Microsoft Office Roundtable

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.

Comments (5)

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is huge – in case you haven’t heard the news yet – Office Communications Server 2007 has been Released

  2. Anonymous says:

    At the Microsoft Australia company meeting earlier this week I demonstrated the RoundTable camera to

  3. Kamol Sagwan says:

    Do you have a deployment guide for the excercise above, we are trying to duplicate the same as a proof of concept for a customer of ours.


  4. Gilberto Galea says:

    Wow, it’s amazing this device.  Well, I think that Microsoft wil be win to bet for this technology.  Usualy, the videoconference system are very expensives, at the costumers was slaves for picture tel and other leaders companies.

    Well done, and thanks for your review very complete.