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Safety First with Telepresence and Video Conferencing

…hum Mew Toong, General Manager for Datacraft China. “Telepresence users find their systems highly utilized. Only telepresence conferencing comes close to the face-to-face experience so crucial in business meetings, providing a real alternative to typical conferencing solutions that have been found lacking.” Within just a few months of utilizing telepresence, Xinji Energy is experiencing positive effects and enhanced collaboration and communicatio…

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Video Conferencing is Helping to Build the Construction Field

…hose in construction, but they may not be as far behind as we think. Some construction companies have been using telepresence, but find the requirement to be in a room more of a hindrance than a benefit. The construction industry is heavily reliant upon field work and therefore workers are typically not in close proximity to a stationary telepresence system. The solution for those out in the field is to use mobile telepresence instead. The reduct…

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Cisco and ESPN: A Lesson in Sports, Technology and Community for The Beautiful Game

…gerian national player Efan Ekoku (both now ESPN Soccer Analysts) joined Cisco and ESPN executives for a Cisco TelePresence enabled press conference from New York, London and Johannesburg.  The focus of this event was to announce ESPN’s plans to utilize Cisco TelePresence interactive video technology for live coverage of the World Cup soccer tournament from South Africa.  More than 30 business, technology and sports reporter…

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The Future of TelePresence

…of Cisco, so we caught up with Fredrik Halvorsen–former CEO of Tandberg and now the new leader of Cisco’s TelePresence Technology Group–for a video interview to find out where he sees TelePresence headed. During our brief chat, he shared his bold insights. Here are some highlights and predictions from the interview: TelePresence will go mainstream — from the desktop to fully immersive systems — and we may all have units in…

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TelePresence: is it really better than a phone call or email?

…elevision at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York, it probably seemed just as outlandish and unnecessary as TelePresence does to many today. But ask people who doubt the merits of TelePresence and video conferencing whether they’d rather watch their favorite show on TV or listen to it on the radio and I expect most would choose the visual format. While we are a stubborn society somewhat adverse to change, we are also a visual society. O…

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