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April 11, 2017

What is video conferencing?

This is saving businesses time and money.

By Joao Lima

Video conferencing is a way of talking to other people via a video connection that allows humans to meet, talk and see each other.

Video conferencing happens once video connections are set up through the use of telecommunications technologies and/or the Internet.

This allows two or more people to join a call and share real-time video images between themselves.

Video conferencing has its origins back in 1878 (two years after the telephone was invented). An early drawing by George du Maurier shows two people talking on the phone with another person, and a video of that person is displayed on a wall. This led to the conceptualisation of the videophone.

Who uses video conferencing?

Today, this videophone concept has been extended and the technology behind it is a powerful as it never before.

For instance, mobile devices allow users to do video conferencing calls.

Businesses worldwide use the technology, from healthcare institutions to educational organisations.

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Governments are also avid users of video conferencing technologies.

Banner image credit: Hosting Canada.

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