Collaboration

The "Mighty Mouse" Multi-Screen Collaboration Tool

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Executive Summary

Many computers provide seamless support for multiple display screens, but there are few cross-platform tools for collaborative use of multiple computers in a shared display environment. Authors describe a novel approach, tailored specifically for face-to-face collaboration, in which multiple heterogeneous computers (usually laptops) are viewed simultaneously (usually via projectors) by people working together using a variety of applications running on various platforms. Mighty Mouse is built on top of VNC, a virtual networking protocol that allows local display and interaction with remote computers. Mighty Mouse is a single display groupware tool.

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