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VoIP and Videoconferencing

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Voice-Over-IP (VoIP) and videoconferencing (videoconferencing), or more generally IP Multimedia Communications (IPMC), represents a significant step forward in terms of communications capabilities for end users. Unlike years past when the PSTN only enabled a user to make a simple voice phone call, the Internet has opened the door to endless possibilities. Today, people enjoy VoIP, videoconferencing, web collaboration, and instant messaging services offered from a wide number of service providers.

While many of the existing protocols are mature at this point, development in this space continues at a rapid pace. In fact, nearly everyone uses VoIP or videoconferencing as a part of their work, even if they do not realize it. In many corporate environments, videoconferencing has become commonplace and people are now realizing the benefits and power of video-enabled meetings, especially with colleagues or partners across the country or around the world.

On this page, you will find links to a number of useful resources related to VoIP and videoconferencing.