Definitions Edit

A videoconference (or video conference) is

a two-way electronic communications system that permits two or more persons in different locations to engage in the equivalent of face-to-face audio and video communications.[1]
a teleconference in which participants are connected by television circuits providing for the transmission of animated images in addition to that of speech and graphic documents.[2]

Overview Edit

"Videoconferencing has enabled the geographical distribution of project work via meetings that may integrate computer presentations, face-to-face exchanges, and data sharing. The use of these forms of data and information exchange in organizations are affected by combinations of context, task urgency, and bandwidth; although studies of these aspects of organizational data sharing date to the 1990s, the capability of high-speed Internet infrastructure has led to a majority of survey respondents reporting daily or weekly videoconferencing."[3]

References Edit

  1. Federal Standard 1037C: Glossary of Telecommunications Terms.
  2. IEC, "Electropedia" (full-text).
  3. Information Technology and the U.S. Workforce: Where Are We and Where Do We Go from Here?, at 30.

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