In practice, telepresence systems utilise a very wide range of technologies. In compiling this book the editors have included chapters from across these technologies which they have broadly classified as audio, data, video and virtual environments. Telepresence gives a flavour of the exciting developments in telepresence and teleconferencing technologies being researched and developed within BT. Building on a strong base of established audiovisual conferencing and interactive multimedia services, BT and MCI are leading the way in defining the commercial applications of telepresence that will shape the future of global telecommunication. Telepresence is a snapshot of these groundbreaking activities and conveys the complexity, uncertainty and enthusiasm involved in this challenging and exciting work. It is essential reading for all researchers, engineers and managers working in this stimulating field.... the T. 1 30 standards suite as the audiographic conferencing metaphor is extended to include additional types of multimedia information. ... when it is required in the meeting a there is no need to fax or e- mail the documentation to all the participants before (or after) the meeting. ... of data conferencing with directories, calendars, schedulers and other personal productivity and time- management tools.
|Author||:||P.J. Sheppard, G.R. Walker|
|Publisher||:||Springer - 1999|