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HSBC opens global network of telepresence conference rooms

HSBC is implementing video conferencing and collaboration technology from Cisco for virtual face-to-face meetings across multiple locations.


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Cisco's giant phone

This is impressive technology. You can see it in action on this Cisco promo vid on You Tube.

And no. I'm not on a retainer.

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A Finextra member
A Finextra member 05 September, 2008, 17:29Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

I have used this today and was very, very impressed. 

The quality is outstanding and the experience the best yet by a long way.

Peter J Cooper
Peter J Cooper - Cooper & Co - Yangon, Singapore, Sydney 07 September, 2008, 11:36Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

I don't want to be a kill joy or anything but ... most of this technology is 7years old (even cisco says that) and the video itself is a year old!

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 08 September, 2008, 08:36Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Let's hope it's easier to use than our office phones. Two years on and we still have problems transferring calls.

Elton Cane
Elton Cane - News Corp Australia - Brisbane 09 September, 2008, 19:22Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

In the interest of balance, I want to mention the video conferencing suite developed by HP and Dreamworks a couple of years ago. I saw some demos and wrote about it at the time, and it was eerily like having real people on the other side of the table, just separated by a pane of glass.

Business Week and the IT press all covered it at the time.

ABN Amro signed a deal last year to roll out rooms at 12 business units worldwide, but I'm not sure if that plan has survived the RBS acquisition.

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