Evaluation of a Five Node Videoconference System and Shared Graphics Workspace - U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, D.C
EIU INFORMATICS LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)
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This report describes the results of an evaluation exercise carried out by the author for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA of the U.S. Department of Defense. The equipment being examined was a five node videoconference system located in Arlington, Virginia. The research looked at the systems suitability for meetings held as videoconferences. In addition much effort was spent publicising the trial and demonstrating the equipment to various Defense Department agencies interested in videoconferencing. Using a videoconference system people from two or more sites can hold a meeting without necessarily having to travel to meet in one place. Videoconferences need not only act as substitutes for face to face meetings, but can also supplement them. Extra interim meetings can be cost justified which otherwise would not be feasible, such as short project meetings involving a lot of people. Other advantages of teleconferences are that they are reliable and can quickly be arranged. By introducing teleconference systems throughout the Defense Department, the flow of information and its effectiveness can be improved.
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