Event: Friday April 24th, 2015 at 12 Noon EDT

CEO David Wilson joins us to talk about Jamkazam while musicians play with it. There have been many attempts at building a platform for musicians to play live together over the Internet, but this one actually works.
There are a lot of interesting things about this, lots of features to check out so if you’re into music, please join us and invite your musician friends.
jamblaster Unfortunately, the JamBlaster device (at left), which would solve a lot of the latency problems associated with playing live over the Internet, did not get the support it deserved.
Here is the Google+ Event.

Below, once you are in Jamkazam app, here’s how you can find the jam to ask to join it.


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Event: Friday April 17th, 2015 at 12 Noon EDT

Zello is a push-to-talk (PTT) app available for all pertinent mobile OS: iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry. It offer additional features over, say, a walkie-talkie: history, replay last message, notifications and Bluetooth device support. It works over 2G, 4G, 3G and GPRS/EDGE networks. In some countries, it has helped individuals organize such things as protests and marches.
Zello. Live conversations.
Here at the VUC, as we have many amateur radio ops, we adopted it in our never-ending quest for the bright and shiny messaging holy grail.
Many have compared Zello to Nextel’s PTT feature. We’ll definitely do a demo of Zello and CEO Bill Moore will talk about some of the other possibilities of the app. Alexey Gavrilov, founder also was able to join and talk tech with the VUC panel.


Event: Friday April 10th, 2015 at 12 Noon EDT

This will be a screen capture from Jitsi Video Bridge

comcastcorpgoogleThis week’s guest is Chris Wendt from Comcast. Chris is going to talk about the new WebRTC Share application they just released as well as their other works in the domain. Should be a great session!
From Chris:
“Share is the first WebRTC integrated application, recently released by Comcast. It enables opening a live stream from a mobile device (iOS/Android) to a Comcast X1 box (set-top box). Surprisingly similar to what people are doing with Meerkat or Periscope. We have built a service provider framework and internal cloud service around how to enable WebRTC based streams for various applications.”

Chris has also offered to share some general thoughts on the evolution of communications and how the role of a service provider may change going into the future.


Event: Thursday April 2nd 2015 at 12 Noon PDT

So much to talk about, so little time. That's why 24 hours was not enough!

See the YouTube channel for all video
Starts: Thursday April 2nd at 12 Noon PDT (8pm BST).
Ends: around 24 hours later.

If you are joining the visible panel, please read this.

Anyone with a phone: Call ZipDX at one of these local rate numbers from Voxbone

SIP: Call 200901@conf.zipdx.com

Video: Anyone can watch without a login at http://live.vuc.me


Event: Friday, March 27th, 2015 at 12 Noon EDT

Because of a major glitch, the video unfortunately ended after a short time.

ExpSkyJim Courtney is our guest. He suggested some potential discussion points (below), but is open to questions.

– New features over the past three years and why they don’t have the “buzz” impact that new features used to have. Are we becoming calloused to anything new?
– The challenge of innovating with a product that has built up a legacy and familiarity
– The challenge of educating users about features beyond free voice and video calling (and it’s also a challenge for smartphones – to make users realize there is value in all those applications available beyond voice calls and SMS messages).
– The feature set to consider when evaluating other alternatives
– The directory issue
– Skype vs Skype for Business
– Asynchronous vs real time comms (migrating to IM backend has allowed more “persistence” with chat messaging, for instance)
– Anytime communications Rooms

Note: We had a technical issue that lost some of the early part of the recording and that cut off the video completely. Because the computer involved was both doing the backup recording AND the bridge to ZipDX main recording, that segment was lost. Apologies, there’s nothing we can do.


#vuc533 – Enterprise Connect and Known

March 17, 2015

Enterprise Connect: Longtime friend of VUC Dave Michels (TalkingPointz.com), is judging this year’s Innovation Showcase 2015 and he hopes to be with us this Friday for a recap and his thoughts, which are probably worth more than a penny. Known is a way to publish photos, notes, stories, songs, and more. Known is easy to use, works […]

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