Cisco deploys telepresence service in Morocco and Tunisia
Cisco offices in Tunisia and Morocco to host telepresence services
Cisco has rolled out its telepresence solutions at its offices in Morocco and Tunisia.
The company will use its Cisco TelePresence services at its offices in Casablanca and Tunis, to conduct meetings over Cisco's telepresence solutions.
The systems will initially be used internally, although Cisco also plans to showcase them to customers and partners to promote the benefits of telepresence. The systems could also be used on a free trial basis under global agreements to promote telepresence, such as the Telepresence Community solution between Cisco and Orange Business Services.
The Casablanca office has been equipped with a Cisco TelePresence System 3000, which comprises three 65-inch plasma screens, cameras, lighting array, microphones, speakers and a specially designed table which allows up to six participants to conduct meetings in ultra-high-definition, life-sized video with up to six virtual participants in other Cisco TelePresence suites worldwide.
The Tunis office has been equipped with the smaller Cisco TelePresence System 1300 Series, which has one screen, three cameras, built-in lighting and automatic voice-activated switching, to support life-size, conference style telepresence meetings.
Anthony Vonsee, managing director for Cisco North Africa Levant commented: "The deployment of Cisco TelePresence technology can now be increased significantly throughout the sub-Saharan African region with the arrival of submarine cables, which now offer high bandwidth at attractive prices. Cisco's vision is to be the leading enabler of ICT and broadband acceleration in emerging markets through innovative, scalable, high-value technology offerings and solutions. This Cisco TelePresence solution will not only transform the way business is conducted in North Africa but also help make vital services like healthcare and education more accessible to those who need them most."