Category Video

Writing Dynamic Web Applications for Avaya Cloud Office

I have been having a lot of fun writing proof-of-concept software for Avaya Cloud Office (ACO). In case you aren’t familiar with ACO, it’s Avaya’s version of the popular RingCentral UCaaS platform. In this instance, I wrote a service that sits between a web browser and ACO. The service, which runs on my Linux server, […]

Reach Out and Touch Someone (But Not Like That)

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” ― Carl Gustav Jung Recently, my wife and I needed to communicate with our 30-year-old nephew.  Since we didn’t know his phone number and couldn’t text him, we did what many people our age […]

Calculating Network Bandwidth for SIP Video Made Easy

A couple weeks ago, I shared my best practices for determining bandwidth requirements for voice calls in the post, Calculating Bandwidth for SIP Trunks Made Easy. Now, while voice is an extremely important aspect of SIP communications, the beauty of SIP is that it isn’t limited to any one media type. For example, the various […]

Video Conferencing Fundamentals

For many years, communications vendors have been hailing video conferencing as the next big thing. In fact, my first toe-dip into video conferencing was way back in the early 1990s. I was a software developer at Northern Telecom and we came up with a product that we called VISIT Video. It was Lync long before […]

The Video-Fueled Workplace

I was born into a world of electronics and electrical gadgets.  My father, who turned 90 on March 20th, got his start in electronics on a destroyer in World War II where he served as a radio operator.   After the war, he found work at Federal Telephone and Telegraph and spent the last 30 years […]

Calculating Bandwidth for Video Calls

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog on determining the bandwidth used by voice calls in Calculating Bandwidth for SIP Trunks.  Now, while voice is an extremely important aspect of SIP communications, the beauty of SIP is that it isn’t limited to strictly voice.  On my various PC and smart phone clients I do […]