[vvc-l] Skype/323/SIP interop: request for information
Jason.Bordujenko at aarnet.edu.au
Thu Mar 29 00:25:38 UTC 2012
Thanks for some great feedback on the desktop video initiatives that you are investigating at your respective institutions. We have had an overwhelming amount of discussion both on the list and privately about the solutions that are currently proliferating and there are calls for another round of reviews based on the current crop against the criteria we set in the DVPG report handed down in July 2010 (http://www.aarnet.edu.au/library/AARNet-Desktop-Video-Project-Final_Report_July2010.pdf). AARNet are keen to see the community drive this adoption off the back of the interest that has been collated here and we are keen to see whether this would be taken up by one of our fantastic customers and/or partners to take this on based on the rating scales that were developed by this group.
Additionally, and in line with the findings of this report, we are now investigating Skype interoperability solutions. Has any of the learned VVC-l community got some experiences on a product or solution that they have implemented to interoperate between Skype and H.323 and/or SIP? There are a number out there, however from our research there are very few that have actually been able to deliver what they claim.
Phil Wolff from Skype Journal (http://skypejournal.com) has provided this list of his top 7 desires for 'next gen Skype':
1. Talking to the Skype network through a protocol without Skype's software.
2. Personal data portability, so users easily bring/take profiles, contacts, history elsewhere
3. Developer TOS that permits deploying SkypeKit on servers and in businesses
4. Freedom to deploy without Skype’s signature on every release.
5. Security systems audited by independent experts and members of the community
6. Scriptable desktop clients to customize the user interface.
7. SDKs for APIs that can be implemented in developer hours, not developer months.
Interested in any comments from VVC-l on the above or solutions that may work to our advantage in bringing clients utilising Skype to our existing conferencing capability sets?
PS. Don't forget the DST changeover this weekend! Please email us at support at nvcs.edu.au if you have any concerns.
National Video Conferencing Support Manager, Applications & Services
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