Video Conferencing and Telepresence Definitions

  • #

    4K video resolution

    4K video resolution is high-definition (HD) video that has four times the resolution of 1080p HD video.

  • P

    podcasting

    Podcasting is the preparation and distribution of audio files using RSS to the computers of subscribed users. These files may then be uploaded to digital music or multimedia players like the iPod. A podcast can be easily created from a digital audio file. The podcaster first saves the file as an MP3 and then uploads it to the Web site of a service provider. The MP3 file gets its own URL, which is inserted into an RSS XML document as an enclosure within an XML tag.

  • R

    real-time communications (RTC)

    Real-time communications (RTC) is any mode of telecommunications in which all users can exchange information instantly or with negligible latency. In this context, the term "real-time" is synonymous with "live." (Continued)

  • Real-Time Transport Control Protocol (RTCP)

    Real-Time Transport Control Protocol (RTCP) is a protocol that works with Real-Time Protocol (RTP) to monitor data delivery on large multicast networks, mainly for streaming media, telephony and video conferencing.

  • RoundTable

    Microsoft RoundTable is a videoconference device designed to simulate in-person meetings... (Continued)

  • S

    Session Announcement Protocol (SAP)

    Session Announcement Protocol (SAP) is a protocol used to define the format and describe the information that will be exchanged during a multicast conferencing session. 

  • Skype protocol

    Skype protocol is a peer-to-peer Internet telephony protocol used to move encrypted voice over IP (VoIP) traffic between Skype members' computers (peers).

  • streaming video

    Streaming video is content sent in compressed form over the Internet and displayed by the viewer in real time.

  • T

    T.38 fax over IP (FoIP protocol)

    T.38 is a protocol for sending faxes over a voice over IP (VoIP) network or the Internet in real time.

  • teleconference

    A teleconference is a telephone meeting among two or more participants involving technology more sophisticated than a simple two-way phone connection.

  • V

    Video as a Service (VaaS)

    Video as a Service (VaaS) is a delivery model where video conferencing capabilities are outsourced to a managed service provider and delivered over an IP network.

  • video conference (video conferencing)

    A video conference is a live connection between people in separate locations for the purpose of communication, usually involving video, audio and text.

  • virtual meeting room

    A virtual meeting room is a cloud-based collaboration space that allows people in disparate geographical locations to meet in real time.

  • W

    web conferencing

    Web conferencing is a form of communication that enables real-time sharing of computer screens, applications or web-based content among two or more devices.

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