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“I came to the room and it took me some 10 minutes to realize that the person talking on the stage is not there actually – what I see is his holographic image” an amazed visitor to Cisco Expo Budapest commented.

It was shortly after 9:00 am local time on November 23rd, when Inder Sidhu, senior vice president for Cisco’s Worldwide Strategy and Planning, walked out to the stage in Budapest to talk about the ideas described in his bestselling book Doing Both.

His voice and life-size image were delivered by Cisco TelePresence technology from Cisco’s headquarters in San Jose, over a distance of almost 10,000 kilometers, or 6,124 miles, across 9 timezones and projected via holography on stage.

Holographic TelePresence was an emotional moment for the audience, as the inventor of holography, Denes Gabor, was born and raised in the Hungary’s capital city, Budapest.

In essence, this session was not different from the face-to-face virtual meetings which hundreds of organizations around the globe have with Cisco TelePresence on a daily basis. What keeps amazing audiences is how versatile this technology is: no matter whether the image appears on a high-definition display or via holography – the network platform is delivering the “in-person” experience.

Inder Sidhu at the opening session of Cisco Expo Business Class, talking with Laszlo Gyorgy, general manager of Cisco Hungary:

Kaan Terzioglu on day 2 of Cisco Expo, sharing the stage with Jozsef Tazlo, systems engineer manager of Cisco Hungary:

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2 Comments.


  1. It’s stunning!!!! I’ve watched all the three videos with opened mouth. Future is near! I just wanted to ask – can you provide more technical info about this technology?

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  2. The underlying technology is Cisco TelePresence – see more information on it at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps7060/index.html
    The only difference is that instead of the usual displays, the projection was done with a holographic projector.

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