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Colombian Government enters the era of TelePresence

Last week, we had the opportunity to witnesses the first TelePresence session from the Colombian Government. President Alvaro Uribe Vélez and Minister of Defense Gabriel Silva Luján inaugurated the first Cisco TelePresence™ rooms implemented by the Colombian government, with a virtual meeting between the presidential Casa de Nariño and the Ministry of Defense in Bogotá. The TelePresence rooms will facilitate new…


Can Telepresence and Video Conferencing Pave the Way for a Greener and More Robust Economy?

The Climate Group estimates that by transforming the way people and businesses use technology, the United States can reduce CO2 emissions by 13% to 22% by 2020. The key though, according to a recent report, Networking the Green Economy: How Broadband and Related Technologies Can Build a Green Economic Future, is ubiquitous broadband access. The report states that “with coordinated research, support and action from consumers, advocates and…


Wi-Fi and IP Video, Like “Peanut Butter and Chocolate”

…the ability to stream video content directly from one or more Internet-based services. Killer Use Case 4:  Telepresence to the home (or office).  Cisco has announced upcoming releases of Home Telepresence – bringing this revolutionary enterprise technology to the consumer market.  These Home Telepresence systems will make use of low-cost high definition cameras and existing HDTV screens.  But consumers aren’t goin…


ShowNotes: The Engineering Behind TelePresence

Welcome to the Show Notes for TechWiseTV61 — Exploring the Engineering Behind TelePresence.  If you missed the show, don’t hesitate to get the replay right away!     “We looked at a simple scenario where two sites are connected via telepresence systems that have an estimated $115-per-hour cost of operation. We applied this scenario to a situation where telepresence didn’t replace on-site work, but instead gave…


Legal executives push video conferencing to the forefront of strategic planning

Earlier this month, the Annual Legal CIO and CTO Forum brought together technical executives from top law firms around the country to discuss new trends in the legal industry and share best practices. One hot topic was how video conferencing has become integral to technical planning. In fact, one presenter noted that video conferencing is a “game changing technology.” Why Video? One panelist classified telepresence and video conferencing among…