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“The Next Communication Revolution” circa 1996

Way back in the Dark Ages (1996) I wrote about the path I thought video conferencing needed to go to become ubiquitous: Videoconferencing technology needed to be “easy-to-use”….by anyone. This is 2015, has my vision come true?   You can download the whole, very short, article here (the next revolution) but, I will re-type it below so Google sees it

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Polycom Video Conferencing Report and InfoGraphic

In the old days, we (ESnet, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab) used to visit Polycom HQ (when they were in Pleasanton, CA) to either:  Get an update on the latest and greatest videoconferencing technology, or, prod them for one reason or another. History Lesson: We (ESnet, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab) were pioneering cloud-based “ad-hoc” videoconferencing between 1999 and 2005 with over 1,500

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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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Polycom RealPresence Mobile

I missed this by a few days…oh well, been busy with ForCarol.com. On October 11, 2011 Polycom announced the availability of “RealPresence” on Apple iPad2, Motorola Xoom, and Samsung GALAXY Tab, with the promise of more tablet support to follow.  It needs a CMA Gatekeeper (ah, gatekeepers live! 🙂 at your location…here is a cool video demo: – – The

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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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