What is webcasting?
Different from Video Conferencing?
What are the drivers?
Key market technologies
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There is often confusion between
webcast and videoconference terminology as they appear to use similar
to communicate/work at a distance. The principle difference is
that video conferencing is designed to allow two-way communication
between distant locations (many-to-many), where as webcasting is
a primarily broadcast medium, (in one direction, one-to-many).
Videoconference work requires low latency and is technically challenging
to scale beyond a few participants. Webcasting with it’s
one to many design can more readily scale limited only by available
Video conferencing best serves remote meetings with a small number
of active participants, and where bi-directional communication
is essential. Webcasting is ideally for events such as presentations,
lecturers, or anything that might be on TV or radio, and can leverage
similar methods as TV and radio use for getting a small element
of remote audience participation.