Intel & Video Conferencing

Don Johnson (johnson@magicnet.net)
Sat, 27 May 1995 15:11:57 -0400


About 3 weeks ago I read in Computer Reseller News that Intel will produce
video conferencing hardware technology for resell at about $300.00. They
apparently want to establish the market very much like their CPU's did.
Possibly even to the detriment of their own commercial product line of
Pro-Share.

I would very much like to see a discussion of software based systems (ie.
CUSEEME) vs. hardware. Obviously, I'm not talking about external periferals
such as cameras neccessary to any system, but of compression technology and
video handling methods, etc. Also, I have heard that the power pc chip has
features superior to pentium technology in this regard.

Would anyone like to comment on this?

Thanks in advance,

Don Johnson