Web Conferencing (WebRTC)
Web Conferencing is an online service by which you can hold live meetings, conferencing, presentations and trainings via the internet particularly on TCP/IP connections. You can connect to the conference either by telephone or using your computer’s speakers and microphone through a VoIP connection.
Web conferencing usually allows real time point-to-point communication as well as multi task communications from one sender to many receivers in separate locations. Depending on the service, either an application (additional software) is downloaded and installed or a web-based application is launched in the attendee’s browser. The newest open source technology for Web Conferencing is Google’s WebRTC.
How does web conferencing work?
After you select a solution that checks all of the right boxes for your company’s needs, be sure that you have the right foundation for the technology. Modern conferencing technologies require a robust, reliable, and highly secure unified communications infrastructure to power web conferencing solutions and services.
Unified communications integrates call control and session management, web conferencing, gateways, and unified management to deliver increased productivity and controlled costs. With unified communications, users can also determine if their conferencing solutions—both web and video—are best deployed via the cloud, on premises, or in a hybrid configuration. Unified communications ensures that no matter where or how you place your web conference, you get the same experience each and every time.
- Ease-of-use: If the web conferencing software is hard to use – setting up meetings, signing into meetings, and holding the meetings themselves—you’re likely going to abandon it before you can reap the benefits. Look for a simple user experience from any device that doesn’t require plug-ins or downloads.
- Full set of features: Can you screen share during a web conference? Video conference? Poll the audience? Whiteboard to brainstorm new ideas? Record the call? Being able to do more than hold just an audio call can elevate your meetings to true collaboration.
- Security: It’s vital to protect your conversations from prying ears—and eyes. Be sure your web conferencing solution has built-in multi-layer security that doesn’t compromise user experience.
Web conferencing and the modern workplace
Web conferencing tools are fast becoming an integral part of the modern workplace. Companies of all sizes across all industries are embracing more economical, more collaborative ways of working, and web conferencing software can be a critical means to help your organization increase productivity and boost innovation.
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