Finer Aspects of Ad-hoc and Scheduled TypesVideo Conferencing

Updated: June 30, 2017

As manufacturing and business begins to adopt contemporary trends, they begin to earn more. One aspect of this we see in the way communications has improved over time, more through the need of the commercial sector than anything.

Conferencing architecture types

We see the goal of the video conferencing architecture as falling in one of the three categories – personal, immersive, and multi-purpose. The end points usually consist of a screen, microphone, speakers, along with one or more video and audio processing device. These devices we call the codecs. In normal practice, they combine all the components into one single unit. This makes it easier to handle and store the device.

Video conferencing solution

Cisco Video Conference Solution allows for three or more devices to take part in the meeting simultaneously. In a few cases, the efficacy of the conferencing points is augmented through the management of the conferencing resources. At present, the technology allows switching and transcoding. Switching moves the video and audio forward or backward without having to use the controls for the video media. Switching devices give a scalable solution that is cost-effective. You can deploy videos at supporting video endpoints without the need for sets having enhanced resolution. You will not need the advanced video features such as the active presence or continuous presence.


Transcoding refers to the encoding and decoding of the video between its endpoints. Devices used in the transcoding process give support for all video endpoints taking part in the same meeting even though they may have a difference in resolution, active or continuous presence, and in the other conferencing features. They have extreme flexibility for the manipulation of the videos.

Types of conferencing

Conference happens when more than two people take part in a call. The most popular type is the collaborative conferencing where all the audio, video, and content from those who participate is gathered and then sent back to all the participants in one single stream. A Multipoint Control Unit (MCU) is used to process the audio and video. You may have internal and external participants.

You see the conference as ad-hoc and planned types. You need a special tool for Scheduled conferencing. This tool can integrate with the IBM Domino or the Microsoft Exchange calendar applications. You can fix the schedules suitably.

Start of ad-hoc conferencing

In the ad-hoc conferencing, the conference is started by the conference initiator. He invites participants to join. When more participants show up, they are added to the conference by the conference initiator. The Cisco Multi Party Video Routing helps your video conferencing immensely. The call at the endpoint and the signal is handled by the call processing agent. The most commonly used agents are Video Communication Server and the Unified Communications Manager. The main function of the multipoint is the handle the media from the endpoints during the conference.

Businesses do not want to move its wares; it wants the customers to move and see its show. The show that is now becoming the product and the company, changing the viewpoint of the customer to buying and seeing things that they otherwise would not have.