Ruminations on Desktop Videoconferencing<br />AARNET Presentation<br />March 30 / 31, 2009<br />
My Story…and I’m sticking to it<br />“Telepresence” is great<br />Rooms are great<br />But the ability to meet anywhere, a...
History-The Beginning<br />Starting in 1992 with the Cameo from CLI and VISIT from Northern Telecom<br />ISDN<br />Not Sta...
History-Middle<br />As time went by the Cameo sent video only out the Ethernet port<br />YouTube Video shows this configur...
History-Late<br />Internet popular, web cams came around<br />High Speed BW more prevalent<br />IPVC standards finalized (...
History-In the Making<br />Free services appear<br />ooVoo, Skype, SightSpeed, Google….more<br />New DVC products are appe...
Perfect Storm<br />Technologies are in place<br />Time is almost right (15 to 20 years after introduction = mass adoption)...
Old Classifications<br />Desktop (computer-based)<br />Roll-About<br />Room<br />
New Classifications (?)<br />Casual / Telecommuter<br />Standards—Huh?<br />HD: No<br />Telecommuter / Office<br />Standar...
Casual / Telecommuter<br />Computer-based free or low cost<br />Web cam<br />HD: No<br />DSL or cable Internet connectivit...
Telecommuter / Office<br />Telecommuter has resources from company<br />Desktop stand-alone or computer-based<br />HD: mor...
Office / Conference / Class Room<br />Company or School provides space<br />Room based, Set-top, Desktop<br />HD: is a giv...
Telepresence Room<br />Very  nice dedicated rooms<br />TP is HD<br />Standards depend who designed it<br /><ul><li>Cisco, ...
Summary<br />Desktop Videoconferencing has come a long way.<br />The ability to meet from anywhere, to anyone, at any time...
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Desktop Videoconferencing is changing. New products are coming out that span the casual user using a web cam at home to the most expensive Telepresence Rooms.

This presentation puts some of my thoughts on "paper".

Just so you know... I have been involved in Desktop Videoconferencing since the beginning...

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Ruminations On Desktop Videoconferencing

  1. 1. Ruminations on Desktop Videoconferencing<br />AARNET Presentation<br />March 30 / 31, 2009<br />
  2. 2. My Story…and I’m sticking to it<br />“Telepresence” is great<br />Rooms are great<br />But the ability to meet anywhere, anytime, with anyone with whatever capability you have…..can change the world. <br />Voice, video, and data collaboration <br />Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone<br />
  3. 3. History-The Beginning<br />Starting in 1992 with the Cameo from CLI and VISIT from Northern Telecom<br />ISDN<br />Not Standard<br />One Color (Cameo), one B&W (Visit)<br />Guess which one people liked the most?<br />Both Mac based<br />
  4. 4. History-Middle<br />As time went by the Cameo sent video only out the Ethernet port<br />YouTube Video shows this configuration on the Discovery Channel “Answer Guys”<br />Creative Labs made a DVC for POTS<br />Mac Based<br />Cu-SeeMe Internet VC introduced<br />H.320 ISDN standards appear<br />IP standards in the making<br />
  5. 5. History-Late<br />Internet popular, web cams came around<br />High Speed BW more prevalent<br />IPVC standards finalized (H.323 most notably)<br />Computing power increased, laptops proliferated<br />Infrastructure matured (Gatekeeper, MCU, Gateway, H.350, etc)<br />People started to notice (finally!)<br />Wireless Hot Spots appear<br />
  6. 6. History-In the Making<br />Free services appear<br />ooVoo, Skype, SightSpeed, Google….more<br />New DVC products are appearing at a rapid pace<br />Scopia, CMA, Movi, VidyoDesktop (central)<br />Mirial, PVX (loner)<br />iocom, AG, Open Source<br />“Personal Telepresence”<br />Desktop video with marketing spin applied to it <br />Laptops / monitors integrate web cams<br />Wireless Hot Spots everywhere / BW galore<br />
  7. 7. Perfect Storm<br />Technologies are in place<br />Time is almost right (15 to 20 years after introduction = mass adoption)<br />We need the people to accept it wholeheartedly<br />World economy may or may not help<br />No money<br />Great need<br />
  8. 8. Old Classifications<br />Desktop (computer-based)<br />Roll-About<br />Room<br />
  9. 9. New Classifications (?)<br />Casual / Telecommuter<br />Standards—Huh?<br />HD: No<br />Telecommuter / Office<br />Standards—You bet!<br />HD: Sometimes<br />Office / Conference / Class Room<br />Standards—Definitely!<br />HD: Yes!<br />Telepresence Room<br />Standards—If they suit me<br />HD: Definitely! <br />
  10. 10. Casual / Telecommuter<br />Computer-based free or low cost<br />Web cam<br />HD: No<br />DSL or cable Internet connectivity<br />256 kbps to 768 kbps + upstream<br />The “standard” is the Internet<br />Services / Applications<br />ooVoo, Skype, Sightspeed, Vsee, WebEx (?)<br />More…<br />
  11. 11. Telecommuter / Office<br />Telecommuter has resources from company<br />Desktop stand-alone or computer-based<br />HD: more and more<br />Standards (H.323, H.320 (?), SIP, etc.)<br />Desktop for us loners:<br />Polycom PVX and Mirial Softphone (others)<br />Desktop for those with company network:<br />Vidyo, Scopia, CMA, Movi, iocom, AG, other….<br />Maybe Set-top or Room…if space available<br />Cisco, Lifesize, Polycom, Tandberg…more<br />
  12. 12. Office / Conference / Class Room<br />Company or School provides space<br />Room based, Set-top, Desktop<br />HD: is a given<br />Standards (H.323, H.320, SIP, etc.)<br />“Gateways” connect non-standard to standard<br />Cisco, iocom, Lifesize, Mirial, Polycom, Tandberg, Vidyo…others<br />
  13. 13. Telepresence Room<br />Very nice dedicated rooms<br />TP is HD<br />Standards depend who designed it<br /><ul><li>Cisco, iocom, Lifesize, Polycom, Tandberg…others</li></li></ul><li>Future: DesktopMobile<br />Heads-up VC display in your car<br />VC from cell phone-ubiquitous<br />High quality mobile VC<br />VC kiosks (Malls, Airports, etc)<br />VCTV (Videoconferencing on your HDTV)<br />Plug and Play (for everyone)<br />Wireless robots<br />Holographic VC<br />
  14. 14. Summary<br />Desktop Videoconferencing has come a long way.<br />The ability to meet from anywhere, to anyone, at any time is here….to a large extent.<br />Mobile videoconferencing is in our future<br />HDTV videoconferencing is in our future<br />Ultimate ease-of-use still in our future<br />People still need to get used to the idea of being seen, but, the 15 to 20 year cycle is almost upon us..<br />

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