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TANDBERG demos telepresence interoperability with Cisco’s TIP

| January 29, 2010 | 1 Comment
TANDBERG demos telepresence interoperability with Cisco’s TIP

Less than a week after Cisco released its Telepresence Interoperability Protocol (TIP) to the industry, TANDBERG, who is being acquired by Cisco, showed off interoperability between its telepresence systems and those of Cisco. The successful demonstration was conducted between TANDBERG Telepresence and the Cisco CTS 3000. According to TANDBERG, Cisco TelePresence solutions will be added […]

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Cisco launches interoperability protocol for telepresence

| January 27, 2010 | 0 Comments
Cisco launches interoperability protocol for telepresence

Cisco Systems has released what it calls the Telepresence Interoperability Protocol (TIP) that will allow inter-company telepresence sessions. The company has released the protocol into the ‘public domain’ and is offering it on a royalty-free licensing basis to all industry participants. According to Cisco, LifeSize, TANDBERG (currently being brought by Cisco), and RADVISION have already […]

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BT launches TANDBERG conferencing suite

| January 26, 2010 | 0 Comments
BT launches TANDBERG conferencing suite

BT Conferencing, a long standing backer of Cisco’s Telepresence platform, has launched a fully managed automated service for TANDBERG solutions called, BT One Source for TANDBERG. According to BT Conferencing, One Source now combines TANDBERG’s telepresence and video conferencing solutions with its management services. The solution delivers planning, design and implementation services such as BT’s […]

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Juniper teams up with Polycom – Cisco in the crosshairs?

| January 26, 2010 | 0 Comments
Juniper teams up with Polycom – Cisco in the crosshairs?

Juniper Networks and Polycom has announced an alliance focused on improving the reliability, cost-effectiveness and quality of the customers experience for telepresence (with a small ‘t’) and video conferencing services. The two companies don’t say it in so many words, but obviously have some synergies in such a tie up, since both count Cisco as […]

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BT Conferencing offers carbon saving calculator tool

| December 10, 2009 | 0 Comments
BT Conferencing offers carbon saving calculator tool

BT Conferencing has introduced a tool called, Engage Tracker, a travel and carbon savings tool that helps companies document monetary savings resulting from the use of video conferencing. Engage Tracker will offer real-time reporting capabilities and the ability to calculate employee travel costs avoided through the use of video conferencing, as well as related carbon […]

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Even travel agents are turning to Telepresence for clients

| November 6, 2009 | 2 Comments
Even travel agents are turning to Telepresence for clients

You know a product or service is hitting the sweet spot when companies who previously provided competing services are embracing it as one of their own. That seems to be what is happening with Telepresence. While hotels were one of the first industries to set up Telepresence for their clients, that move was quite understandable […]

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Recession and influenza fueling video conferencing growth – F&S

| September 7, 2009 | 0 Comments

Frost & Sullivan projects that the video conferencing endpoints market will growth by 15.3% this year, up from the 15% growth recorded last year despite the ongoing global recession. The analysis firm estimates that the total value of this market will reach some US$379.4 million by the end of the year. According to Frost and […]

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CPCNet launches Vidyo HD-based video communications service

| August 18, 2009 | 1 Comment
CPCNet launches Vidyo HD-based video communications service

Hong Kong-based CPCNet, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed CITIC 1616, has launched its VC2 (VC-squared) service, a high definition-enabled video conferencing service based on a platform from US vendor, Vidyo. “Enterprises affected by the economic turmoil are seeking to control budgets, and are refocusing resources on their core businesses,” said Stephen Ho, CEO of CPCNet. […]

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York Telecom becomes official Cisco TelePresence provider

| August 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

US-based York Telecom, a supplier of video communications services to Fortune 5000 companies, says it has achieved official status with Cisco’s TelePresence and Unified Communications programs. The company says it is now an official Cisco TelePresence Authorised Technology Provider and it has received a Cisco Advanced Unified Communications Specialisation. The two designations means York Telecom […]

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TANDBERG details benefits from the use of its own solutions

| August 4, 2009 | 0 Comments
TANDBERG details benefits from the use of its own solutions

Conferencing solutions provider, TANDBERG, has quantified the benefits it has reaped by using its own solutions and by encouraging its 1,500 employees to telework. According to TANDBERG, its global employees in the last year have on average made 75,000 video calls each month, replacing unnecessary business travel with “in-person” video calls, effectively saving the company […]

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