At the SIPNOC event in April 2011, Voxeo’s Dan York sat down with Alan Johnston, lead author of one of the primary drafts in the CUSS working group, to understand what CUSS is all about, what problems it is aiming to solve, the timeframe it is working on and much more.
What is next for the Blink SIP client / softphone? What is AG Projects all about? At ITEXPO, host Dan York caught up with AG Projects Founder and CEO Adrian Georgescu and spoke about the Blink SIP client (Adrian doesn’t call it a “softphone”) and about the other work of AG Projects.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could connect via video over IP to someone at another company? Or to be able to use a wideband audio codec to have a richer sound to your calls? Sure, you can do this today with Skype… but not with your SIP-based or other IP-based IP-PBX or communications server. We don’t have any easy way of connecting with someone directly across the IP network… instead we wind up placing calls over the standard PSTN – even if both recipients could communicate over IP.
There are several different ideas out there about how to solve this, but one of the more interesting to me is the “VIPR” approach suggested by Cisco Systems and now involving a few other companies. While at ITEXPO last week in Miami, I (Dan York) had a chance to interview Cisco’s Cullen Jennings who has been very involved with the VIPR effort.
What would the perfect jacket look like for the tech-savvy traveler to conferences and events? How could you easily carry all your technology and content creation gear? Host Dan York caught up with Phil Campbell at a recent event and Phil demonstrated his custom-made “Digital Nomad Jacket” that lets him easily travel with all his equipment.
Note from Dan: The jacket was just way too geeky and clearly had to be recorded! I particularly enjoyed the MiFi-in-the-pocket so that Phil can walk along streaming video directly out of his iPod touch across the cellular networks. And yes, I wouldn’t mind having one of these myself!
In this episode, host Dan York reviews the book “Pragmatic Guide to Git“, written by Travis Swicegood and published in November 2010 by The Pragmatic Programmers. He explains how the book is structured, how he likes the way it works for reference… and one little nit he has about the formatting.
A long-time fan and user of the git distributed version control system, (and on Github as danyork) Dan previously recorded two other ETT episodes about git:
What is new with Skype? What will the changes with a new CEO bring? What was the news about Avaya integration all about? What about Facebook integration?
On Oct 5th at ITEXPO West 2010 in L.A., host Dan York interviewed Skype Journal editor Phil Wolff about the latest news from Skype, including the new CEO. (Note: Since the time this was recorded, Skype came out with a new version 5 for Windows that provides some of the Facebook integration we discussed.)
This episode was also an experiment in shooting and producing a video *entirely* on the iPhone 4. Editing was done in iMovie on the iPhone. And yes, the next time I try this I will keep my finger out of the frame.