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Videoconferencing at home and at work. Steelcase has designs.

Boot Camp feature for Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Videoconferencing at home and at work.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.    With more companies turning to elaborate conference room systems to save money on travel, videoconferencing is growing fast.  At the office furnishing maker Steelcase, they are working on designs for mini stations for less formal video conferencing.   Product Manager Scott Sadler….

“We know that when people are using consumer grade video, they begin to worry about how they might appear on screen.  Maybe the lighting might make them look tired, the sound might be poor quality.  And so we know that the workspace that surrounds them can have a dramatic impact on that.  And we believe that with our products we can begin to fine tune that experience.”

Even in the home, there are ways to make the experience more enjoyable.  Logitech, for instance, is out with HD TV Cam for Skype that can use any make of flatscreen TV to bring families together in a more immersive way.   It lists for about 200 dollars.   You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.