Picturephone


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Picturephone

The proposed video/telephone introduced by AT&T at the 1964 World's Fair in New York. Many thought it would flourish by the end of the 1980s. Real time video is expected to be widely used in the 21st century.
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Still, Gertner may be too harsh in judging the Picturephone only as a fiasco.
Second, a VTC is not always just about having a picturephone conversation.
Our mission is to support our customers in the choice of the most effective communication system with a synergistic approach tailoring selected, top-quality audio and video conferencing products on their specific needs," says Dave Weber, Vice President - ICBNR at PicturePhone.
Those are direct descendants of the Bell Picturephone that premiered at the fair," Ritchey said.
Henderson to acquire two prototypes and related documentation for a pioneering wireless picturephone technology developed in 1993.
The idea for video communications is not entirely new; AT&T first proposed the concept of the Picturephone at the 1964 World's Fair, and videoconferencing (using digital networks) has been around for years.
Point-to-point videoconferences are usually among small groups of people gathered at a small number of locations, and the transmission may be provided by satellite of by terrestrial networks like AT&T's Picturephone Meeting Service.
Over thirty years passed between the time AT&T debuted its Picturephone at the 1964 World's Fair and the first true viable mass-market video communications platforms enabled true consumer video communications.
I'll tell you now that my experience with teleconferencing is limited to a memory of my visit to the AT&T Picturephone exhibit at the 1964 World's Fair and an occasional (and more recent) audioconference call or two.
Another example domestically is Picturephone Meeting Service, the flagship in the effort to introduce teleconferencing from public rooms.
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