The growth of the use of video conferencing has grown exponentially over the last decade. Video conferencing allows face to face interactions with colleagues in remote locations.
Many companies and universities rely on the advanced video conference technology to bring together people who would otherwise have to travel to reach the same goal. Using video conferencing, companies and schools save money on travel expenses and time away from the office.
Internet fast broadband is the key to successful videoconference. In addition, each participant needs a computer, web cam and microphone. Technology has adapted and evolved over the years making it more affordable pieces of equipment and therefore more accessible to all.
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With the latest audio and video equipment, video conferencing allows businesses to be more productive by bringing people around the world face the interaction of face. Teachers are able to lecture to a live classroom and have aired hundreds of other students around the world. The possibilities are limitless.
In the future, there are plans for cyber communities where videoconferencing is the standard for all companies that wish. The goal is more people to do their job on the location of their choice.
This could free people from the daily commute. The benefits would go well beyond the obvious time and money saved from the shuttle, but would also benefit the environment more people are working from home, reducing emissions and pollution rush hour.