Author Archives: Nina Parker

Executives across the world are finding they are spending too much time on business travel, so much so that they are missing anniversaries and children’s birthdays, according to a new study by Coleman Parkes research firm. And the worst part – these executives are still arriving late to the meetings they are sacrificing so much to attend, or even missing the meetings altogether.

The answer?  Video conferencing. The study points out that many international companies are now using video conferencing for meetings, and those without video are looking to invest in it so that they may experience the time and costs savings reducing business travel affords.

http://www.polycom.co.uk/documents/travel_survey.pdf

Four Uses for Video Beyond Cost Savings

June 30th, 2011 | Posted by Nina Parker in SMB | Video Conferencing - (0 Comments)

We all know that by bringing people together virtually, video can dramatically cut the costs associated with business travel.  But one business took a closer look at the advantages video brings to the organization. For example, video makes remote employees feel more connected, assists with training and recruiting, and facilitates meetings across corporate locations.

http://www.conferencingnews.com/news/37986

The power of video conferencing to help people is truly amazing. Imagine having a debilitating disease like Parkinson’s and not having access to a specialist because you live too far away. Telemedicine is changing that and giving patients improved care by providing much needed access to health care resources.

Read this compelling story by NPR:

http://www.npr.org/2011/06/27/137089619/the-parkinsons-doctor-will-video-chat-with-you-now

Cisco’s Brings ‘TelePresence Everywhere’

June 16th, 2011 | Posted by Nina Parker in Cisco - (0 Comments)

Best known for its high-end, immersive systems that are meant to be placed in custom rooms with good lighting and multiple displays, Cisco has broadened its telepresence brand to encompass high-definition video on desktops and smaller units as well. The new Cisco TelePresence MX 200 is designed for use in offices and general-purpose conference rooms.

“It will fit into rooms that aren’t entirely retrofitted,” Thomas Wyatt, Cisco’s vice president of TelePresence Infrastructure, said in an interview. Further, the product is designed for easy assembly and automatic provisioning on the network “so you can be making your first call in 15 minutes, and it does not require an AV or IT technician to get it up and running,” Wyatt said.

Full article:

http://www.conferencingnews.com/news/37749

New Polycom Telepresence Solution Announced!

June 16th, 2011 | Posted by Nina Parker in Polycom | Video Conferencing - (0 Comments)

Polycom announces OTX 100 immersive telepresence solution!

The OTX expands upon the award-winning performance of the Polycom OTX 300 - the Polycom OTX 100 solution provides the power of a single-screen immersive telepresence experience in a smaller package. It is also less expensive, interoperable with Microsoft Lync and Cisco CTS systems, and uses less bandwidth, making it an ideal choice for smaller meeting rooms and offices.