|PPNCG Information Pages : Video-conferencing|
|Advice for various kinds of video-conferencing can be found here....
|ViaVideo software versions:
Version 2.2 is quite old, but works reasonably well, and was the last version to support Windows NT/4.
Version 3.0 is *not recommended*.
There does not seem to be a version 4 at all. The next version after 3.0 is 5.
Some users complain bitterly about the user interface of version 5. But it does work, even though the cosmetics are over-fussy.
Version 5.1 resolved some of the teething problems of the initial version 5 release. It's now technically compatible with the VRVS and with ESnet.
There seems to be no general provision for having more than one version of the viavideo software installed at the same time. But version 2.2 and version 5 are able to co-exist.
After version 5.1, Polycom changed their software licensing arrangements. The new PVX product (which is also effectively viavideo version 6) has to be licensed per installation.
The unlicensed trial version of PVX clears every call after 5 minutes. Note that installing PVX - even the trial version - will wipe out your version-5.1 installation!
It is reported that in order to use ESnet, PVX users need to turn off
the AES encryption option.
|Polyspan? Polycom? - Confused??
"Polyspan" is the European trading name of the USA "Polycom, Inc."
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