updated 02:40 pm EDT, Thu August 30, 2007
Samsung VoIP displays
Samsung Electronics introduced two new 22" monitor models with VoIP functions, designed for videoconferencing applications, during this years IFA 2007 exhibition. The new SyncMaster 220TN monitor includes simple networking modules, an embedded copy of Windows XP, and an Ethernet card that allow it to operate as a conferencing device, when tethered to a local LAN, without a connected PC. The monitor has a built-in camera, microphone and speaker. The other new display, SyncMaster 225UW is optimized for the Microsoft UC (Unified Communication) solution and allows for calls through traditional messenger systems such as MS Live Messenger and Skype. Both monitors sport 1680x1050 resolutions and have USB hubs. Pricing details were not disclosed.