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teleconference
Last modified: Thursday, December 12, 2002 

(1) To hold a conference via a telephone or network connection. Computers have given new meaning to the term because they allow groups to do much more than just talk. Once a teleconference is established, the group can share applications and mark up a common whiteboard. There are many teleconferencing applications that work over private networks. One of the first to operate over the Internet is Microsoft's NetMeeting.

Also see videoconferencing.

(2) To deliver live events via satellite to geographically dispersed downlink sites.

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Honey Software home page
Provides information on Honey Software's Internet-based voice and video conferencing products for Windows.

International Multimedia Teleconferencing Consortium, Inc. (IMTC)
Home page of IMTC, a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting and facilitating the development and implementation of interoperable multimedia teleconferencing solutions based on open international standards.

Teleconference Standards
Contains links to several teleconferencing interoperability standards as well as resources for other communications standards.

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