That's possible because Skype uses what is called "wideband audio" (or "HD audio" by some).
In about 3 hours I'll be presenting a Voxeo Developer Jam Session on "The Power of Wideband Audio". The session is at:
Thursday, June 9, 2011
11:00 AM US Eastern, 8:00 AM US Pacific, 5:00 PM Central European
I'll be talking about why you should care about wideband audio, what you can do with it, and how you can get started. Here's the abstract:
What is “wideband” or “HD” audio? What are the benefits of wideband audio? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using wideband? With all the buzz out there, what does wideband or “HD” audio really do for you in a business setting?
In this Developer Jam Session, Dan York, Director of Conversations at Voxeo will explain the basics of wideband audio, discuss the various versions of wideband audio deployed in the industry, explain why it is important in terms of business value. Additionally, he will talk about how wideband audio is implemented in Voxeo’s Prophecy and PRISM products.
If you can't attend, the session will be recorded and available later from the jam session web page.
To me, wideband audio is one of the truly compelling advantages of voice-over-IP and I'm looking forward to sharing that passion with the attendees in a few hours... why not join us and listen in live?
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