Companies to Jointly Develop Next Gen Telepresence Solutions and Further
LAS VEGAS, Infocomm, June 18 /CNW/ - HP and TANDBERG today announced an
expansion of their alliance to broaden the interoperability between
telepresence and standards-based videoconference technologies.
Working under their existing joint development agreement, the companies
plan to jointly develop a new generation of offerings that deliver
unparalleled managed telepresence and high-definition (HD) videoconferencing.
- HP will invest in expanding managed services capabilities to support
technologies from immersive telepresence solutions to standards-based
HD videoconferencing endpoints and video network equipment on the HP
Halo Video Exchange Network.
- HP will continue to develop and offer immersive telepresence
- TANDBERG will develop additional telepresence endpoint
configurations, including immersive, instant and personal
telepresence solutions, and network equipment supporting management
capabilities for enhanced end-to-end managed services.
- Both companies will jointly promote open industry standards to drive
broader multivendor, intercompany telepresence interoperability by
working co-operatively with other telepresence vendors and Unified
"We're triggering the tipping point of video collaboration and
telepresence market adoption," said David Murphy, senior vice president,
Imaging and Printing Group, HP. "HP remains committed to producing
telepresence solutions, and our expanded alliance with TANDBERG will allow us
to jointly provide customers with a comprehensive portfolio of managed video
"The HP and TANDBERG alliance will provide the best experience to
telepresence users by combining products from the video communication leader
with the premier managed service offerings from HP," said Fredrik Halvorsen,
chief executive officer, TANDBERG. "Together we're delivering flexibility to
our customers - entire networks will not need to be upgraded and having
telepresence at every desk can redefine collaboration with predictable costs."
HP and TANDBERG first announced their alliance in January 2007 with the
initial goal of making their respective telepresence and videoconferencing
portfolios interoperable. To that end, the HP Halo Gateway, based on TANDBERG
technology and introduced in August 2007, seamlessly bridged videoconferencing
solutions and HP Halo to extend the access of telepresence to a much broader
audience. Financial services and communications companies are already
benefiting from the successful integration of the HP Halo Gateway.
HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all of its customers
- from individual consumers to the largest businesses. With a portfolio that
spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure,
HP is among the world's largest IT companies, with revenue totaling $110.4
billion for the four fiscal quarters ended April 30, 2008. More information
about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com
TANDBERG is a leading global provider of telepresence, high-definition
videoconferencing 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 herein may be trademarks of
their respective owners.
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