Posted by: mikepearsonnz | May 15, 2010

Skype adds multi-party video conferencing

Using tools like Skype makes any computer a potential video conferencing platform, as long as it is set up with the Skype software, and good quality webcam, microphone. Skype currently supports only 2 parties in a video conferencing session.

Multi-party video conferencing has been one of the most requested enhancements to Skype.  With the release of Skype 5 beta, upto 5 parties can now participate in a video conferencing session.

Businesses should be interested in this development.  Video conferencing has always been a good way to save money by reducing travel costs.  It also has many other benefits.

Skype multi-party video conferencing is now another option to be considered, alongside more expensive options such as using an expensive multipoint control unit (MCU).

Multi-party video conferencing just became a lot more accessible, to a lot more people.

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