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Last modified: Monday, June 09, 2003 

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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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.

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

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.

ObjectWorld Inc.
Home page of ObjectWorld Inc., developers of computer telephony and video conferencing products.

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.

Yahoo!'s videoconferencing page
Yahoo!'s directory of videoconferencing.

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