Telepresence On The Horizon?

Davis, Andrew W.; Weinstein, Ira M.
December 2006
Business Communications Review;Dec2006, Vol. 36 Issue 12, p24
Trade Publication
The article discusses the use of telepresence in communications technologies. Telepresence, which allows users to virtually appear at meetings through videoconferencing software, has just received its first real support by computer industry heavyweights, with HP, Polycom, and Cisco all planning to back the product heavily in 2007. The consumer acceptance of telepresence will require several components: high quality audio and video, simplicity for users, reliability, and the ability to make eye contact and read facial expressions.


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