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Multitask With Mirrors

Jul 28, 2002 (08:07 PM EDT)

Read the Original Article at http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=6502644


Computer users should soon be able to spy what's going on behind them--just like parents who claim to have eyes in the backs of their heads.

The Ultraview Mirror consists of two mirrors that can be mounted on or next to a PC. Positioned at 60-degree angles, the mirrors show an actual, not a reversed, image--handy for monitoring video or other computer displays. A lecturer can set up the mirror on a lectern and narrate a slide show on a rear screen without turning away from the audience.

Stephen Frank, the product's inventor and a sign-language interpreter, is shopping Ultraview to transportation and security offices that use multiple video monitors to keep an eye on vehicles and sites.