Video conferencing

The OnlineExpo platform allows you to hold many different meetings within the online event, exchange contacts, and also enrich the event program, for example, with speakers and invited experts using videoconference. Today we'll talk just about them, how videoconferences are held and what are they. Let's answer now for the question - what is a video conference?

Video Сonference

A video conference is a communication session between two users or a group of users, regardless of their location, while the participants see and hear each other according to the rules determined by the type of video conference.

Video conferencing is conducted subject to the use of special tools that can be implemented both on the basis of hardware solutions and systems, and in the form of software for PCs, mobile devices or browsers.

Various additional equipment is used to provide participants with sound and picture: cameras, screens, microphones, speakerphones, headsets, congress systems and projectors. The global Internet is used as a data transmission medium.

Often during a videoconference session, a demonstration of various media data is required, for this videoconferencing systems allow you to capture and transmit to remote participants of the presentation, an image of the desktop or its individual windows, as well as documents of various formats. This is achieved through the use of special software, additional cameras (for example, documentary cameras), signal capture from the video outputs of laptops, PCs and other systems.

Therefore, we emphasize once again that Video conferencing is a high-tech modern communication tool designed to improve business efficiency, optimize business processes, speed up decision-making and save money on business trips.

Types of video conferencing

There are two main types of video conferencing - personal and group. Personal video conferencing means a video session in which only two subscribers participate. Group videoconferences mean all other types of videoconferences. Various well-established rules for displaying participants in a video conference for each of the parties are called types of video conferences. We propose to understand this issue in more detail!

1:1 Video conferencing

Everything is simple here: two subscribers participate, both see and hear each other at the same time. It is worth clarifying that during any video conference session, various collaboration tools can be used, such as the exchange of text messages, files, presentations and other media data.Often used in B2B communication

Multipoint and Selector video conferences/Webinars

Multipoint Video Conferences

They are also video conferencing with continuous presence (in English Continuous Presence). This is the name of a video conference session in which more than 2 people participate and all participants see and hear each other at the same time. Naturally, video conferencing means full duplex communication. In other words, it is analogous to a round table where everyone has equal rights. Group video conferencing is suitable for meetings where maximum involvement of each participant is required

Selector video conferences/Webinars

A mode in which participants are divided into two types: speakers and listeners, where each of the listeners can become a speaker (with the permission of the conference organizer). The host of such a conference appoints the speakers himself and can remove them from the video rostrum at any time.This mode can also be called role-based video conferencing. Selector video conferencing is used most often when conducting web conferences (webinars).

Video conferencing for distance education

A special mode in which all participants (students) see and hear only one broadcasting user (teacher), and he sees and hears all students. The students are not distracted by each other, and the teacher controls them. At the moment, this is perhaps the most common type of videoconferencing, because many educational institutions, in the face of restrictions associated with Covid-19 use this option.

Video broadcast

A type of videoconference in which the speaker broadcasts to a wide audience of listeners, while he does not see or hear them. The rest of the participants see and hear only the presenter. Feedback is possible only through text chat. Often, to smooth out changes in network conditions, a significant delay of up to several seconds is introduced during the broadcast between the broadcaster and the listener.



All types of video conferences are possible on the OnlineExpo portal, you can see for yourself and see how our partners, event organizers around the world do it. You can also watch past events where various types of video conferencing were used.

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