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Maximizing the Value of Video Conferencing and Telepresence Through Interoperability

…act, industry analysts at Frost & Sullivan recently released a report, Maximizing the Value of Telepresence: Interoperability is Key to Success, in which they recommend, “As companies evaluate and deploy a telepresence solution, they should pay particular attention to interoperability. For maximum value, the telepresence technology must integrate with other video conferencing systems, inside and outside their own organization, and regardless…


Interoperability a must for continued adoption of video conferencing

…s SG3/SG4, VTEL BlueChip, CLI CTX+ as well as several other algorithms and protocols. That was a time of lack of interoperability and a perception that the technology just didn’t work. Today, we have a comprehensive portfolio of standards for both H.323 and SIP and customers, who enjoy the benefits of vendor choice while still being able to communicate with others.  In a recent article in Telephony, the necessity of interoperability was add…


802.11n ratification on the horizon

It now appears inevitable that 802.11n will be ratified by the IEEE before the end of this year! The expectation by most everyone is that it will be approved at the next IEEE Standards Board meeting on Sept 11th, 2009. It’s a long time coming, but when it does happen it will close the door on any possibility of compatibility or hardware upgrade concerns related to 802.11n draft 2.0 products and the eventual 802.11n standard. This will…


Battlefield diagnoses with no carbon footprint

Video conferencing is helping out in the battlefield these days by giving doctors access to specialists and facilities that may be thousands of miles away. I shared a few examples with Washington Technology Magazine recently about how video conferencing is so clear now that a doctor can look right at a patient’s pupil to see if there’s an immediate problem. Along with reading X-rays by video conferencing, this helps doctors diagnose…


PBX Migration – Avoiding the Headaches

Times certainly have changed. The TDM based PBX is no longer considered the best way to do things and EVERY vendor that makes a phone system is pursuing the IP Telephony market. Trouble is, many of these vendors are struggling in various ways and this is causing unique issues to consider especially when it comes to your time lines. As the old PBX nears ‘End of Usefulness’, or you are expanding your business, or perhaps you are conc…