Fall 2007 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Bringing Telepresence and Video Conferencing Closer Together and New Video Conferencing Developments

Time 10/10/07 10:30AM-11:45AM

Session Abstract

Bringing Telepresence and Video Conferencing Closer Together

Telepresence is high-end video conferencing in which most aspects are completely automated, using new ideas and technology. These aspects will be described.



Video conferencing works fine, but sometimes provides too many and confusing options for the average user. Some of the telepresence good ideas can be applied to video conferencing to make it much easier to use. A few examples are simplification of the user's screen, and using perpetual video meeting rooms in MCUs.



A live comparison between "typical" and "simplified" video conferencing will be presented.




New Video Conferencing Developments

The video conferencing industry continues to provide new capabilities that did not exist before.
We will describe and provide live demonstrations of these new capabilities:



-Scalable video conferencing based on the new H.264 Annex G standard. It automatically scales the resolution all the way from cell phone screen to high definition. It provides very low latency and works even with 30% packet loss. Provides better quality video with less bandwidth and cost. From Layered Media.



-Increasing the video resolution from a standard definition endpoint, to make it look almost like high definition. This seeming impossibility is done by ClearVision, from Codian.



-A video receptionist and help desk, which answers your video calls and directs you to the correct person to answer your question, in multiple languages. Entry Point, from Tandberg.



-A desktop collaboration tool which is tightly integrated with standard H.323 video conferencing. Scopia Desktop, from RADVision.



-How to stand in front of your illustrations and slides as you describe them. Using chroma key just like the weather person does, except with video conferencing instead of television.
People On Content, from Polycom.



You can talk to some of these vendors in the demo room this afternoon.

Speakers

Speaker Bob Dixon The Ohio State University and OARnet

Speaker Gabe Moulton The Ohio State University

Speaker Megan Troyer The Ohio State University

Speaker Gabe Moulton The Ohio State University

Speaker Megan Troyer The Ohio State University

Presentation Media

media item thumbnail Bringing Telepresence and Video Conferencing Closer Together (pdf)

Speaker Bob Dixon The Ohio State University and OARnet

Speaker Gabe Moulton The Ohio State University

Speaker Megan Troyer The Ohio State University

media item thumbnail New Video Conferencing Developments (pdf)

Speaker Bob Dixon The Ohio State University and OARnet

Speaker Gabe Moulton The Ohio State University

Speaker Megan Troyer The Ohio State University

Secondary tracks Advancing Applications: What's Working? What's Not? What's Needed?

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