Learn how to successfully install and manage a visual telephony system in corporate, medical, legal, sales, educational, and other environments with this practical resource. Easy-to-follow discussions on the applications and benefits of videoconferencing, distance education, and telemedicine help project managers, consultants, and sales and marketing professionals comprehend the broad range of uses for visual telephony. Two chapters devoted to financial analysis show how to cost-justify a system, while other chapters explain the issues associated with audio/visual components, digital video compression equipment, and international standards. Practical illustrations and clear writing help make this book a perfect reference for newcomers to the field of video telephony.
Table of Contents:
Contents: Getting Started With Visual Telephony Visual Telephony: Applications and Benefits. Sources of Expertise. Applications and Typical Installations Videoconferencing. Distance Education. Telemedicine. Law and Criminal Justice. Sales and Marketing. Equipment and Environment Cameras. Display Systems. Audio. Control Systems. Ancillary Equipment. Site Selection and Preparation. Networking North American Telephone Network Architecture. Transmission. Video Codes. Video Network Options. Multipoint. Financial Analysis Cost Justification Theory. Financial Analysis of Visual Telephony. Appendices