“Picturephone” and “Visiophone” redirect here. This article discusses the telecommunication technology which originated in the late-1920s; for its modern variants see Videoconferencing and Videotelephony. A videophone is a telephone with a video display, capable of simultaneous video and audio for communication between people in real-time. Videophone service provided the first form of videotelephony, later to be followed by videoconferencing, webcams, and finally high-definition telepresence.
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