Today, my colleague Michael Sampson, of Shared-Spaces, turned me on to a new product, still in beta:
Dialcom released Spontania video4skype, a free video conferencing plug-in for the Skype voice-over-IP and IM client. Available immediately, at no charge. For Windows only. DialcomMichael and I just tried Spontania on a video conference between the US and New Zealand. It worked very well. The integration with Skype is seamless. Overall the quality of the video was very good, and unlike MSN or other free video clients, no annoying ad-spam.
Very promising. I think we will try this out in the next geek meeting in my digital sandbox. (Coming soon, stay tuned) [Update: If you want to join me for a geek dinner or breakfast in Boston or NYC, get in touch with me. We've got some neat things planned.]
If you decide to evaluate Spontania Video4Skype, let me know what you think.