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picturephone

(ˈpɪktʃəˌfəʊn)
n
(Communications & Information) telephony a type of telephone where users can see each other as they talk, through the transmission of video images
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Tely Labs, a maker of videoconferencing system has partnered with global visual communications distributor PicturePhone Inc, to supply its advanced videoconferencing products and accessories to the channel.
Although managed by one of the most brilliant members of the Labs, John Pierce, the satellite communication program was doomed when the federal government decided to create COMSAT in 1962, excluding AT&T The Picturephone seemed to be the future of business and ultimately residential service, after Bell Labs' success in reducing the costs of what were originally elite services, but the service never reached a critical mass of users.
Other gadgets and inventions--such as the picturephone and household robots--may well become successes of the future.
That meant videophones, primarily the AT&T Picturephone, required a lot of bandwidth and bit transmission relative to the networks available.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-18 June 2007-TelePresence Tech and PicturePhone Direct sign distribution agreement(C)1994-2007 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
He backs up his theory with breezy accounts of such fiascos as the 1956 Picturephone, Interactive TV, Iridium and Globalstar, tablet PCs, DEC's Alpha chip, ISDN, and electronic exchanges.
Visitors could make a telephone call to nearby booth and see the people conversing with them on the PicturePhone.
All-purpose personal communicator systems geared to societies "on the go" involve multifunctions: cell phone, e-mall capability, PC, Web surfer, fax, video-television, picturephone, AM-FM radio, global positioning system, etc.
Starting with the Picturephone, ISDN, home information systems, and video-on-demand, every vision of the future that has compelled the industry has been wrong.
The airline Kubrick envisioned running the lunar shuttle, Pan Am, has more or less gone the way of the dinosaurs, and the Bell Picturephone a scientist used to ring up his daughter is a gadget most consumers have decided really isn't worth it.
All-purpose personal communicator systems geared to societies "on the go" involve multifunctions: cell phone, e-mail capability, PC, Web surfer, fax, video-television, picturephone, AM-FM radio, global positioning system, and so on, also are in the running.
Human factors and appearance design considerations of the Model II PICTUREPHONE station set.