by Ron Riesenbach

This is number 13 in a series of electronic newsletters for the participants of the Ontario Telepresence Project

1) A prototype video mail system has been deployed for experimentation and shake -down at the Toronto and Ottawa sites. Video mail is exactly what is sounds like ....a video version of voice mail or e-mail. The system uses the IIIF node equip ment to record and view messages under control of an interface program which run The v-mail (video mail) is stored on a standard VHS video tape on a dedicated vc r at each site. The system works for cross-site communications using the CODECs to transport the mail messages between sites (currently, once a day). An e-mail notification system has also been put in place so that users get an automated e- Questions and comments about this system should be directed to Dominic Richens a

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