Re: At&T video

Richard Collins (rcollins@mirror.det.mun.ca)
Tue, 27 Jun 1995 15:27:41 -0230


MBONE's connected to more bandwidth than most of us enjoy. It's easy to
kick butts when you can afford the biggest boots in da' biz!

On Tue, 27 Jun 1995, Rodney M. Dyer wrote:

> >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
>
> Rodney M. Dyer
> PC Network Administrator
> College of Engineering
> University of North Carolina at Charlotte
> Email: rmdyer@uncc.edu
> Phone: (704)547-3154
>
>
> >
> > +=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+
> > + David Schlussel +
> > + dschluss@umich.edu +
> > + MCIT-Special Projects +
> > + http://www.umich.edu/~dschluss/ +
> > +=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+
> >
> >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
> >> AT&T CCS, CIO/CTO
> >>
> >>
> >
> >