Research : Digital Amphitheatre
20 June 2000 / da
The Digital Amphitheatre provides a shared virtual environment, where one hundred people can conduct an online meeting. The user interface mimics a lecture room, with background substitution replacing much of the clutter inherent in typical conferencing environments, to give a greater sense of presence. The system is agent based, with aggregation points within the network combining video streams to lower the end system load.