TANDBERG Ships 10,000 Personal Telepresence Units
TNT Purchases 10,000th Unit to Reduce Carbon Emissions Resulting From Business Travel
May 12, 2008
NEW YORK, NY and OSLO, NORWAY--(Marketwire - May 12, 2008) - TANDBERG® (OSLO: TAA), a
leading global provider of telepresence,
high-definition video conferencing
and mobile video solutions, today announced the shipment of its 10,000th
personal telepresence unit, the TANDBERG Centric 1700 MXP, indicating
rapidly growing interest in telepresence use beyond the meeting room and
onto individual desktops.
TNT, Europe's largest mail and express delivery services company, purchased
the 10,000th TANDBERG unit in support of its Planet Me program, designed to
drastically reduce its contribution to climatic change. Installation of
personal telepresence units allows TNT to enhance collaboration with a
visual means of communication for internal and external meetings while
reducing the carbon emissions generated by business travel. With the
deployment of its TANDBERG personal telepresence systems, TNT plans to
reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide resulting from its business travel
by 20 percent.
"Video is an integral part of our effort to reduce CO2 emissions," said
Peter Bakker, CEO of TNT. "We target a reduction of business travel of 20
percent in 2008 as a result of TNT people meeting online rather than in
"We are at the dawn of the personalization of video in which employees will
make calls from their desktops," said Fredrik Halvorsen, CEO of TANDBERG.
"Increasingly, customers are integrating video into their daily
communication for both productivity and environmental benefits."
Frost & Sullivan analyst Melanie Turek adds: "Room-based video is a
wonderful tool, especially now that high-definition systems really do offer
a true you-are-there look and feel. However, personal, executive desktop
systems deliver comparable quality and a more personal feel at a
significantly lower price. As more companies go virtual, supporting a
growing number of remote and home-based workers, they can't count on
employees accessing dedicated video rooms whenever and wherever. Employees
need access directly from their desktop."
In the third quarter of 2006, TANDBERG was the first company to ship a
personal telepresence unit featuring high-definition (HD) life-like video
that makes meetings from employee desktops with customers and colleagues
thousands of miles away feel like a face-to-face interaction.
The 1700 MXP features CD-quality audio, an integrated HD camera and a 20”
flat-screen monitor that seamlessly switches between the PC content and
brilliant, HD video calls for an unprecedented level of interaction and
collaboration throughout an entire organization.
IVCi is a TANDBERG Platinum Reseller and Certified Managed Service Provider. We are one of only a handful of companies nationwide that has been recognized with this dual distinction for our superior service and support of TANDBERG's integrated video conferencing solutions. Our factory-trained sales and technical staff install and support TANDBERG projects across the country and around the world. As with the other video conferencing products we represent, IVCi provides clients with one point of contact for sales, service, management and support of the entire TANDBERG product line.
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