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Date   February 1, 2006
Contact   Michael Bianchi
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AutoAuditorium Systems Celebrate 6 Years at IBM Research

The first two commercial AutoAuditorium™ Systems, both at IBM's Watson Research Center, celebrated 6 years of use in early in 2006.  "Along with their third System, installed in 2001, they produced 223 AutoAuditorium programs during 2005," said AutoAuditorium System inventor, Michael Bianchi.  "That's just under one program per business day and continues their history of steady usage over the years.  Clearly they value the programs their AutoAuditorium Systems create."

The AutoAuditorium System is the fully automatic, multi-camera system that produces videos of presentations without a crew.  It captures on video, as a recording, telecast or both, presentations made in classrooms, lecture halls or auditoriums.  Since the AutoAuditorium System is fully automatic and has no human controls once it is turned on, there are fewer impediments to making videos of practically every event given in those rooms. 

In 2005, IBM Watson Research connected their AutoAuditorium Systems with a commercial web video hosting appliance that produces dual-stream programs on their company computer network.  "They can now show high-resolution captures of the projected graphics along with the AutoAuditorium Tracking Camera image of the presenter walking around on stage.  At the same time, they often produce DVD recordings as a normal television programs viewable without using a computer," Bianchi added.  "Because each system is a permanent part of the room, it can be ready to use at a moment's notice.  That means scheduling overhead is minimized; if you have the room you can have a video, and if you have the video anyone can see the talk.  Those in near-by time zones can see the talk as it happens, both via simulcast over the corporate television network and via webcast over the computer network, and everyone has access to the recordings.  Imagine what that means for world-wide collaboration when everyone has access to all those presentations!"

Foveal Systems LLC of Madison New Jersey develops and markets the AutoAuditorium System.  "AutoAuditorium" is a trademark of Telcordia Technologies used under license.

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