Wednesday, January 09, 2002

Today I got to sit in on--"in person" as opposed to online--a presentation on "Conferencing" by my good friend, and co-worker, Dan McMahon. Dan's audience was the Remote Sales staff of our company, SMART Technologies, Inc.

Dan touched on all aspects of conferencing:

  • conference types (audio, data and video)
  • integration (many vendors use NetMeeting on the client side)
  • technical issues (firewalls, bandwidth, Virtual Private Networks (VPN))
  • connections (dial-up, DSL/Cable, ISDN,....)

Dan also talked about integration of our product line--SMART RoomwareTM--with the conferencing products of several vendors. Dan also pointed us to the SMART Conferencing Resource Center for those looking for integrated conferencing solutions.

Just as I was about to post this message, I received this week's edition of the Wainhouse Research Bulletin, by Wainhouse Research, in my inbox. Access the issue, as a PDF, from the archive at Vol 3 #2. Topics in this issue include:

  • They're Back! (8x8)
  • Avistar Shrinks Camera
  • InView hosts Free Video Program
  • Macintosh Meetings
  • Deals: RADVISION & VisionNex, Genesys, WebEx, Brinckmann &
  • Masergy, PUG & PGC united, IP Unity, Spracht & Genesys
  • Dollars: Investcorp acquires ECI, Market Cap Index, Polycom, Wire One
  • Codec Moments (redux): The Donkey & The Carrot

The WR Bulletin is a great resource for information on "the technologies, products, vendors, applications, and market trends in the visual collaboration and rich media communications marketplace." Click here to subscribe.

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