Skype Group Calling? 7 MORE Reasons VSee Stands Above

These are by Rich Griffin, who wrote them as a comment to the original “VSee Stands Above Skype” post.  Thanks Rich! Here are my reasons Skype’s 5-way video chat doesn’t do it for me: 1.) Skype is often verboten in the enterprise because it works around corporate network policy. VSee…

Skype Group Calling? 6 Ways VSee Stands Above

1.  Skype’s beta only allows up to 5 callers—I’ve had an 11-way call* on VSee. 2.  Skype only shares desktop OR video—VSee shows both. 3.  Speaking of screen sharing:  Skype’s screen sharing quality can be sub-par—VSee’s starts pixel perfect. 4.  Skype has little else for collaborative tools—VSee does it all.…

SaaS, the Cloud, and Distributed Work

SaaS (“Software as a Service” and pronounced “sass”) and Cloud Computing have been all the blog rage lately.  To be honest, rightfully so.  I personally remember when Best Buy and Circuit City (Who?) had racks and racks of software, distributed on CDs or floppies, in paperboard boxes the size of…

VSee Version 421 Released

Just before the weekend, we released 10.0.0.421.  This version has many significant enhancements over 104 and 1201, which I’d like to go over with you here. First, 421 has a completely refurbished video pipeline, making it more robust, consuming even less bandwidth than before, and with a higher quality of…

Vote VSee!

VSee has just been submitted to TheFunded Founder Showcase.  This release best explains it: TheFunded Founder Showcase, the leading seed-stage pitch and networking event taking place on May 18th in Silicon Valley, has just added DEMO as a prize partner. The Grand Prize Winner of the Founder Showcase will now win…

Teledentistry (Tele-OralHealth) introduced at the Pacific Dental Conference

A specialist in BC, Dr. Ng discovered many patients are sent by their dentists or dental hygienists from the rural areas where they live to specialists in the Lower Mainland for consultations.   The Lower Mainland is the highly-populated region of BC that includes Vancouver, and is more than three hours…

“The Dangers of Videoconferencing”

Great stuff.  Thank you FedEx! Laughs aside, I feel this video actually brings up two counterintuitive but legitimate points: 1) The first is the current theme of my most recent posts:  Creating an illusion in your videoconference is simply not necessary or useful.  Heck, in this video it was outright…

Conference your Engineers into Sales

Back in December, this fantastic post, It’s All About Selling for Survival, by Vivek Wadhwa, showed up on TechCrunch.  Vivek makes an extremely compelling case that the best salesmen in a software organization are the programmers.  And we believe him. We’ve been including our programmers in sales with phenomenal results, so we…

Videoconferencing on Who’s Budget?

Telepresence Illusions

VSee at 25,000 Feet

Top 5 Tips To Being An Effective Remote Worker

We’ve devoted posts to the corporate environment of remote work and distributed teams.  Today’s installment is directed at our end users who find themselves to be, you guessed it, remote workers. There is sometimes an assumption within the tech world that any problem can be solved by a tool.  “If…

VSee Named a Top 25 Startup Changing the Medical Information Industry

HEALTHTECHTOPIA, a healthcare technology blog, today named VSee one of the top “25 Notable Start-ups Changing the Medical Information Industry.” To quote them, “Information technology is building in the medical sector, along with new jobs in many of the start-ups mentioned in this list. From visual and imaging information to…

Inc. Magazine Tries Out the Virtual Office

In researching the cover story for the April issue of Inc. magazine, The Case for the Virtual Company, the entire editorial staff went virtual. Using email, mobile phones, and video conferencing they spent the month putting together the issue from home, coffee shops, and any place but their luxurious offices…

Why Video Collaboration Needs to be on Desktops

Every day I have at least one conversation that revolves around using VC (“video conferencing” or “video collaboration”) to “get things done” rather than “meet”.  Obviously efforts to increase acceptance of putting video collaboration tools where they’re most beneficial are gaining traction. For example, I know of at least one…

We’re Changing our Pricing!

These are some great, important changes that for most of you, well, won’t change anything. 🙂  Feel free to peruse the new pricing and our forum announcement.  It becomes effective April 1st. Here’s the lowdown: For everyone who’s using VSee for personal use, it will continue to be free.  “But will…

Don’t Forget Lighting! part 2

I didn’t forget the promise for a post on daytime lighting for a video conference call. Here’s an example of my office, with a typical issue I see when talking to people on VSee:

Videoconferencing Competitors List

Here is a list of all of the other video conferencing providers we have found. Adobe Connect “Universal Voice: Enabling audio integration regardless of platform” Avistar “Integrated applications for unified collaboration” BoostCam “We provide free, instant, and disposable two-way video conferencing. It’s simple, fun, and doesn’t require installing any plugins,…

Learning/Working/Productivity/Snowboards?

Here I was, taking a break from blogging to get some other high-priority work done, and then I read about Matthew “Lindy” Lindenmuth, entrepreneur, business owner, business student (and future law student), former professional inline skater and world-class snowboarder. He may not be in the Olympics, but this guy’s done the X…

Videoconferencing c. 1910

From a French postcard c. 1910. Notice the caption which translates as “In the year 2000.”  Not too far off, except for the costumes. Found at http://expositions.bnf.fr/utopie/grand/3_95b2.htm