how to answer a video phone call?

John R. Savery - 331-2115 (JSAVERY@ucs.indiana.edu)
Wed, 26 Oct 1994 20:56:14 -0400


Does anyone know of a way to ring someone's computer to tell them they have a
video call waiting? It seems rather silly to call someone on the phone and say
"turn on CUSeeMe so we can talk" or to send email back and forth. I suspect the
CUSM application could run in the background which means someone with
programming skills might be able to write a patch so that when the IP # of the
machine is called an alert sound or window would appear to notify the
recipient. If this is not already on the to-be-developed wish list could it be
added? It might make the focused use of the technology for point-to-point
communication easier for some to adopt.
Thanks, John