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 At that moment, the routine of frequent flying for business appeared outdated.
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February 10, 2006 |
The day's lesson was on economics and culture. The other goal: to foster international understanding, connecting high school students in America with their counterparts in Germany. As events unfolded at Ganesha High School in Pomona on Thursday, that would indeed happen. But connections of a different sort also took place, the kind high school students can relate to on both sides of the Atlantic.
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.
November 11, 2004 |
When the plump seals, walruses and occasional beluga whale arrive in the frigid waters off this Bering Sea village, many plastic chairs in the Paul T. Albert Memorial School sit empty. But on a recent morning, with the big hunt still months away, five Yupik Eskimos were learning geometry. "Who can name a pair of parallel planes?" asked teacher Kim Abolafia as she motioned toward a geometric shape labeled with an alphabet soup of letters.
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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.