Accession Number:

ADA101717

Title:

Video Teleconferencing: Conference Mode of the Future.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date:

1979-08-06

Pagination or Media Count:

162.0

Abstract:

This paper examines the viability of video teleconferencing, both now and in the future, in light of recent events and current trends. The competing and complementing roles of communication satellites, fiber optics, bandwidth compression techniques, interactive cable television, video cassette recorders, and large projection video screens are discussed. The human aspects of designing and implementing a video teleconference system are also considered. In addition, the potential benefits and impacts of video teleconferencing on the energy crisis, air pollution, medical and educational systems, and the deaf are presented. Central to this study are two original cost analysis methods, designed to serve as a model for business and government managers who wish to evaluate the potential cost-effectiveness of video teleconferencetravel substitution within their organizations. One method can be used to evaluate the potential cost effectiveness of an off-premise, studio system such as ATTs Picturephone Meeting Service the other method is designed to determine the potential cost-effectiveness of a privately-owned, on-premise studio system.

Subject Categories:

  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE