Not long ago I mentioned the Nova project being launched by Dan Berninger and FWD. I was curious at what kind of uptake he was seeing at the FWD web site (http://www.siptosip.net) Dan responded that he's had around 400 people…
Back On December 22nd FWDs Dan Berninger sent out the following e-mail:
Dear FWD Member,
You are invited to participate in the next FWD HD trial starting January 1, 2010.
We have room for 100 participants in the trial which tests a web like model (the Nova) for enabling HD communications.
The blog post attached below describes the Nova concept and motivation for the trial.
Please fill-out the application at http://www.siptosip.net/content.html.
Participation in the trial requires a $100 USD setup fee.
High definition represents the next frontier for communications.
First generation high definition offers twice the sound of standard definition devices and delivers nuances associated with the emotional content of speech.
We will notify you of acceptance via email within 24 hours and start a waiting list after filling the available slots.
The trial will explore the use of the Nova as a business collaboration tool, as a means for families to stay in touch, and as a shared space for live events.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
The email references his post as a guest on Jeff Pulver’s blog. In that post entitled, “FWD Nova Trial: HD Communications via a Web Model” he outlines the idea of the “Nova.”
This email was also noted elsewhere. It raised some eyebrows amongst folks in the Broadband Reports VoIP Forum.
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