The open concept: Multi-Point Video-conferencing

What is it?

Video conferencing often referred, as teleconferencing, is a full or limited motion two-way video delivered in conjunction with two-way audio communication. Both client and server control the presentation on all monitors. Usually broadcast over a high capacity communication system due to the high bandwidth demands of video.

Multi-point video conferencing is a full or limited motion multi-way video delivered in conjunction with multi-way audio communication.

The ZEM client software has a multi-point video conferencing (VC) engine. The idea of VC is that it lets you bring teams of colleagues together simultaneously to work and communicate on the shared telepathology application.

The system not only enhances your PC's existing capabilities with audio conferencing and videoconferencing, but also enables you to share your existing PC applications. That means you can exchange documents interactively and access informations while you are online.

What are the advantages?

  • Participants in a session can communicate with each other real-time, discussing the microscope images that are shown in a different window on the same screen.
  • The ZEM software allows multiple participants communicate with each other at the same time.
  • ZEM Technology is using the so-called Desktop Video Conferencing System. This is the most economic of the three basic types and is now being promoted by Intel and Apple. In its simplest form, this system involves setting up a camera, monitor, microphone, and loudspeaker in two rooms and connecting them together on a computer network. The multipoint technology of the ZEM software is a unique feature: there is no limitation in linking the amount of users to each other.
  • Any hardware-system that has a 'Video for Windows' driver installed, is supported. There is no need to purchase additional (dedicated, expensive) equipment. This covers most conferencing cameras, web-cams and frame grabbers. The advantage is that standard computers can be configured in no time in order to participate to a session.
  • The ZEM systems use technologies (various CODECS) that optimise the use of bandwidth.

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