Coronavirus and Telecommuting

I've resisted posting about this but, it needs to be said: This is 2020, and if you are not yet telecommuting for all the benefits of productivity, work-life balance, time, money saved. You NEED to start NOW! For your safety as well as the safety of others. And when the coronavirus threat has passed....keep telecommuting … Continue reading Coronavirus and Telecommuting

Vidyo and Stampede Introduce Drone Based Video Conferencing

OK, this video is COOL!   I was the Chief Technical Office for the TeleCon conference many years ago....these videos gave me MAJOR nostalgia.  Makes me want to get back in there and do it!  🙂 ---- -- Here is the Press Release: Stampede and Vidyo Introduce Drone Based Video Conferencing Solution at InfoComm 2015 … Continue reading Vidyo and Stampede Introduce Drone Based Video Conferencing

The Woz and Stan Lee Use Video Conferencing to Plan Comic Con 2016

How far has videoconferencing technology come in the past 25 years? Pretty far, but, it sure has taken a long time. The culture has finally caught up with the technology. Watch the YouTube video below as Stan Lee and Steve Wozniak decide to have Comic Con 2016 in the San Jose Convention Center, March 19 … Continue reading The Woz and Stan Lee Use Video Conferencing to Plan Comic Con 2016

Beam: Robotic Video Conferencing

I started seeing robotic video conferencing devices appear around 2010. I wrote a few blogs on the HeadThere Giraffe, AnyBots, and VGo  (see my blog entries here) and even watched an episode of "The Big Bang Theory" which featured Sheldon using a "nice virtual presence device" to meet the Woz. Despite the fast early start for … Continue reading Beam: Robotic Video Conferencing

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 … Continue reading Polycom Video Conferencing Report and InfoGraphic

Netflix Uses BlueJeans Cloud-Based Videoconferencing

Figured I'd jump back, at least a little bit, into the technology I helped pioneer....desktop video conferencing and cloud-based videoconferencing.  (VC vendors with a story to tell....send me your stuff!) BlueJeans is a cloud-based provider of multipoint videoconferencing services.  I have looked at BlueJeans here, in older blogs, but, I thought you might be interested … Continue reading Netflix Uses BlueJeans Cloud-Based Videoconferencing

Vidyo Video Conferencing Deposition

My two worlds collided this week.  (Video conferencing and Coworking). I rented the "Orange" Conference room for a deposition to an attorney located in Pennsylvania (we are in Tracy, CA).   AltamontCowork won the "bid" by having SCREAMING fast Internet access and having a cheap room to rent for the day.  I suspect the latter … Continue reading Vidyo Video Conferencing Deposition