Browsing posts tagged with: video conferencing

Introducing PETBOT: A node.js Telepresence Robot
July 25, 2013 by

Industry Insights

Recently we added a new member to our engineering team. This is PETBOT, aka Providence Engineering Telepresence roBOT. Here it is in action: It’s a telepresence robot I built for our office, consisting of an iPad mounted on a lightweight chassis powered by an RC car. To operate it, you open up a video chat
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Does your network have what it takes to successfully deploy video conferencing sessions??
April 5, 2012 by

Performance Monitoring

Videoconferencing enables virtual meetings with people from around the globe and they are easy, affordable and environmentally friendly. Video conferencing provides synergistic support for telecommuting, enabling remote users to participate in meetings, give remote presentations, and so on. Next generation “desktop” solutions are designed to deliver an acceptable user experience over best-effort delivery networks like the broadband
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It’s not my WAN, I have an OC3
March 23, 2012 by

Performance Monitoring

If I had a nickel for every time I heard “We have enough bandwidth,” I would have enough money to buy the new iPad.  While this has not gotten me the iPad, it has given me some great insight into how important knowing your available and utilized bandwidth is to assuring network performance and delivering
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An Application Performance Breakthrough – See Across Your Sites, Apps and End Users!
March 13, 2012 by

Performance Monitoring

With highly distributed network and the expansive transition to cloud services, network and application performance monitoring is becoming more and more challenging. With the increase in IP-based applications like VoIP, Video Conferencing, hosted CRMs, VDI and cloud services offering simpler and easier ways to communicate and operate within an organization. Each application comes with unique
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Avoid the VoIP Elephant: Make Sure You and Your VoIP Network are Ready
September 16, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

How are you ensuring a successful transition before plugging in the first phone? VoIP, Video and Unified Communications are highly cost-effective network services. While your wallet may be breathing a sigh of relief, your network is about to get the wind knocked out of it by the  weight of VoIP and video conferencing services. Network performance is
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Four Requirements for Excellence in Video Conferencing
August 8, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

The reach and popularity of video conferencing, telepresence and visual collaboration services is exploding, enabling business to happen 24×7 around the world. But, if you’re a consumer or provider of these increasingly business-critical applications, you know they depend entirely on one thing: network performance. IP-based videoconferencing requires high-performance WAN links. This class of applications operates
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Best Practices for Pre Deployment Network Assessment
July 19, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Many organizations underestimate the operational and business risk associated with deploying performance sensitive applications like VoIP, video conferencing, IP storage or virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to remote locations. Other projects such as transitioning to a multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network or integrating company networks due to a merger or acquisition can present significant performance problems
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Managing Network Performance for Video Conferencing (Including “Video Sprawl”)
June 15, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Today’s video conferencing and telepresence solutions offer amazing reliability, incredible business value and a huge range of features and price points. No wonder there’s so much video running on enterprise networks! But like other IP-based applications from VoIP, to SaaS, to virtual desktops, video conferencing applications are highly sensitive to network performance. The health of
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Managing Network Performance for the Mobile Enterprise
June 7, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Burgeoning growth in the use of mobile devices is surely among the most significant trends impacting enterprise communications. Much of this growth is uncontrolled, as droves of employees increasingly make use of their personal mobile devices over company networks, as they’re accustomed to doing at home. How can you get a handle on what your
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How Are You Monitoring Network Performance for Your Unified Communications?
May 25, 2011 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

The cost reduction and infrastructure consolidation benefits of unified communications and collaboration are so compelling that many organizations are rolling out these services without a solution to manage the user experience. Unified communications monitoring may not be the top priority for businesses. Unified communications aims to converge telephony, messaging, mobile communications, video conferencing and presence-enabled applications onto
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