Thanks Travis. Of course notification like that is part of this forum.
The goal is to have a solution that will provide that for those who only want to participate “at a distance”, but also allow more dynamic, and shared communication, like our team has had with skype. Additionally, someone watching at a distance should be able to join in and see the communication chain when they do so. The downside of skype is that the chat (which is really data IMO) is essentially going into a black hole because it is stored in binary format on each participants local machine, and that is no longer acceptable.