New TANDBERG Telepresence Server Bridges Telepresence and Video Conferencing Worlds



    
    Immersive TANDBERG Telepresence T3 System and TANDBERG-Certified Services
                       Complete Telepresence Experience
    

    NEW YORK and OSLO, Norway, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - TANDBERG(R) (OSLO: TAA.OL), the
leading global provider of telepresence, high definition (HD) video
conferencing and mobile video solutions, today introduced an industry first
telepresence server that seamlessly brings TANDBERG telepresence and
multi-vendor video conferencing endpoints into a telepresence environment. A
new package of TANDBERG-certified services coupled with the new TANDBERG
Telepresence T3 immersive system - both announced today - complete the
telepresence experience from TANDBERG.
    With the TANDBERG Telepresence Server, any type of standards-compliant
video system can be added to a TANDBERG telepresence meeting at the best
possible quality, including HD. For example, an expert from a home office
using standards-compliant PC-video can join in a telepresence meeting at a
moment's notice to speed decision-making. The Telepresence Server provides
robustness and reliability through unique TANDBERG transcoding technology,
which allows systems with varying capabilities on different networks with
different bandwidths to join into the same telepresence meeting. The
Telepresence Server becomes a platform for scalability as an organization's
use of telepresence grows.
    For user convenience, five different telepresence viewing modes are
available, that extend the concept of continuous presence into the
telepresence environment. Meeting participants can see each other at the same
time between multiple sites, rather than just one other site. TANDBERG
telepresence users can select their preferred mode and, for connecting
standards-compliant video conferencing systems, the server intelligently
determines the best mode to establish the highest quality experience possible.
    "The ability to include video systems from multiple vendors in
telepresence sessions while maintaining the 'in the same room' collaboration
experience is extremely powerful," explains Ira Weinstein, senior analyst and
partner at Wainhouse Research. "With its flexible on-screen layouts and
integrated transcoding capabilities, TANDBERG's Telepresence Server will
increase the value and impact of sessions including both telepresence and
standard video systems."
    "The TANDBERG Telepresence Server will break down the barrier between
telepresence and video conferencing, enabling everyone both inside and outside
of an organization to interact face-to-face," said Hakon Dahle, TANDBERG Chief
Technologist. "In addition, it will future-proof an organization's investment
in video communications. By bringing together multiple video endpoints into a
telepresence environment, the TANDBERG Telepresence Server enables an
organization to scale its present and future use of video."
    The TANDBERG Telepresence Server extends TANDBERG's Total Telepresence
solution. TANDBERG Total Telepresence is a complete set of products and
services that includes the TANDBERG Telepresence T3, TANDBERG Telepresence T1,
TANDBERG Personal Telepresence 1700, TANDBERG Codec C90 Telepresence Engine
and TANDBERG-certified services.
    The TANDBERG Telepresence Server will ship by January 2009. For more
information about this TANDBERG product or to contact a TANDBERG
representative, visit http://www.tandberg.com/.

    About TANDBERG

    TANDBERG is the leading global provider of telepresence, high-definition
video conferencing and mobile video products and services with dual
headquarters in New York and Norway. TANDBERG designs, develops and markets
systems and software for video, voice and data. The company provides sales,
support and value-added services in more than 90 countries worldwide. TANDBERG
is publicly traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker TAA.OL. Please
visit www.tandberg.com for more information.
    TANDBERG is a trademark or registered trademark in the U.S. and other
countries. All other product and company names here in may be trademarks of
their respective owners.





For further information:

For further information: Catharine Heddle/Nazia Khan, Environics
Communications for TANDBERG Canada, (416) 969-2729/(416) 969-2781,
cheddle@environicspr.com/nkhan@environicspr.com

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