Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"Hilton plans live wedding party video service for those unable to attend"

From today's Japan Today: 

Hilton Worldwide said Monday it will begin offering in Japan a service that will bring people who are unable to attend a wedding reception at its hotel and those present at the party together through live video service. The U.S. hotel chain operator’s new service, due to begin in Tokyo in January, will target especially the grandparents of a bride and groom, who are in frail health and would be unable to attend their relatives’ wedding.

Hotel staff will visit the grandparents’ home to cook a meal and set up an iPad tablet computer, which will allow them to view the wedding reception, while those at the reception will also be able to watch the relatives at their home to enable two-way communication. 

Link: http://www.japantoday.com/category/technology/view/hilton-plans-live-wedding-party-video-service-for-those-unable-to-attend

Maybe someday visual anthropologists won't have to leave their house to do fieldwork. And maybe even get a meal to boot...

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