Microsoft Roundtable


Our conference rooms have been fitted with this really weird looking device (click to enlarge).



I had no clue what the thing was. Fortunately it’s box was still placed in the room along with the manual. It’s called the Microsoft RoundTable and it is actually a 360-degree camera (with 5 cameras and 6 microphones). It comes with bundled software that let’s all participant be visible to the other side in a live meeting at real time. It shows the white board and the software is intelligent enough to focus on and track the active speaker (using microphone and face recognition) and much much more (lot of MS Research stuff has gone into it). The video below gives you some idea and head on to this post for some review and inside view of the device.


Simply put it’s AWSOME

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  1. Tim Gradwell says:

    Hi Abhinaba,

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