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ALSO CALLED: Audioconferences, Telephone Conferences, Conference Calls
DEFINITION: A porta-person is a device-based representation of an individual for teleconference applications. A porta-person may be a robot or a device that combines a PC or terminal with peripherals such as cameras, microphones and stereo sound systems. There are a number of applications for porta-people. For example, if a certain member of a conference group cannot be physically present at a meeting, a PC  … 
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TELECONFERENCES DEFINITION (continued): …  or terminal takes that member's place. The PC or terminal may be set down on the conference table at the spot the member would normally occupy. Watch a brief porta-person demonstration.The porta-person employs a high-speed Internet connection in conjunction with voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) for transmitting the images and sound. At the member's actual location a panoramic display along with "surround sound" creates the virtual equivalent of the conference room. Some high-end porta-person systems employ mobile robots that move around the meeting room, along with remote-control … 
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