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  • 1. Soft Clients - Video Conferencing Collaboration Tools which Interoperate with Industry Standard Video Conferencing Bob Dixon, Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet)_ Internet2 Fall member Meeting October 6, 2009 San Antonio, Texas
  • 2. Schedule of Events
    • Introduction of Speakers
    • Overview of Video Conferencing Interoperability
    • Presentations and Demonstrations by the Speakers
  • 3. Our Presenters
    • Jim Goodyear – LifeSize
    • Ben Pinkerton – Vidyo
    • Robert Romano – RADVision
    • Stefan Karapetkov - Polycom
  • 4.
    • Web Conferencing
      • PC and small camera
      • Collaboration tools such as Skype, Elluminate, WebX....
      • Fair quality
    • Standard H.323 Video Conferencing
      • Most common type today
      • Good quality
    • High-Definition H.323 Video Conferencing
      • Like HDTV
      • Excellent quality
    • Telepresence
      • HD, plus appearance of being in the same room
      • *Note there are a few other systems that do not fit into these categories
    The Four Levels of Videoconferencing
  • 5.
    • Videoconferencing Interoperability by Level
    • Web Conferencing
      • Very little interoperability, with each other or with industry standard.
      • A few now provide interoperability with standard H.323.
      • Skype/H.323 gateway being evaluated by Internet2.
    • Standard H.323 Videoconferencing
      • Complete interoperability.
    • High-definition Standard H.323 Videoconferencing
      • Complete Interoperability.
    • Telepresence
      • Few vendors claim interoperability.
      • Tandberg and Polycom can interoperate thru their MCUs.
  • 6. Desktop Collaboration Tools Collaboration tools have traditionally had stone walls between each other.
  • 7. Standard Video Conferencing High-Definition Standard Video Conferencing Desktop Collaboration Tools Collaboration tools have traditionally had a stone wall between themselves and industry standard video conferencing.
  • 8. Standard Video Conferencing High-Definition Standard Video Conferencing Desktop Collaboration Tools Standard definition and high definition video conferencing work well together.
  • 9. Standard Video Conferencing High-Definition Standard Video Conferencing Desktop Collaboration Tools Some collaboration tools have now blasted a hole thru the wall separating them from industry standard video conferencing. And they have begun to penetrate the walls between themselves.
  • 10. Standard Video Conferencing High-Definition Standard Video Conferencing Desktop Collaboration Tools We are now seeing interoperability between some collaboration tools and industry standard video conferencing
  • 11. Tele Presence Telepresence systems have had stone walls between each other.
  • 12. Standard Video Conferencing High-Definition Standard Video Conferencing Tele Presence Some telepresence systems have had gaps in the wall between themselves and industry standard video conferencing.
  • 13. Standard Video Conferencing High-Definition Standard Video Conferencing Tele Presence Most telepresence systems now interoperate with industry standard video conferencing. And they have reluctantly begun to penetrate the walls between themselves.
  • 14. Standard Video Conferencing High-Definition Standard Video Conferencing Tele Presence Desktop Collaboration Tools UNIVERSAL INTEROPERABILITY !