Digital Vision's Comprehensive Videoconferencing Solution
Now, thanks to the latest leaps in Digital Vision's technology, you can use the Internet as a video phone! Videoconference with anyone in the world at virtually no operating cost. InVideo includes an easy to follow instruction manual designed to get you up and running in less than an hour. InVideo comes complete for use with any PC-compatible or Macintosh computer.
- What Does InVideo Do?
- Simply put, InVideo will let you send and receive live video and audio over the Internet. All modern multimedia computers come with a modem and a sound board. InVideo adds three crucial components to your system to allow you to videoconference over the Internet:
- The video capture hardware (ComputerEyes)
- The video camera (DCVC2)
- The videoconferencing software (Enhanced CU-SeeMe)
- What Else Do I Need?
- A connection to the Internet via SLIP or PPP. An ISDN connection is preferable, but you may also use a 28.8K modem.
- A 486 Multimedia PC (with a sound card) or better, or a Macintosh Classic II or better
- 8 Megabytes of RAM or better
- 3 Megabytes of free hard disk space
- Windows 3.1 or Windows 95 configured for at least a 256 color display, or a Macintosh
InVideo comes with all necessary cables and hardware for immediate setup!
- How Technical is the Installation?
- We assume you've had some experience with the Internet. Specifically, you've probably used Netscape or a similar World Wide Web browser. That's about as technical as it gets.
- What Kind of Results Can I Expect from InVideo?
- There are two key areas for getting the best results from InVideo. The first is the amount of movement in the image. The software is intelligent enough to send only the portions of the picture that have changed since the last picture. If there is more change, more data must be sent, slowing down the video frame rate.
The second key area is the wildly fluctuating data transfer rate and the somewhat quirky nature of the Internet. Of course, the faster the connection, the better. But if you've spent any time on the World Wide Web, you may have noticed that due to traffic, the Internet runs slower during busier times of the day. Factors that affect data rates are:
- How many other people there are surfing the Internet
- The limitations of your Internet service provider and how busy they are
Given these factors, it's difficult to pinpoint exactly what frame rate InVideo will attain. In our own experimentation, we've seen up to 20 frames/second at 160 by 120 resolution (eighth screen), and up to 9 fps at 320 by 240 resolution (quarter screen). Bear in mind that these limitations are quickly disappearing with each new version of software and hardware.
InVideo/1024 and InVideo/SCSI (Mac) also available
For dealer pricing call MICRONICA (61-3) 9699 8844.
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