At Cisco Live in Melbourne this week Cisco in partnership with Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) announced five academic and research organisations that are already taking advantage of the TelePresence Exchange to collaborate with other academic institutions in Australia and around the world. (see press release here). These organisations are Swinburne University, Monash University and its Traralgon Hospital, Victoria University, the Australian Centre for Health Innovation and Melbourne University’s Institute for Broadband Enabled Society (IBES).
AARnet’s TelePresence Exchange is also a gateway to the National Lambda Rail in the U.S which will then link Australia to 225 TelePresence rooms in 71 universities in 13 countries around the world. The true magic of TelePresence is epitomised in this project. Click here for a map of institutions using Cisco TelePresence on National Lambda Rail.
It is no secret that collaboration leads to discoveries and with the beginning of telepresence adoption at academic institutions and the resulting exchange of knowledge we should see an exponential increase in new and refined ideas worldwide. Who knows, we may even see a solution to some of the world’s problems due to the swifter exchange of ideas via Cisco TelePresence thanks to AARnet.