Uploaded on Jun 18, 2009
It is widely accepted that telepresence can change the way people experience meetings—
and thereby change the way people work. But in the gloom of the global recession,
companies are asking themselves how they can get even more value out of their
communications assets. To that end, interoperability is key.
Certainly, isolated telepresence rooms that can talk effectively to each other, but not to
other videoconferencing or telepresence systems, are creating cost savings and improving
productivity. But as corporate executives ask what more can be done, the answer is
connectivity—making it possible for telepresence rooms to connect to other video
conferencing systems, so that more employees can participate in more meetings, without
incurring the high costs of travel.
Critical to success is standards-based integration with non-telepresence systems that can
deliver the best audio and video for each endpoint, rather than that dictated by the lowestcommon-
denominator device. This is a consideration that many companies—and even some
telepresence vendors—often forget, but it is key to leveraging the full value of a
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