[vvc-l] Desktop video conferencing software roundup - March 2012
jens.didriksen at jcu.edu.au
Tue Mar 13 00:17:04 UTC 2012
We went with TANDBERG Movi - which is now Cisco JabberVideo - as it fits in nicely with the rest of our videoconferencing deployment, being all TANDBERG/Cisco endpoints and infrastructure.
It's available to all staff and PG students, and is now in use not only at our main campuses in Townsville and Cairns, but also at Thursday Island, Mt Isa and Singapore as well as our research station at Orpheus Island (over microwave), or from wherever users may find themselves off campus, as long as they have access to a reasonably good ADSL connection.
Having the ability to connect multiple users/sites through the Multiway function is an added bonus.
The newly launched "free version" will be of great help to us as it will negate any real need for Skype if/when we need to bring in external sites/people who otherwise have no access to videoconferencing facilities as well as our UG students.
EVO is still used to some extent, mainly by researchers.
Rolling out desktop HD videoconferencing has certainly not reduced peoples appetite for room based systems, and we have just commissioned another three rooms using C40 and C60 end-points.
From: vvc-l-bounces at lists.aarnet.edu.au [mailto:vvc-l-bounces at lists.aarnet.edu.au] On Behalf Of Jason Bordujenko
Sent: Monday, 12 March 2012 10:46 AM
Subject: [vvc-l] Desktop video conferencing software roundup - March 2012
There's been a spate of activity lately in the software releases for desktop video conferencing clients - thought it would be an opportune moment for a review of what's been happening.
* Cisco releases Jabber Video for Telepresence (free, hosted Movi, SIP client, Windows/OSX support)
* Polycom renews PVX code and launches m100 (paid, approx AUD$80, SIP/H.323, Windows only)
* Mirial - acquired by LifeSize, push to ClearSea but still available standalone (EUR170, SIP/H.323, Windows/OSX)
* Polycom RealPresence mobile (free, iPad2 or iPhone4 - 4S via CMA server only, some Android models, SIP/H.323)
I would like to throw open the door to a discussion of desktop clients in general, whether the brains trust of VVC-l has had experiences with the above clients (good and bad) or others that they are using (both standalone and managed such as Movi or Vidyo) and how these are deployed and supported.
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