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In practice, telepresence systems utilise a very wide range of technologies. In compiling this book the editors have included chapters from across these technologies which they have broadly classified as audio, data, video and virtual environments. Telepresence gives a flavour of the exciting developments in telepresence and teleconferencing technologies being researched and developed within BT. It is essential reading for all researchers, engineers and managers working in this stimulating field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780412847004
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 11/30/1998
  • Series: BT Telecommunications Series , #16
  • Edition description: 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 383
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Telepresence - the future of telephony 1
2 The evolution of conferencing 14
3 Unattended audio conferencing 27
4 Spatial audio technology for telepresence 40
5 Desktop conversations - the future of multimedia conferencing 57
6 Conferencing on the Internet 74
7 Whither video? - pictorial culture and telepresence 99
8 Video coding - techniques, standards and applications 142
9 Evaluating the network and usability characteristics of virtual reality conferencing 170
10 Virtual conferencing 208
11 Interactive collaborative media environments 227
12 Real peple in surreal environments 244
13 Affective intelligence - the missing link 263
14 Towards a multi-modal perceptual model 286
15 Distributed entertainment environment 306
16 The application of telepresence in medicine 323
17 Applying telepresence to education 334
18 Concept 2010 - BT's new generation dealing desk 350
Appendix: List of Acronyms 367
Index 371
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