Saturday, March 31, 2012

IBM Sametime Video Chat Plug-in for IBM Connections Technology Preview

For those of you who have attended or watched the livestream of Lotusphere 2012 Opening Session, you may have seen a very awesome integration between IBM Connections, Sametime & Polycom RealPresence Platform: The ability to do a spontaneous video chat from a widget inside an IBM Connections community...

A piece of that demo have just been delivered as a preview on IBM DeveloperWorks.

IBM Sametime Video Chat Plug-in for IBM Connections Technology Preview
The IBM Sametime Video Chat Plug-in uses a Sametime meeting room to make it easy for people viewing an IBM Connections Community to get together for a spontaneous video chat. The widget is very simple, consisting only of a "Join" button and a counter showing how many people are currently in the video enabled meeting room. When individuals click to join, they are taken into a custom meeting room which includes only the video panel and associated audio/video controls, and the list of participants in the room. Audio and video are automatically started for each person as soon as they enter the room.

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/downloads/sametime_videochat_plugin.html

I'm attending Team Polycom, but when I'm back in France, I will try it and publish some pictures of that via Polycom integration...