ETel: The Last Day – The Last Session
cool – fast – we’re in it, we’re doing it apparently, nuff said
He starts off with what a great conference this is and we all clap and cheer….
what is innovation at scale we’re asked, then shown how Google et al have far higher market cap than the traditional guys like us – no surprise there.
Nice tagline though : Traditional Phone Network:tired – web2.0 services:wired
big graph on screen about how you can hook everything you can think of into the Sylantro open VoIP server, it’s a sales pitch but here comes the demo.
Demo is google talk over XMPP with a voice app from Tellme on SIP/HTTP(VXML) running through the Sylantro server according to the slides so lets go to the actual demo:
SIP desk(soft)phone up and a personal web page and GT, he asks for timelady and the demo says sorry i didnt get that (ha) but 2nd time it works and she reads out the time
he fools around with GT window sizes for a while so he can get to his bot app, uses it to dial a person to get a text message read back, not overwhelmed by this but the underlying stuff is cool.
Video Bloooooooging, this guy must be from NuYooork !
they have the best video platform out there according to PC World, PC mag
never heard of them before but they seem to have a polished product and website, they have big companies as customers, they have been published in many many magazines
they do videomail, recipient gets a mail telling them to go to the web and view it
they do presense, IM Chat etc etc so up to this point it’s a straight sales pitch
main users is families to keep in touch – $5 a month for service
next steps to get their product into the living room on the TV, handheld etc
makes calls relevant, who is calling you, too many ways to reach you….
how does your phone know which call is important, we move on to how distracted we all get and then to “work life balance” and how many different ways we currently mix work and home life
now we get a real demo, up and running in Ottawa, plugins for Outlook calendar, contacts and IM
change to busy on IM and the call doesn’t get through but goes to voicemail
now we add a meeting to the calendar and this changes the context too, the call is routed to the mobile as the calendar reckons you are out of the office – it’s pretty neat stuff
It’s the graveyard shift, one more after this, the crowd is thinning out and I saw this (and blogged I think) earlier in the conf, in fact it was the second session, this is another overview session – I may try this out !
This is also the last session, thank the gods as my body is giving up on me
Check out his blog here
Would like to get his slides and will try to – mainly cos I dont want to type anymore, I almost made it this time…
we get some sllides that show satisfaction of various types of telephony and they are good, will get them hopefully as they are (by nature) very graphical !
Imran is right, people, place, time is a familiar one for us
we close out with SMS is old and tired and we should do voice messaging, we tried that a long time ago !
The session is over , that’s all folks, Surj gets up to close out. I’ll probably do an overview summary post later. possibly on the 10.5 hr flight home, g’night folks
Surj mentions Imran in his thanks which is nice