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Unified Communications Server Architecture: Location Matters

…edicated clusters for the voice portion of Cisco WebEx conferences, and another dedicated cluster for Cisco TelePresence sessions. There’s nothing different about Cisco TelePresence that necessarily requires a separate cluster, but we decided to keep it separate for manageability. The Cisco TelePresence cluster is split between two data centers about 20 miles apart, for availability reasons. Finally, we have a few smal…


Cisco Highlights the Role of Video in the Future of Business at InfoComm 2010

…at Cisco is fulfilling commitments to deliver immersive, multiscreen interoperability between Cisco and Tandberg TelePresence systems, and with other third-party systems, by integrating the Telepresence Interoperability Protocol (TIP) on Cisco’s newly acquired Tandberg TelePresence Server. This interoperability solution, which will be commercially available in late July, helps enable multi-screen, high-definition video collaboration be…


How Telepresence is Impacting Business

I had the pleasure to speak with Jerry Monroe, head of the Cisco TelePresence Solutions Experience Centers, at InfoComm 2010 recently about how businesses are using telepresence to get ahead. Watch the video below to hear some of his insights on how telepresence is helping to streamline business processes and supply chains, and get products to market faster — among other things. Jerry also provides some insights on what’s next for telepre…


Survey Says: 66% of Businesses Plan to Increase Their Use of Telepresence

Cisco TelePresence technology is showing up in a lot of places these days: hotel suites, TV programs, and this June, on ESPN during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. And if you work for an organization that has TelePresence, chances are good you’ll be seeing the high-definition virtual meeting technology in use a lot more throughout the company, too, according to a new survey. In its biannual networking survey, independent research fir…


Video Conferencing and TelePresence Enable Greater Quality of Life

In a recent post we discussed how video conferencing and telepresence are expanding the reach of mental health professionals by enabling them to counsel people in remote areas. This isn’t the only way that video has the capability to enhance mental health. A recent article in the Patients’ Association of Canada discussed a study featured in the June issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing which shows how video conferencing is enrich…