Vidya Lakshmipathy, Chris Schmandt

Communication is an integral task for any distributed work group. As the work environment becomes less structured, it becomes harder for teams that are not collocated to coordinate and communicate about essential matters that might be integral to their productivity. More often than not, communication is not the only task in which an individual is engaged, but one that occurs in parallel and is closely dependent on many others. This project proposes a wireless, mobile, context-sensitive application for voice messaging and communication specifically designed for distributed work groups. The purpose of the system is to allow groups to communicate easily on a dedicated, ongoing communication channel. Groups can be composed of several mobile users using Pocket PCs and users connected over a telephone.

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One minute explanatory video [RealVideo] [MPG]

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