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Safety First with Telepresence and Video Conferencing

…Enterprise Innovation highlights how Xinji Energy, a Chinese energy producer, is overcoming these barriers with TelePresence and video conferencing. The management team was having a challenging time communicating effectively with their teams at coal production sites, which are usually in very rural areas. As a result one of two things kept happening; either there was a lack of supervision and training, which could have dire implications; or a sub…

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Video Conferencing is Helping to Build the Construction Field

…that companies of all sizes and industries are exploring ways to benefit from the use of video conferencing and telepresence technology. We recently discussed ways in which both the financial and manufacturing industries are using the technology to their advantage and more recently the fashion industry has customized its own solution in the form of a virtual fitting room. However, one field that you don’t hear much about when it comes to vi…

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

…erian 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 reporters…

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The Future of TelePresence

…co, 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…

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

…That’s the number one question I get asked when I tell people I work for a company that manufactures and sells TelePresence and video conferencing equipment. It’s hard for people to truly understand the enhanced communication experience enabled by a face-to-face call. “Why can’t I just pick up the phone and call them? Why do I need to see them?” Well, I can cite all sorts of research saying face-to-face communication strengthens relationships…

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