Videoconferencing Product Review

Over the past 4 years, I have tested a variety of videoconferencing systems. Below are my high level impressions. If you have a specific question, feel free to email me.
good AV quality, but can only see 1 site at a time
poor AV quality (long and unpredictable latency), but can see up to 12 sites at a time
MBone tools
good AV quality at very high bandwidth, and does not limit the number of remote sites
good AV quality and community support (wrote by Tim Dorcey, who brought us CUseeME)
PolyCom and PictureTel
excellent AV quality and speaker tracking, but can only see 4 sites at a time
Placeware and WebEx
secure data conferencing, but not really designed for videoconference

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Last updated on 12/16/2002 by Milton Chen