Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
--Arthur C. Clarke
iSee is a highly-optimised, small footprint application suite
for video-conferencing over TCP/IP networks, such as the Internet. It
has advanced algorithms for rate control, optimum bandwidth utilisation,
variable bit-rate compression, etc. all tuned to work across a bandwidth
spectrum ranging from modem speeds (14.4 Kbps) to LAN speeds (10/100
Mbps) in both wired and wireless networks.
The main technology highlights are:
Hub & spoke architecture
Where the server (hub) is connected on a high-bandwidth backbone network
and the clients (spoke) are on low-bandwidth dial-up networks.
Optimised for Wireless networks
- Provides cell phone-quality audio, with Voice Activity Detection,
variable bit-rate control, etc.
- Provides TV-quality video depending on camera, processor and
Works reliably on low bandwidth scenarios such as WiLL (CorDECT, CDMA,
Optimum Bandwidth usage
- Scales linearly from 12 Kbps to over 1 Mbps.
- Utilises maximum bandwidth available, by multiplexing audio and
- Reduces bandwidth requirements by using ODE (Open Data Exchange)
protocol for application control
- Works on Linux
- Ability to control clients with varying a/v and bandwidth
- Change active speaker/co-speaker to enable everybody to see each
other at varying times
- Ability to serve participants in both private and public network
interfaces (NAT, static/dynamic IP clients)
When compared to other similar systems, iSee provides better performance
(increased video frames/second, better image quality, improved audio)
when using similar hardware, software and network infrastructure.
- Works on Microsoft Windows
- Simple and easy to use Graphical User Interface with command-line
- Supports MV4 (Multiplexed Video 4) file format for a/v recording
This application is ideally suited for typical multi-party conferencing
situations such as distance education (with the teacher in the central
location and students in remote locations), e-governance, collaborative
research, remote monitoring, etc.
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