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MS Portrait 2.1 released
Posted on 15-May-2003 21:17 | Tags Filed under: News


MS Portrait 2.1 released
Microsoft Portrait is a research prototype for mobile video communication. It supports .NET Messenger Service, Session Initiation Protocol and Internet Locator Service on PCs, Pocket PCs, Handheld PCs and Smartphone.

More and more we're aware of IP Telephony. And wi-fi IP Telephony is present now as an alternative for companies to deploy a wireless means of communication - take your desk telephone with you, by using the wi-fi infrastructure rolled out by your company. And when outside, use a wi-fi hotspot to communicate.

MS Portrait runs on local area networks, dialup networks and even wireless networks with bandwidths as low as 9.6 kilobits/second. Microsoft Portrait delivers portrait-like video if users are in low bandwidths and displays full-color video if users are in broadband. In low bandwidths, portrait video possesses clearer shape, smoother motion, shorter latency and much cheaper computational cost than do conventional video technologies. Microsoft Portrait pursues providing presence notification, chat/voice/video functions anytime, anywhere, on any device.

You can place a call either from the buddy list of Microsoft Portrait or from the Action menu of MSN Messenger after you install Microsoft Portrait.

  • You can also browse in an ILS server and select a people to call.
  • Even if your buddy has not installed Microsoft Portrait, you can still invite him/her from the buddy list of Microsoft Portrait so that he/she can receive a message in an MSN Messenger window, which shows him/her you are inviting him/her and where to download Microsoft Portrait. After your buddy installs Microsoft Portrait, he/she can accept your call.
  • If you do not have a camera, you can still see others who do send video, or talk with others in robust voice working at bandwidth as low as 2.4 Kbps.
  • You can use any of your PCs, Pocket PCs, Handheld PCs or Smartphones to call.
  • You can place a call even behind a firewall.
  • If you are a modem dialup user, now you can also conveniently see and talk with others.
  • Please adjust the slide of the "Video" button to achieve better visual quality if you select to use black/white video.
  • If you have a PC with a camera and a Pocket PC, you can use them to constitute a surveillance system. You can call your PC in your home or office using your Pocket PC anytime on the road.


  • More information: http://research.microsoft.com/~jiangli/portra...

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