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Date   January 6, 2004
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AutoAuditorium System Videos Grow 54% at IBM Research in 2003

IBM Watson Research used their three AutoAuditorium™ Systems, to produce 233 video programs of classes, lectures and seminars during 2003.  "That's 78% of all the video productions they made last year, and a 54% growth over the 151 AutoAud programs they made in 2002," said AutoAuditorium System inventor, Michael Bianchi.  "It's just shy of one every business day, and continues their history of accelerating usage over the years;  the number of AutoAuditorium programs made in 2002 was 22% more than in 2001.  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, either as a recording or telecast, 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. 

IBM uses their AutoAud Systems to create digital recordings delivered by IBM's VideoCharger Servers at all eight IBM Labs locations around the world.  "Their AutoAuditorium-equipped rooms range from a 35 seat class room, to a 110 seat lecture hall, to their large 300 seat auditorium.  On occasion they have AutoAuditorium programs going in all of them!" 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 that means any IBM researcher can see the talk.  Those in near-by time zones can see the talk as it happens via simulcast, 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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