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Smart Videoconferencing by Lewis Barlow, Peta Peter, Janelle Barlow

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Useful Terms to Know

ANALOG. The way some video, voice, and data is transferred over communication systems. Analog transmission is used over traditional analog telephones lines and usually does not provide high enough bandwidth capabilities for clear videoconferencing. By now, most analog lines have been replaced with digital lines.

ASP (application service provider). An organization that hosts software applications on its own servers. Customers can connect to the server to use the software or other services and technology they provide.

ATM (asynchronous transfer mode). A technology for transporting voice, video, and data. ATM is most commonly used as an Internet backbone technology for ISPs, telecom carriers, and large private enterprises. ...

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