Tag Archives: Video

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 […]

Web Services APIs for Beginners

As a companion piece to my previous video training, I created Web Services APIs for Beginners.  Think of this as fulfilling the prerequisites of Avaya OneCloud CPaaS for Developers:  Getting Started. In this new video, I introduce the viewer to REST APIs and discuss how they are created and used.  I also touch on APIs […]

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 […]

I Have Seen the Future of Healthcare…and it is Now

I can’t remember the last time I stepped inside a bank. With auto deposit, online banking, and ATM machines, there is no reason for me to stand in line waiting for the next available teller. I receive the same level of service without having to get into a car and make a special trip. The […]

WebRTC Blueprints

Anyone who has been following my blog will know that WebRTC has become my latest passion. I’ve written four or five articles on the subject and have at least ten more inside of me waiting to come out. Actually, ten might be an understatement. The deeper I dig, the more I discover that I want […]

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 […]