Definitions for "Web conferencing"
Web conferencing uses the Internet to allow users to collaborate with one another using their PCs. Using Web conferencing, meeting participants can share presentations and other contents of their PC desktop. Web conferencing can be particularly effective for delivering training presentations to large, dispersed groups. Web conferencing usually requires a computer with an Internet browser and an Internet connection of 56 Kbps or above. Web conferencing may also offer several other options such as web-based chat, tools to annotate presentations, streaming audio and video, and other tools. Web conferencing is highly complementary to both video and voice conferencing. Web conferences are nearly always accompanied by voice or video conferences. Web conferencing can also be an ideal supplement to a video conference for participants who do not have access to a video endpoint.
Web conferencing utilises tools that most of us use on a daily basis – our PC, our telephone, and the Internet. By integrating ‘rich media communications' technologies such as voice, video and data in a web-based browser, you are able to communicate and collaborate in ‘real-time' with customers, suppliers, employees and business partners regardless of time or location.
A conference conducted via the World Wide Web between two or more participants in different locations. Text, audio or video may be used to communicate in "real time" or in an asynchronous environment.
A term that describes the industry forming around the creation of virtual events. This industry is a convergence of phone and web technology developed to provide cost-effective interactive communication channels for individuals and businesses.