Tag Archives: skype

“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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Video Conferencing As We Know It Is Changing: Ready or Not

I have been working in the video conferencing industry since hmmmm, about 1988 and have  been blogging about it since 2006, or so.  Yikes!  So many products, so many conferences, so many changes, so much fun…. Anyway, so much for nostalgia….lets roll with the FUTURE…. The title of this blog entry kinda says it all: Video conferencing as WE know

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Evaluating Cloud Based Video Conferencing Services

OK….I am getting ready to evaluate several cloud based video conferencing services. My definition of a decent cloud based video conferencing service is basic and simple (in theory…in practice, it may be a lot harder): A cloud-based video conferencing service provides an easy-to-use, dial-in, ad-hoc, virtual meeting space for anyone, anytime, anywhere using any endpoint. Before I proceed, I want to look

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BlueJeans Network: Cloud Video Conferencing

Ah yes, I remember it well.  I remember the day when I had to order an ISDN line at home (remember 2B+D?) to attend a videoconference from home (hey…I practice not just preach telecommuting!). Then, what seems like a short time later (and after ATM and Token Ring fell by the wayside…) we set-up pretty close to the first (Dr.

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Facebook Skype Video Chat

Well, it seems that Facebook now offers point-to-point video chatting from within Facebook. Good for them!  BUT…point-to-point is kinda useless…just saying.  I have more than one friend I like to chat with, and all the Bay Shore Kids could have a reunion. Overall Opinion  HoHum, but, at least video conferencing is now reaching the masses.  After 20 years….my work is

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Skype Video Review

Rating:  3 WaterTowers (where is multipoint?) UPDATE: Skype now has multipoint (meaning three or more participants can meet) see my Skype Multipoint blog entry. It took me awhile to get to Skype.  Not sure why, but, I’m glad I finally tested it. The Verdict: I will use Skype as my main videoconferencing connection in the TracyVirtualOffice (now AltamontCowork).  I still

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