Monday, June 13, 2011

“Music Performance and Instruction over High Speed Networks”

I have written many white papers but the one that elicits the strongest emotional response has always been “Music Performance and Instruction over High Speed Networks” which Christianne Orto and I wrote back in 2008. This paper tells the fascinating story of collaboration between Polycom and the Manhattan School of Music to enable remote music performances and instructions.

A lot of things have happened since 2008, for example, Polycom introduced new technologies in the area of voice and video communication while MSM found new applications for the technology. Few weeks ago, Christianne and I talked about the need to update the paper in early June, just before the International Society for Technology in Education (ITSE) conference in Philadelphia and the Network Performing Arts Production workshop in Barcelona. The updated white paper has just been posted here. Please have a look and send us your feedback!

Friday, June 10, 2011

How Will the Migration from IPv4 to IPv6 Impact Voice and Visual Communication? Take 2

The “World IPv6 Day” (June 8, 2011) was the first global test intended to help service providers and vendors prepare for the inevitable migration to IPv6. How is IPv6 different from IPv4? Why is IPv6 so important to the Internet and private intranets? What is driving IPv6 adoption? How will the migration to IPv6 affect voice and visual communication? Is Polycom ready for IPv6? Find answers in my new white paper.