1. What is Videoconferencing?
Videoconferencing is a method of communication using electronic devices to provide live video and audio between two or more sites. The conferences may be between individuals or groups at each site.
2. Why do we need Videoconferencing?
Videoconferencing enables people to interact and call meetings at a moments notice between distant parties. They can talk through ideas and exchange information as if they were in the same room. The result is increased productivity and reduced costs. This is partly due to fewer travel, accommodation and entertainment expenses, but more importantly because of the time saved by not travelling to meetings. Videoconferencing enables faster decision-making.
3. What can we do with Videoconferencing?
Videoconferencing allows you to meet for scheduled or unscheduled meetings, crisis resolution, interviews and design meetings. It also allows you to meet clients or suppliers, distribute expertise more effectively, run training courses, and play a video tape via remote vision. Videoconferencing enables you to show objects, documents, photos and high res still images. You can also share printed documents, electronic whiteboards, give a PowerPoint presentation and record the entire meeting on video. With Sony Videoconferencing, you can do virtually everything you do in a face-to-face meeting.
4. Can we have more than just two sites in a meeting?
Sony's Multipoint software allows up to 10 sites to meet together at a moments notice using an ISDN and / or IP network. A standard telephone call can also participate. If more than 10 sites are required, then these can be connected via an external service provider.