By the time one purchases plane tickets, and all the other related costs for meetings, this is beginning to look very nice! If you have never seen a demonstration of the Round Tablet unit, it is pretty awesome ...it recognizes and connect you upon entering the conference room if you are physically there along with bringing in remote users...and the unit switches by voice recognition to the person speaking...on auto pilot...nice.. great time to show up with a TABLET PC to take notes, everything in one spot...GE Healthcare is working on integrating the technology with their PACS software...BD
ORLANDO, Fla. — March 17, 2008 — Today at VoiceCon Orlando 2008, Microsoft Corp. announced broad availability of its conferencing solutions and continued customer and partner adoption of its unified communications platform. Partners are embracing the platform to provide interoperable conferencing solutions, and today Polycom Inc. announced that it will make its videoconferencing systems work with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and Microsoft Office Communicator 2007. Microsoft also outlined continued customer adoption of its unified communications solutions and demonstrated some new technologies, such as low-cost high-definition videoconferencing.
GE Healthcare’s imaging collaboration will also demo a conceptual prototype being built using Microsoft’s Office Communications Server. This technology, when available, could provide physicians with communication features channeled directly through a unified device, for radiologists this being the Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS).
Customers are also embracing Microsoft’s innovative, low-cost videoconferencing solution, Microsoft RoundTable. In the last six months, more than 350 companies have deployed the 360-degree videoconferencing phone, and 55 resellers have taken it into 17 countries.