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Voice and Video Conferencing Fundamentals Design, develop, select, deploy, and support advanced IP-based audio and video conferencing systems Scott Firestone, Thiya Ramalingam, Steve Fry As audio and video conferencing move rapidly into the mainstream, customers and end users are demanding unprecedented performance, reliability, scalability, and security. In Voice and Vide Voice and Video Conferencing Fundamentals Design, develop, select, deploy, and support advanced IP-based audio and video conferencing systems Scott Firestone, Thiya Ramalingam, Steve Fry As audio and video conferencing move rapidly into the mainstream, customers and end users are demanding unprecedented performance, reliability, scalability, and security. In Voice and Video Conferencing Fundamentals, three leading experts systematically introduce the principles, technologies, and protocols underlying today's state-of-the-art conferencing systems. Discover how to use these concepts and techniques to deliver unified, presence-enabled services that integrate voice, video, telephony, networks, and the Internet--and enable breakthrough business collaboration. The authors begin with a clear, concise overview of current voice and video conferencing, including system components, operational modes, endpoints, features, and user interactivity. Next, they illuminate conferencing architectures, offering practical insights for designing today's complex IP-based conferencing and collaboration systems. Topics covered in this book include video codecs, media control, SIP and H.323 protocols and applications, lip synchronization in video conferencing, security, and much more. Throughout the book, the authors draw on their extensive experience as Cisco(R) technical leaders, showing how to avoid the most common pitfalls that arise in planning, deployment, and administration. Voice and Video Conferencing Fundamentals is for every professional involved with audio or video conferencing: network and system administrators, engineers, technology managers, and Cisco solution partners alike. Whether you're involved with design, development, selection, implementation, management, or support, you'll find the in-depth knowledge you need to succeed. Scott Firestone holds a master's degree in computer science from MIT and has designed video conferencing and voice products since 1992, resulting in five patents. Thiya Ramalingam is an engineering manager for the Cisco Unified Communications organization. Thiya holds a master's degree in computer engineering and an MBA degree from San Jose State University. Steve Fry, a technical leader in the Cisco Unified Communication organization, has spent the last several years designing and developing telephony and conferencing products. Thoroughly understand the fundamentals of audio and video conferencing over IP networks Architect networks for optimal performance and reliability in conferencing applications Leverage new advances in video architecture, from emerging codecs to distributed implementations Understand how SIP and H.323 compare, and when to use each Optimize synchronization between audio and video Secure conferencing traffic without compromising performance or connectivity Learn how to evaluate vendors and make better buying decisions Foreword Introduction Chapter 1 Overview of Conferencing Services Chapter 2 Conferencing System Design and Architecture Chapter 3 Fundamentals of Video Compression Chapter 4 Media Control and Transport Chapter 5 Signaling Protocols: Conferencing Using SIP Chapter 6 Signaling Protocols: Conferencing Using H. Chapter 7 Lip Synchronization in Video Conferencing Chapter 8 Security Design in Conferencing Appendix A Video Codec Standards This book is part of the Cisco Press(R) Fundamentals Series. Books in this series introduce networking professionals to new networking technologies, covering network topologies, sample deployment concepts, protocols, and management techniques. Category: Cisco Press/Networking Covers: Voice and video conferencing 1587052687


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Voice and Video Conferencing Fundamentals Design, develop, select, deploy, and support advanced IP-based audio and video conferencing systems Scott Firestone, Thiya Ramalingam, Steve Fry As audio and video conferencing move rapidly into the mainstream, customers and end users are demanding unprecedented performance, reliability, scalability, and security. In Voice and Vide Voice and Video Conferencing Fundamentals Design, develop, select, deploy, and support advanced IP-based audio and video conferencing systems Scott Firestone, Thiya Ramalingam, Steve Fry As audio and video conferencing move rapidly into the mainstream, customers and end users are demanding unprecedented performance, reliability, scalability, and security. In Voice and Video Conferencing Fundamentals, three leading experts systematically introduce the principles, technologies, and protocols underlying today's state-of-the-art conferencing systems. Discover how to use these concepts and techniques to deliver unified, presence-enabled services that integrate voice, video, telephony, networks, and the Internet--and enable breakthrough business collaboration. The authors begin with a clear, concise overview of current voice and video conferencing, including system components, operational modes, endpoints, features, and user interactivity. Next, they illuminate conferencing architectures, offering practical insights for designing today's complex IP-based conferencing and collaboration systems. Topics covered in this book include video codecs, media control, SIP and H.323 protocols and applications, lip synchronization in video conferencing, security, and much more. Throughout the book, the authors draw on their extensive experience as Cisco(R) technical leaders, showing how to avoid the most common pitfalls that arise in planning, deployment, and administration. Voice and Video Conferencing Fundamentals is for every professional involved with audio or video conferencing: network and system administrators, engineers, technology managers, and Cisco solution partners alike. Whether you're involved with design, development, selection, implementation, management, or support, you'll find the in-depth knowledge you need to succeed. Scott Firestone holds a master's degree in computer science from MIT and has designed video conferencing and voice products since 1992, resulting in five patents. Thiya Ramalingam is an engineering manager for the Cisco Unified Communications organization. Thiya holds a master's degree in computer engineering and an MBA degree from San Jose State University. Steve Fry, a technical leader in the Cisco Unified Communication organization, has spent the last several years designing and developing telephony and conferencing products. Thoroughly understand the fundamentals of audio and video conferencing over IP networks Architect networks for optimal performance and reliability in conferencing applications Leverage new advances in video architecture, from emerging codecs to distributed implementations Understand how SIP and H.323 compare, and when to use each Optimize synchronization between audio and video Secure conferencing traffic without compromising performance or connectivity Learn how to evaluate vendors and make better buying decisions Foreword Introduction Chapter 1 Overview of Conferencing Services Chapter 2 Conferencing System Design and Architecture Chapter 3 Fundamentals of Video Compression Chapter 4 Media Control and Transport Chapter 5 Signaling Protocols: Conferencing Using SIP Chapter 6 Signaling Protocols: Conferencing Using H. Chapter 7 Lip Synchronization in Video Conferencing Chapter 8 Security Design in Conferencing Appendix A Video Codec Standards This book is part of the Cisco Press(R) Fundamentals Series. Books in this series introduce networking professionals to new networking technologies, covering network topologies, sample deployment concepts, protocols, and management techniques. Category: Cisco Press/Networking Covers: Voice and video conferencing 1587052687

