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RTX Dualphone 3088: The Bloggers’ Have Their Say

The DECT 6.0-compliant RTX 3088 Dualphone allows North American consumers to continue to use their legacy PSTN phone service while seamlessly incorporating Skype into their routine “home phone” activities. And it’s one reason why you will see those Skype Mood Messages that say “Using Skype without my computer”. Last fall In Store Solutions released a […]

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VAPPS Rebrands Its Service: High Definition Conferencing

In previous posts I have reviewed VAPPS, Inc.’s audio conferencing service and its recent relaunch to incorporate high definition (HD) voice. To the user it means that all participants calling into the VAPPS conference bridge from Skype will hear the other participants accessing the call via Skype at the full HD Voice bandwidth. Recently I […]

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Skype is a “Must” for A Unified Communications Platform

Ever since the Internet became commercial in the mid-90’s, the term “Unified Communications” has been tossed around as if it is some form of “holy grail” for a communications offering. PhoneBoy Dameon Welch-Abernathy finds the term somewhat overhyped in his recent post “Unified Communications Is A Pipe Dream“: Anyone who understands the technology knows that […]

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Checking out the "close-up" focus with a High Quality Video webcam

High Quality Video: Definitely a Winner for Skype

High Quality Video certainly places superior demands on technology resources; in testing yesterday evening with Phone Boy, Dameon Welch, we found superior performance for the user who has those resources. In previous posts I have talked about doing a setup for High Quality Video and subsequently putting together the requirements, goals and benchmarks for High […]

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Installing a Logitech High Quality Video Camera: The Experience.

The major new feature with the recently released Skype 3.6 for Windows is the High Quality Video (“HQV”) which provides 640 x 320 VGA resolution at 30 frames per second (“fps”). (As a reference point, my previous Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks Deluxe would only work on video calls at 320 x 240 resolution with <10 […]

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