Tips & Techniques

The Year Ahead for VSee Telemedicine

Dear Friends, 2014 was a pivotal year for us as the telemedicine and telehealth markets finally exploded. We have been working with visionaries such as MDLIVE-Walgreens, Focus Cura, Intermountain Healthcare, and Mayo Clinic for a number of years. And now everyone else is knocking down our doors wanting telemedicine! Doctors…

Do-It-Yourself Telemedicine Solution for an Ebola Isolation Unit

Being on the front lines of Ebola containment is a frightening job. Protective measures include setting up check-in stations outside of the hospital, wearing heavy duty face shields and decontamination suits, duct-taping layers of gloves to sleeves, and using telemedicine technology. In fact, Nebraska Medical in the lonely Midwest has…

VSee for Ebola Contagious Disease Units

Emergency health care workers –- such as those on the front lines combating Ebola in Nigeria –- are already using VSee for Ebola treatment. This week, a number of VSee customers contacted us to set up Ebola isolation units inside their hospital. The setup is simple: just load the free…

Inmarsat Partners with VSee for Telemedicine

Inmarsat, the multi-billion dollar innovative satellite company, has partnered with VSee to provide telemedicine in the world’s most difficult to reach places. VSee has used Inmarsat’s BGAN, a satellite terminal the size of a laptop, in numerous missions from Nigeria to Syria to Latin America. Inmarsat has just published a…

VSee Tip #7 – VSee Recording Playback and Convert from MKV File

VSee saves recorded video as Matroska (.mkv) files. To play a file, you can use VLC media player for playing MKV files on both Windows and Mac.  You can also check out other some alternatives to VLC here. Set up VLC to Play Videos Side-by-Side VLC for Windows view Go…

VSee – Boldly Going Where No One Has Gone Before

Guest Post – Anthony Watkins is Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Toney Watkins Company, a hospitality and entertainment company, currently developing international theme park resorts. In early September of 1966, I sat with my brothers in front of our family’s television set watching this new show that was premiering on…

7 Best Webcams for Video Calling

We have tested a wide variety of cameras with VSee, and pretty much anything that works with Windows DirectShow will give you a satisfactory experience, but a few webcams really stand out for video calling with their superior image quality due to superior optics and optical auto-focus. 1.  For general…

Four Crazy Tips For Creating Effective Remote Teams

Virtual teams are a very different breed of animal from traditional office teams. So it stands to reason that creating a virtual team with the same level of rapport and efficacy requires different measures or as iDoneThis CEO Walter Chen believes, it requires “extreme measures.” Here are his 4 extreme habits (via Jeff…

5 Best Video Collaboration Tools To Ride Out the BART Strike

The BART strike hit Bay Area’s 400K daily commuters this morning with a slap in the face. Oakland ferry lines were stretching around the corner and the Bay Bridge has been backed up since 5:30 a.m. KTVU-TV’s @sal_castaneda tweets: In 1997 [the last BART strike] most people couldn’t work from…

VSee Tip #6 – Deleting Contacts

To delete a contact from your VSee address book, move the cursor arrow over the contact’s name until it is highlighted and right-click. Select “Delete Contact” from the menu that appears.  In fact, you can delete an entire group in the same way, by simply right-clicking on the highlighted group. * Note:…

VSee Tip #4 – Setting Your Status

Your VSee status tells other people how available you are for a video chat. VSee has four possible status indicators: green with white clock hands – Online but inactive at least 5 min. green – Available red – In a call white – Offline or invisible You can purposely change…

VSee Inspires Lynda Gratton’s Hot Spots Movement and the Future of Work

VSee was recently featured by the Hot Spots Movement, a specialist research and consulting team that focuses on building collaborative capability for their clients, and on future-proofing organisations. They are also the brains behind the Future of Work Research Consortium, which gathers thought leaders and innovators around the world to share models, insights, solutions and…

VSee Tip #2 – Audio Only Mode

It’s easy to “mute” your VSee video for an audio-only conference.  Open your self-view video window and click on the webcam icon on the bottom left of your the window. If you mute the window during a call, the “muted” video setting will be saved for the next time you…

VSee Tip #1 – Shortcuts for Arranging Your Video Windows

Unlike most video conference services, VSee gives you tons of control over how you want to display your video windows. Click on the icon with the four tiles in the top right corner of your video window for the “Arrange Video Windows” menu (pictured above).  Better yet, try these easy…

VSee Tip #3 – What Do the Colored Bars on a Caller’s Window Mean?

The bars on the bottom right of a caller’s video window show you the strength of the network or connection between you and the caller. Green ♦(strong) – great audio and video Yellow ♦ (medium) – possibility of some audio and video interruptions Red ♦ (weak) – likely to have audio and…

An Open Letter to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer in Response to the “No Working From Home” Memo

Dear Marissa, At Heidy Maldonado’s wedding 10 years ago at the Stanford Memorial Church, I shared with you my dream of creating a simple tool that lets people work remotely with the same productivity of physically being together. I am now the CEO of VSee – a video chat and…

How To Record A VSee Session and Presentation

VSee allows you to record the individual speakers’ videos when in a call.  Just go to your VSee address book and select Tools–>Record, give the video files a name, and you’re good to go. Files are saved to your local disk so there is no need to worry about recording…

Remote Work: A Big Weapon for Small Companies in the War for Talent

Guest post by Jessica Stillman – London-based freelancer who has written for Inc.com, CBS MoneyWatch, and GigaOM, among others. How does remote work impact recruiting for smaller firms? VSee has years of experience with which to answer this question. Unemployment may be stuck at a dismal 10 percent, but for the best talent – especially…

Worksnug Interviews VSee on Video Conferencing Productivity

Video link: Worksnug interview – Milton on Video Conferencing Productivity Check out Worksnug community manager San Sharma‘s interview of VSee CEO, Milton Chen.  In 20 minutes they packed in everything from why Cisco WebEx is great for sales presentations, but bad for virtual teams how a 1 second delay in clicking can mean…

IBM Connections VSee Plugin Makes Video Conference Simple

Link: VSee integration with IBM Connections [VIDEO] VSee’s simplest one-click video conferencing and screen share is better than Skype, and you can use it right from your IBM Connections platform without any hoo-hah.  Make your virtual teams more productive and social.  Effortlessly put a live face to presentations, meetings, and work sessions and build…

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