Re: At&T video

Rodney M. Dyer (
Tue, 27 Jun 1995 13:18:42 -0400

>NOTHING out there "puts CU-SeeMe to shame". None of the
>other packages, and I've seen many, can do FREE
>MULTIPARTY CONFERENCING. In point to point connections
>the others excell. But CU-SeeMe kicks all their butts
>when it comes to bringing several people together.

Uh...Ever heard of MBONE???


Rodney M. Dyer
PC Network Administrator
College of Engineering
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Phone: (704)547-3154

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>On Sun, 25 Jun 1995, C. Duncan Hudson wrote:
>> On Sun, 25 Jun 95 17:04:06 -0700 you wrote:
>> >Kerry,
>> >
>> >I too, recently saw and participated in a working demo of the AT&T video
>> >system (not on the phone, but on a computer) - it is called the Vistium. It
>> >is even beter than the phone thing, however it requires an ISDN line (I
>> >suspect that the AT&T video phone does too. With ISDN you get a much higher
>> >quality connection.
>> >
>> >If you're interested in knoong more on the AT&T phones and/or video system
>> >for computers you can call AT&T at 1800-VID-EOGO (that's AT&Ts video
>> >technical center. I am NOT an employee of AT&T, so there is NO personal gain
>> >for me in giving you this information.
>> >
>> >-Art
>> While Vistium and Picasso require some heavy duty hardware the video
>> phone only requires compatible phones at both ends of the call. The
>> phone transmits a 15 fps colour picture along with regular telephone
>> voice. The phone was not an initial hot item - people complained
>> about the slow picture updating, but it sure puts CU-SeeMe to shame.
>> I hadn't thought to compare it to this software, but the comparison is
>> quite logical. While not being an expert on either system I would
>> imagine the faster (and colour) picture is due, in part, to hardware
>> based compression.
>> C. Duncan Hudson
>> Information Management Member