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Digital chronometer to indicate the elapsed time in meetings/meetings recordings Disclosure Number: IPCOM000195088D
Publication Date: 2010-Apr-20
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Disclosed is a Digital chronometer to indicate the elapsed time in meetings and meeting recordings

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Digital chronometer to indicate the elapsed time in meetings /meetings recordings

Often while in a meeting, a participant would be interested to know how long has the meeting been on. A typical scenario is the one in which participants in the meeting set a specific time to use for discussion, but after the meeting is started, the meeting goes on for longer than originally anticipated. In a lot of cases the meetings go past the allocated time slot and can cause a delay for subsequent meetings. Another possibility is a participant wants to dial in only for the last 30 minutes when presenting and currently looking at the conference UI, there is no way of knowing how long the conference has been on and the topics that might have been discussed by then.

For example, in the case where 30 minutes are allocated initially for discussions, but there is no clear indication how long has already been spent in the meeting,

participants could notice that

the meeting took 45 minutes or more. This situation could be avoided if the participants would start a chronometer at the beginning of the meeting and set an alarm to signal the end.

Also, during recordings, it would be very useful to know what time elapsed since the recording was started. Thus, it will be useful if the UI of the meetings window includes a digital clock.

The chronometer has two options: start and stop.

The chronometer could be started automatically when a user enters a meeting or when the user starts a recording, or the user could start it manually...