Difference between revisions of "Meeting Technology"

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# Marratech is much better than Adobe Connect when more than 3 participants need to send video. However, Marratech has two major drawbacks:
 
# Marratech is much better than Adobe Connect when more than 3 participants need to send video. However, Marratech has two major drawbacks:
 
#* NESCent does not have a license for it -- so only use it when meetings include participants from NCEAS.
 
#* NESCent does not have a license for it -- so only use it when meetings include participants from NCEAS.
#* Installation and initial configuration is error-prone and time-consuming -- so it should only be used for recurring meetings.
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#* 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.
  
 
[[Category:Software]]
 
[[Category:Software]]
 
[[Category:Project Management]]
 
[[Category:Project Management]]

Revision as of 12:54, 11 February 2010

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

MeetingTechnologyDecisions.png

Notes:

  1. Marratech is much better than Adobe Connect when more than 3 participants need to send video. However, Marratech has two major drawbacks:
    • 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.
  2. iChat is better than Skype when video is used. However, it only works when all participants are using Macs.