PictureTel 600 Series
by Rick Smith (June 26, 2001)
Most corporate videoconferencing requires a staff to setup, lots of lead time and has frequent problems. PictureTel has now created several different models to make it easier to videoconference. The entire 600 system can sit on the conference table or on top of a monitor and weighs less than 12 pounds. This makes it light enough to carry it from room to room
The PictureTel 600 Series also:
Delivers high quality audio (14 kHz range) with low-delay
Allows you to share paper documents and information residing on your PDA or laptop, with far end participants
Easily interfaces with any standard business peripheral such as projectors, flat panel monitors, white boards or printers
Has a unique two-part design for maximum flexibility and compatibility with flat panel displays and PC projectors
Connects via IP or ISDN connections
Provides an ultra-small camera and microphone unit designed for minimal room interference
Uses the highest frame rate when interacting "face-to-face" to optimize motion video quality
Uses the highest resolution mode when content is being shared
Is based on an Intel Celeron processor and the Windows 2000 Operating System
Was developed in collaboration with Intel Corporation
Is manufactured by Sharp Corporation.
Starts at $6,995 MSRP
If you need even more videoconferencing horsepower, PictureTel has a 900 Series, which has an optional pan-tilt-zoom camera that automatically points to the person speaking -- very cool! The 900 Series starts at $15,490.
PictureTel 600 separated
PictureTel 600 on a monitor
ImageShare II for the PictureTel 600 Series
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