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 At that moment, the routine of frequent flying for business appeared outdated.
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.
August 6, 1998 |
Elias Chavando's mom got a big surprise on her 64th birthday last month. Touring the Mexico City offices of her son's new company, she found herself in a small room decorated sparsely with a pigskin chair and big-screen TV. With a flip of a switch, she came face-to-face with her children and grandchildren, beamed by satellite from the conference room of Chavando's Studio City company. They wore party hats. Chavando showed off his newborn girl. His 1 1/2-year-old danced on the table.
March 17, 1998 |
View Tech Inc. in Camarillo has reached an agreement for North American distribution of two new products made by Polycom Inc. in San Jose. View Tech will offer the Polycom ViewStation group videoconferencing system and the Polycom ShowStation IP integrated conference projector. "Given our experience and expertise in the video-conferencing industry, we firmly believe partnering with Polycom is a strategic decision for the benefit of our customers," said Robert Hatfield, View Tech's CEO.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1997 |
Los Angeles police officials Tuesday unveiled their vision for the future, outlining a five-year plan to equip police officers with computers and other high-tech gear that would make them better, more efficient crime fighters. "We do not have the luxury of having an officer on every block," Chief Willie L. Williams stated in a report presented to the Police Commission.