DVE Announces the Huddle Room 70 Telepresence System

IRVINE, CA – June 13th, 2008 – Digital Video Enterprises (DVE), a telepresence solution provider announces their latest telepresence system: The DVE Huddle Room 70, a group telepresence system that presents remote participants life-size, in high-definition, with a hidden camera behind the image for eye level perspective.

The DVE Huddle Room 70 is a big screen telepresence experience that improves the end-user experience and usage of traditional videoconferencing systems by improving the human factors experience of participants. The experience is immersive as if you were sitting on the other side of the table from the remote participants -- not the traditional observant videoconferencing experience of looking at people on a TV set. The system features an eye-level perspective camera ingeniously hidden behind the image for proper camera perspective and improved eye contact for a superior human factors experience. Traditional videoconferencing systems have cameras mounted on top of the display screens that capture images of participants looking down. The DVE Huddle Room’s hidden camera improves the naturalness of the meeting experience as the brain doesn’t consciously recognize the camera and adjusts behavior accordingly.

The DVE Huddle Room 70 utilizes a revolutionary frameless flat panel display image. No longer do remote participants need to appear as if they are inside the bezel frame of a TV set. “By removing the black bezel frame around the picture we have greatly enhanced the immersive telepresence experience, which was one of our primary design objectives,” stated DVE’s Co-Founder Jeff Machtig. The frameless flat panel display technology permits a whole host of creative options for conferencing: One option is to blend the rooms’ back walls so it appears the imaged participants are in the room. So if both rooms have the same colored back walls (no matter the color) the DVE Huddle Room 70 blends the display portion of the back wall with the actual physical wall. The system is intelligently designed to work with any HD codec so companies can use the same video codecs used in their current conferencing infrastructure. The system can display up to 2 real-size remote participants or 4 people scaled down from a single camera view. A pan-tilt-zoom camera can bring in even more people per session. The DVE Huddle Room 70 comes with a finely crafted meeting table that serves well for telepresence sessions, as well as multipurpose rooms when conferencing is not engaged.

The Huddle Room is a practical and affordable solution that is intended to be deployed widely throughout corporate campuses. The DVE Huddle Room 70 intelligently improves data conferencing by providing 21" data tablets on the table for up close and easy to read text. Now, even the smallest text and cells in spreadsheets can be viewed with ease. The tablets can also optionally serve as a conference control system and as an interactive pen touch control screen. The DVE Huddle Room is also a full presentational environment where vividly bright images can be used to show 3-D visualizations, big screen data and HDTV. 

About DVE
Digital Video Enterprises, Inc. is the world's leader in Real Telepresence conferencing. Traditional videoconferencing has been proven to be a poor communication medium, because of the unnatural and awkward experience it provides. DVE's patented technologies have transformed the mediocrity of traditional videoconferencing into an experience that truly simulates being there in person. Achieved in part by optically concealed cameras behind the images on the display screens, this telepresence system is coupled with next generation hardware and software providing true DVD and HD quality images. The experience finally fulfills the promise of effective visual collaboration. These unique experiences are defined by DVE as immersive telepresence and represents an entirely new medium for human communication over distance. DVE's technologies have been deployed around the globe by leaders in the entertainment industry, financial sector, healthcare, K-12, higher education, and major corporations. For additional Information call (949) 347-9166, or visit the DVE website at www.DVEtelepresence.com.