At our company kickoff today the Unified Communications team had some devices on display which integrate with our Unified Communications Technology. The most exciting device was the Microsoft Office Roundtable.
The Office Roundtable device
Office Roundtable integrated with Live Meeting and yes that is Kleefy and Johann in the picture. Notice the 360 degree view below the main image.
Jeffa and Ben marvelling at the Roundtable technology
The device creates a 360-degree, panoramic video of side-by-side images of everyone who is taking part in the conference. It tracks the flow of the conversation, so the image and voice of the person who is speaking are spotlighted. People across many locations can attend meetings together virtually.
RoundTable works with Office Communications Server 2007 and Office Live Meeting, allowing companies to integrate virtual presentations, shared whiteboards and file sharing into their audio/video conferences. If someone misses a conference call, the RoundTable sessions can be recorded and viewed later.