# Benefits of TrueConf video conferencing
TrueConf Server video conferencing system provides a number of advantages and unique technologies.
# Relatively low system requirements
You do not need a powerful server to deploy TrueConf Server. Instead, you can use a PC based on a modern Intel or AMD CPU and choose between Microsoft Windows Server or Linux operating systems. You can find system requirements for common configurations in our article.
# Convenient administration
TrueConf Server has a number of features that can simplify its administration:
- TrueConf’s proprietary protocol that works with TrueConf client applications using a single TCP port.
Operation in LAN/VPN of any configurations, including satellite communication channels.
Synchronization with user and group directories via LDAP protocol.
Endpoints (PC, browsers and mobile devices) do not need to have a direct IP address for communication.
Works through NAT, Firewall and Proxy.
# Advanced data transmission technologies
TrueConf Server uses the following technologies to improve the quality and reliability of video communication:
dynamic adjustment of data transmission rate
scalable video coding (SVC)
direct connection priority using Hole punching technology
automatic connection restoring if the connection fails
adaptive buffer for incoming audio and video data streams.
# 4K video conferencing
With TrueConf Server and TrueConf Server Free, you can organize UltraHD (3840x2160, 4K) video meetings. In group conferences, total image resolution can be up to 7680×4320 (Ultra HD 8K).
# Collaboration tools
TrueConf Server provides a number of collaboration tools:
- team messaging and file sharing
- display of slides, photos, diagrams, drawings and tables
- sharing your desktop or separate application windows to all conference participants
- remote desktop control of other conference participants
- reactions and voting
- conference recording.
# Streaming conferences to popular services
Do you want to organize a video conference and stream it for a broad audience in real time? With TrueConf, you can stream your meetings using the built-in RTSP gateway. TrueConf supports the following popular services:
You can also manually set up conference streaming to other third-party services, for example, Facebook.
# Managing video layouts and participants’ devices
TrueConf Server users can configure video layouts, manage devices of conference participants, and use other options for streamlining meetings:
choose from a number of predefined video layouts (including the layouts with one or two larger windows)
set individual layout for SIP/H323 devices and WebRTC users
set individual layout for each participant
- change your view during the conference
change video layout in an ongoing meeting for all meeting participants (available for conference owner and operators)