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Cisco Learning Partners Breaking New Ground with Collaboration

By Irene Kinoshita, President of Ascolta Ascolta Virtual, Fusion, and Simulclass are examples of how we utilize collaborative technologies such as Cisco’s WebEx and TelePresence to provide an effective training solution to clients enrolled in our Cisco classes.  These collaborative technologies allow us to transform the traditional instructor led classroom environment into an online virtual classroom with the added convenience of atte…


30 Rock Preview: Really funny vignette with Cisco TelePresence

NBC’s 30 Rock is one of my favorite shows. And I’ll be tuning in for sure this Thursday evening (9:30 EST / 8:30 CST / 9:30 PST) to catch a really funny bit where Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) encounters bed bugs, a Cisco TelePresence system and the GE board of Directors. We’ve posted a pretty hilarious video preview so you can enjoy it ahead of time. Enjoy! P.S. If you can’t catch it live or on your video box, you can w…


Everything But the Cocktail Party: COP15 and Cisco TelePresence

…countries.  It’s a bit like a holiday gathering of a large, extended, and occasionally dysfunctional family. You know what I’m going to write next:  Cisco has a solution, and it has something to do with telepresence technology. Today, Cisco announced the Global Climate Change Meeting Platform, the first  immersive and virtual community of interest brought together using Cisco TelePresence.  It’s part of Cis…


What is Immersive Telepresence?

Immersive TANDBERG Telepresence T1 Many products are labeled “telepresence,” but the truth is most don’t deliver the true-to-life immersive experience that is the hallmark of telepresence.  According to Frost & Sullivan, telepresence is a tightly integrated set of visual, audio and network technologies and services that together deliver an immersive, life-like communication experience.  But what does this mean? Three Quali…


First Cisco On Stage TelePresence Experience Demonstration in Africa

…on of this popular event was hosted in Durban, South Africa by the State Information Technology Agency (SITA). My highlight of the conference was the first ever demonstration on the African continent of Cisco’s On Stage TelePresence Experience. Cisco, Neotel and SITA collaborated to demonstrate the power of the human network to the 1,000-strong gala dinner audience. The audience was treated to an interaction between David McClure, represen…