Videoconferencing Demystified

Steven Shepard

  • 出版商: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 出版日期: 2002-07-22
  • 售價: $1,600
  • 貴賓價: 9.8$1,568
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 338
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0071400850
  • ISBN-13: 9780071400855

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* See examples of videoconferencing from top products and technologies that demonstrate different sampling rates

* Color illustrations to augment the books black and white illustrations

HASSLE-FREE VIDEOCONFERENCING--MAKING VIDEO SERVICES WORK


In classic Demystified style, expert Steven Shepard unpacks videoconferencing technology and shows you how to bring it to any business. Just as importantly, he makes it plain what the technologies are good for and where they fall short.


YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK IF--

* Your travel budget is down, and so is employees yearning to fly

* Distance learning, virtual meetings, and videoconferences are looking more and more appealing

* There are rent-or-buy or product choice decisions to be made

* Sample video streams, independent product evaluations, and expert insights could help you make your choices

* Your firm is sizing up videoconferencing, and your middle name is deployment

* You want to know about LAN capacity, IP multicasting, and Web conferencing

* You need answers on baseline technologies, equipment issues, network compliance, regulations, standards, and QoS

* A failed system is not an option

* Investing in a business with an exponential growth rate has its appeal (and you want to know where its best to put your money)

* You have an unquenchable curiosity about new communications technologies and how they work


Videoconferencing has come of age. Viable technologies, workable economics, and surging demand for virtual meetings have fueled 300% growth in a single quarter. This book shows you how to bring videoconferencing benefits to your business.

       

     Acknowledgments
     Foreword
   PART 1: CONFERENCING APPLICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES
    Why Conferencing?
    Conferencing Modes
    Conferencing Applications
    Conference Techniques
    Streaming Media
    Video Technology
    Marketplace Realities
    56 kbps Modems
    Wireless Access Technologies
    Transport Technologies
    Terminating the Signal
    Virtual Reality
    An Image of the Future
    Back to Real Reality
   PART 2: THE VIDEOCONFERENCING INDUSTRY
    System Manufacturers
    Bridge Providers
    Backbone Providers
    The Service Providers
   PART 3: CONDUCTING A SUCCESSFUL CONFERENCE
    The Corporate Videoconferencing Facility
    Articles
    Web Resources
    Photo Credits
    Corporate Trends
    Media History in Adult Education
    Back to Diving
    Conclusion
     APPENDICES A through E
     Index