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Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Great Videoconferences

Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Great Videoconferences | Video Conferencing & TelePresence | Scoop.it

How often have you been in a videoconference that was a disaster? How good are your videoconferences? There's always room for improvement. Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Great Videoconferences gives an easy to understand overview of videoconferencing and is filled with hints and tips that will improve your videoconferences.

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HD Video Collaboration from your Desktop - Polycom, Inc.

HD Video Collaboration from your Desktop - Polycom, Inc. | Video Conferencing & TelePresence | Scoop.it

Using Polycom RealPresence Desktop, you can:

Share the industry’s highest-quality audio, video, and content though standards-based protocolsQuickly search existing corporate directories for ease-of-dialing and connect to other desktops, mobile, conference rooms, or immersive telepresence environmentsMeet the needs of the entire organization with added support for Apple® OS XProtect call quality through Polycom Constant Clarity technology, which provides Internet users with a premium experience
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Download free trial of RealPresence for your desktop at this page.

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Beamed into court: The drawbacks of videoconferencing :: Immigrant Connect

Beamed into court: The drawbacks of videoconferencing :: Immigrant Connect | Video Conferencing & TelePresence | Scoop.it

Immigration lawyer A. Olusanjo Omoniyi knows that the courts might save money by using video conferencing, but it’s also been a inefficient hassle for him and his clients.   He’s had an incorrect client brought to videoconference into a hearing and he’s had cases last much longer because of technical challenges.

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Interesting insight into the downside of videoconferencing for this particular use.

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Online Meetings Made Fast and Simple

Online Meetings Made Fast and Simple | Video Conferencing & TelePresence | Scoop.it
MeetingBurner is a new startup based out of Orange County that aims to simplify and improve the online meeting experience. MeetingBurner aims "to make meetings faster, easier and more efficient".
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7 Things to Look for in a Video Conferencing Solution | Social Media Today

7 Things to Look for in a Video Conferencing Solution | Social Media Today | Video Conferencing & TelePresence | Scoop.it
Not All Solutions Are the SameBy this time, many of us have experienced the benefits of video conferencing solutions as part of our organizational and sales-oriented processes.
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What are Anybots?

Anybots are your personal avatar. They allow you to maintain a physical presence in your office while sipping martinis at the beach. An Anybot is a skinny robot that can be controlled using a browser, giving the driver the ability to communicate with everyone in a given room, walk around the office, and carry out their regular duties without having to rely on being tethered to a single computer's webcam.

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The Anybots Robot Can Attend Meetings For You

http://www.pcworld.com/videos.html?tk=Ytub PCWorld Video: The Anybots robot functions as a seeing and hearing personal avatar that can roll around the office...
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Cisco Jabber

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Cisco Jabber instantly interacts with instant messaging (IM) and presence; IP Voice and Video Telephony; Mobile Collaboration-Anywhere on Any Device; Communicate within other Web Apps, and Microsoft Office.
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Download Jabber for free at this page - see the different platforms in the right sidebar & click through.

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Larry Kless' Weblog: Videoconferencing Best Practices: 10 Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Tips

Larry Kless' Weblog: Videoconferencing Best Practices: 10 Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Tips | Video Conferencing & TelePresence | Scoop.it

Much really hasn't changed in the way people use videoconferencing for either meetings, education and training, broadcasts of conference keynotes and plenary sessions and good old business television.

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A post from 2009 - but full of good tips.

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Options beyond Skype for enterprise video conferencing

Options beyond Skype for enterprise video conferencing | Video Conferencing & TelePresence | Scoop.it
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Transparent swiveling screens make videoconferencing less awkward

Transparent swiveling screens make videoconferencing less awkward | Video Conferencing & TelePresence | Scoop.it

NTT figures that part of what makes videoconferencing so lousy is that everyone on the other end feels like they're talking to a screen and not to a real person. To that end, they've decided to try and improve the experience by making screens act (slightly) more like real people in a couple different ways.

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Telepresence Robot To Join Doctors On Rounds Next Month

Telepresence Robot To Join Doctors On Rounds Next Month | Video Conferencing & TelePresence | Scoop.it

Another robot wants to give busy doctors the ability to be in two places at one time. Reminiscent of – and resembling – iRobot’s AVA, the Telepresence Puppet is a telemedicine platform that allows doctors to interact with their patients without actually being with them.

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What is an Anybot?

Anybot is a personal remote avatar. Basically, a very smart webcam on two wheels that allows you to interact with people and move around at will using just a...
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iPad in the Enterprise: A Videoconferencing Dream Machine?

iPad in the Enterprise: A Videoconferencing Dream Machine? | Video Conferencing & TelePresence | Scoop.it
The iPad and other mobile devices have the potential to transform how employees communicate and collaborate, essentially becoming magic hubs for videoconferencing and instant-messaging.
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