Video Conferencing

Video conferencing is interactive two-way visual and audio communication over a distance, often referred by the synonymous terms "videoconferencing" or "video teleconferencing". It is one of many technologies within the domain of "video communications" including broadcast television, video streaming, video assessment and video collaboration.

History

Video conferencing first became commercially available in the 1970's as a unique form of communicating over great distances. In the early 1990's, digital communication service offerings such as ISDN and Switched Digital Service became widely available laying the foundational network capability that resulted in widespread use of video technologies including video conferencing.

Today, video conferencing equipment, software, and services are widely available at affordable prices. Video communications transport networks can now take many forms - from plain old telephone service (POTS), to Integrated Services Digital Networks (ISDN), and Internet Protocol (IP) networks, common in most office environments.

Video conferencing networks will soon become as common as computer networks. - Brandon Wehner, Communications Specialist

Video Conferencing Systems

Video conferencing systems vary widely, however, features of most all systems are expanding rapidly and the interoperation among products from leading manufacturers is excellent. For example, most video conferencing systems support two monitors and two cameras, one each for people and documents. While features are becoming plentiful, most modern video conference systems can be operated with a simple remote control - similar to those used to operate a consumer television.

Although today there are a number of superb video conferencing products (Sony, Tandberg and Polycom) on the market, each supporting a wide array of features, choosing the best product can be quite difficult. Technical considerations include choosing a network type, selecting equipment capabilities, finding a quality vendor and consideration of the video conference meeting room environment.

Services

TKO provides equipment, services and technical support for local, national and global video conference networks. We distinguish ourselves from all vendors in the video communications industry by providing high quality video products and solutions with unparalleled attention to our customer's objectives.

TKO Video Communications

TKO also provides conferencing software and equipment (Cisco/Tandberg, Polycom, LifeSize, and Sony), satellite broadcasting, audio conferencing, audio and streaming video. In addition we offer telecommunications and video conference training.

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