The tweets presented below were sent during the HD Communications Summit, September 15, 2009. Some formatting and selective spelling correction done for readability.
Jeff Rodman, CTO Voice Division, Polycom
- Rodman – Thinking about consumer pull. Who is not convinced? Some pubs are “already there” HD wireline, want to know about HD wireless
- Rodman – Is it a “Bad moon on the rise” or a “Bathroom on the right” – Clipped “F” and “S” sounds make confusion
- Rodman – 10 reasons for HD Voice 1 – You can understand the new overseas team 2- You can hear the kids 3 – It’s lots easer (more accurate)
- Rodman 4 – Save energy for dancing (don’t have to strain to interpret) 5 – Link being there 6 – Enhance emergency abilities
- 7 – HD voice is “cool”/”sick”/”groovy”
- 8 – HD is now cheap. Phone cost, minimal to none
- 9 – Everyone is making HD voice. (BIG list of networks, endpoints)
- 10 – Your competitor sounds good.
- Rodman “Polycom HD Voice” is trademarked. Go ahead and use “HD voice” to your heart’s content, Polycom is not going to get huffy
Rick Krupka, Uniden
- Krupka – Uniden selling a ton of cordless phones
- Krupka – How to get HD into the common user, Uniden is going to “back door” this. Until demand from service provider, need to get WalMart
- Krupka – DECT forum still alive, Uniden debt free, big factories in China and Vietnam, commodity market for phones, HD voice differentator
- Krupka – Retail outlines include WalMart, Sears, RadioShack, Best Buy, Stables, Target, OfficeMax, Office Depot…
- Krupka – Big real estate…
- Krupta – Backing into High-def with “big ear” phone for elderly, hearing loss, will sound better…
HD in Action Panel
- “Panel for HD in Action” up – Panelists included Rodman of Polycom, David Beckemeyer, Televolution, Joyce Kim, GIPS; moderator Dan P
- Beckemeyer – HD voice BIG BIG lever, but challenge for industry to buy in
- Rodman – First step, 7 kHz, big pay off for speech, next could be 20 kHz.
- Twitterites are reminded that www.hdconnectnow.org will also have pieces from the conference, plus a link to the opt-in mailing list
- Rodman – HD is a system issue, not just shoving a codec on
- Kim – Seen a lot of activity on the app side. Can’t just wow-factor voice, need to couple with something highly visual, like gaming, conf
- Kim – Until apps drive awareness, then service providers will deploy voice-only service
- Kim – Newer mobile apps, video
- Kim – Some people think just get a codec, think they get HD, but all they get is “Higher quality crap” w/o network to support QoS
- (well, network and the software glue for echo cancelation).
- Rodman – “Guys’ in SMB/Enterprise get it, businesses already get it, already communication islands. Step from VoIP to HD Voice INTRA easy
- Rodman – Islands’ interoperation needed, acceleration of peering needs encouraging, looking forward to day larger network carriers are up
- Beckemeyer – Biz doing HD for competitive advantage, sees “chicken and egg” problem until service providers get intoit, nobody going to pay
- Rodman – Codec question with us for a while, need a limited number/set of codecs
- Kim – The network is a limitation for HD, technology/network have to get smarter.
- @aswath Yes, it would be interesting to hear what David Isenberg would have to say about the fun.