Star Trek communicator ver 1?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Tyinsar, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar of Lurkers'R'us

    "The badge contains two chips, one a digital signal processor chip from Texas Instruments (nyse: TXN - news - people ), the other a fairly unremarkable wi-fi radio not terribly dissimilar from those found in any Wi-Fi networking card used in a laptop PC. The TI chip handles all the voice processing and the wi-fi radio transmits them up to a computer network.

    That's where the real work takes place. Hitting the badge button and saying a name triggers a powerful server-based application that matches the name spoken with a database entry. It then locates that person on the network, activates their badges and starts the conversation, which takes place using Voice-Over-Internet Protocol or VOIP--meaning the voices are converted to bits and transmitted over a computer network."

    Check it out at

    Great, now I need a wi-fi network :rolleyes: