Mac OS X version of TeraMedia due next year

A Mac OS X version of TeraMedia is in the works and should see the light of day next year, Jeff King of TeraGlobal Communications Corp. told MacCentral. TeraGlobal develops real-time collaboration software with integrated IP voice and video communication tools.

TeraMedia is videoconferencing and collaboration software that uses broadband or ATM connections. Its collaboration tools include application sharing, a shared whiteboard, synchronized Web touring and assessment tools. TeraMedia’s integrated communications features include full-screen, 30-frames-per-second video and pure digital audio.

TeraMedia is a standards-based suite of IP applications that run on desktop computers over existing packet networks. TeraMedia runs over any network that delivers IP packets, including IP, Ethernet, ATM, ISDN, DSL, Cable Modem, LMDS and MMDS wireless, 802.11 wireless, the Internet, intranets and extranets. It takes advantage of the Quality of Service or Class of Service metrics of the underlying network, to deliver the best quality service available for the network infrastructure, according to the folks at TeraGlobal.

TeraMedia’s integrated communication capabilities eliminate the need for special purpose hardware for audio or videoconferencing, reducing them to simple desktop applications. Its interfaces let users reach, teach and engage with a mouse click, TeraGlobal said. Group sessions, like conference calls, are handled automatically in software, without the need for dial in numbers, Multi-point Control Units, scheduling or outside services. The TeraMedia collaborative applications include: