SAN JOSE, Calif. — Cisco has introduced a new suite of Cisco TelePresence products and applications that brings the power of in-person collaboration to more users in more locations, and provides businesses with a way to do more with existing video investments.
Organizations of all sizes will now be able to experience Cisco TelePresence from any conference room environment, video conferencing session or Web-based video session, including Cisco WebEx online meetings. Supporting this market expansion, Cisco is also delivering Cisco TelePresence for lower bandwidth connections without compromising the experience with Cisco TelePresence Extended Reach.
Cisco has introduced two new applications that take Cisco TelePresence beyond meetings. The first application, the Cisco TelePresence Recording Studio, transforms rooms into high-definition recording studios with simple one-button-to-push controls to create and publish content.
The second application, Cisco TelePresence Event Controls, makes it easier for event managers to produce via Cisco TelePresence large-scale events, such as company meetings, seminars or keynote addresses. This new suite of Cisco TelePresence products and applications broadens video capabilities across the Cisco collaboration portfolio.
Cisco TelePresence was initially delivered as an immersive virtual meeting experience to improve collaboration, accelerate decision making, implement green strategies and reduce travel expenses.
In a new study conducted by Crimson Consulting Group, global companies reported fast return on investment (ROI) times and transformed business processes from Cisco TelePresence.
Participants in the Cisco-commissioned study reported achieving breakeven in an average of 14 months, with some companies achieving breakeven within six months — enabling one company to fund additional units solely from travel budget savings without tapping the IT budget. The ability to conduct real-time, face-to-face meetings over the network is changing the way companies do business across many industries, helping them streamline processes, make decisions faster and conduct more business without leaving the office.
All of these new features take advantage of the underlying system components, the power of the underlying network and intercompany Cisco TelePresence capabilities, bringing to reality the strategy of creating a global interconnected Cisco TelePresence network.
AT&T recently announcedthat BAE Systems, a leading global defense and aerospace contractor, is enhancing international collaboration and productivity with the AT&T Telepresence Solution.