Types of Videoconferencing Methods for Your Business Meetings

By Atlas LS

More companies are hiring remote workers nowadays and need the right communication tools to work at long distances. Videoconferencing is now the mainstream technique that language translators are using to work with their clients from any location. The following are different types of videoconferencing methods to consider using for a successful meeting.

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Point to Point

Point-to-point videoconferencing involves a simultaneous meeting that takes place at two locations. The participants could be located in different cities, states, countries or continents. Some conferences occur in the same building but in different offices. This type of meeting is a step above standard phone calls that require less of an interaction and have less participation.


Multipoint videoconferencing is a meeting that is hosted by one person but involves the interactions of many participants from multiple locations. This makes it easier for people who cannot be in the same location at the same time due to geographic differences or scheduling conflicts. Multipoint conferencing includes a central processing unit that is connected to dozens up to thousands of different locations where information is being transmitted.

Continuous Presence

Continuous presence conferencing is the use of split screens to show four or more attendees at the same time. Their images and audio are displayed simultaneously and combined into one composite video image. This display makes it easier for the host to monitor everyone’s behaviors and actions during the meeting.

Universal Control

Universal control conferencing is hosted at one site. The video host decides which images are seen and which audio is heard at all of the other sites. This is ideal for lectures and speeches where the audience is only required to listen and not speak or participate.

Voice Activated

Voice-activated conferencing is ideal for meetings where social interactions are encouraged. At new hire orientations, new employees are allowed to meet and greet their supervisors along with other members on their teams. There are features that allow the video host to mute other people’s microphones if any background noise is distracting. Meeting attendees can mute or unmute themselves whenever they have questions or comments to say.

Remote Simultaneous Interpretation

Videoconferencing does not have to be a hassle, especially if you’re unfamiliar with audiovisual technology. Focus solely on making the best translations possible while you communicate with your employees, coworkers and employers at a distance. Work with a company that provides business conference interpretation services that include the use of advanced videoconferencing technology. If your company works on virtual platforms, find a provider of Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (RSI) services that provide long-distance communication.