The HP Halo video meeting solution is not the same a what we all experience with desktop or laptop video conferencing. Neither is Cisco's Telepresense.
Both require lots of bandwidth. Ten megabites for Cisco I'm told by people who should know.
A new blogger on the scene, Gil Zino, who had experience at ITXC in the early VoIP days, has a first hand account of what it's like to be in a Halo meeting.
Gil calls it an exciting start and rightfully points out that the technology isn't for everyone.