"The Heinrich-Hertz-Institute has developed the prototype of an immersive 3D videoconference system. The locale conference table will be seamlessly integrated in a virtual conference scene including other remote participants represented on a large display and under correct perspective. The natural and life sized 3D representation of the virtual scene and the remote participants mediates the impression of a real face-to-face meeting. For the first time, it will be possible to communicate with geographically distributed participants in a virtual conference room without any difference to real meetings. This system will increase the usability and acceptance of future videoconference systems substantially."