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Confravision - Telepresence Circa 1972 - Ashtrays, Fire Extinguisher, and Green Room Standard!

August 18, 2010 | Howard Lichtman
I stumbled across an article that mentioned a visual collaboration system developed by the British Post Office in 1968 called Confravision and was absolutely fascinated.  I did a little research and gathered some images for a little photo montage of one of the first engineered telepresence environments that addressed human factors including acoustics, lighting, data collaboration, and even included an ashtray for each and every participant. At one time the Confravision system connected London, Bristow, Birmingham, Glasgow, and Manchester in the UK and Stockholm and Malmo in Sweden, and Amsterdam and The Hague in Holland.







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