8 Important Video Conferencing Terms You Need to Know

Video conferencing, like a lot of things, can seem more complicated than it is, especially if you’re just starting to learn about the technology and what it can do for your business.  If you’ve done any research into the solutions on the market, you’ve probably come across a baffling array of tech jargon: 1080p30, H.264, clustering, cloud computing, standard internet protocol, and the list goes on and on.  It’s enough to make your eyes glaze over – and make you wonder if the whole video conferencing thing is really worth all the confusion.

The value of a video conferencing solution that meets the unique needs and demands of your company is definitely worth the time and effort that goes into finding it, but without a little guidance, it’s easy to get lost. That’s why LifeSize has put together a short glossary of must-know terms: to make the search as easy for video conferencing newbies as possible.

1. Data Sharing. The ability to show data over a video conference call. (Also referred to as content sharing.)

2. Endpoint. A video conferencing device.

3. Firewall Traversal. Technology that allows traffic between an organization’s
internal network and the Internet.

4. Interoperability. The ability of systems from different manufacturers to
work together.

5. Pixel. The smallest element of an image that can be individually
processed in a video display system.

6. Scalability. The ability of a system, network or process to be
increased to accommodate growth.

7. Streaming. The ability to convert a video image and send a video
stream, while on a video call, to a specific webpage. On
that webpage, other people can view the video call in real
time or can watch the recording after the call is over.

8. Virtualization. The separation of hardware and software, allowing
applications to run anywhere.

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