A teleconference or teleseminar is the live exchange and mass articulation of information among several persons and machines remote from one another but linked by a telecommunications system. Terms such as audio conferencing, telephone conferencing and phone conferencing are also sometimes used to refer to teleconferencing.
The telecommunications system may support the teleconference by providing one or more of the following: audio, video, and/or data services by one or more means, such as telephone, computer, telegraph, teletypewriter, radio, and television.
Internet teleconferencing includes internet telephone conferencing, videoconferencing, web conferencing, and Augmented Reality conferencing.
Internet telephony involves conducting a teleconference over the Internet or a Wide Area Network. One key technology in this area is Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP). Popular software for personal use includes Skype, Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger.
Case: Globe Business offers futuristic conferencing solutions
(The Philippine Star) | Updated December 24, 2012 – 12:00am
MANILA, Philippines – Crucial business decisions depend on quick communication and coordination but in this world where business is conducted globally, with business partners in many separate locations, is there a way to make meetings and conferences more efficient, more timely, more affordable and less stressful?
The traditional way is for business associates to travel to a set location for their meetings. This is not always the best option, however. Traffic, airport delays, the high cost of travel, and even natural disasters are factors that make traveling for business impractical in many cases.
Nowadays, traveling to a meeting could mean added cost in terms of time, stress, and money. The best solution, of course, is to allow business partners to communicate while staying in their own locations.
Teleconferencing: A new level
Globe Business uses the latest in telecom technology to make teleconferencing faster, with greater clarity, reliability and depth, and at a more affordable cost.
“Globe Business has a set of services we call ‘Collaboration Solutions.’ These are various types of audio and video conferencing options that businesses can avail themselves of to get their meetings done quickly and conveniently — so they can make faster, better decisions, get desired results quicker, and meet their goals,” said Manny Escosa, Globe Business marketing head for small and medium business segments.
“The high level of telecom technology we have today makes teleconferencing an even more viable option, compared to actual physical travel for business, than it was 10 or even five years ago. Business travel may not become totally unnecessary but with Globe Business Collaborative Solutions, companies can significantly cut down on the business trips they need to make. This saves time, effort, and money,” Escosa said.
All offices have handy communication devices: the landline and the mobile phone. With Globe Business Audio Conferencing, these existing devices can be networked to create a conference call network between business colleagues and/or their customers and suppliers.
With Globe Audio Conferencing, business communication is enhanced so that ideas are exchanged quickly and easily. It also eliminates the need to travel and meet with business associates in different locations.
The next level of collaboration facilitated by Globe Business is the Globe Business Web Conferencing service. This solution combines desktop sharing through Web browser, video streaming, and phone (mobile and landline) conferencing to allow communication between business partners, customers and suppliers. Participants in the conference have the advantage of seeing and hearing one another.
Globe Business Telepresence
The most advanced level of Globe Business Collaboration Solutions is Globe Business Telepresence. This uses advanced collaboration technology — including high-definition video and spatial discrete audio — to create “virtual presences” or life-sized images of the conference participants.
It’s the closest thing to an in-person experience. Conference participants feel that they are interacting with each other, in-person, inside one room. They can make eye contact with each other. The life-size images display smooth and realistic motion, so that gestures and facial expressions look clear and natural. The advanced audio makes sounds natural and in-sync with the video images.
The experience of using Globe Business Telepresence is life-like and simple, so participants can engage each other for several hours in close interaction without feeling fatigued. This solution is best used during critical negotiations, when meeting participants from different cultures, and for information sharing between experts.
Discover futuristic, reliable, efficient, and effective teleconferencing options with these Globe Business Collaboration solutions. Consult a Globe Business account manager, visit Globe stores, call the Globe Business hotline at +632 730-1010 or log on to http: / / www.globe.com.ph/business to find out more.
Globe Business, the corporate arm of Globe Telecom, provides wireless and wireline solutions for a diverse set of industries, businesses, and commercial enterprises.
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