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ReadyTalk Announces Video Conferencing

Video conferencing has been added to ReadyTalk (for some reason I thought they already had it….oh well.)

I like press releases.  No work for me….a new blog entry for you.  Call me lazy!  😉

We are pleased to announce the availability of ReadyTalk video conferencing, enabling you to get the most out of your collaboration experience with fully integrated audio, web and video conferencing.

Video conferencing brings the valuable element of face-to-face engagement to your meetings, making it ideal for collaboration, interviews and small trainings.  Here are some details on ReadyTalk video conferencing:

  • Four simultaneous video conferencing feeds which can be shared by chairpersons, co-presenters, or participants.
  • Included in your existing web conferencing subscription at no extra charge.
  • 25 participant capacity for viewing the video feeds.
  • Participants viewing feeds can share their video feed when a slot becomes available.
  • Chairpersons and co-presenters can actively manage the shared video feeds.
  • Video feeds are shared in a film strip next to your web conference content.

Learn more about video conferencing benefits and features.

Ready to get started? Your subscription has access to video conferencing today! If you have any questions regarding your account or this feature, please let me know.

Feel free to contact me or ReadyTalk customer care (800.843.9166 or help@readytalk.com) if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

ReadyTalk
Audio & Web Conferencing, ReadyTalk
(800)843-9166

 

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WebRTC Video Conferencing Test via Vidtel

Me meeting with me

Video conferencing with myself. 🙂

Got an email from Vidtel a few weeks ago announcing the ability to connect to Vidtel video conferencing using WebRTC on my Chrome browser.

I did a really quick test since I think this technology is awesome and will move video conferencing one step closer to ubiquity.

What I Did

Since my first review of Vidtel, they have left a room on their system for me to test with (thank you Vidtel!!).  So using that room (2819) and entering the correct pin, I did the following.

1. Dialed my Vidtel virtual room using Chrome.

Figure 1: Connected to room need to enter PIN

Figure 1: Connected to room need to enter PIN

2. Entered the correct pin to connect to my room.

Figure 2: Connected to the meeting room, waiting for participants.

Figure 2: Connected to the meeting room, waiting for participants.

3. Dialed my Vidtel “MeetMe” room using Google Chat on my Smartphone.

video-conference-via-androi

Figure 3: Android smartphone video conferencing participant entered the meeting

Once connected, I changed the layout (figure 4) and then added the keyboard (figure 5).

Figure 4:  Changed the layout.

Figure 4: Changed the layout and moved me.

Figure 5:  Popped up the keypad

Figure 5: Popped up the keypad

There is so much more you can do…give it a try!

Conclusion

Using WebRTC to connect to a video conference is one more, albeit it major, step to bringing video conferencing to the masses.

Using your browser makes connecting to a video conference super easy. Once connected, the audio and video quality are excellent.

I love to see companies move the technology forward.  Bravo Vidtel!  🙂

Google+ Hangout Video Conferencing Meeting, Part 1

Before any good, errrr…..AWESOME meeting, there is preparation.   That is especially the case with a video conference.  The initiators of the video conference must work diligently to make sure the meeting goes off without a hitch.

No joking around….deadly serious business.  If you want to get involved in video conferencing and put on an AWESOME meeting (watch for Part 2 of the “Hangout Meeting” here later today)…throw your sense of humor out the window….. and get to work!

Here is a video clip of our Pre-Google+ Hangout Preparations.  We learned from the BEST….kidding around is for losers!  SERIOUS is the only way to make it in this business.

Now watch the video!  Do it!  😐

Links

David Maldow, Telepresence Options

Mike Pihlman….you are here!