The Road to Ubiquitous Visual Communications
Time 04/25/12 04:30PM-05:30PM
There are several millions of video conferencing and telepresence systems installed in education, government, healthcare and general enterprises. These systems are mostly used for internal communication and connecting to systems outside the organization, especially in enterprise, has been challenging and non-trivial task. High-end enterprise telepresence systems are usually covered by a managed service that includes connectivity to other managed telepresence systems through a so-called telepresence exchange. However, a lot of work is necessary to establish a telepresence call across diverse carriers and networks. Currently many low-end systems rely on a series of firewall traversal mechanisms and special dialing rules to connect across organizational firewalls. The Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC) was a result of the wide-spread dissatisfaction with the state of video communication across organizations and of the firm belief that only large service providers can solve the problem of inter-carrier communication and make visual communication as ubiquitous and effortless as telephony is today. This session will consist of a panel of OVCC members and collaborators. These panelists will discuss how their organizations are working to accomplish the goals set forth by the OVCC.
Speaker Ben Fineman Internet2
Speaker James Sankar AARNet
Speaker Stefan Karapetkov Wainhouse Research
Speaker John Poole Polycom Worldwide
Secondary tracks Emerging Collaborations and Applications