Videoconference - as a service


The conference with the signal transfer from various video and audio sources


Video conference is the conference with two-way audio and video communications between remote participants. In some cases, communication can be two-way via audio, and one way via video. For example, a presenter performs certain manipulations that need to be demonstrated and voiced for the audience, and the audience would like to ask questions in the process. We usually have such a situation during the work of a surgeon during an operation: viewers see all the actions, hear comments and ask questions. At the same time, the surgeon does not need to see the audience, because he is busy with the operation process.

If audio and video are transmitted only in one direction, then this is an online broadcast.

Examples of video conference:
  1. Video conference between the audience and the dental clinic.
  2. Video conferencing between the operating room and the conference room.

Videoconference - as a service.

Andrew Shapovalov, Deputy Director of LEATER PLUS, answers customer questions

Question: What is the difference between a video conference and video broadcast?

Answer: Sometimes our customers who need to organize a video conference ask us to organize a video broadcast.

The difference between video conference and video broadcast is that video conference provides a dialogue between participants. Participants should not feel delays in the transmission of speech and images. In order to minimize delays between speech and images, specialized sets of equipment are used in order to generate and to process sound and video signals with the highest possible speed.

Question: You mentioned a video broadcast, but you did not say anything about a television bridge. What is a television bridge?

Answer: The term television bridge came to us from television. For viewers who watched the first television bridges, the television bridge meant the same thing as videoconference means for us in our time. The term teleconference is used in our time in order to emphasize the presence of a large distance between the studios involved in the video conference.

Question: What specialized sets of equipment are used for the technical support of the video conference at LEATER PLUS?

Answer: For providing video conferences, we use universal sets of equipment from a world-recognized leader in the production of equipment. This is Cisco (Tandberg). The kits are designed to be switched on via communication channels and provide video conferencing with similar video conferencing kits of the same or other brands worldwide.

Question: How does a video conference from LITER PLUS differ from a Skype session?

Answer: If we talk about terminology, then a Skype communication session in terms of its functions is also a kind of video conference, although with known technical limitations. The difference is that Skype is focused on communication between users of home computers. Of course, in front of the webcam of one computer, you can place a whole family, but this will not turn the living room into a professional studio. I myself used to communicate with my friends and relatives via Skype and I was completely tolerant to the loss of communication, the blurry moving image, and the distorted camera angles. At the same time, I am aware that on Skype I do not have the opportunity to participate in a video conference with sites equipped with professional equipment.

Question: Can we use the video conferencing technique to conduct video broadcasts?

Answer: Yes, it is possible, especially in those cases when the customer makes high demands on image quality. A typical example is the translation of the course of surgical operations from operating rooms for participants in a medical seminar, that is, a video conference between the operating room and the audience with the audience. In addition to the image from the close-up camera, surgeons need to observe the image from specialized medical cameras that form the signal in HD format. Participants in the video conference ask the surgeon questions and he answers these questions during the operation. This is the case when, in addition to high image quality, a high signal transmission speed is also required. None of the alternative image and sound transmission technologies solves such a problem.

Question: How to order a video conference service from LEATER PLUS?

Answer: A simple and understandable answer to this question is contained on our website in the section on the description of equipment for video conferences. Call or mail to us and we will help you to choose the right videoconference kit, channel type, and all the additional equipment.