When HP and Cisco introduced new telepresence products into the market in 2006, many claims were made about technical advances offered corporate video communications, and many promises were made of how telepresence would improve productivity, cut the time wasted in travel, and create new modes of working.
The main players in the videoconferencing industry, including Polycom and Tandberg, have been quick to follow, with news on their latest products, and of acquisitions and strategic partnership announcements.
In truth, telepresence isn't even a new concept, as companies like Teliris have been around for years. But, perhaps, it is a technology whose time has now come. Videoconferencing never quite fully delivered against its many promises, but advances in network bandwidth and high resolution video technology now make telepresence a practical proposition - at a price.
This briefing will be hosted by Dominic Dodd, Senior Industry Analyst, Conferencing & Collaboration in the Information & Communications Technologies group at Frost & Sullivan.
"The recent explosion of interest in the concept of telepresence - and in the reality of the new products now coming to market - has grabbed the attention of the media, the communications industry and its global customers alike. So much for the hype, but can the exciting communications technologies that are an intrinsic component of telepresence be delivered to users in practical and cost-effective form? Or, is telepresence destined to become another pricey flagship product, designed primarily to get customers' feet through the shop door?" queries senior industry analyst Dominic Dodd.
Those interested in participating in the interactive webinar should send an email to Srividhya Parthasarathy - Corporate Communications at sparthasarathy[.]frost.com with the following information: your full name, company name, title, telephone number, e-mail address, city, state and country. She will send the registration details via email upon receipt of the above information.
This briefing will be of great interest to those companies that are currently developing and marketing visual communications products and solutions for the corporate workplace and boardroom, including equipment vendors, software manufacturers, and managed and host service providers. Additionally, partners of the larger telecom and IT infrastructure vendors will be keen to understand what new opportunities the arrival of telepresence systems created for them.
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