Category Archives: Collaboration

Vidyo Videoconferencing Virtualization

A Short History Lesson by Mike Back in the old days (1980’s) video conferencing was developed to help people at two locations meet face-to-face without the need to travel.  Wow! One day, someone said “Geee, I need THREE locations to meet face-to-face”.  And the idea of a multipoint controller (MCU) was born.  Now all three locations could dial into a

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Google+ Hangout Video Conferencing Meeting, Part 2

Updated: 3/31/2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. Stay Safe! Google+ Hangout is the PERFECT way for ANYONE, ANYTIME, ANYPLACE  to video conference.  It is FREE, you can meet with up to 10 friends, and the quality is awesome (for a free service).  The technology behind this is from Vidyo. I will shut-up and let the video do the talking…. AWESOME!!!!!!!!  Sorry,

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Google+ Hangout Video Conferencing Meeting, Part 1

Before any good, errrr…..AWESOME meeting, there is preparation.   That is especially the case with a video conference.  The initiators of the video conference must work diligently to make sure the meeting goes off without a hitch. No joking around….deadly serious business.  If you want to get involved in video conferencing and put on an AWESOME meeting (watch for Part

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Starleaf Personal Telepresence Demo

Update:  Old (well not old…longtime) friend, David Maldow, wrote a more detailed article on Starleaf here. Google+ friend CZoli posted a link to this video demo of Starleaf’s Personal Telepresence application (damn, we were FAR ahead of the time…see the ORIGINAL Personal Telepresence here). The person running this demo is old friend Will McDonald.  I was supposed to go visit

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Visual Communications Industry Group Conference

For the old timers reading this, you remember TeleCon.  Once a year in Anaheim, 20,000 or so of your industry friends would gather to learn about video conferencing, audio conferencing and collaboration. The conference was electric (and Disneyland and Universal were soooo close)….lots of ideas, lots of stuff, lots of great people….wow! RANT { Then….at some point earlier in this

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Sept 11 2001 and Video Conferencing

September 11, 2001 (Originally written for ForCarol.com) Lori’s mother’s birthday started out just like any other day.  I was just getting up, Lori was already getting Kristen ready for school, Sunny (our currently 11 year old yellow lab who now has a tumor that is scaring us) was bouncing around as only he could do. Lori had the TV on.

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