Bridging Time, Connecting Lives History Of Video Conferencing

Bridging Time, Connecting Lives History Video Conferencing

Once upon a time, video conferencing did not exist. If you want toBridging Time, Connecting Lives History Video Conferencing

speak to several people,

 

you’d have to climb up the apex of a hill

and invite them to visit your cornfield. While therapeutic and easy,

shouting can, besides, be exhausting. Soon, people grew tired of

shouting, so they tried communicating by telegraph. Yet, talking by

clicking sounds was not very . For a while,the telephone seemed the

best solution. The invention of the television,…

Bridging Time, Connecting Lives History Video Conferencing

Once upon a time, video conferencing did not exist. If you want

to speak to several people,

you’d have to climb up the apex of a

hill and invite them to visit your cornfield.

While therapeutic and easy, shouting can, besides, be exhausting.

Bridging Time, Connecting Lives History Video Conferencing

Soon, people grew tired of shouting, so they tried communicating by
telegraph. Yet, talking by clicking sounds was not very .

For a while,the telephone seemed the best solution. The invention

of the television, yet, opened the doors to better and even more

dramatic means for communication.

It was not long before video conferencing developed, and in time, it

became the most virtual form of

person-to-person communication.

the history of video conferencing did not start with video conferencing.

Talking Televisions
The history of video conferencing began with television.
Thanks to the invention of television, analog conferencing

became possible. The term “analog” means “copy.” put,

this form of conferencing consists of a cable that

connects two TV systems. While analog conferencing is basic,

many TV stations continue to use it.

The Future Then

A fake helicopter ride to view a model of New York
City was not the only exhibit during the 1964 World

Fair. A milestone in the history of video conferencing took
place, and this milestone goes by the

name video conferencing. About half a decade later, in 1970, At&T

unveiled its Picturephone video conferencing gadget. With a hefty

monthly charge $160 and payphone calls costing about 10 cents,

the Picturephone was too pricey.

Enterprising Ericsson

1976 was another red-letter year in the history of video

conferencing. On this year, Ericcson gave a demonstration for the

first trans-Atlantic LME video telephone call. This motivated other

companies to polish their own video conferencing models,
in the hope of striking gold.

The result was the creation of new video protocols.

These were never included in products that marketed to the public, yet.

That same year, a Japanese company created video

conferencing between Tokyo and Osaka,

covering a distance of about 325 miles.

A Very Expensive Chat

The next era of the history of video

conferencing unfolded in the early 1980s. At the time,

video conferencing products were still novelty items, and

they cost an arm and a leg. Consider these:

1. In 1982, Compression Labs’ video conferencing unit cost a

whopping $250,000, with lines that had a $1,000 per hour price tag.

2. In 1986, PictureTel unveiled its own video conferencing

component, which costs a “mere” $80,000.

Its hourly line fee was $100.

3. In the late 1980s, Mitsubishi created a phone with a
still-picture. The picture was black and white, and

both parties had to clam up

while the picture was transmitting. , the unit only

stayed on the market for a couple of years.

The Net Catches the Video Conferencing Bug
Several technological breakthroughs in the 1990s were

instrumental in improving video conferencing systems.

For example, video files could made more compact, allowing

videoconferencing from the comfort of one’s desktop computer.

Also, Internet Protocol, or IP, became more complex.

IBM unveiled another black and white video conferencing system in 1991, but this

time the pictures moved, and they could viewed on a PC. ,
breakthrough software allowed video conferencing to enjoyed

through programs such as MSN messenger and Yahoo messenger.

What lies next in the history of video conferencing? No one knows.

One thing is certain, yet: video conferencing has a big and bright future ahead.

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