Author: Larry Goldberg
Date: October 1992
Keywords: video telephone new technology
Text: The first ever Humboldt Telecommunications Exposition and Symposium was held at the Eureka Inn on Sept. 29th from 9 AM to 4:30 PM. The event presented a unique opportunity for local computer users to see a wide variety of telecommunications products and services offered by local and outside vendors. Eight one-hour symposiums were dedicated to exploring some of the many facets of telecommunications technology, applications, new developments and regulatory impacts. The event, sponsored by Sequoia Technical Services Company of Eureka, featured one historical precedent. For the first time in Humboldt, a video telephone was demonstrated linking two people by video between Eureka and Santa Rosa. Using standard telephone lines, the AT&T video telephone uses "slow-scan" technology which enables users to see images of each other during a conversation. Already there is a competing product offered by MCI, but by next year's event we expect a host of products competing within this field. For next year's conference, program organizer Larry Goldberg is planning a video conference with Komatsu, Japan - Eureka's sister city. If this is accomplished, it will be another precedent setting event.
Copyright © October 1992 by Larry Goldberg