Alcatel-Lucent Using Verizon's LTE For Video Conferencing
Jan 5, 2011, 1:23 PM by Philip Berne
Alcatel-Lucent has announced new initiatives to use Verizon Wireless' new LTE network for enhanced video conferencing features. Mobile Video Routing from Alcatel-Lucent will allow users to route video from a variety of sources, including mobile phone devices, Webcams and IP camera feeds, into one seemless feed. The video can be adjusted and distributed based on user-specific attributes such as geographic location, time of day and local points of interest. In addition, Alcatel-Lucent is working with the Georgia Institute of Technology to create new Augmented Reality Video Conferencing services that will run on Verizon's LTE network.
Google Brings Chatting to Its Video Conferencing Tool
Google today said Meet, its video conferencing service, will soon have the ability for participants to send and receive text and web links via chat. Google relaunched its video calling and chatting services earlier this year with an emphasis on business users.
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Alcatel today announced the Linkzone, a mobile hotspot for T-Mobile. The Linkzone connects to T-Mobile's LTE 4G network and can provide WiFi-based access to up to 15 other mobile devices, such as laptops and tablets.
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