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Notes:
# The video Polycom device is useful for meetings when high-quality video is required for a small number of participants -- it should probably be included in the flowchart.
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# Adobe Connect has lousy sound quality, so we frequently use Skype/teleconference for the audio and Adobe Connect for screen sharing/video.
# Marratech is much better than Adobe Connect when more than 3 participants need to send video. However, Marratech has two major drawbacks:
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# Skype supports screen sharing, but it sometimes freezes, and may not work for a conversation with more than 2 people.
#* NESCent does not have a license for it -- so only use it when meetings include participants from NCEAS.
 
#* First-time setup is error-prone and time-consuming -- so it should only be used for recurring meetings.
 
 
# iChat is better than Skype when video is used. However, it only works when all participants are using Macs.
 
# iChat is better than Skype when video is used. However, it only works when all participants are using Macs.
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# Google Hangouts are useful, all participants can see slides and converse. Everyone must have a Google+ account.
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# http://Join.Me shows promis, but we haven't tested it yet.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:16, 11 September 2012

Dryad meetings use a variety of technologies for remote participation. To determine the best technology for a meeting, follow the flowchart below.

MeetingTechnologyDecisions.png

(Original PPT file)

Notes:

  1. Adobe Connect has lousy sound quality, so we frequently use Skype/teleconference for the audio and Adobe Connect for screen sharing/video.
  2. Skype supports screen sharing, but it sometimes freezes, and may not work for a conversation with more than 2 people.
  3. iChat is better than Skype when video is used. However, it only works when all participants are using Macs.
  4. Google Hangouts are useful, all participants can see slides and converse. Everyone must have a Google+ account.
  5. http://Join.Me shows promis, but we haven't tested it yet.