video as a service (VaaS)
Video as a Service (VaaS) is a cloud service for web conferencing. VaaS is a cost-effective alternative to classic video conferencing systems and supports companies in visual communication with employees and customers.
Video-as-a-Service enables customer-facing services via which instructions for operating a machine or for simple troubleshooting can be transmitted. The advantage of VaaS is that the complete infrastructure for video conferencing is provided to the company by the VaaS service provider. In the case of Video as a Service, the software and data reside on a central server of the cloud service provider( CSP). The service provider provides all the components such as the cloud server, databases and storage media and takes care of maintenance, configurations and updates. The company can thus conduct web conferences without its own infrastructure with full service support, both from stationary workstations and in the mobile environment. This means that video conferences can also be conducted from a construction site using smartphones and tablets.
An alternative to many video conferencing services is Web Real Time Communication(WebRTC), which supports real-time communication with video telephony and web conferencing.