HP Halo Collaboration Studio

By Derek Sooman on December 14, 2005, 5:08 PM
Hewlett-Packard has launched a new videoconferencing product called the HP Halo Collaboration Studio, which encompasses digital visual products and collaboration software tools. According to the company, the software is capable of creating realistic collaborative interaction through a colour-calibrated visual experience. Currently, software in this area suffers from such issues as participants in a videoconference not being able to smoothly hold multiple conversations or share visual images of smaller details on physical items. HPs next software claims to overcome these problems.

Running on a 54mbps T3 line, a typical Halo room is controlled via a centralized software interface that allows participants to switch between rooms and enables documents to be shared directly from their notebook computers.

Participants can see each other in life-size images projected on the plasma displays and use a dedicated camera to project and zoom in on physical products on a table. Although HP is marketing the product to have "no perceived latency," a slight transmission delay was apparent during a live demonstration with HP executives in London.




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tarun123v said:
This Product is really costly for small business(around $550,000 each) and it needs lots of transmission speed to connect it is not economical for the companies to use this technology, instead he or she can use MSN messenger's video confrencing facility that will work for the companies needs
mentaljedi said:
With a price like that, my advice for small companies is to buy, i don't know, 10 MB broadband and buy the latest computer with advanced graphics and sound. Drop a few thousand into your pocket, download MSN/the new skype and there you go! PLease, $550,000? Not a very funny joke. Oh, and buy a few plasma screens that can connect to your computer to make it even better!
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