Technology if used in the right manner knows no boundary. It surpasses our imagination and helps in achieving our greater professional or personal goals. One such break through technology making our lives easier is Video Conferencing.

Video conferencing helps to improve communication and re-establish relationships. During a video conference you get to see the body language and facial expressions of the participants. This leads to a more effective and faster collaboration.

So what exactly is Video Conferencing and how does it work?

video conference is a live, visual connection between two or more people residing in separate locations for the purpose of communication.

At its simplest, video conferencing provides transmission of static images and text between two locations.

Now lets talk about the top Video Conference applications available as an open source for you.

JITSI MEET: This is one of the best open source video conference options available for anyone to use and is on top of our list too. It comes pre-loaded with some of the premium features at no cost.

JITSI is absolutely open and free for anyone looking for a more secure, reliable and flexible solution. The JITSI MEET client runs in your browser without even having a need to install anything on your computer.

The application is designed in JAVA and Java-script offering robust and custom solutions to its users.

Suggested for: Companies of all sizes.

BIG BLUE BUTTON: This application is second on our list and is specifically designed for online learning. It is absolutely free to use and comes packed with everything you need for conducting online teaching, training or development sessions.

It supports real time sharing of audio, video, slides (with whiteboard controls), chat and the screen. This application empowers instructors and attendees with polling, emojis, multi-user whiteboard and breakout rooms.

This application is designed in JAVA, Java-script and Ruby.

Suggested for: Educational institutions and training services.

WIRE: This application makes up to our list of top three open source options available for users. It was developed by audio engineers, the same team that created Skype.

Some of its core features are secure screen and file sharing, group chat, role management, ability to switch between accounts and profiles (work and personal).

This application is designed in Java-script and Haskell programming language.

Suggested for: Companies of all sizes.

Conclusion: Big Blue Button looks like more inclined towards online education with its inbuilt LMS functionality. Jitsi and Wire on the other hand are quite handy when it comes to managing teams and businesses. All three solutions are reliable with end to end encryption for enhanced user and data security. Users should choose any of them depending upon their own use cases.