In view of the global economic slowdown, many companies are doing their part to reduce their operating costs, and some of these include flying executives to congregate in one place just to hold a meeting and come to an agreeable business decision. Why, with the proliferation of broadband technology and video conferencing facilities these days, there is no longer and need to live out a jet-setting lifestyle. The Samsung VC240 is a perfect example of such a device – this LCD monitor comes with a 5-megapixel camera, displaying video in 24″ glory. The VC240 will rely on V2oIP for communications and works with other VoIP systems and SIP control units as well. Video is compressed using the H.264 codec, and you ought to have crystal clear communications with its noise-canceling microphone. Samsung will offer the VC240 this fall for $1,999.