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Hershey Teams Up with Cisco to Deliver Telepresence to Students in Ghana

…both the U.S. and Ghana. In the summer of 2012, Cisco’s own Ed Schermerhorn worked with Hershey to help deliver telepresence to 80 elementary students in the U.S. and Ghana. The goal of the project? To provide an enriched educational experience by creating a collaborative learning environment where students were provided with curriculum developed by teachers in both Hershey, Pennsylvania and Ghana. It’s such an interesting story and quite an adve…

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Collaborations Innovators: Jerry Bruckheimer Redefines Hollywood Collaboration with TelePresence

…Jerry Bruckheimer, one of the world’s most successful and innovative film producers. Bruckheimer is using Cisco TelePresence to change the collaboration game in Hollywood by bringing on-set and remote directors, editors, and talent together to produce award winning films. In Bruckheimer’s upcoming film Lone Ranger, he took Cisco TelePresence EX90s behind the scenes to help with movie production. Armed with life-like, instantaneous video collab…

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The Power of Video for Government – Improve Collaboration, Lower Costs

…this is a reality, and agencies are turning to alternatives like video conferencing. Video technologies such as telepresence are streamlining government processes and increasing collaboration, all while cutting costs. Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of telepresence in agencies is enabling telework. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), one of the largest proponents of telework, continues to prove that when agencies are equipped with…

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Creating New Models for Learning with Video

…pportunities to their students. At the crux of this innovation are collaborative learning technologies, such as telepresence. From grade schools to universities, classrooms are combining video with learning and students, staff and parents are reaping the rewards. When the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina introduced telepresence to the curriculum, it completely transformed the learning experience. Recognized as a…

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A Delicious Experience: Connecting Kids in Rural Ghana with Kids at Hershey’s via Telepresence

I am often asked what it takes to create a successful telepresence experience. Usually, I respond with requirements like: a high-speed network, great lighting, good acoustic space and the right equipment. However, after a trip I took late last year, I’m going to add “stable power” to the list, and here’s why. In late 2011, my customer The Hershey Company – you may have heard of them – invited me to be involved with a new project they were kickin…

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