Tag: video conferencing

VSee vs. Skype: Three Key Differences

Pexip: New Cloud-based Video Conference Plans to Squeeze Vidyo and Blue Jeans

Pexip, a new video conferencing venture is joining market disruptors like Vidyo, Blue Jeans, and VSee 🙂 with its software-based (cloud) Infinity video conference offering. Led by former top Cisco Tandberg execs and developers, Pexip promises to make it possible to connect to any video conference system on any device…

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…

Is Cisco Umi Worth Rescuing?

Last week, video conferencing startup Tely Labs announced its “Rescue Umi” program as Cisco prepares to permanently end Umi services January 31. It’s an opportunity for Umi users to snag a good deal switching to Tely Labs’ similar telyHD offering. The marketing point of Umi and now telyHD is video…

Correction: Google Has Not Dropped Vidyo

In an earlier article I had said that Google Hangouts had dropped Vidyo in favor of WebRTC. I made a mistake. Google Hangouts has NOT dropped Vidyo.  Moreover, Vidyo executives have contacted me to let me know that “Google has a great relationship with Vidyo”.  I have checked my sources and verified that Vidyo is…

Young Entrepreneurs Love VSee!

  Students from the National University of Singapore visit VSee – “V” for VSee! Last week, a high spirited group of entrepreneuring students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) came to visit our office. As part of the NUS innovative Local Enterprise Achiever Development (iLEAD) program, they were on a trip to visit innovative…

New Study Shows Effectiveness of Virtual Doctor Visits

Updated: 4/14/2014 With an aging population, the anticipated explosion of Obamacare patients, and an expected shortage of doctors, telemedicine and online health care could be the innovation that will save health care.  Through telemedicine, patients can have easy virtual visits with a doctor via emails, phone, video, or other devices.…

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’…

OmniJoin? Nefsis? Brother, what’s going on?

Last December, when Brother purchased Nefsis, I thought it was a great outcome for Nefsis and a great move for Brother.  Nefsis had a very complex pricing structure and needed a huge distribution partner to push its complicated solution into enterprises.  Brother had a huge distribution base, with its long…

FuzeBox Raises $20M for online collaboration

We heard that FuzeBox, an online collaboration and meeting tool, recently raised $20 million in Series A funding, led by Index Ventures. “Fuze HD is a mobile and web-based collaboration service that features integrated audio conferencing as well as high-definition, synchronized video and image sharing.” – Crunchbase FuzeBox uses Vidyo…

Juniper Networks Invests In Vidyo

Yesterday, it was announced that Vidyo has received another round of funding, this time from Juniper Networks, bringing their total funding to $97M. From the article: “Vidyo makes video conferencing software that allows organizations to very efficiently and effectively make and receive video calls across any number of connected devices.…

The Next Big Thing In Videoconferencing

Is Vidyo really the next big thing in video conferencing?  It has been attracting attention for being the new Cisco and Polycom of the video conferencing world. This is because Vidyo dirt cheap compared with traditional videoconference leaders Cisco, Polycom, Avaya/Radvision (at about a third of the typical price tag).  However, if you want to talk…

VSee At VoIP Users Conference

Last Friday, Milton our fearless CEO, was the guest speaker for the hour-long VoIP Users Conference (VUC).   If you’ve never been to a Milton talk, he’s really good at inspiring you to try out VSee, and I, personally, always end up learn something new from him.   Besides highlighting…

Persony: Is Avaya On A Video Acquisition Spree?

P.S. An inside source recently let the cat out of the bag that Avaya is not only on its way to a happy union with video conferencing provider Radvision, it apparently also has the hots for Persony, a virtual company that makes full-featured web and video conferencing software for private labeling.   …

Is Your Polycom or Cisco Secure Against Eavesdroppers?

Blue Jeans = Skype + Polycom: Water And Oil Don’t Mix

photo credit: bitjungle Blue Jeans Network is a hot video conferencing startup that has been gaining a lot of attention even since before the public release of its product earlier this year.  They raised $23M from a set of A-list investors with its cloud-based solution that aims to bridge any…

ViVu: Another Concubine For the Polycom Fiefdom

Back to the enterprise

Cisco’s foray into the consumer market has proved too challenging for the networking giant. This morning, Cisco Systems announced that it would cut 550 jobs as part of its plan to exit some of its consumer business. This includes closing the video recording device division which manufactures the once-great Flip…

Video Conferencing and Trust

Milton discussed in some earlier posts the importance of smiling and eye contact in facilitating video mediated communication.  At the heart of these issues is the issue of building video trust. The Research On Video Trust The good news is that according to video trust studies, people using only video…

2011 ACM Conference on CSCW

VSee is a participant at the 2011 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Hangzhou, China. This is the first time the conference has been held outside of North America. Besides being an attendee at this conference, Milton Chen, Founder & CEO of VSee, had the opportunity to present…

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