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Q: Technical challenges faced by the video conferencing industry ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Technical challenges faced by the video conferencing industry
Category: Computers
Asked by: adamattcha-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 21 Apr 2006 12:41 PDT
Expires: 21 May 2006 12:41 PDT
Question ID: 721450
I need links to detailed reports written by industry experts on the
technical challenges currently faced by the video conferecing

They may discuss issues such as scalability, firewall/NAT penetration,
interoperability, configuration/administration difficulties, backward
compatibility, hardware costs, processor requirements, etc.
Subject: Re: Technical challenges faced by the video conferencing industry
Answered By: czh-ga on 25 Apr 2006 23:43 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello adamattcha-ga,

As you requested, I?ve provided you with a variety of resources to
help you explore current trends and challenges in the video
conferencing industry. Most of the links below lead to collections of
additional articles and reports to help you explore this industry.

Best wishes for your projects.

~ czh ~
Wainhouse Research's Rich Media Conferencing 2005 is our flagship
market research report series available as an annual subscription
program or on a per volume basis.

The annual subscription program is designed to help market managers,
product planners, and technical management keep abreast of the rapidly
changing markets, technologies, and applications in audio and video
conferencing, multimedia communications, and web-based conferencing
and collaboration.

Newly researched for 2005, each volume is grounded on fresh market
data obtained from vendor and end user surveys. All volumes include:
	An executive summary (available below);
	Year in review;
	Technology and standards overview; 
	Key vendor strategies and our analysis;
	Current year market sizing by industry segment;
	Our detailed five year forecast by industry segment; and
	An appendix containing product matrices and the results of our user survey.
The complete Rich Media Conferencing 2005 series consists of three
separate volumes:
Volume 1: Audio, Video, and Web Conferencing Infrastructure Products
Volume 2: Videoconferencing Clients
Volume 3: Audio, Video, and Web Conferencing Services

Papers on Video Conferencing, Streaming & Capture

Technical Papers on Video Conferencing, Streaming & Capture
Below are several technical papers that look at Video Conferencing,
Video Streaming and Video Capture in greater detail. They try to
explain the technicalities of each subject and wherever possible,
discuss the pros and cons of various systems as well as providing
guidance in their selection.

Video Conferencing Standards & Terminology

Video Conferencing Standards and Terminology.
There is an ever increasing number of standards, terminologies and
buzz-words used within the video conferencing industry that can make
understanding what is both available and compatible a minefield. We
have the H.300's, the G.700's, the T.120's and the H.450's, not to
mention ISDN, LAN, WAN, ADSL, VPN and POTS all mixed with NTSC, PAL
and CIF. To complicate matters more, we also have to deal with the
forthcoming media-enabled 3G mobile phone and how this links in with
existing systems. This document explains what these standards,
terminologies and buzz-words mean, how they relate to the various
communications infrastructures of video conferencing and how they
relate to each other.
It is assumed that the reader has a general knowledge of Video
Conferencing systems. However, the following technical papers are
available to provide more information:

Video Conferencing Resource Links

There are many resources on the Internet related to videoconferencing.
While this list is by no means exhaustive, these are the resources
that we have found most useful. Please feel free to e-mail other
resources or suggestions that you think would be useful to others. You
may also use our Feedback form to send suggestions. If you are looking
for Content Providers, please use our searchable Videoconferencing

Web Conferencing Guide
A comprehensive guide to software that powers discussions on the internet 
Web Conferencing - Video Conferencing - Online Meetings - Instant
Messaging - Forums & Message Boards ? Groupware - Social Software for
Online Collaboration - Online Communities - Virtual Teams - Intranets
- E-learning

We created ConferZone to be the pre-eminent resource and gathering
place on the Internet for those involved in and interested in the
evolving e-conferencing industry. ConferZone is the hub for
information about e-conferencing. With our newsletter, online Web
conferencing guide, listing of up-and-coming conferencing companies,
calendar of the coolest industry events, and up-to-the-minute industry
news?our goal is to provide you with everything you need to know about

April 20, 2006
New Video-conferencing Method Cheaper, More Sophisticated, Developers Say

In technical terms, TEEVE is a distributed multi-tier application that
captures images using 3-D camera clusters and distributes them over
Internet2 (the network reserved for research and corporate clients),
compressing and decompressing the 3-D video streams, rendering them
into immersive video and displaying them on one or multiple large

HP creates Halo effect for videoconferencing
December 13, 2005,

NEW YORK--Hewlett-Packard has launched a new videoconferencing
product, underscoring its ambition to become a leading player in the
enterprise collaboration market.

Dubbed the HP Halo Collaboration Studio, the e-conferencing package
encompasses digital visual products and collaboration software tools.
It can create realistic collaborative interaction through a
color-calibrated visual experience, a key differentiator compared with
traditional products, the company said.


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