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A Pc-Compatible, Multiprocessor Workstation For Video, Data, And Voice Communication
Author(s): Joe W. Duran; Michael Kenoyer
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Paper Abstract

We present an architecture that combines video, voice, and data capabilities in a PC-compatible workstation. This architecture has been realized as an actual workstation product which provides the user with many communications abilities, including full motion video/audio communication over digital networks. The current version executes a transform based video compression algorithm, using a 16 by 16 pixel discrete cosine transform. During video phone calls, users may transfer computer files, execute programs, send snapshots of computer screens, send FAX messages, and transfer data from other devices through serial data ports built into the workstation. The design also supports storing and retrieving video sequences (with sound) and still pictures on magnetic or optical discs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1989
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1199, Visual Communications and Image Processing IV, (1 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.970035
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Joe W. Duran, VideoTelecom Corp. (United States)
Michael Kenoyer, VideoTelecom Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1199:
Visual Communications and Image Processing IV
William A. Pearlman, Editor(s)

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