Meeting Technology

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

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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.
    • Installation and initial configuration 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.