Blog article
See all stories ยป

An article relating to this blog post on Finextra:

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.

See article

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.


Comments: (4)

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.

Paul Penrose

Paul Penrose

Head of Research


Member since

06 Oct 2006



Blog posts




More from Paul

This post is from a series of posts in the group:

Video extravaganza

A round-up of interesting videos knocking about on the web. Anything worth watching of interest to Finextra community members.

See all