Microsoft 360-Degree Conferencing Cam Gets Prettier, Officialized

San Francisco (CA) - At what had been billed as a rollout event for the company's Office Communications and "softphone" software yesterday, Microsoft Business Division President Jeff Raikes unveiled an intriguing new plank of what the company now calls its Unified Communications Platform: Utilizing Office Communications software and Microsoft's VoIP services, hardware manufacturers including Hewlett-Packard, […]

San Francisco (CA) - At what had been billed as a rollout event for the company's Office Communications and "softphone" software yesterday, Microsoft Business Division President Jeff Raikes unveiled an intriguing new plank of what the company now calls its Unified Communications Platform: Utilizing Office Communications software and Microsoft's VoIP services, hardware manufacturers including Hewlett-Packard, LG-Nortel, and Samsung will be making available a new class of communications devices, not only for messaging but for audio and videoconferencing. Among these devices is a 360-degree camera designed for video conferences called RoundTable, that has apparently emerged from a back-burner project called RingCam from Microsoft's laboratories.

The Microsoft RoundTable will sit in the middle of a conference table and give a 360-degree panoramic view of everyone involved. It also includes features to have documents and even PowerPoint slides integrated into the streaming video on the other end. It uses VoIP technologies and has included microphones. This is still a prototype, but at least it looks a hell of a lot better than their previous RingCam model. Sure conference calls are fun and all, but how about some good old fashion porno? This camera would work great! Continue reading…

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Microsoft 36-Degree Conferencing Cam