IMCCA Special Report

  IMCCA Special Report

Touch and Collaborate!

The Interactive Display Comes Of Age

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…  Yes, the story of interactive displays is a tale of two births and two lifecycles.  The first interactive “touch-capable” large displays were born around 1991 when David Martin and Nancy Knowlton released their first interactive product - called a “Smart Board.” 

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Why Communications Providers Need to Start Listening

Why Communications Providers Need to Start Listening

The term unified communications (UC) was coined in the mid-1990s. Before that time we were happy calling things what they were — videoconferencing, telephony, et cetera. When tools that could detect a user’s presence were inserted into the mix it just made sense to have all the communication methods come together and share common information — so users could easily escalate their collaboration between the formerly separate processes.

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What Is Unified Communications Today?

What Is Unified Communications Today?

The term Unified Communications was coined in the mid-1990s.  Before that time we were happy calling things what they were – Videoconferencing (newfangled), Telephony (mature), etc. When tools that could detect a user’s presence were inserted into the mix it just made sense to have all the communication methods come together and share common information - so users could easily “escalate” their collaboration between the formerly separate processes

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Did UC That Bat-Turn?

Did UC That Bat-Turn?

Holy Collaboration Whiplash!

On the old, iconic TV show Batman, when the Batmobile was going too quickly in the wrong direction, they used to execute a maneuver called a Bat-Turn.  After doubly strapping-in to avoid injuries, two large parachutes were deployed to assist in rapidly slowing the vehicle, which would then spin around to the new desired direction and speed-up again.

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