Monday, January 25, 2010

Cisco Releases Telepresence Protocol to Public Domain

Cisco has released its Telepresence Interoperability Protocol (TIP) to the public domain. LifeSize, TANDBERG and RADVISION have signed agreements to license the Telepresence Interoperability Protocol (TIP). Cisco has offered to license its protocol to industry participants royalty free.

Telepresence Interoperability Protocol allows multiscreen telepresence systems to interoperate. Cisco said the release of TIP marks a significant step in creating a new open standard for telepresence, similar to other industry video standards. Cisco already supports H.323, which allows Cisco TelePresence to interoperate with standard- and high-definition videoconferencing systems and other collaboration applications. Cisco supports HD videoconferencing interoperability solutions via the Cisco MXE 5600 (Media Experience Engine) and Cisco Unified Video Conferencing.

More than 3,500 Cisco TelePresence rooms have been deployed worldwide. Cisco has also installed more than 685 Cisco TelePresence rooms on its own internal network in 47 countries for greater productivity and effective collaboration.

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