Last week we announced that Irish customers can now purchase Microsoft RoundTable.  It's an all-in-one videoconferencing device that broadcasts synchronised audio and video over a standard Windows-based PC.

080207_roundtableRoundTable is a tabletop device, not much bigger than a traditional speakerphone at the base, it captures and provides a 360-degree panoramic view of everyone in the meeting. Microsoft RoundTable follows the conversation, identifying individual speakers and broadcasting their image in close-up as they talk; as people enter the conversation, the system cuts seamlessly between active speakers.

We had some fun at the launch and Marian Thornton and Enda Flynn were kind enough to dress for the event. Microsoft RoundTable is now available for customers to purchase at an estimated retail price of $3,000 (US) through a direct Microsoft order process and, shortly, via authorised resellers in Ireland.

More information about Microsoft Unified Communications and Microsoft RoundTable, including purchasing information, is available online.