Incorporate web cams in monitors

June 30, 2007

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Status: Partially Implemented

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How about building webcams into Dell's line of LCD monitors.


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Status Update: This idea has been partially implemented with the release of Dell's new UltraSharp Multimedia Monitors. Thank you for posting!
 

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  • Jul 28, 2017     Comment Link

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    @ JasB - good concept, but 360 cameras already exist in much smaller, neater packages. If it exists, then no need to build it from scratch. You would just have a tripod mount on top for mounting on of these: http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/gear-360/
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  • Jul 28, 2017     Comment Link

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    I have the Dell S2340T (1080p, touch screen). It has the integrated 1080p Web Cam. Unfortunately occasionally it registers rogue touches along the top of the monitor, messing you up - it might be slightly faulty. But the monitor is the perfect companion for Ultrabooks with few ports - it even has Ethernet. It might be already obsoleted by USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 solutions, but it does work.

    It was my first Dell purchase. I despised Dell because my entire impression of Dell was throughout primary and high school - with low-end, budget systems, administered by average IT staff, and also defaced by feral students. But I have come to like them, because I have learned that the real Dell makes good things, at least in the past five or so years. But my point is that Dell has to be careful what they sell to schools. They need to make sure that they don't offer HDD for boot, for a start. School children WILL become frustrated of excessively long boot times before they can work. So despite the price, the entry level should be a small, low-end SSD. Don't taint the childrens' impressions of your brand, Dell, because when they leave school, and start buying, they will hate Dell from their school years.

     

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  • Jan 11, 2017     Comment Link

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    Idea to bypass web cam patents and introduce a new technology to monitors, tablets, and even smartphones!:

    Dell Laptop 360 Webcam Array!

    This Laptop 360 Webcam Array can be mounted on to any laptop!

    This will be the first of its kind!

    Allowing for you to broadcast VR immersive footage online, wherever you are!

    Ideally this new Laptop 360 Webcam Array will be built-in and the future on laptop webcams altogether!

    If this technology can be developed small enough for laptops (even just 4 directions of cameras (N,E,S,W)) then this 360 camera array could also be developed into the future of mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) as well! I will continue researching!! Thanks, JB.

    See concept image!:

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  • Sep 13, 2016     Comment Link

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    Nice and impressive post and i wanna say thanks for share this with us. I am so delighted to be here and to read this perfect post. Thanks for share this with us.
     
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  • Aug 25, 2016     Comment Link

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    Thanks for info
     
     
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  • Aug 3, 2016     Comment Link

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    wow, that would be great if webcams were installed in dell monitors. no wory to buy webcam.
     
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  • Jul 27, 2016     Comment Link

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    yes, just like laptops, all monitors if has webcams would be very helpful
     
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  • Jul 7, 2016     Comment Link

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    That's only useful if you don't need to adjust the direction of the camera; if you do, depending on your setup, you may not be able to conveniently move the monitor so people can see you.

    I would prefer a camera that is both affordable and high-quality, but compact so you could simply clip it to the top or side of the monitor.
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  • Nov 11, 2014     Comment Link

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    I think that this would be fine in certain applications such as meeting rooms but I would suspect that the majority of my end users would think we were spying on them or the likes. Perhaps it is a good idea for it to be an optional item, perhaps it could be flipped out from a parked position or something along those lines.

    Thanks
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  • Aug 20, 2014     Comment Link

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    Well it`s a good idea for people who don`t care about being hacked or their privacy BUT for people who DO CARE about these issues make that silly webcam with mic an option so everybody can decide if he or she wants such a silly thing build in.

    Another tip: start reading George Orwell`s book 1984.

    When done with it, you might start thinking otherwise about integrated webcams and mics.


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