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How much Video at Cisco?

…ace, between people who are halfway around the world, and the travel time is the time it took you to walk to the TelePresence room from your desk. Today, we have about 1600 TelePresence rooms around the world (some older, some newer), and most or our teams are global. About 40% of us have managers in other time zones and nearly 50% of us work in teams spread across different time zones. We’re able to meet face-to-face, and work with the best and…

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Coming to a desk near you…DX70, DX80, and DX650

…eo meetings from home with the same experience they would have in the office – at least, outside of an immersive TelePresence room. It brings us closer to our colleagues which is what video is meant to do. While the DX Series is designed as a desktop collaboration device, it brings more high-quality video conferencing onto the office desktop for a reason.  I talked about this in my MX Series blog earlier, but it’s not enough to have TelePresence

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The Cisco TelePresence MX Series at a Glance

…om was an added expense. I have to admit, though, the end result was awesome. Working with people over immersive telepresence, I pretty much forget the technology after a few minutes, and I’m not really aware of anything but being in the same room with the people in front of me. In my last blog, we saw how the Cisco TelePresence SX Series lets us take advantage of existing, standalone video screens (or home HDTVs) to create low-cost, high-def v…

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The Cisco TelePresence SX Series – adding TelePresence to every screen

We have a little problem at Cisco: not enough TelePresence. This may sound strange since Cisco IT has installed over 1600 TelePresence endpoints already, which gives us about one TelePresence unit for every 50 employees. Utilization of these units is still greater than 60% worldwide (and some are in private offices or homes, which drives up utilization in the shared units). This means that it’s hard to find an available TelePresence room near yo…

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#CiscoPublicSafety Series: Fire Departments Improve Training with Telepresence

…communities. Virtual technology for enhanced training sessions The LAAFCA decided to use the grant to invest in telepresence, or video conferencing, technology to help them meet their financial and training goals. Telepresence was scalable and could be manipulated to fit the needs of the different-sized fire departments in the county. With HD cameras, microphones, speakers, and lighting, the video systems would allow one highly-qualified instruc…

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