What is Desktop Video Conferencing?

This guide aims to provide an introduction to Desktop Video Conferencing. You may be familiar with video conferencing, where participants typically book a designated conference room and communicate with another group in a similar room on another site via a large screen display. Desktop video conferencing (DVC), as the name suggests, allows users to video conference from the comfort of their own office, workplace or home via a desktop/laptop Personal Computer. DVC provides live audio and visual communication in real time from a standard PC and allows one to one and multiple user conferences by participants in different physical locations. Some software features a ‘whiteboard’ on the computer screen for information exchange and the option to show or share documents and websites between the participants.

For further information on video conferencing please download the 'How to get started with desktop video conferencing' PDF.

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