Video conferencing technology continues to expand

Friday, September 24 2010

Can your network support video conferencing? You may actually be closer to the latest in video conferencing technology than you think.

There was a time, not very long ago, when voice actually took up more network bandwidth than data did. Among the reasons were the rudimentary needs for data communications and voice consuming at least 64kbps of dedicated bandwidth per conversation, according to Network World. This was part of the impetus that spurred the rapid and exponential growth in bandwidth availability - a field that continues to expand at unprecedented speeds today.

In fact, Network World reports, chances are pretty good that your cell phone has more data transmission capability than most major corporations did just 25 years ago.

For all these reasons, it may be time to consider investing in video conferencing equipment. Prices are affordable and the technology is becoming more and more popular for its ability to connect people across towns, states and even continents without the hassle and expense of travel. If you do your research, the odds are good that you'll find a video conferencing solution that meets your needs and budget.