Fuze Telepresence Connect hopes to solve interoperability woes

One of the major drawbacks with traditional room-based telepresence installs is that systems from different vendors are typically incompatible with each other. Video conferencing and online meeting provider FuzeBox, makers of the Fuze Meeting service, announced Fuze Telepresence Connect, which hopes to overcome these interoperability problems.…

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Immersive Communications: The future of video collaboration?

Telecom giant Alcatel Lucent's research and development arm Bell Labs is hoping to replicate the feeling of in-person, natural communication with a fascinating concept it calls Immersive Communications. It uses "mixed reality" to insert the video feeds of real people into customizable artificial environments.…

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Even Politicians Want to Use Skype

It’s rare to see our political leaders use common sense when making decisions, so when they do, we should celebrate. House Republican leaders led have reportedly sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asking her to allow the use of Skype for video conferencing purposes.…

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Cisco’s Big Bet on Consumer Telepresence

The video phone holds an iconic place in the American technology lore. From black-and-white science fiction movies to Jetsons' cartoons, many of us were exposed to a futuristic vision of talking to far-flung friends and family through a video display. While consumers have embraced visual communication in the last few years, it hasn't been with video phones. Instead, most consumers video chatting today do it on a computer using an integrated webcam and popular software like Skype. Given this reality, is it far-fetched to start thinking about visual communication on the living room TV?…

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