|Video ConferencingCisco TelepresenceDiscover how Cisco TelePresence video conferencing can help your company benefit from a face-to-face, productive, “in-person” meeting experience.|
Video conferencing has evolved dramatically, and it is no longer seen as a novelty. However, today’s video conferencing is still plagued with grainy images, muffled audio, jerky motion, dropped connections, and difficult-to-use software. Businesses sometimes avoid using basic video conferencing tools because the technology cannot provide professional-level image and audio quality.
Cisco TelePresence: An Immersive, Easy-to-Use Video Conferencing Solution
Now, Cisco video conferencing can dissolve barriers and facilitate remote collaboration. Cisco TelePresence recreates the meeting room experience, so you can meet face-to-face with your globally dispersed teams without the expense and hassle of travel. This video conferencing technology significantly improves your team’s availability and effectiveness.
The TelePresence experience delivers high-quality audio and high-definition video conferencing over a reliable Internet Protocol (IP) network. Unlike traditional video conferencing, your meetings will look and sound as if all the participants are actually together in the same room. You can initiate or participate in a TelePresence session using tools you are already familiar with, such as a telephone interface and groupware such as Microsoft Outlook or IBM Lotus Notes. This way, you can focus more on your meeting and less on video conferencing technology.
Here is how a Cisco TelePresence meeting works:
- Anyone can easily schedule a TelePresence session using familiar video conferencing groupware tools.
- When it is time for the meeting, attendees assemble around a “virtual” semi-circular table in a Cisco TelePresence room equipped for video conferencing. Since Cisco TelePresence systems integrate with Cisco Unified CallManager, you can launch meetings at the push of a button.
- Participants on one side of the table are positioned directly across from large plasma monitors and high-resolution cameras and microphones. Displayed on the monitors are realistic, life-sized representations of the participants who are not actually present in the room. The video conferencing participants may be in another part of town or on the other side of the world. Regardless, to all attendees, it appears as if everyone is physically seated around the same table together.
Participants in the immersive TelePresence video conferencing experience often develop a sense of camaraderie. Misunderstandings due to cultural, language, and other barriers occur less frequently than with telephone or traditional video conferencing sessions. As a result, organizations can make decisions faster and react more quickly to changing competitive pressures. This video conferencing helps everyone communicate and collaborate effectively, even if they’re on different continents.