Crowd Mics: Audience Participation via Voice, Text, and Polling

UPDATE: May 2019 I guess they are gone.  Hmmmm, even great ideas don’t make it sometimes.  😦 In the old days, I gave a ton of speeches at conferences on video conferencing technology.  At the end of my talk, during the Q&A session, two people stood in the audience with wireless microphones that they would give to audience members who had a question. Invariably, one … Continue reading Crowd Mics: Audience Participation via Voice, Text, and Polling

Blue Jeans announces bi-directional HD desktop sharing for Microsoft Lync users

I love cloud-based multipoint videoconferencing, but, you already know that. Here is a SCOOP from Blue Jeans Network that I just got permission to post. I was told that Blue Jeans has been interoperating Skype and Lync since 2011 (even though the press release says 2012). No surprise there.  Blue Jeans has been pushing the state-of-the-art in cloud based videoconferencing almost as long as I … Continue reading Blue Jeans announces bi-directional HD desktop sharing for Microsoft Lync users

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 a user connecting to a … Continue reading Bryan Hellard Reviews: Fuzebox

New Video Conferencing Vendors, Products, Services and Applications Series

OK, here we go. I have started work on a new series of blog posts introducing various videoconferencing vendors and their products, services, applications and philosophy  (Thanks, Dave!  Gotta love Coworking!). I hope to be able to introduce my loyal reader of this blog (yeah you!  :-)) to the various options you may have for implementing video conferencing in your organization and to provide a … Continue reading New Video Conferencing Vendors, Products, Services and Applications Series