Audio Conference Basics
Audio conference is a technology that enables large numbers
of people to connect with each other over the phone in
a virtual meeting room at a pre-arranged time. Also known
as conference calling, an audio conference is an inexpensive
yet efficient way for participants and groups from different
locations to hold business and staff meetings, training
sessions, consultation, etc. using this telephone technology.
|A Brief Guide to Audio
|Audio conferencing provides
a way for businesses and other groups to interact,
without having to travel to each other's offices.
The savings in time and travel expenses quickly
make up for the cost of audio conferencing
services and equipment. Audio conferencing
usually involves other types of teleconferencing
technology, such as video and collaborative
software. Collaborative software is software
that one user may send to other users for
simultaneous viewing and modification. For
example, if the group wants to work on a diagram,
it can be seen and drawn upon by anybody in
the conference via a special electronic whiteboard.
More and more businesses and organizations are harnessing
the power of audio call conference worldwide, and many
industries use conference calling extensively in their
day-to-day business operations. Now, aside from audio
conferencing, advanced video conferencing and web conferencing
are also available in the business marketplace for the
most demanding multimedia applications.
As companies have recognized the need to expand their
businesses in the international arena, communication through
audio call conference is the key to success. Audio conferences
facilitate effective, efficient, and affordable communication
within and between organizations. By using conference
calling, companies can gain an edge through improved communication,
improved dissemination of information, reduced travel
costs, and better productivity.
How does audio conference work? Is
conference calling the same as internet calls?
No, audio conference is very much different from an internet
call. With conference calling, you and other participants
dial-in to your conference meeting at a pre-arranged time
using an ordinary telephone.