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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

    Copyright 2006 Rick Smith All rights reserved.

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