[AG-TECH] Voiceactivated Video Switching in AG3

Douglas Kosovic douglask at itee.uq.edu.au
Fri Jun 30 19:41:07 CDT 2006

Hi Pedro,

> I've looked into AG3 services and did not find AG using this option.
> Have anyone tried it, or is people using another solution to this?

You might be interested in the system developed by Boston University, see 
below. Although it was for AG2.4, I imagine the services could be updated to 
work with AG3.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Putnam" <putnam at tonka.bu.edu>
To: <ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov>
Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2006 7:28 AM
Subject: [AG-TECH] Positional Audio / Window Highlighting for AG 2.4

> I'm looking for a few intrepid volunteers to help test my Positional Audio
> / Window Highlighting software for AG 2.4. For those of you who are
> unfamiliar with this project, here's my standard blurb:
>   BU has developed a system to help users determine which Access Grid
>   participant is speaking at a given time. In the current test system,
>   when the amplitude of a site's audio rises above a minimum threshold,
>   the video windows from that site are highlighted by a color outline, and
>   the audio is positioned in the stereo field at the same relative
>   location as the last-moved video window.
> The system is available here:
>  http://scv.bu.edu/~putnam/ag-audio
> A zip file containing all services (RAT and vic, Windows and Linux,
> standalone and multi-computer), installation instructions, and other
> documentation is available.  (It is also possible to download only those
> files you need by traversing the 'services-2.4' directory.)
> I would be very interested to hear about people's experiences with the
> system.  Please send bug reports, suggestions, etc., to putnam at bu.edu.
> Robert Putnam

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