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How much Video at Cisco?

…vel is, adding “the cost of wasted time” increases that total by another 35% or more. So, we deployed immersive TelePresence – dedicated rooms with large screens where you could see and hear the people you needed to meet with in life-size and high definition. We called it “immersive video conferencing” because you really feel immersed in the meeting experience, as if you were in the same room. Conversations and meetings are face-to-face, between…

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

…are they for? Figure 1. Cisco DX70 and Cisco DX80 “The DX’s are a game-changer,” says Ravi Sharma, manager, TelePresence services in GIS, “A lot of Cisco work is becoming more collaborational over time – we work in teams. But our teams are all over the world. We see the DX as being the focus for that work, a very powerful replacement for phones.” In my opinion, the DX650 may be a replacement for phones; but the DX70 looks like a video confere…

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The Cisco TelePresence MX Series at a Glance

Cisco TelePresence is designed to create a virtual reality, to make you feel like you’re face-to-face with people, no matter how far away you are in the world. That used to take a lot of complex, standardized, in-room design, color, lighting and deployment. We had to custom-build the rooms, put in special lighting and tables, and more. Each new room was an added expense. I have to admit, though, the end result was awesome. Working with people ov…

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The Cisco TelePresence SX Series – adding TelePresence to every screen

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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 instruct…

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