tele-immersion


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tele-immersion

A videoconferencing and data sharing environment in which participants can remotely work together as if they were in the same room. A project of Internet2, it implies sufficient real-time transmission of all data without any delays. See Internet2.
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It enables new applications such as digital libraries, virtual laboratories, distance-independent learning and tele-immersion. With this, Ballard brings the sea's underworld to students--in real time--as he brings it aboard his ship--without the students having to submerge, says Lamphere's Superintendent James McCann.
Among the many challenges for tele-immersion is to use high bandwidth to project users in 3-D and in real time from at least two, if not three or more, distant locations.
This would allow two computers running an application like tele-immersion to communicate at the high speeds required for real-time interaction.