Macrocomm has what looks like the biggest and best fax machine ever. This is not just a fax machine, scratch that, it’s not a fax machine. This prototype model will be released in Europe come this July 2005. I was lucky enough to sit next to Dave, the Managing Director, for lunch and inquired what it was he had to bring to the Connections Conference. Before I knew it, during a 30 min break and he pulled a box from his hotel room and met us a the terrace. His prototype do-it-all machine wasn’t at a booth for this conference, yet I managed to grab an exclusive look at this baby.
Touch screen, VoIP, IPTV, HDTV, dual boot Linux and Windows, DVD player, 5.1 Dolby Sound, USB 2.0, and starting at $850.00. This device is destined to end up in hotels, hospitals, conference rooms, dormitories, airports, and consumer homes. Combine it all and here you have it: the all-in-one for the budget consumer. Still, I say it looks a bit like a big screen fax machine.