Videoconferencing technology allows two or more people at different locations to see and hear each other at the same time. It provides the ability for persons or group of persons geographically separated to have face to face meetings with the ability to collaborate in almost real time. Due to the cost and concerns of traveling, video conferencing has become an important communications solution in the business place.
What are the Benefits of this Technology?
• Travel Alternative:
o cost saving
o time saving
o avoiding downtime
o Distance Learning
• Access for Remote Expertise
BTC Networks offers a range of video conferencing solutions to satisfy the needs of professionals in diverse industries with varying technical and budgetary requirements. A video conferencing system installed by our experienced IT consultants over the IP data network can leverage existing infrastructure for greater efficiency, cost benefit, and productivity. We have full line of videoconferencing system from small to large enterprise, educational environments, and healthcare applications, to courts and governments agencies, organizations are taking advantage of the speed, richness and convenience of video collaboration and communication. BTC Networks can provide a videoconferencing solution that works for your conference rooms, offices and desktops.
LAN-based videoconferencing encompasses several commonly deployed network topologies (Ethernet, DSL, T-1, PRI, ATM, Internet, etc.). The current standard for this type of videoconferencing is named H.323. Regardless of the network backbone you choose the common denominator is TCP/IP stack that allows data to move freely across the network. The key considerations for this type of conferencing are bandwidth and QOS (Quality of Service). A higher bandwidth buys you faster video performance. However, QOS typically suffers if you do not have control over the bandwidth.
ISDN-based video teleconferencing systems use digital phone lines to communicate. The current standard for this type of videoconferencing is named H.320.These digital lines are composed of two 64k data channels. Each ISDN line has a combined bandwidth of 128k. These lines can be combined by using an Imux (Inverse Multiplexor) to increase performance. Typical ISDN videoconferencing systems operate at 128k (1 ISDN Line) or 384k (3 ISDN lines). Real time video transmission at 30 frames per second requires 3 ISDN lines (384k).