Video Conference with family for Xmas!
Well, yesterday we did our first "video conference". I had sent my Dad a laptop (macbook) for Xmas, and it has a built in camera for video iChat. My brothers and wives/girlfriends were at Dad's for Xmas which is why I sent the laptop - I new my youngest brother would be able to set it all up for him.
They called last night and wanted to try video iChat from GA to NM. Our laptops don't have cameras but I do own a couple of videocameras, and I was able to connect one of them and get video from us. And low and behold we had two-way video and audio over wireless internet without obvious delays! 2 people on our end and 5 on theirs.
My Dad has DSL, and we are able to use cellular broadband here in Albuquerque, so we both had enough bandwidth to pull it off!
It was a blast! So funny. Couldn't believe we got it to work right away, especially when you consider how many pieces we went through and different communications technologies we used.
Well, I thought I was retired. But it seems that now I'm working as a travel agent instead!