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Jewel Attends COP15 via Cisco TelePresence

Fans of singer, songwriter, actress and environmental supporter Jewel might be surprised to hear that she “attended” the climate change events occuring in Copenhagen, Denmark … without leaving her home state of Texas. How did she manage this feat?  Jewel and dozens of members of The Nature Conservancy used Cisco’s virtual meeting technology to connect “live” to participants attending the United Nati…

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United Nations: Walking the Talk on Climate Change with Cisco TelePresence

As climate negotiations go down to the wire, we’ve experienced a much higher volume of meetings on the Global Climate Change Meeting Platform this week than last. Yesterday, we had the pleasure of hosting United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, who spoke via Cisco TelePresence from the  Bella Center to President Lee Myung-Bak of South Korea. South Korea’s major broadcasting stations were on hand at the Parliament building…

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NGOs Drive Creative Uses of Cisco TelePresence

Cisco TelePresence celebrated its third birthday last month, and it’s become an integral part of the way we work.  But we’re so close to it, we take for granted how innovative it can really be. Through our sponsorship at COP15, we’ve been able to view Cisco TelePresence through the fresh eyes of non-governmental organizations.  And, as befitting one of the most dynamic forces in climate change discussions today, they&…

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Calculating the Net Carbon Impact of Cisco TelePresence

A question we get a lot is:  how much can Cisco TelePresence really help my company reduce its carbon footprint? Happily, now we can help.  Today, we’re unveiling the Cisco TelePresence Calculator, a handy mobile web application that helps you figure out how much carbon and currency you save with a deployment that you can model.  It’s really easy to use:  try it. Better yet, the methodology underlying the calculat…

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Greening the UN Climate Change Conference: One Telepresence Meeting at a Time

Today marks the start of the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.  It’s our chance to showcase one of the ways that ICT (information and communication technology)  can substantively reduce carbon footprints by providing a realistic alternative to in-person negotiations. One of the most innovative uses has been the iSeeT presentation theater, showcasing a CTS1100 as a way to bring in luminaries from remote location…

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