Personal Technology

Skype Goes Video

Dialcom Networks (Madrid, Spain) has launched a plug in that turns Skype into a video conferencing tool. The product, Spontania video4skype, runs only on Windows2000 or WIndows XP and is currently in beta (0.8.3). Reportedly, it will host up to four connections for a video conference. Apple’s iChat with Tiger also supports up to four video participants. The challenge for consumers is the lack of communication standards; we have video chat balkanization that mirrors the problem with e-mail in the early 90s. Perhaps the MacIntel machine will smooth the way.

By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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