Benefits Of PC Based Video Conferences With the evolution of the personal computer, there are technologies available that a couple hundred years ago people would never have dreamed possible. One such technology is holding a video conference through the PC and internet. This technology has perks and benefits galore. Many people and businesses utilize this technology every day. PC video conferencing saves time. By all the participants being able to stay in their own location, it ensures the meeting can start promptly. It also ensures that the participants are more likely to attend, as there are no traffic backups or other mishaps. Video conferencing saves money for all the participants. There are video conferencing websites available who host these meetings. They are generally fairly inexpensive, costing at most a couple hundred dollars a month for unlimited use. The participants save money on transportation costs and formal attire. Businesses save money on refreshments or lunches. Also if a meeting place has to be rented, a video conference call on the personal computer saves that expense as well. More people can attend a video conference than a traditional meeting. Because a video conference has no space restrictions, there is virtually an unlimited amount of people that can attend a conference over the internet. People who otherwise may not be able to attend the meeting would now be able to making transmitting information more efficient. Video conferencing equipment is easy to set up and use. Most equipment can be set up within a few minutes. Many different types of items, such as web cameras and microphones, are available. Because they are all compatible with most video conferencing websites, the best fit for each individual can be chosen. Meetings are held in "real time." All participants will meet at the same designated time, allowing the meeting to be held at one time and then be over. There is no delay while other recipients receive the information. Video conferencing tend to make businesses more productive. By cutting down on travel time, a meeting can be held when all participants are ready. Once the meeting is over, the participants can continue other tasks as necessary without having to travel to a different location. Many businesses find this a useful tool in increasing productivity with employees. While most times personal computer video conferencing is thought of in terms of businesses, it can also be useful for family and friends. When individuals are separated by miles and they have an activity that needs to be planned or just want to get together and hang out, virtually meeting may be a great way for them to do it. PC video conferencing has a plethora of benefits to both individuals and businesses alike. From saving time and money to increasing productivity, this relatively new technology has assisted many in their pursuits. Video conferencing is sure to become more popular in the coming years as this new way of meeting catches on in popularity and more people discover its vast benefits.