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Creating A Truly Immersive Experience

Keys for successful telepresence implementations.

By Timothy M. Hennen, CTS, and Nina Parker

As an IT or AV professional, chances are you have an understanding of the basic requirements for video conferencing installations. Now visual collaboration is being taken to the next level with telepresence, a set of technologies that creates the illusion meeting participants are in the same room, when in fact they may be located miles apart. Telepresence achieves this effect with high-definition video and audio, consistent room layouts, and other immersive features.

As telepresence grows in popularity, integrators must be aware of the requirements that set telepresence and standard video conferencing implementations apart, and what is needed to create the true telepresence experience. The AV team at IVCi has designed custom and standard telepresence solutions for companies ranging from Fortune 50 corporations to clothing manufacturers and top-ranked universities. Based on this experience we have identified some of the key elements needed to make telepresence implementations a success.

Identify decision makers. While video conferencing purchases may be approved at the VP or director level, telepresence requires more of an investment-not only in the cost of the equipment but in the office space required to house it. Expect more than one level of management, including C-level executives, to weigh in on the decision making process. To shorten the sales cycle, outline the return on investment that can be expected with the ongoing use of the technology.

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Whitepaper: The Opportunity for Service Providers to Grow Business with Polycom High Profile

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The Opportunity for Service Providers to Grow Business with Polycom High Profile

A recent technological breakthrough in video compression technology has created a tremendous opportunity for service providers who deploy Polycom solutions to dramatically increase sales and adoption rates for video conferencing and telepresence solutions. The Polycom implementation of the H.264 High Profile video compression standard (part of the ITU-T H.26x family) for the first time effectively details how to compress video, so that it can be transmitted efficiently across real-world networks, reducing the required network bandwidth for video by up to 50 percent.

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Telepresence: Polycom OTX 300 Overview screenshot. Click for video.

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Telepresence: Polycom OTX 300 Overview

The Polycom® Open Telepresence Experience™ (Polycom OTX™) solution can enhance the productivity of your organization's key resources and, through Polycom's strong commitment to open standards, natively integrate with best-in-breed unified communications (UC) tools and environments.

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NEW! Vpod Telepresence

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In a globalized world where time is precious and resource valued, Vpod solutions are introducing new and innovative products that facilitate fully immersive video conferencing and telepresence experiences.
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NEW! VGo Remote Mobile Wireless Video Conferencing

NEW! VGo Remote Mobile Wireless Video Conferencing.

VGo is an entirely new video conferencing solution that hasn't been available until now!
VGo gives you the ability to not only be in a distant location, but also to move around in that location. In addition to versatile remote monitoring and inspection, VGo increases productivity by enabling face-to-face interaction, not just in the conference room or behind the desk, but now anywhere in your facility...
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NEW from Polycom!
RMX 1500

NEW! Polycom RMX 1500 photo.

The Polycom RMX 1500 conferencing platform is designed with intelligence built in. Exciting features include dynamic resource allocation, network flexibility and reliability, and cost-effective scalability, all tightly integrated with major UC partners. Built on the award-winning RMX platform, the Polycom RMX 1500 extends the power of video, audio, and content collaboration to the network edge.
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