Carnegie Mellon Researchers Develop Wireless Meeting BARN for Business & Industry


April 18, 2003

Asim Smailagic, Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Complex Engineered Systems and Dan Siewiorek, Buhl University Professor of ECE and Computer Science; Director of Human-Computer Interaction Institute, with their students from 18-745, Rapid Prototyping of Computer Systems, will demonstrate a new wireless meeting space designed to save time and money for businesses at 1:30 p.m. April 30 in room 2202 of Hamburg Hall. Project BARN's interactive physical and digital workspace supports collaborative project teams by providing the digital equivalent of dedicated project rooms. These "smart rooms" include specially designed computer boards, remote interactive devices and 3-D audio systems for improved presentation of meeting information and knowledge transfer. Each room can store important computer files, recognize meeting participants and provide unlimited security for sensitive research data.

"Our powerful BARN tools permit users to organize, retrieve, store and share information from multiple modes of collaboration," said Smailagic, adding, "This project supports the nomadic character of today's business environment where mobile extension supports remote collaboration."

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