People always doubt about change. For business owners, who want to use and reap the benefits of modern technology, it can be difficult for them to present and explain video conferencing to their employees, most will resist the idea. This is because some people in the company, especially those who have been working there for so long, are not open to the world of new routines and adjustments, especially those related to technology. But there is still a way to do it: by explaining how video conferencing works.

In simple terms

For people to understand what video conferencing is, you need to make them understand how it works. Basically, videoconferencing refers to a communications technology where video and voice are integrated to be able to connect with other people or users who are in other areas. The idea behind this is to break down communication barriers by creating a way for people in two different places to talk and see each other as if they are in the same room in real time. Real time refers to the duration in which the conversation is updated and the parties can exchange thoughts and communicate without much delay.

For a video conference to work, each party must have a personal computer with a large memory capacity, a webcam, a microphone, and broadband Internet with a high-speed connection. These equipments are the basics that are needed for a simple videoconference. In more sophisticated areas and commercial settings, such as offices, more video conferencing equipment is being used.

These include video, wall mounts, tabletop microphones, etc. They also have more complex video conferencing systems and make use of video conferencing services to ensure smooth communication during meetings.

Unlike voice-only technology, video conferencing enables people to have natural conversations using good bandwidth. Good bandwidth is very important for video conferencing because it enables continuous transmission of voice and video.

In terms of options, there are different types of video conferencing that people can choose from: “point-to-point” or “multipoint.” Peer-to-peer video conferencing is considered the most common and basic type used by so many users around the world. It uses individual IP addresses and directly connects two different users from different places. This type of video conferencing is quite popular in home environments and in some other small offices. The “point-to-point” video conferencing also serves as a way video phone for many. However, you can only connect two personal computers.

The “multipoint” conference, on the other hand, has several variations. It has a reflector and a multipoint connector unit (MCU) that serves as a “multipoint bridge” enabling two or more three or more users. Here, a central hub is used to connect users and can also serve as a “standalone” device or as a computer server. In multipoint, room systems, as well as rolling systems, can be added to the personal computers themselves.

In more technical terms, the “IEEE” standard serves as a guide to the status and development of video conferencing. Here, there are two guides: the H.320 standard that tells how the process operates using ISDN telephone circuits and the “H.323” that explains how videoconferencing operates using the Internet (TCP / IP or simply IP).

Understanding how video conferencing works depends mainly on the willingness of the person to adapt to changes. If you think your employee is not interested in understanding you, it is better not to train them because it will only be a waste of time.

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