NEC’s Nave – is a unique concept for a visual communication device meant to replace web cameras and video phones for conference calling. A 360 degree camera sends a hemispherical shot of callers’ faces visible on the other group’s Nave. NEC describes this futuristic, odd-looking device as a terminal that “enables showing of the surrounding atmosphere and group-to-group communication with a round display and a central super-wide-angle camera”.
No information on when we should expect the Nave to become commercially available or what its price range will be.
More information and pictures from the NEC showcase page.