Sunday, April 20, 2008

AT&T to Deliver Cisco TelePresence Globally

AT&T announced plans to deliver a fully managed Cisco TelePresence solution on a global basis. The new offer -- AT&T Telepresence Solution -- is expected to be available in the second half of 2008 in 23 countries, with additional countries planned for 2009. It delivers life-size images via full-high-definition video (1080p) and spatial audio within a specially designed environment. This creates the experience of being in the same room with remote participants, whether they are down the street or around the world. The solution also features concierge service, which complements common enterprise calendaring applications for scheduling. Three-screen and one-screen site options will be available, based on Cisco TelePresence System 3000 and Cisco TelePresence System 1000 endpoints.


In addition, the AT&T Telepresence Solution provides AT&T-owned Cisco TelePresence equipment, installation, full monitoring and management of the application, network provisioning (including AT&T VPN transport), remote help desk service and on-site equipment maintenance and repair.


AT&T and Cisco have started early trials with key customers. Sales teams from AT&T and Cisco will target U.S.-based multinational companies and selected companies headquartered outside of the U.S. in their initial efforts.


AT&T and Cisco said the first of what is expected to be many industry-leading innovations to be introduced by AT&T and Cisco.


AT&T and Cisco have agreed to combine the Cisco TelePresence solution with AT&T's IP network and VPN capabilities to create new ways for companies to collaborate and conduct global business across industries that will include health care, high-tech, retail and government.


"AT&T is playing a critical role in the delivery of intercompany Cisco TelePresence to the more than 750 Cisco TelePresence room footprint worldwide," said Marthin De Beer, senior vice president for Emerging Technologies at Cisco. "AT&T is the first provider of a complete intercompany solution based on our TelePresence system, using the IP network as a platform."http://www.att.comhttp://www.cisco.com

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