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TANDBERG Ships 10,000 Personal Telepresence Units

TNT Purchases 10,000th Unit to Reduce Carbon Emissions Resulting From Business Travel

TANDBERG
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.

Personal telepresence System TANDBERG Centric 1700 MXP.

"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 person."

"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. End of article.

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