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Marthin De Beer’s 3 Tech Areas to Watch in 5 Years

…ork is carried out in a Web browser. And remember Cisco’s show-stopping demonstration of three-dimensional telepresence in 2007? Well, De Beer reckons we are “three to five years away from a price point that is commercially acceptable and from when the technology will be easily available.” (In the meantime, the development of ‘traditional’ Cisco TelePresence continues apace, with two new high-end, energy-efficient mo…


It’s a Common Theme… Video, Video and More Video

…s of people’s lives. On to the topic at hand.  Yesterday, we announced some big news on the TelePresence (Collaboration / Video) front.  First, we announced the release of an interoperability protocol to the public domain that allows multi-screen TelePresence systems to interoperate.  This is a very significant step in creating a new open standard for TelePresence, similar to other industry video standards.&nbs…


De Beer Announces End of the Word at Cisco Live

…ther more obvious—requirement for getting more people using video is interoperability. When Cisco launched TelePresence, one key piece of customer feedback was a desire to communicate with systems from other vendors.  The TelePresence interoperability issue has since largely been overcome and De Beer announced another piece of the jigsaw this morning in Barcelona. From today, Cisco is licensing its Telepresence Interoperability Protoco…


COP 15 – TelePresence Connects Czech and Hungarian Delegates

Although the recent UN Climate Change conference left open many important questions, some of the participants were able to experience that it is actually possible to do things differently and in a more environmentally friendly way, thanks to collaborative technologies. Delegates from the Czech Republic and Hungary took advantage of the Cisco Global Climate Change Meeting Platform to hold press briefings via Cisco TelePresence. As a result, journ…


Jewel Attends The Nature Conservancy’s COP 15 Update via Cisco TelePresence Technology with AT&T

Yesterday, I had a chance to take part in a seven city Global TelePresence session that Cisco and AT&T conducted in association with The Nature Conservancy. The intent was to enable a live dialogue between the leaders of the TNC who were in the whirlwind of activity at the COP15 conference from Copenhagen Denmark with influential environmentalists in the United States. The behind-the-scenes viewpoints shared were fascinating, as was the pass…