Different Types of Video Conferencing Systems

When it comes to video conferencing, there is a common mistake people make, assuming that video conferencing is all the same.

The assumption of this principle is correct but not entirely, they are correct in a way by understanding that video conferencing is a means of communication. It’s crucial that customers understand what video conferencing is all about, as there is a variety of types in this “field”. Before businesses make a decision to purchase this equipment it’s important that they understand what type of equipment will benefit their businesses the most.

To help you gain a deeper understanding what video conferencing is all about, let’s take a closer look at 3 of the most common types of video conferencing:

1: Desktop Video Conferencing

The most common use of desktop video conferencing is seen on desktop computers or laptops. These are simple to use, any user can install the software and get instant access to communicate. All which is required is a webcam and microphone, which generally these days is included on laptops.

2: Telepresence

You commonly see this type of communication in the movies, a life-size simulation of all the participants in one room on various screens/monitors at once. It’s the closest representation of a lifelike meeting, where all participants are literally making eye contact with each other. Either the monitors/screens are placed around a desk in a circular shape, or displayed on a screen mounted on the wall.

3: Room-Based

Room-based video conferencing, will commonly always take place from one room only for all meetings, either face to face or video meetings. Screens and projectors are installed into these rooms permanently, this enables easy access for meetings to occur.

Video Conferencing has grown to a point where each type can benefit your business differently. Before you decide to pick one type, ensure that it suits your businesses needs.

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