NEW YORK and OSLO, Norway, Jan. 30, 2007–TANDBERG® (OSLO: TAA.OL), a global leader in visual communication, today introduced a telepresence solution that creates a highly collaborative, in-person meeting experience. TANDBERG Experia makes meeting participants feel as though they´re having a conversation with colleagues right across the table–while being miles or continents apart.
TANDBERG Experia addresses current obstacles to broad telepresence adoption while providing the most natural communication experience possible. The Experia advantage is in its ability to adapt to multiple environments and to interoperate with other standards-based video systems, providing the telepresence experience to a wider market. By placing Experia on an existing or managed network and making minor room adjustments, an executive´s conference room can be transformed into a telepresence studio.
With Experia, executives engaged in a telepresence meeting can also reach colleagues and experts that may not have access to a telepresence room. With a focus on interoperability, TANDBERG continues to enable all members of the organization to benefit from visual communication.
"Telepresence with interoperability is the best option for organizations with remote offices, manufacturing plants or partner operations," said Andrew W. Davis, Senior Analyst and Managing Partner at Wainhouse Research. "Interoperability leverages existing video investments and expands the market for telepresence. TANDBERG Experia delivers a high quality and very innovative telepresence experience while neatly filling a strategic segment in the company´s product line."
In addition to interoperability, Experia offers High Definition video, one-touch connectivity, low bandwidth requirements and is optimized for six participants per site, making it a flexible and scalable solution. Experia can also be managed through TANDBERG Management Suite (TMS) as well as existing desktop tools.
"Experia is a culmination of innovative TANDBERG engineering, combined with customer feedback on how telepresence should work," said Fredrik Halvorsen, TANDBERG chief executive officer. "Experia speaks to organizational needs for flexibility, and showcases its value as a component of an overall visual communication strategy rather than a distant island of communication."
Experia is just one part of TANDBERG´s total telepresence solution, which provides connectivity across the enterprise.
*For an immersive telepresence environment, TANDBERG has partnered with HP to market the HP Halo Collaboration Studio. HP Halo interoperability with TANDBERG systems provides an end-to-end managed solution which enables secure, natural and consistent collaboration.
*For a more adaptive solution, TANDBERG offers Experia, a standards-based, across-the-table telepresence experience, which is both easy to install and portable.
*TANDBERG´s existing High Definition systems can also deliver telepresence to additional office environments through the HP Halo Video Exchange Network (HVEN). HVEN enables corporate IT departments to greatly expand their video collaboration services without increasing IT staffing. The end result: uncompromised visual experiences that are fully managed by HP.
TANDBERG Experia can be ordered today and will ship beginning Q2.
Join us Wednesday, February 7th at 1:00 PM ET for a presentation on telepresence by Andrew W. Davis from Wainhouse Research. To register for this Webinar, visit: http://www.tandberg.net/events/webinars.jsp
For more information on the TANDBERG telepresence solution, visit http://www.tandberg.net/products/telepresence.jsp
TANDBERG is a leading global provider of visual communication products and services with dual headquarters in New York and Norway. TANDBERG designs, develops and markets systems and software for video, voice and data. The company provides sales, support and value-added services in more than 90 countries worldwide. TANDBERG is publicly traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker TAA.OL. Please visit www.tandberg.net for more information.
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