Different ways to do a Video Conference – Personal and Professional

There are so many situations when we wish we could see and talk to another person/ few people – both for personal and professional reasons. In this article, we will explore the various ways in which we can do that as long as there is some form of connectivity between the two people wanting to see and talk to each other. So, we will look at the various ways to do an effective video conference – both from personal and professional point of view and the infrastructure/ connectivity required for the same.

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Options available for displaying content in Video Conferencing along with video

This article tells about the various options available to display content (other than the video output from the camera(s)) – document camera output, DVD player output, Output from a PC monitor, Smart board output and the options of displaying them at the other end. These optional accessories and their applications are to compliment the face to face discussions. Of course, the main display is the video conference output and along with it, other content can be displayed.

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PC based personal Video Conferencing systems

This article looks at the alternatives available to web-conferences (video) to enable a more professional and quality video conferences right from your desktop via a software application. These PC based personal video conferencing solutions can also enable inter-office one to one or one-to-many video calling/ conferences. So, we look at the features, options, constraints and of course, why it is exciting.

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Overview of display units for Video Conferencing systems

This article talks about the different display units that can be used for a Video Conferencing system to display the output (The video from the other side and any presentation). We look at CRT TV’s, LCD TV’s, Plasma display terminals and LCD projectors as the potential candidates to display the Video Conferencing output. We also discuss the pro’s and the cons of each device and see in which situations they can fit better.

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