1. Network Planning Worksheets
Getting Started with Video Conferencing
Many organizations today are considering the purchase of a video conferencing solution. These solutions give you the
benefits of face-to-face meetings without leaving the office. As a result, not only can you reduce travel, facilities and
recruitment costs, you can also enhance team collaboration and your ability to manage geographically dispersed
Implementing a visual communications network requires that you take steps to ensure that the systems and
applications you select meet end user usability requirements and that your organization is prepared from a
management and IT perspective. IT considerations include installing endpoints, bridges, management software as
well as NAT Firewall Traversal and Recording/Streaming solutions. Not only will you need to determine which of these
components, and how many of them, you will require, you must also ensure that your network has sufficient
bandwidth to meet their demands.
This guide is designed to help you plan what you need to get started adding video conferencing to your network.