Annotation Tools: An arrow, text, color or shape used to highlight information displayed on a whiteboard or document used in a presentation.
EDI: Electronic Data Interchange. Standard for the computer-to-computer exchange of business documents between companies.
Flash: A widely used multimedia platform used to add video, animation, and interactivity to a web page.
HD: High-definition video, which generally just means better than standard video; a minimum of 720p horizontal levels of resolution up to 1080p (p is for progressive scan, which basically means digital as opposed to analog). Also sometimes referred to as HQ (High Quality) video.
Host: The moderator or leader of a web conference who invites participants and controls the conduct of a meeting.
Moderator PIN: A unique numerical login to enable certain features and functions, for use only by the host and restricted from general participants.
Multipoint Video: The ability to transmit a video signal into a conference call from several locations simultaneously.
Passcode: A unique login used to authorize access to a web conference.
Rich Media: Any multimedia presentation tool, e.g., PowerPoint, Flash animation, and audio and video streaming.
Streaming Video and Audio: Sent in a continuous stream of data and played as the data is received; eliminates the need to download and take up storage space.
SXGA: Super Extended Graphics Array. Standard display for smartphones.
Q&A: Application that allows participants to ask questions and receive answers via text messages.
QVGA: Quarter Video Graphics Array. Standard display used on smartphones.
VGA: Video Graphics Array. PC display standard first established by IBM in 1990s.
Webcam: A small camera attached to a computer to transmit real-time video; virtually all computers and mobile devices today have an integrated webcam as a standard configuration.
Webcasting: Public or private, live or recorded broadcast of video and audio over the Internet. Usually refers to one-way transmissions; the audience does not interact with the content.
Web Portal: A screen accessed via the Internet from which users can log in and access web conferences and associated collaborative tools.