chapter  12
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Multimedia conferencing

Multimedia conferencing brings telecommunications and com­ puter technology together into the same product arena. This combi­ nation has also brought levels of expectation from the market which differ — and in some cases conflict. Unless the technology can meet theses expectations — and they are not simply concerned with the delivery of audio and video data down a network link to a PC or set top decoder-the uptake and acceptance of multimedia conferencing will be significantly delayed.