PING: A Group-to-Individual Distributed Meeting System

Yong Rui, Eric Rudolph, Li-wei He, Rico Malvar, Michael Cohen, and Ivan Tashev


PC-based meeting-room-to-office (M2O) collaboration is an important but understudied area. Finding a solution to this problem is a current challenge in the multimedia research community. In this paper, we present the PING system which explicitly addresses a set of unique issues in the M2O scenario: 1) remote attendees tend to be ignored by the local participants; 2) remote attendees have inferior audio/video experience; 3) laptops brought to the meeting rooms are only loosely integrated to the meeting experience. Specifically, we combine low-cost hardware such as microphone arrays, remote person stand-in devices, and live whiteboard capture with the advances in audio-video processing, with an easy-to-use user interface. We discuss PING hardware design, software components, advanced features and system architecture.


Publication typeInproceedings
Published inProceedings of International Conference Multimedia and Expo
AddressToronto, Canada
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
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