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Video Teleconferencing, also known as VTC, is a telecommunication technology that allows different locations the ability to have a two-way video and audio communication simultaneously. This allows business meetings to take place in the privacy of their own office or home no matter where they are located in the World. VTC is becoming popular choice for meetings, and colleges, the military utilizes VTC in classrooms and families of deployed service members can communicated from overseas with one another. There are advantages and disadvantages to VTC. In order to understand the advantages and disadvantages, one must first understand how the technology system operates. VTC uses a digital compression of both video and audio in real time. Ones and zeroes are used in digital technology and are subdivided into what is called label packets. These packets are then transmitted through the digital network where they are converted between analog and digital format. In order to convert the signals a Coder/Decoder or CODEC is used. Some items that are required consist of video camera, computer, microphones, monitors, webcam, speakers, internet or landline, television, or projector. The computer is “a data processing unit that ties together the other components, does the compressing and decompressing, and initiates and maintains the data linkage via the network.” (Videoconferencing) Later in the paper, I will go into more detail of the VTC structure. Advantages to VTC consist of economic pressure that businesses must be more efficient and at the same time reduce costs. VTC allows communication with partners and suppliers around the world without having to incur addition costs such as long distance and international rates, cost for hotels and air fares including car rental and meals. Globalizations not only are enterprises today managing trade across borders and outsourcing…...

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