The video conferencing industry is one steeped in technology. Professionals within this business must have extensive knowledge of electronics, software, hardware, online capabilities, and voice over network protocol. They may have backgrounds in information technology, and may have attended college for their bachelor's degree or higher. They often work for large companies but some work independently.
Stores that sell video conferencing equipment may sell products like cameras, desktop computers, phones, and projectors. Sales associates can help customers find the system they need that encompasses the technology they require. Technicians can visit the client's location to install all the necessary equipment for conducting online meetings. They can explain in detail how the call center works, and which phone numbers to call to get started in a web conference meeting.
Providers of video conferencing equipment may sell or rent telecommunications systems, audio visual systems, remote control systems, and digital mobile systems. They may also sell used equipment at a discount. They often feature regular sales on particular equipment such as cameras.
Many video conferencing providers have sites on the Internet where people can chat live online and exchange data with others in a corporate setting, for example. Some web-based providers offer a free initial video conference to entice clients to sign up for the service. In-house video conferencing requires much more set-up and installation. For this, qualified technicians can set up audio/visual equipment, camera, software and hardware.
Using the latest in technology, video conferencing professionals can advise on the best systems for the money, and hook business clients up with a system that works well for them.