In today's world of online communication, Skype has become synonymous with home-based online video conferencing, and utilizing Skype has become one of the most prominent ways to video chat with other people around the world, especially since its merger with the software giant Microsoft back in 2011. Since Skype has become such a big name within the video conferencing world, other software companies are boldly competing with Skype by introducing similar products, such as FaceTime by Apple. With this in mind, Microsoft is constantly innovating new ideas for Skype to keep it in the forefront. One of these ideas is to make the calls more "life like" by introducing a 3D-based video conferencing session.
The news of this new innovative way to experience video conferencing was presented during an interview with the BBC to celebrate Skype's 10-year anniversary. During the interview, Mark Gillett, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President for Skype, stated the inspiration behind bringing a third dimension to Skype:
"We've done work in the labs looking at the capability of 3D-screens and 3D-capture. We've seen a lot of progress in screens and a lot of people now buy TVs and computer monitors that are capable of delivering a 3D image."
During the interview, Gillett stated they are currently experimenting with this technology in the lab, and also looking at different ways of presenting it to consumers when it is successfully released on the market. This would be a unique feature to add to the commonly used video conferencing software; however, Gillett mentioned that this technology will need an "ecosystem of devices" to support the idea's capability.
In the mean time, Microsoft is currently experimenting with integrating other new technologies into Skype, such as introducing 1080p resolution to video calls on laptops and tablets. Be sure to stay tuned to WebProNews for more information relating to Microsoft's releases with this technology!
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