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MS new technology unveiled at Comdex

Eric Doyle


Eric Doyle

Microsoft used Fall Comdex to announced the release of the beta version of Visual Studio.net, the programming environment for the .net architecture.

This brings together XML implementation alongside Microsoft's new C# programming environment, plus migration tools for Visual Basic programs.

Other innovations unveiled at the show came from Tpresence, SecuGen and Conversa.

The Distributed Web Engine from Tpresence enables peer-to-peer and peer-to-many resource sharing features to be spread across the Internet. Using the software, customer and salesperson can communicate through on-screen avatars (on-screen images representing both parties) to view and discuss new product features through an e-business Web site.

Secugen's EyeD Optimouse combines biometric fingerprint recognition in a standard pointing device so that the mouse can double as an access control system.

Conversa launched its Cassi speech recognition software designed for the Web and m-commerce applications. In a similar vein, Samsung demonstrated a phone built into a watch, using voice commands to dial numbers and operate other features of the Watch Phone.


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