You don't have to own a large corporation to afford teleconferencing. You don't even have to own a PC. All you need is a TV, a phone line and the C-Phone DS-324 "set-top box" videoconferencing unit. Controlled by an embedded operating system running on an internal 32-bit CPU, the C-Phone contains a built-in videocamera, a full-duplex speakerphone and a 33.6 Kbps modem, as well as an ISDN interface that speeds up video frame and data transmission rates for systems equipped with a high-bandwidth phone line. The 4-pound C-Phone can be upgraded by downloadable software, and is operated by an infrared remote control (included).
street price: $1,000