Jul 19 2012

6 Tips for Implementing a Telepresence System That Works For Your Environment

These pointers will help you choose the best technology.

Telepresence technology allows users to connect with their contemporaries from miles away.  Offices that are in different hemispheres are joined through a lifelike video conferencing experience.  But, before choosing a technology, there are some factors to keep in mind.

Telepresence implementers share these tips for selecting a system that works best for your environment:

  1. Realize network upgrades may be necessary, especially for older infrastructure.
  2. Have ample bandwidth available.
  3. Think about whom else you want to connect to and what kind of interoperability you require.
  4. Seek high resolution of 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second or 720p at 60 frames per second.
  5. Consider a product from a provider that offers concierge service to manage meetings and ensure the endpoints remain connected.
  6. Evaluate the type of peripherals that are supported, such as high-definition document cameras, tablet PCs and video recorders.

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