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  1. 4 out of 5

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    In the corporate world, the meetings are constant, they happen daily, several times a day. Whether it's solving simple things or organizing great projects, these moments of professional meetings are important for the development and growth of all businesses, regardless of the size and industry in which they are located. However, the time spent in locomotion until the meetings are great, in addition to that sometimes the face-to-face meeting is not feasible for some participants. This is where te In the corporate world, the meetings are constant, they happen daily, several times a day. Whether it's solving simple things or organizing great projects, these moments of professional meetings are important for the development and growth of all businesses, regardless of the size and industry in which they are located. However, the time spent in locomotion until the meetings are great, in addition to that sometimes the face-to-face meeting is not feasible for some participants. This is where technological solutions such as Video Conferencing, which allows the professional to hold meetings with customers, partners and other collaborators from all over the world from within the company, sitting at his desk. However, it is not only the convenience that companies take to adhere to this form of communication, check out other benefits of using video conferencing in your company and start using the technology to your advantage. Conference room phone   Reduction of costs Which company does not want to save, does not it? Reducing costs is one of the main factors driving companies to join video conferences. Only with the internet connection is it possible to hold numerous video conferences without adding new costs to your planning as would happen with the calls. In addition to cutting fuel costs, tickets, lodging, food and other common expenses when it is necessary to travel to meetings, there is also a time savings of all participants involved. With the generated economy, it is feasible to allocate investments to strategic areas of the company, contributing to the generation of profitability and operational performance.   Increased competitiveness and efficiency Without the displacement disorder, your company gets a more agile and efficient management. Decision making and elucidation of doubts are quicker and simpler, and all this agility directly reflects on the results of the business that becomes more competitive in the market. One is deceived who believes that only some sectors of the company are benefited with this technology, By having access to video conferencing for remote meetings, your company gains in competitiveness by providing a more efficient and agile management, without the inconvenience of the displacements, as mentioned, and accomplishing more tasks with fewer resources than normal. The entire operation of your company can benefit from the use of video conferences, from the board of directors to technicians, analysts and all the operations, it is enough that the moment and the need are timely.   Improved productivity and time optimization Without spending hours on commutes, employees begin to produce more. This factor combined with increased competitiveness and operational efficiency make your company much more productive and makes each employee's time more profitable. Even within the city itself, travel is time-consuming, since most cities have congested traffic for most of the day. One of the main advantages of video conferencing is to eliminate this need to leave the front of the computer to meet someone. Simply stop your activities at the agreed time, turn on the video conferencing software and talk. So the processes keep happening and the productivity does not diminish.   Facilitates communication and strengthens the company image Making presentations becomes more practical and uncomplicated with video conferencing. As a strategy, some companies adopt this technology in several areas to serve, sell and relate to customers. Thus, it is possible to ensure the satisfaction of your customers and improve the relationship with them. In addition to enabling more efficient communication with customers, partners, suppliers and even internally. Video conferencing increases credibility and reinforces the image of the business in front of the market as a modern, dynamic company, concerned with following technological and corporate market trends and with the capacity to invest in these innovations.   Sharing Information With good video conferencing software, meeting participants can exchange documents, presentations and even share their screen with others, allowing for greater clarity of information. This feature also allows, for the most part, the recording of the meeting that can be shared with someone who could not attend or be stored as the meeting's electronic minutes.

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    The chapter on video encoding is very good. The rest, not so much.

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