October 24, 2006 |
Cisco Systems Inc. on Monday unveiled a videoconferencing system that transmits life-size images, setting up a rivalry with Hewlett-Packard Co. The TelePresence Meeting system, designed to enable companies with hundreds of employees and multiple offices to have face-to-face meetings, will boost customers' productivity and reduce travel costs, said Marthin De Beer, a Cisco vice president. The product may reach annual sales of $1 billion in five to seven years, he said.
September 11, 2006 |
In the frantic days after 9/11, Lewis B. Freeman was sure of one thing: His world was about to get a lot smaller. Freeman, a forensic accountant in South Florida, was in a rental car returning from a San Francisco business trip. With all flights grounded, it was the easiest way to get home. At that moment, the routine of frequent flying for business appeared outdated.
April 4, 2005 |
On most afternoons, Chief Judge Wendy Potts faces a full docket and an empty courtroom. With the use of a high-speed digital video-conferencing system, Potts can see the accused whose cases come before her -- every facial wrinkle and every eye blink -- and they can see her inside Oakland County's 6th Judicial Circuit Court from their jail cells across the street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2004 |
San Fernando Valley and San Pedro residents would be able to testify through video-conferencing during the Los Angeles City Council's downtown meetings under a proposal that advanced Wednesday. The council's Rules and Elections Committee approved the plan and recommended that a pilot program to be tried in San Pedro and the Valley in the next 120 days and said it could be expanded to other far-flung areas of the 469-square-mile city.
HOME & GARDEN
July 17, 2003 |
Having a bad hair day used to not matter on the Internet. But last month Apple introduced the first practical software for online video chats. With a fairly inexpensive camera-microphone unit that sits atop the computer and a broadband connection, you can communicate with people around the world not just by typing, but with talking, laughing, hand gestures and smiles. You can say hello to a loved one far away, show off the baby, hold philosophical discussions and, of course, flirt.
March 8, 1999 |
I remember hearing about videophones for the first time from my parents, who saw the concept demonstrated at the AT&T pavilion at the 1939 World's Fair. It was only a technology demonstration back then, but today it's real. By adding a small video camera, ranging from $79 to about $150, anyone with a PC and an Internet connection can place and receive videophone calls.