Nicolas Clement, came down from the Cotswolds and entertain us with his excellent street magic. Obviously close up magic is very difficult and he is one of the best, with a CV a mile long on all the celebs he has entertained. What was even more impressive was the tricks he managed to perform while using our high definition video conferencing system in the boardroom.
And this wasn’t a video call to another office within our building but all the way to Austin, Texas! This is home to the manufacturer, LifeSize, who have headquarters there. Being full high-definition with a 1980 x 1080 resolution and 60 frames per second the picture quality was perfect. It also only took up 1.5 Mb/s of bandwidth to make the call.
While many talk about the benefits of video conferencing it is these kinds of demonstrations that really demonstrate how the technology has moved on. So it isn’t just about being more green or cutting travel costs, it can also be fun!