Virtual Conferencing is the current trend in the business world. An increasing number of business houses are using webinar services today. Webinars and video conferences are slowing becoming the norm when it comes to online communications systems in the work place. They are fast, convenient, economical and their use eliminates or drastically reduces the need to travel for meetings.
Presently, several webinar services offer free video conferencing online. These services have been known to provide the required infrastructure to host and conduct a video conference. They also provide a number of additional featured benefits which ensures the smooth accessibility and effectiveness of web conferences.
Here are some of the popular features of video conferencing solutions:
- Site Certification
This feature enables the host to examine all the endpoints before the conference starts. Using this feature, the host conducts tests to ensure quality connectivity to and from every endpoint and certify the endpoints as functional nodes of the conference.
- Multiparty Participation
This feature enables the participation of a large number of endpoints in the conference. Thereby, it ensures an easy channel of communication among multiple participants in a webinar. This feature also allows the host to determine the degree of participation for different participants.
- Quick meet
This is a very useful feature which allows endpoints to send a request to join a particular conference, which needs to be accepted by the host. The quick meet feature also allows participants to send requests to nodes in their networks inviting them to join the conference at any point of time.
- Voice Activated Switching Mode
This feature activates the mode in which all the participating end-points can view and hear the current speaker. As soon as the speaker changes, the broadcast display is switched to the new speaker.
- Continuous Presence Mode
This is the feature which activates the mode in which all the speakers are broadcast together in multiple windows.
- Lecture Mode
This feature enables the host to fix the broadcast on one speaker who is delivering the lecture addressed to all the participants.
- Presentation Mode
This is another useful feature which allows a host to broadcast his/her presentation on the screen. However, this requires the installation of a presentation viewing facility on the receiver’s system.
- Video Help Desk
This is a great feature which permits the participants to ask queries and seek solutions from experts regarding technical problems faced during the video conference. The expert can provide solutions using the same video communication service in real time.
- Recording Services
This feature of video conferencing facilitates the recording of the web conference for the purpose of offline reviewing.
- Data Encryption
This important feature ensures the security of the information being exchanged in a video conference. All data is restricted to the active participants, which is then encrypted to avoid unauthorized phishing.