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I have to set up a video conferencing system

Hardware: polycom.com

Services: webex.com

If some one could explain in laymans terms how the above  works its for a small business to conference with its clients
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by:majorwoo
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John,

How much do you want to know about it?  Polycom makes a video unit that converts the video to a digital format.  They send it to webex.  Webex hosts the meeting such that when you as the admin connect and create it, anyone else who connects to the same meeting will get your video/audio feed.  It's not any different then anything else over the internet, the difference is webex is taking care of all the hosting for you to make your life simple.  You could do it yourself if you wanted to set it up, and had the bandwidth for multiple people to connect to.  Really you are paying for the convenience of webex handling that end for you, and for your other members to dial in to their bandwidth, which is probably more then yours (so less jerky videos).

It's just like a teleconference, only instead of the phone dialing in, your computer does.

Josh
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by:john
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The  Polycom  video unit is that similar to a webcam connecting to your computer?
whats the difference?

Thanks
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Yeah, think of it as a professional webcam, that's exactly what it is.

It's a bit like comparing a hona to a lexus or something, but you have the idea down.

Set this unit:
http://www.polycom.com/products_services/0,1816,pw-35-4363,00.html

Is basically a monitor with a webcam attached to it, not much different then hooking up a webcam to your laptop and using netmeeting to connect them.
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