January 2009 Archives

Andy Abramson stated recently, once again, that video conferencing will take off in 2009:

I've been saying that IP based video conferencing will be taking off in 2009 and it looks like I'm right with that prediction.

NASA and Verizon have reworked their agreements and now will have IP based video and web conferencing supplied by the Baby Bell.

I must say that I believe Andy is correct. It was not that apparent at CES that video is happening, but it was there - in the fringes.

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Where Was Video Calling at CES?

January 21, 2009 2:24 PM | 1 Comment

Now that CES is over and most of the other bloggers out there have wrapped it up and moved on, it is time for me to look back and ask where was video calling at CES?

Video conferencing is an enterprise thing: it fits large international organizations with multiple sites around the globe. With expensive systems, high bandwidth needs and complex management, this is how it is viewed today.

Now this is changing, and some of the indications of this change were visible at CES.

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The NAKED Truth About Video Conferencing

January 19, 2009 2:39 PM

They call it talking heads for a reason.

Video chat will never be the same for me.

Found this one at Carl Tyler's blog.

Have you noticed how video is getting bigger and smaller at the same time?

I'll start with an apology - I am living in Israel, where we enjoy those cool electronic appliances that the world is then offered a few years later.

About six years ago, when I moved with my wife and dog from our rented apartment to an apartment of our own, I decided to invest a decent amount of money in to a bigger television set, throwing out that old 25" inch TV for a 32" TV. Today, that seems pathetic.

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Carnival of the Mobilists at Wap Review

January 14, 2009 11:19 AM
Just a quick note - my post from last week about video calling and mobile is taking part of the Carnival of the Mobilists which is hosted this week at Wap Review.
Head over there to get some more posts from last week related to mobile.

There are those who believe that Mobile VoIP is the next best thing, or is the current big thing. Some even take it to the extreme, thinking mobile video chat is going to hit next and will cause the usage of video calling to increase. I am not one of them.

Mobile video calling has so many problems that need to be fixed and it's going to take more than this year to overcome them.

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