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Although it’s possible to drive video over a 33.6Kbps TCP/IP connection, an ISDN link or a T1 or T3 line will yield much better performance overall. At 33.6Kbps, expect a picture that’s little better than someone flashing photos in front of you–a slide show rather than a movie.
In addition to the fastest possible data pipe, you and your clients will need audiovisual equipment. At a minimum, each video participant must hook up a camera to his or her PC. Available alone or in videoconferencing kits, these cameras range in price from about $100 to $500; most plug into the system’s parallel port. Everyone will also need a microphone to speak into, and speakers or headphones to hear with.
As a rule of thumb, each client can expect to invest…