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TelePresence For Everyone

October 15, 2008 - 5 Comments

You’ve heard about TelePresence. You’ve read about TelePresence. But, you’ve not been able to experience it…yet. Now, you have your chance. TelePresence is life-size, high-definition video conferencing by Cisco and today we announced that those of you who cannot justify installing permanent TelePresence units can now access it in what we are calling TelePresence Suites. Read more about it here.I’m a Cisco employee and, hence, encouraged and, yes, spoiled by my access to TelePresence. I meet virtually with colleagues frequently…and even met with my family in North Carolina last Christmas. As our press release says, “This new model marks a significant step in Cisco’s vision of building a public global Cisco TelePresence network.” Sure, at some point, we’ll have a version of TelePresence in the home (don’t ask me when, but we’re working on it), but for meetings that you can’t justify travelling for, and for the environment, and for sleeping in your own bed at night, our TelePresence Suites may just be what the doctor ordered. For more info on this new service, check out Cisco TelePresence Suites.Here is a short video that will help you see what I’m talking about…if you want to hear what my voice sounds like, I’m the voiceover guy in the video*.*Okay, not really.

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  1. As of the end of November, using our TelePresence technology for the past year, Cisco has saved $145 million and reduced travel-related carbon emissions by 72,086 metric tons.

  2. When is this going to be a reality for cisco employees? still alot of travel going on>>>.This sounds so awesome,,,,but when is cisco going to really use it for themselves?

  3. John, in a column entitled Small Businesses: Your TelePresence Room is Ready"" my co-author colleague Joe Panettieri shares his perspective of how managed TelePresence services will benefit SMBs, in particular --"

  4. Thank you Cisco

  5. Telepresence and other digital collaboration technologies can create oceans of records, which could be relevant for lawsuits, investigations and internal control. As the technologies grow more popular, enterprises must evaluate how to address these massive records under retention policies. That issue is by no means a deterrent to adoption of telepresence technology! --Ben