Tag: Reviews

A Review of Telemedicine Video Conferencing Solutions at ATA 2014

Thanks to everyone who came out to see VSee telemedicine video conferencing solutions at this year’s ATA 2014 expo.  We had a great exhibition with an overwhelming show of interest in our eVisit products for online video doctor visits.  Our only disappointment was that our favorite video conferencing competitor, Vidyo (which also provides great…

Former Polycom Designer Now Considers VSee Da Best!

Former designer of the Polycom RPX room system and video conferencing consultant, Bryan Hellard fell in love with Zoom.us during a period of testing and writing reviews of various software-based video conferencing apps. For him, Zoom.us was the best thing (in terms of video quality) that he had tested in a long…

VSee vs. Skype: Three Key Differences

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…

VSee vs. GoToMeeting Case Study

Taylor Engineering has been using VSee for years to keep its remote team members happy and productive. It’s been a great alternative to WebEx and GoToMeeting. There is just something about the being able to see people’s faces that really “breaks down barriers” and “improves communication compared to the phone”…

Race is on for Easy Telemedicine Video Conference

Chris Stegh was right on when he wrote in this post about video telemedicine that “the race is on to perfect easy-to-use video tools.” One reason he says more video telemedicine isn’t being used is because traditional room conferencing solutions like Polycom, Cisco Tandberg, etc. have been difficult to use. It’s…

Did Blue Jeans Copy VSee Dual-Streaming HD Video + Content for iPad?

VSee vs. Blue Jeans on iPad I recently saw a Blue Jeans Network newsletter announcing its exciting new feature: “dual HD streams for interactive video and content sharing.” Dual streaming has the advantage that meeting participants can see both video and content at the same time as they work together.  They claim…

Vidyo Funding Now At $116M

Vidyo video conference topped VentureWire’s startup announcements with the $17.1 million it just secured in a fifth round of funding. That brings Vidyo’s total funding up to a whopping $116 million. Leading the pack this time is Triangle Peak Partners.  In the previous round Vidyo raised $22 millon lead by…

Why Is Vidyo So Expensive?

Out-of-luck actors may now have an unexpected source of gainful employment – with video conferencing companies.  According to this Wall Street Journal story, VSee’s arch rival, Vidyo keeps professional actors on staff. We’re not talking about hiring actors for a one time stint to film a couple of slick ads,…

Google Hangouts High Bandwidth Issues Solved…Sort of

Google+ Hangouts is trying to be more bandwidth-friendly with its new bandwidth slider and audio-only features. This is welcome news for those on 3G, Wifi, DSL, or otherwise slow Internet who have had a hard time jumping into a Hangout. In particular, bandwidth limitations can be a problem for people…

Don’t Even Think About Skype For Health Care

Skype is not the tool for telehealth and telemedicine where HIPAA compliancy is a concern or any application where you care about security. Skype has always been close about whether it keeps decryption keys and Skype security and privacy concerns have grown since its 2011 Microsoft acquisition. In a recent…

WebEx Alternatives Hit Mobile Video Conference Market

Video conferencing is going mobile. It’s not surprising with video chat becoming a common work tool in an increasingly mobile workforce and with the popularity of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies. No wonder so many video conferencing upstarts are hoping to storm the competitive video conference market with mobile…

Will Zoom’s New Enterprise Video Conference Hurt Blue Jeans and Vidyo?

Zoom.us, the hottest new video conferencing company, is revealing its paid UMX (Unified Meeting Experience) offering for businesses. Zoom previously raised $3M in angel funding. It has also just raised $6M in series A funding, from some of the biggest names such as Qualcomm Ventures, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, and…

The 2 Fatal Security Flaws in Polycom RealPresence CloudAXIS

Early last quarter, Polycom made some exciting announcements about its newest product — RealPresence CloudAXIS, which will be available March 2013. What makes CloudAXIS so exciting is that it allows you to video conference with others without bothering about which service they normally use. As GigaOm tech blogger Stacey Higginbotham…

Why Google Hangouts Dropped Vidyo For WebRTC

Updated July 9, 2014 So Google really has dropped the Vidyo plugin for Hangouts as it switches over to its VP8 video codec. It’s still not on WebRTC, although it’s surely getting there.  On dev versions of Chrome, Google Hangouts is now plugin-less. In my article on VSee vs. Google+ Hangouts, I…

VSee vs. Nefsis: When A Product Has A Midlife Crisis

by NW Indiana artist Steve Johnson With Nefsis (now OmniJoin) being acquired by Japan-based Brother Industries, I thought it was a good time to revisit Nefsis and see how its video conferencing product has matured since I first tried it in graduate school. Early this week, we got a group…

VSee vs. ooVoo: A Look At Video Quality, Collaboration, and Security

Are VSee and ooVoo really that different? After all we both claim to have HD video conference, ongoing collaboration, free video calls, and no need for fancy equipment.  While I can’t tell you if VSee is the ooVoo alternative for your needs, I will point out some issues with video quality,…

(OpenTok) TokBox Acquisition Price

Several people have commented on the speculative nature of my earlier article on the TokBox acquisition being a semi-fire sale.  I want to give our readers a more thorough explanation for my statements. When a company is acquired for more than $20-30M, typically the price is leaked, since the acquiring…

Why AirTime Is Struggling: The Science of Video Chat

Airtime is the latest venture of Napster co-creators and entrepreneur superstars Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning.  However, just four months into their video chat foray, and these masterminds are floundering in the same snafu that has muddled many a great mind since even before the first public videophone was developed in 1936. The key reason:…

Microsoft Lync: Video Conferencing Deployment Nightmare

Microsoft Lync (formerly Microsoft Office Communicator) offers a great set of communication tool integrations, making it popular with enterprises both large and small (<300).  Unfortunately for many businesses, going beyond Lync Instant Messaging (IM) is proving to be more headache than it’s worth.  According to Jeff Wellemeyer, West IP Communications’…

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