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Browsing posts tagged with: video conferencing

WebRTC is great for end users, but what about the network

WebRTC: Boon for End-User Experience, Burden for Networks?
April 4, 2018 by

Industry Insights, Performance Monitoring

Like just about any other technology, WebRTC has followed the hype cycle pretty closely. (Were you surprised to see a headline on this topic in 2018?) WebRTC, an open source project, aims to boost mobile apps and browsers to real-time speed using APIs. After reaching peak hype around 2013, we slipped down into the trough
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Measuring SLA Performance Is Still Largely Do-It-Yourself
February 2, 2018 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

The Linux Foundation recently announced the LF Networking Fund to combine the multiple open source projects it’s got in the works. These include Open Daylight, Open Platform for NFV and the Open Network Automation Platform, among others. Part of this initiative includes standardizing projects on a single architecture and processes. These various projects in development
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Video conferencing sessions are hard on your network

Can Your Network Successfully Deploy Video Conferencing Sessions?
June 1, 2016 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Video conferencing is increasingly a part of daily office life. Ad-hoc meeting software like Google Hangouts, HipChat, Slack and Skype have popularized virtual face-to-face meetings. But formal meetings with entry codes like GoToMeeting and WebEx are often relied on for marketing webinars or sales demos. Regardless of purpose, video conferencing has evolved over the years
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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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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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