Not being in the corporate world anymore, I had never heard of Microsoft Lync…how funny. (Gee, I feel so left out…..NOT! :-)
I grabbed this from Microsoft:
Microsoft Lync 2010 is truly a unified communication client with instant messaging, meetings, and voice. With an updated user interface, Lync 2010 brings together communication tools that work the way you are used to using them. The client features a dashboard that makes it easy to find and use common functions such as the dial pad, visual voicemail, the contact list, and the list of active conversations.
But….I have heard of Vidyo and was suitably impressed with it’s capabilities (ok…they are awesome) when I tested it for this blog a couple of years ago (time flies…arrrghh).
Now, according to this announcement, Vidyo has been integrated with Microsoft Lync to provide HD multipoint video conferencing for Lync users. For those who understand this: The Vidyo app is a plug-in for Lync that is an extension of SIP utilizing H.264 SVC video coding.
What that means is that personal telepresence (Vidyo style…) is getting closer and closer to the personal telepresence we we defined way back in 1992. :-)