Even though Vidyo is generally thought of for their proprietary video conferencing technologies, I’m glad I checked out their booth and their VidyoCast software. This software has the potential of making the incorporation of remote guests into programs such as Office Hours much more effective as it seems like it will eliminate the need for the remote user to install any software as the remote user’s software is completely web based).
It also allows you to see the remote user’s audio and video settings to make troubleshooting easier. It provides a mix minus (audio and/or video) to the guest to eliminate confusion and feedback and can even provide compositing of multiple remote participants into a graphically rich scene. This is all at a fairly substantial cost, but it looks impressive.
For more information, you can contact:
Creative Media Products
Chapel Hill, NC
Google Voice: 919 766-0154
Duke's Office Hours often uses remote contributors