Video Telephony, It’s Finally Here: IEEE Spectrum Feature Story
Sometimes I read an article and can’t help thinking, “this is as well written as a good Stephen King novel” (Yes I am a Stephen King “constant reader”). So I felt compelled to pass along this great article that reviews the progression of video phones and the technology that has brought them (finally) to market. The writers, Thomas Weigand & Gary Sullivan have traced the concept as far back as 1878! There were three major obtacles to solve to bring this technology to it’s present usable format: hardware, networking and compression issues. They break down each obstacle and how each was overcome in this easy to understand article.
This in depth article is a “must-read”, rated 4 stars by this reviewer! Read it now.
Do you use a video telephony system at home or work? I’d be lost if I didn’t have Skype to stay in contact with my sister’s family in New Zealand. Tell us about your experiences with video calls below: