Category: Telepresence

We’re seeing many interesting applications of Cisco’s TelePresence technology. Citizens Bank is redefining “robosigning” with a system that allows customers to apply for a loan via video conference and use an electronic pen to put ink to paper in an office hundreds of miles away. The bank is testing Cisco Systems’ TelePresence equipment at five Bay State branches as a way to speed up transactions between customers and off-site banking specialists. http://bostonherald.com/business/general/view.bg?articleid=1344132&position=0

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Telepresence Options has broken down the telepresence marketplace by matching various solutions with the appropriate target audience. Great overview for those considering investing in new or additional systems. IVCi client Duke University’s virtual lecture hall is featured in the section ‘Large Group Systems and Telepresence Classrooms.” http://www.conferencingnews.com/news/37303

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We have a higher education client who is using their custom telepresence system to create a global university, connecting students across the country and the world to each other and to subject matter experts. The telepresence solution is giving students a unique opportunity to learn because the classes are interactive and in real time. A student in the US and in India may attend the same class, and listen to a lecture by a business leader who did not have to take the extra time to travel for a personal appearance. It is exciting that younger students may also have access to …

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Live Now! http://www.ustream.tv/ciscotv Bridging the Gaps Concert Special TelePresence Event Bridging the Gaps Concert In association with the Urban Entertainment Institute With a special appearance by Dr. Maya Angelou Join us on May 6, 2011, at 11 am, U.S. Pacific Time, for a live broadcast of a TelePresence concert featuring students from Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. Students will share their music, vocal, dance and spoken word talents with each other and the world and have the opportunity to interact with renowned poet and author, Dr. Maya Angelou, acclaimed television and film producer, Norman Lear, and legendary casting director, Reuben Cannon. This concert will demonstrate how …

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Polycom is right on the money with its UC offerings and recent additions to its telepresence product portfolio: http://www.conferencingnews.com/news/36804

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According to a press release that just hit the Web, Polycom’s new EagleEye Director creates a user experience that we haven’t seen before. This dual-camera tracking system actually makes sure that whoever is speaking is always highlighted (zoomed in and centered), creating a more personal and realistic meeting experience. Polycom’s Eagle Eye should limit the need for camera and remote control adjustments. “Unlike simple camera tracking technology of the past, the EagleEye Director gracefully transitions between highlighting individual speakers to capturing the entire room, allowing users to replicate a life-like conversation and drive more productive meetings.” More here: http://198.154.240.130/~ivcicom/polycom-eagleeye-director.html

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