A video-conference has the following advantages:.
It avoids the participants having to spend time travelling to meet each other. The participants in different locations are able to work on the same electronic document.
Seeing the person that you are communicating with can give important visual clues that are not available during a telephone conversation. It can be used to allow an expert to investigate a problem without making a site visit, for example an engineer could view components that have failed so that the correct replacement parts can be supplied.
The disadvantages of video-conferencing are:. A high bandwidth communication link is required to transmit and receive high quality images.
There is a short time lag between speaking and receiving a response that can disrupt the natural flow of a conversation. High quality dedicated video-conferencing systems are expensive to buy.
Audio and Video-Conferencing - Chapter-4 - ICT
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Codes of Conduct. Saves travel costs.
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