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on notebooks and handhelds will become a popular application in future.
With 3G wireless networks and wireless broadband, it will become economical
to connect this from anywhere to anywhere.
Toshiba and Winnov Inc. (a
Silicon Valley startup), have been working on a portable videoconferencing
systems into the mobile industry. Both of these companies are building
their systems around Type 2 PC cards, but have different software approaches
for their respective systems.
“Noteworthy Business Video Phone” includes:
Colour analog camera
Features include: weighs 130
grams and mounts on a laptops LCD panel
Video capture of up to 30 fps
Speeds up to 132 Mbytes/s
330,000-pixel CCD providing
640 x 480 image capture
Software package compatible
with Intel’s ProShare architecture
Colour analog camera made by
Features include: remote
camera pan/tilt/zoom control
of up to 30 fps
Video cable connectors
VDOnet’s VDOPhone and White Pines’ Enhanced CU-SeeMe
Both Toshiba’s and
Winnow’s packages conform to the H.324 international industry standard and
will sell for about $ 400 - 500 USD.