Ontario Telepresence Project Industry
The Ottawa Engineering Group
- A voice mail system has been partially built which makes use of the voice server and the internet to collect and distribute voice mail throughout telepresence. this system can be used from either a telephone, or using a workstation's audio devices. Currently there is no Mac client, though any MIME aware mail reader can be used.
- An asynchronus codec server has been developed that can notify applications of codec activity (i.e. incoming call). So now workstations can 'ring' whenever there is an unexpected incoming call.
- The Portholes background awareness application (from Xerox) was made to work with our iiif server. It was also modified to work better on typical workstations (such as a MacLC).
- A video mail system was developed for the Macs. This allows users within a site to send each other video clips. It has finished preliminary testing and is now undergoing some usability changes before being distributed.
- Work is continuing on changes to the Telepresence Application Server which allow it to talk to several iiif servers. In future, this will enable inter-site calls to be made as easily as intra-site calls.
- Telepresence is looking at MCS software from WorldLinx Technologies in Toronto for possibly porting it into the Unix system.
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