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Video conferencing

The act of participating in a video teleconference (often known as a video conference).

Video conferencing has in the past been relatively expensive, but prices are now coming down considerably, as it is possible for anyone with a fast enough internet connection to operate a video conference. Sometimes the conferencing takes place over a private network or VPN, which guarantees better performance, but there will be a trend towards running video conferences over the public internet as technology improves.

Video conferencing can be used for

and has the advantage that it can reduce the need for travel. This can also

Because participants in a video conference may be working in different time zones, care must be taken with the organisation.

Video conferencing can also be used within organisations to provide immediate telepresence, using internal LANs as the communications infrastructure.