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Conducting a conference between two or more participants at different sites by using computer networks to transmit audio and video data. For example, a point-to-point (two-person) video conferencing system works much like a video telephone. Each participant has a video camera, microphone, and speakers mounted on his or her computer. As the two participants speak to one another, their voices are carried over the network and delivered to the other's speakers, and whatever images appear in front of the video camera appear in a window on the other participant's monitor.

Multipoint videoconferencing allows three or more participants to sit in a virtual conference room and communicate as if they were sitting right next to each other. Until the mid 90s, the hardware costs made videoconferencing prohibitively expensive for most organizations, but that situation is changing rapidly. Many analysts believe that videoconferencing will be one of the fastest-growing segments of the computer industry in the latter half of the decade.



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Outstanding Page CadLab videoconferencing testbed home page
Purdue University's CadLab videoconferencing testbed evaluates videoconferencing software and products. You can search their database of evaluated videoconferencing products, as well as sign up for a videoconference, and view links to documentation. Updated on Oct 18, 1996

Outstanding Page Global Videoconferencing Network
Comprehensive collection of resources for videoconferencing. Includes company listings, news items, product information, technology topics, and reference sites.

Outstanding Page Videoconferencing Resource Center
The Videoconferencing Resource Center has become an open forum of information and discussions about videoconferencing and offers information on products, services, and applications. Here you can find the latest news on items relating to the videoconferencing medium. Updated on Jul 3, 1998

  Basic information on desktop videoconferencing
This ComputerCredible Magazine articles provides introductory information on desktop videoconferencing. Updated on Aug 5, 1998

  Desktop video conferencing newsletter
Contains articles on video conferencing standards, equipment, connectivity, the virtual office, and future trends. Updated on Jul 31, 1998

  Guide to Internet Conferencing
From the Mining Company, this site offers articles and links to information for videoconferencing, instant messaging, web telephony, and audioconferencing.

  Honey Software home page
Provides information on Honey Software's Internet-based voice and video conferencing products for Windows. Updated on Apr 20, 1998

  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.

  ITU-T Videoconferencing Standards
Overview diagram of CCITT standards with brief descriptions.

  PictureTel Standards Page
Links and pointers to working documents related to ITU-T H.320, H.323, H.324, and T.120 videoconferencing standards. Updated on Jun 10, 1998

  Real-time video conferencing product
Home page of IRIS Video Phone, an Internet videoconferencing product. The site offers links to several demos, downloadable software, features, and support information. Updated on Jul 24, 1997

  The Video Conferencing Site
Hosted by Kozlowski Communications Inc., this site focuses on videoconferencing applications, products, and technologies. Includes Web links, several discussion forum, and information on collaborative work and social issues.

  Videoconference and video capture products
Home page of Winnov, manufacturer of video and audio capture add-in boards used for videoconferencing, audio conferencing and Internet multimedia applications. The site includes links to detailed product information, related applications, a company profile, and support information. Updated on Jul 10, 1998

  Yahoo!'s videoconferencing page
Yahoo!'s directory of videoconferencing. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  Yahoo!'s videoconferencing software companies page
Yahoo!'s directory of companies offering videoconferencing software. Updated on May 9, 1998

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