TELECONFERENCING: FEASIBILITY OF A RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA
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Teleconferencing is a term used to describe conferences held between individuals in locations remote from each other by means of communication facilities such as telephone, teletypewriter andor television. The problem of interest concerns the equipment and procedures that would be required to insure efficient communications between leaders of allied nations during crisis situations and between leaders of the U. S. and the USSR on the Hot Line. Thus, it is helpful to understand the influence of such factors as the number of participants, communication media, network structure, switching arrangements, language translation requirements, conference procedures, and security considerations upon the efficiency of communications. An examination is made of the feasibility of a research and development program to increase our competence in the area of teleconferencing. Author