Accession Number:

AD0767069

Title:

Teleconferencing Networks,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTATION LAB (OEP) MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The system represents three methods of group communication using computer terminal as the vehicle for conducting a group discussion. The system that provides these methods was developed by OEP for a UNIVAC 1108 as a convenient form of communication among geographically dispersed individuals andor as an adjunct to oral communications. Completely normal language is used. Use of the computer permits maintaining a written record automatically and allowing discussions in which participants need not talk and listen in synchronism in contrast to conventional meetings and telephone conference calls. In two of the methods, the discussants need not even be participating simultaneously. Several other useful features are offered in order to facilitate group solution to problems when that is the conference objective. The system is simple to use and is relatively inexpensive for groups that already possess the necessary computer time-sharing facilities. The methods are Party-Line, Discussion, Conference. Any of these conference systems may be used in a DELPHI anonymous mode by having users specify code names instead of real names. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE