Today in Tech – 1996

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On this day in 1996 telecommunications company AT&T held a meeting to announce a system that would allow people to make and receive video phone calls through computers. For years prior the company along with several others had developed videophones, also known as picturephones, but never achieved the broad adoption they were hoping for due to the high price of videophone units and services. Their new system used Intel’s Pentium processors and compression software to allow both video and audio information to share a phone line instead of using a high-capacity ISDN, T-1 or T-3 line.

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