Telepresence of Everyday Terminals
Tuesday, September 28th 2010
Talking over telecommunications systems is dramatically changing. Emerging technologies (such as spatial sound capture and wideband/stereo speech codecs) improve performance (talker identification, speech comprehension, and so on) and allow people to feel as if they are present at each other's location (telepresence). To date, this improved user experience has been restricted to business meetings using expensive equipment and customized meeting rooms. However, this is changing. Telephony terminals used in everyday life are being built to support telepresence, and the ability to transport these signals between terminals is increasing. This webinar provides an introduction to telepresence using everyday terminals—use cases, design requirements, standardization activities, industry trends, and more.
Estimated length: 1 hour, including Q & A.
Who should attend: : This seminar is best suited to product managers of terminal equipment trying to understand new technology trends, telecommunications systems engineers trying to understand the acoustic/audio requirements of Telepresence systems, and acoustic/audio engineers responsible for designing Telepresence terminalsfor embedded software development managers, architects, and developers.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this session.
Scott Pennock is the Senior Hands-Free Standards Specialist at QNX. Before joining QNX, he was a Lead Acoustic Test Engineer at Apple, a Senior Systems Engineer at OnStar researching speech enhancement technologies, and a Speech Technologies Specialist at Lucent, also working on speech enhancment technologies. Scott holds a B.S. in Experimental/Cognitive Psychology from Michigan State University, and an Masters degree in Applied Psychology from the Stevens Institute of Technology.
About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems Co., a subsidiary of Research In Motion Limited (RIM), is a leading vendor of operating systems, middleware, development tools, and professional services for the embedded systems market. Global leaders such as Cisco, Daimler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, vehicle telematics units, industrial control systems, medical instruments, security and defense systems, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems Co. is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com.