A month ago I was lucky enough to attend VoiceCon Orlando 2008 with some members of our group. One of the highlights for me was a nice video during the Microsoft keynote that showed how the Microsoft RoundTable was used to connect a child with cancer to a room full of classmates at the school (they had a RoundTable) so that he could see everyone and interact with them.
If you haven’t heard of it before, the RoundTable is a great technology that empowers people in ways that were not easily possible before. It is a USB device that has a number of cameras and microphones to capture everything going on around it and to focus on the active speaker simultaneously. When paired with Microsoft Live Meeting you get a full 360® view of the room and additionally you can see the active speaker separately. When paired with Microsoft Office Communicator, it will be the default audio/video device and can be used to see the active speaker within Communicator.
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