Debate centering around these products involves whether technology is currently in place to achieve “virtual play,” and whether members will embrace this type of interactivity. The designers of the ICE Station and Sportwall must be confident of the technology’s capabilities to have planned its release.
Interactive fitness equipment is not new, it’s merely a part of an evolution that started 10 or more years ago. So I’m confused when discussion arises about whether the “new” interactive equipment will succeed. Debate about success or failure always arises when equipment that does something different is released, and logically so. But interactivity has been, and continues to be, in hot demand, and it should now be looked at as the next new profit center.
Nortel Networks recently unveiled its first set of products in a strategy to enable companies to use IP, or Internet protocol, for telephone calls.
To understand what Nortel is doing and why it is important for small-business owners, consider that the world’s telecommunications system is undergoing a massive structural change — it is migrating to the technology of the Internet.