Wednesday, October 5, 2011

No. 322: A portable TV meeting set that can be carried in a bag (October 5, 2011)

Kokuyo, Japan’s leading marketer of office equipment and stationery products, developed a portable TV meeting set. You can carry the set, made up of a camera, display, microphone, and communication equipment, etc., in a bag. Because the set supports WiMAX, it can be used both inside and outside of a building. The company will start to take orders beginning on October 12. It is 59 cm long, 39 cm wide, and 24 cm deep. It weighs about 17 kg, and it is priced about 2,500,000 yen.

Equipped with the function to compress video data, it can transmit full high-vision videos using the general optical line. The accessory battery makes it possible to run the set for three hours even in the condition where no electric outlet is available. It can be connected to an AV including large display. It can also be used as a relay when a trouble arises in a production line or construction site. The company plans to get an order from 20 companies in the initial year.

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