Sony offers two basic types of video conferencing systems, each one offering its own blend of benefits to suit a wide range of visual communications needs – from individual executives working in their own office to larger meetings in a boardroom or auditorium.
The concept of videoconferencing is not a new one – it has been around for nearly half a century and is continuing to evolve. One of the earliest video conferencing systems, the AT&T Picturephone, was built in 1956 and introduced at the New York World’s Fair in 1964. Since that time, the industry has developed and matured into what it is today. With the advent of IP networking and IP telephony solutions, video conferencing today has become more widespread and affordable than ever before. In the information age, we need to share greater volumes of information as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible with people in different locations around the world. This need for more effective communication has driven the need for better videoconferencing systems – systems that can make you feel as if you are meeting face to face, systems that allow you to share data seamlessly and systems that are as easy to use as a telephone.