“VC-40” Previously Named “LyncKin” the Great Idea for A Business Solution


LyncKin is a business-oriented, video-conferencing application aimed at cutting costs of video conferencing, and increasing its productivity. It brings the power of Kinect sensor to control Lync video conferencing.

Imagine what can come out of bringing two giants together to form one solution to match the increasing demands of the business market. As a Microsoft partner, EgyptNetwork were one of the early respondents to Microsoft’s call “Be Part of The Movement” to develop Kinect SDK.

Video conferencing in Lync creates more personal experience that helps people get to know each other better and communicate more effectively. On the other hand, Kinect serves as the media broadcaster integrating video and audio capabilities to run side by side with Lync functionality. LyncKin has a user interface that features Kinect capturing the user’s gestures to control the application remotely to easily select the command that they want to go with. This controlling ability of Kinect makes things easier for the video meeting attendees to have their influence on the video conference in a way that serves the business market needs.


LyncKin takes Kinect from the gaming fantasy world into the business reality by using Kinect sensing technologies to let the user – business person – control Lync video conferencing by using body gesturing and speaking. This controlling ability of Kinect makes things easier for the video conference attendees.

With LyncKin, the user is being the conference  controller, they can perform some activities from their place; by using arm-waving gestures at the camera, and voice commands to perform functions where Kinect sensors detects both movements and voice in very sophisticated ways.

It can help to improve how people interact with co-workers, customers and partners through a more personalized collaboration experience. LyncKin is an optimized conferencing solution that can build voice and video collaboration for Microsoft Lync environments.

User Experience:

LyncKin provides a way to use the natural-user interface capabilities of Kinect in business settings.

A rich user experience and a unified interface make it easy for people to work together effectively and frequently even when time or distance prevents in-person meetings.

LyncKin enables businesses to conduct a video conference while many of attendees are scattered in different places, may be in different countries. Users can also use their body motion capabilities to investigate some shared contents.

Features:

During conferences, LyncKin helps users to control the meeting from their places, as it follows:

  • Hands motions can Investigate Lync contacts, select someone to call, start a video conference with them, easily navigate shared meeting contents, and end the call
  • Voice commands can hold, end call, or recognize new meeting attendee.
  • Face recognition for a new meeting attendee and informing others who aren’t in the meeting room textually.

Business Benefits:

  • Add new capability to Lync unified communication tool for more effective collaboration.
  • Reduce cost of video conferencing by using Lync infrastructure.
  • Control Microsoft Lync without need of any additional peripherals.
  • Easily used on thin or rich clients.

You can See a video and download a beta version here

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