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  1. 1. Video Conferencing:
  2. 2. What is Video Conferencing? <ul><li>Interactive telecommunication technology </li></ul><ul><li>Conference between two or more participants at different sites by transmitting audio and video data </li></ul><ul><li>Tools: Video camera, microphone, speakers on device </li></ul>
  3. 3. Video Conferencing Cell Phones: A Bust! <ul><li>Buy a specific phone </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of the cell phone is expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Poor image and sound quality </li></ul><ul><li>Position of the camera is in the back of the phone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Awkward </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pointless </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Video Chat Software
  5. 5. Skype <ul><li>Software application that allows users to make voice and video calls over the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Initial names: “Sky peer-to-peer” and was abbreviated to “Skyper” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Since the domain name was taken, the creators dropped the “r” and left the current title “Skype” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Special features: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conference Calls with multiple people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send Files instantly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect to your land line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get your calls forwarded when you’re offline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send Text from skype </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incoming calls from anyone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Great for individuals and businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free: Both users having Skype accounts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay as you go or Monthly payment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calls to landlines and call phones </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Top 3 Video Conferencing sites <ul><li>iChat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have Mac computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>expensive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2009: est. 12% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most businesses use PC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Talk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Both parties have to have gmail account </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul>
  7. 7. Skype in a Business Aspect <ul><li>Great way to communicate in real time </li></ul><ul><li>A way to communicate without physically being there </li></ul><ul><li>Can work anywhere at anytime </li></ul><ul><li>Better communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Less errors: everyone can look at the document at the same time and communicate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changes are visible </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Deal with off shore clients </li></ul><ul><li>Establish and maintain business relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Improves Customer service </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Rip Curl <ul><li>3,000 people world wide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Their challenge: How do you collaborate when you’re in different countries and time zones? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Skype Standard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affordable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No misunderstandings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Using video conferencing and file sharing there are less errors on products </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Skype and Education <ul><li>Video conferencing with authors </li></ul><ul><li>Tutor session </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Language tutor around the world </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Study sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Great way to Q & A with teachers and T.As </li></ul>
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