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The Future of TelePresence

May 19, 2010
at 12:00 pm PST

It’s been a month since Tandberg became part of Cisco, so we caught up with Fredrik Halvorsen--former CEO of Tandberg and now the new leader of Cisco’s TelePresence Technology Group--for a video interview to find out where he sees TelePresence headed. During our brief chat, he shared his bold insights.

Here are some highlights and predictions from the interview:

  • TelePresence will go mainstream — from the desktop to fully immersive systems — and we may all have units in our homes in just a short while.
  • Video provides a massive growth opportunity for Cisco and Tandberg partners, helping deals grow and driving the network as well as network upgrades.
  • Both Cisco and Tandberg have strong partner ecosystems; Frederik shared ways we will work together to collaborate on end-to-end customer solutions.

Interested in getting started with Tandberg? Here’s info on a discount and starter kit…

    We’re offering partners 70% off the standard Tandberg list price. Head over to the Channels Buzz for details on the starter kit and this offer. (Orders must be placed by May 31, 2010.)

    Imagine the many opportunities TelePresence presents. If you’re not convinced, have a look at a demo with Cisco CTO showing us what it would be like to visiting US government agency Department of Motor Vehicles from your living room.

    How would you or your customers use a home or office TelePresence unit?

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    2 Comments.


    1. Hi Alexandra,I find it interesting that Fredrik Halvorsen replaced Andy Miller as the CEO of Tandberg.Meanwhile, before joining Tandberg as its CEO, Miller had been Vice President of Global Marketing for Cisco Systems.Now Haklvorsen works for Cisco and Miller is the new CEO of Polycom.I mean, how can it get anymore convoluted than that?Sincerely,Brad Reese

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    2. It seems that your new CEO has a great plan of TelePresence.

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