Huawei’s latest Telepresence 2.0 teleconferencing solution enables users to interact in high definition - even with low bandwidth connections

Huawei unveils latest in telepresence technology

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Huawei’s latest Telepresence 2.0 teleconferencing solution enables users to interact in high definition - even with low bandwidth connections Huawei aims to bring telepresence to a wider market with its Telepresence 2.0 system. (ITP Images)
By Staff Writer Published  January 17, 2012

The Telepresence 2.0 solution is scalable to meet business requirements and can accommodate up to 18 participants per location.

The system uses 62-inch high definition screens for sharp, high definition, life-sized images of conference participants, adding to the immersive conferencing experience that is enhanced by clear life-like audio. Meetings can also be managed via Android-based smartphones or tablet devices, so that users can join in conferences on the move.

Huawei has been in the video conferencing and telepresence market since 1995 and it is this experience that makes the Telepresence 2.0 solution stand out.

Adoption of telepresence and video conferencing solutions in the Middle East region is low, with only 11% of 300 companies surveyed by IDC in the Middle East region using video conferencing or telepresence solutions. Six percent of those surveyed have video conferencing and 5% have telepresence solutions.

Huawei is hoping to double its $330m telepresence market share in the region by the end of 2012. Looking at 2011's business performance, the company says it is currently on track to achieve this goal and is targeting various verticals including the oil & gas and finance industries.

The Huawei Telepresence 2.0 system is especially suited to emerging markets, as it allows up to 5% data packet loss without impacting on quality, which is much higher than telepresence solutions from competitor systems, and enables telepresence conferences even in regions where connectivity is unstable.

"Businesses point to many very valid barriers to telepresence adoption. We want to take the opportunity to help overcome these barriers," commented Dr Liu Qi, President, Middle East for Huawei Enterprise. "Telepresence 2.0 brings life-size, panoramic images of meeting participants so you feel as if you're sitting in the same room as your colleagues and making real eye contact with them. You don't have to leave the office, so you save on travel costs, and it feels like a natural, real-life business meeting experience.

"Business in the Middle East is booming, it is international and we see world-class innovation at the SME level as well as within multinationals," continued Liu Qi.

"Telepresence is a perfect way for all businesses in the region to take their growth to the next level because it means there are no more barriers to communicating with their colleagues and customers anywhere in the world."

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