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COMMUNICATION: Microsoft Portrait released in Version 2.2
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 07.01.04 - 19:45:58 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 7554x
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While I was in holidays, Microsoft Research Asia, namely Jiang Li, released Microsoft Portrait 2.2 - a research prototype for mobile video communication. Both PC and PPC versions are compatible with the latest version of .NET Messenger Service. The PC version supports Microsoft Live Communications Server 2003 and other SIP servers. The Pocket PC version supports full-duplex voice on Pocket PC 2003 and Smartphone 2003.

Microsoft Portrait is a research prototype for mobile video communication. It supports .NET Messenger Service, Session Initiation Protocol and Internet Locator Service on PCs, Pocket PCs, Handheld PCs and Smartphone. It runs on local area networks, dialup networks and even wireless networks with bandwidths as low as 9.6 kilobits/second. Microsoft Portrait delivers portrait-like video if users are in low bandwidths and displays full-color video if users are in broadband. In low bandwidths, portrait video possesses clearer shape, smoother motion, shorter latency and much cheaper computational cost than do conventional video technologies. Microsoft Portrait pursues providing presence notification, chat/voice/video functions anytime, anywhere, on any device.

For more information, also see my review of Portrait 2.0 here.

Cheers ~ Arne

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Posted by James Borden on 08.01.04 - 12:31:24

This type of product makes you wish the XDA II camera faced you (or could swivel like on some phones), instead of away. Currently it wouldn't make a very interesting video call would it.

Posted by lvermont on 10.01.04 - 10:14:47

Well you could always get an SDIO camera smile I read about MS portrait a very long time ago, always wondered what ever happened to it. Would be cool to give it a try. /me now searches for an SDIO camera smile

Posted by Jayson on 15.01.04 - 08:20:23

The eten p300 has the camera facing the user.  Does this appilcation work with the device?

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