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May 24, 2008

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Mr Blog

That link also says that the load placed on the network by video “could easily affect existing applications and adversely impact the value intended by adopting the technology.”

JC

In an article with the exact same title I found these stats that seems to corroborate this trend:
"More than 92 percent of those surveyed said that they increased their usage of videoconferencing services within the last year" and
"A total of 92 percent of respondents said they use the technology to communicate with outside groups, such as customers, suppliers or partners."

The only possible trouble is that the article was written in 2001...

http://www.xchangemag.com/hotnews/19h752310.html

Andy Abramson

Yes, Michael. I've used SIP video via the Counterpath EyeBeam client and Bria.

It works and is useful for face to face calling.

Michael Graves

Really? Have you considered this?

http://www.junctionnetworks.com/blog/mike/2008/05/22/video-over-sip

I deal with dozens of associates over Skype, most of whom have cameras but we essentially never use them.

I think that there's a lot of disconnect in this area. Large business concerns get good value out of real video conferencing hardware (Polycom, Cisco, Tandberg, etc.) and perhaps there'll be some uptake of Cisco's uber expensive telepresence.

However, at the low-end, on PCs and with hardware video phones there doesn't seem to be much market developing. Witness the recent collapse of the company selling the Ojo phones & related services.

Michael

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