Intel Video Phone lets users chat while they Web surf

Intel today posted the first beta of its Internet Video Phone, a tool that allows users to video-chat at the same as they surf the Web, play games or do other Web-related tasks. Intel plans to smear the technology into communications products throughout 1997.

Intel today posted the first beta of its Internet Video Phone, a tool that allows users to video-chat at the same as they surf the Web, play games or do other Web-related tasks. Intel plans to smear the technology into communications products throughout 1997.

The Video Phone complies with the widely supported H.323 standard. Users require a minimum 133MHz Pentium-based PC with 16Mb RAM, full-duplex sound card, speakers or headset, microphone, 28,800bps modem and Web browser to run the software.

A free beta of the software can be downloaded from Intel's Connected PC Web site. The beta will time out on April 19, but there will be a replacement waiting in the wings prior to that date, said Intel.

Intel can be contacted by telephone on 01793-403000.

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