The famous video-conferencing service from Google, namely Google Hangouts will soon be available in high definition. Through this improvement, Google will eventually be able to compete with professional communication solution providers such as Cisco.
From Video conferencing to Telepresence?
With this new update Google Hangouts can be used to handle B2B communications.
This improvement was made ??possible through a technological evolution: Hangouts switched from its current H.264 standard video coding to the VP8 codec, a video compression format acquired by Google in 2010 (now available under the New BSD License).
HD to enhance collaborative work
Once the update is deployed to all users (in a few weeks), it will be possible to broadcast, or to participate in Hangouts conferences in HD and thus benefit from an optimal image rendering.