To bring technology to emerging markets, Microsoft has an ongoing project called Unlimited Potential. CNET News.com's Ina Fried sat down with Microsoft VP Will Poole to discuss what the project's new "multipoint" technology is doing to help address the problems of having just one computer for a large classroom.
Windows MultiPoint Server allows a single machine to power computing for a classroom full of students, Microsoft says.
With its noise-canceling and multipoint technology, the Samsung WEP850 is a good headset for the price.
The BlueAnt S1 is a compact and lightweight speakerphone with voice command, stereo Bluetooth, and multipoint.
Nokia announced the BH-904 Bluetooth headset, which features the ability to separate a user's voice from ambient sound, as well as multipoint technology, and a unique sliding boom mic.
The BlueAnt Q1 is the latest Bluetooth headset from the Australia-based company. It has dual microphone wind noise reduction, voice control using the BlueGenie natural voice interface, and multipoint technology.
Bill Gates gave Will Poole a not-so-simple job: figure out how to connect the rest of the world's inhabitants to computer technology. Video: Microsoft's MultiPoint for emerging markets
Clearwire, a fixed wireless "local loop" provider, launched its first wireless Internet access service in the Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas area. Clearwire is targeting its point-to-multipoint wireless service at Internet service providers, competitive local phone companies, and network service providers. The company offers speeds of up to 640 Kbps (kilobits per second) in the unlicensed 2.4 GHz spectrum.
Datapoint filed a lawsuit seeking damages against Intel for allegedly infringing its videoconferencing patents. Its videoconferencing patents let users establish their own multipoint videoconference with voice, video, and data. Datapoint has similar patent infringement suits pending against PictureTel and Compression Labs. It also has a suit pending against Intel on its multispeed networking patents.
Data Connection announced DC-Share, a Unix application-sharing technology that works with Microsoft NetMeeting, a real-time communications platform for the Internet and corporate intranets. Users can participate in multipoint data conferences and view and control shared Windows-based applications from Unix workstations for real-time collaboration over the Net or internal networks.