can vary in complexity and features, from simple one-on-one conversations to large, multi-participant meetings. The quality of the experience depends on the hardware and software used, the speed of internet connections and the design of the video conferencing service itself.
Additionally, it’s possible to have a video call with someone who doesn’t have a professional system set up. For example, a call can be made to a mobile device if a participant is taking the call on the go.