Some months ago I was video-called by Niki at Exertis. He wanted to show me a new "gadget" they had set up in the office for demo purposes. It was the Polycom Centro. What a cool experience. The picture above is showing it in a meeting scenario, but at Exertis they had set it up with very comfortable chairs around the Centro, and had placed it in an open area, so I could say hello to people passing by. Even though we were hundreds of miles away from each other it gave me a very social feeling. This is truly the next era of social video conferencing, and if you ever have the chance to test one, i encourage you to do so. Thanks to Niki at Exertis in the Netherlands for sharing.