Videoconferencing vs. Web Conferencing
Fortunately, attorneys have options when it comes to deciding the best way to make a deposition accessible and efficient for all parties involved. Videoconferencing and web conferencing are two great options for achieving these goals, albeit with stark differences.
Key Differences Between Videoconferencing and Web Conferencing
Videoconferencing is a court reporting service that conducts a deposition in a room specially designed for videoconferencing purposes, complete with a large wall screen and a reliable, hard-wired connection. Effectively, videoconferencing is capable of providing real-time, two-way audio/video communication between two or more locations. As such, specialized equipment is provided on both or multiple ends in order to establish a successful connection.
By contrast, web conferencing assists the taking of depositions with attorneys and/or the witness in remote locations from each other. The witness in question will be located at the same location as the court reporter, while the attorneys may be located remotely. This remote location functionality allows attorneys to conduct a deposition from the convenience of their law firm, so long as they are using an application such as LiveLitigation, GoToMeeting, or a similar communication app.
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