Report No. 188
Using encryption, a feature available with all video conferencing systems, the video calls will have a high level of security. The encryption process occurs automatically at the start of a video conference without the caller having to make any adjustments to the system. It would be advisable to go for standards-based equipment to ensure that the VC systems are interoperable regardless of manufacturer, that they are equipped with the latest technology, and that the investment continues to pay off in the long run.
Connecting several sites at the same time is one of the greatest values of videoconferencing. One can connect up to 4 video sites and 1 audio site in a single call with the simple touch of a button. With much sophisticated system one can connect up to 16 video and 16 audio sites.