AARNet and Cisco have teamed up to enable AARNet member institutions to interconnect their Cisco TelePresence videoconferencing installations via a Cisco TelePresence Exchange.
Cisco Systems‘ (NASDAQ: CSCO) Q4 2012 earnings, announced yesterday, confirmed booming data center sales but revealed serious weakness in the TelePresence (high definition video conferencing) market. The VAR Guy is starting to wonder if big, expensive TelePresence conference rooms are a passing fad, crushed by free, personal video conferencing software like Skype.
Written by: Stuart Corner | Published in: StrategyGlobal satellite operator Inmarsat and Cisco have formed an alliance to enable the delivery of high definition video over future Inmarsat satellite services that will also see Cisco becoming a provider of satellite connectivity for its Telepresence HD videoconferencing service.
Written by: Beverley Head | Published in: TechnologyAn international dance competition being held this Sunday in Melbourne, Perth and Seoul will give the AARNet communications network a workout, and showcase how large scale telepresence can bridge the digital and cultural divide.
When Polycom, one of the best-known names in video conferencing and telepresence, warned of weak quarterly earnings yesterday, it raised a red flag for The VAR Guy. Has Polycom (NASDAQ: PLCM) hit a temporary bump, or is there a bigger industry issue here involving soft demand for video conferencing and telepresence solutions?
Cisco Jabber is not a household name yet. But a long-term showdown — involving Cisco Jabber vs. Microsoft Skype — could eventually emerge, especially in the business market where Microsoft (MSFT) and Cisco (CSCO) both compete and cooperate.
The Federal Government has detailed the productivity gains it estimates have been achieved from the 36 location telepresence system installed in 2009 under what was initially a $13.8m contract awarded to Telstra and Cisco.
Australia’s Academic and Research Network, AARNet, plans to launch a free videoconferencing service for students, researchers and academics in 37 Australian universities and the CSIRO before the end of the year.