Category Archives: VideoConferencing

Google Chat on Motorola Atrix Smartphone

In the process of evaluating the ZTE ZXV10 T700 (I will post the entire product review by weeks end…I hope), I went ahead and made a three way video conferencing call using  our friends at cloud-based video conferencing service provider Vidtel. The picture above shows a Google Chat connection via my Toshiba Laptop computer (middle), the ZTE using H.323 (top), and

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Telepresence vs VideoConferencing

I suspect it is about time I chimed in on this definition thing on this blog. I had an unfortunate “job” interview yesterday and it got me to re-evaluating a lot of things.  The job was to install “telepresence”.  After a few seconds of questioning  I realized that it was not “telepresence” they wanted, but, plain old vanilla “video conferencing”.  Unfortunately,

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Bryan Hellard Reviews: Fuzebox

According to the salesman, FuzeBox licenses from Vidyo its SVC (which he called Scalable Video Codec not coding) but uses something different for audio. That was immediately apparent because there were no audio issues during the call and I used my webcam’s microphone and desktop speakers. Ease of use Unfortunately, I was not given Host rights so I was just

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Polycom Announces Cloud Based Videoconferencing Option

Polycom…are you serious? THIS was the GAME CHANGING announcement you promised??? This was in my email last week: “REMINDER We’re About to Make History You don’t want to miss this game-changing announcement.” Really??  I wonder if the others who have been there for years are shaking in their boots?? To be fair….maybe I am missing something….comments below for those who

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Blue Jeans Network Grows By 50% in One Quarter

OK, listen up. I have said this before (like starting in 1999, for those who don’t know that ESnet Collaboration developed one of, if not the, first IP-based cloud video conferencing services in the world)…..BUT…. Cloud based video conferencing is going to kick the worlds ass in a BIG way….this press release is proof, and this is just the tip of a

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Bryan Hellard Reviews: Zoom.us

  Zoom.us It’s not often that I am really, really impressed with a product. This is one of those times. Ease of Use Zoom.us required a small download from their website to get started. The only slightly unfortunate thing is that the product requires a login using credentials from either Facebook or Google, for reasons that I can only speculate

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Bryan Hellard Reviews: EasyMeeting

EasyMeeting  EasyMeeting appears to be built around Radvision’s Scopia mobile product. You are required to actually use the Scopia Mobile iPad app to use it. It’s unknown if Radvision’s acquisition by Avaya will have any effect on the product as I am unsure of any relationship between EasyMeeting and Radvision. Ease of use Yeah, it’s pretty easy. There is a

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