|Imagine two conventional tea
rooms, separated only by a sheet of glass. Staff can sit on either side of
the glass, perhaps clustered around a coffee table, and interact. They
might be aware that their colleagues on the other side of the glass are
not in the same room, because the glass causes some artifacts to appear,
the audio might be attenuated, but they are also able to have a reasonable
level of interaction in spite of the barriers. This is the goal of the
Virtual Tea Room.
Our Virtual Tea Room uses two MPEG-2 CODECS from FVC.COM. These are connected to the University ATM network at 155 Mbps.
|Come on a video tour of the Virtual Tea Room|
|The same infrastructure supports our distributed seminars program.|
|Tele-teaching in CSSE using the distributed seminar room|
Dated: 1st August 2000
David Abramson, <email@example.com>