TANDBERG Debuts Instant Telepresence



    Executives Experience Highest Resolution Video Available and
    Scandinavian Design at Its Best

    NEW YORK and OSLO, Norway, June 16 /CNW/ - TANDBERG(R) (OSLO: TAA.OL), a
leading global provider of telepresence, high-definition (HD) video
conferencing and mobile video solutions, today unveiled the TANDBERG T1, a new
standards-compliant system for instant telepresence. The single large display
offers the highest video resolution available while the slim Scandinavian
design makes it ideal for ad hoc telepresence meetings in executive offices
and small meeting rooms.
    With the TANDBERG T1 telepresence solution, meeting participants feel
they are at the same table, no matter where they are located. To achieve this
true-to-life experience, a single 65-inch, 1080p LCD screen works in tandem
with a PrecisionHD 1080p camera, inverted to bring the camera closer to the
screen for direct eye contact. The T1 is standards-compliant, making calls
with other standards-compliant systems simple.
    "As the number of companies adopting telepresence-capable systems
increases, so does the need for seamless interoperability," said Andrew W.
Davis of Wainhouse Research. "A system like the TANDBERG T1 can provide the
high-quality telepresence experience while also leveraging existing
telepresence and video conferencing investments."
    Influenced by their cultural heritage, TANDBERG's engineers used
Scandinavian design elements to create a simple, clean, inviting product. The
innovative design is complemented by clear and simple on-screen dialing and
directory choices, and easy PC collaboration capability. In keeping with
TANDBERG's commitment to the environment, the T1 operates at a considerably
lower than expected power consumption level.
    "When we designed the TANDBERG T1, we tried to comply with the new design
standards we have implemented at TANDBERG: premium, easy to use, easy on the
eye, simple and appealing," said Torkel Mellingen, TANDBERG Product Design
Engineer. "We wanted to use our Scandinavian design approach to portray
meeting participants in the best possible way."
    The TANDBERG T1 is the company's first telepresence system to incorporate
the new TANDBERG Codec C90, a standards-compliant telepresence engine that
enables 1080p resolution. Participants can interact and collaborate with
colleagues from multiple locations in High Definition (HD) resolution while
sharing rich media also in HD.
    The TANDBERG Codec C90 Telepresence Engine is also available to
integrators as a standalone product, features professional-grade connectors
including 12 HD video inputs, four HD video outputs, and a built-in audio
mixer with 16 audio inputs and eight audio outputs. With the flexibility to
connect multiple sources, integrators building out a boardroom or other room
environment no longer have to outsource mixers, video switchers or
translators. The Codec C90 interfaces easily with standard auditorium systems
without compromising audio quality.
    "Telepresence is changing the way our customers collaborate on a global
scale. To serve the growing adoption of telepresence, we have extended our
total solution from room-based telepresence, to personal telepresence and now
to instant telepresence and a telepresence engine," said Fredrik Halvorsen,
TANDBERG CEO. "Through our commitment to standards-compliance, our
telepresence portfolio is helping to unify organizations and put an end to
telepresence as an island."
    The TANDBERG T1 and Codec C90 will ship in October 2008. For more
information about these TANDBERG products or to contact a TANDBERG
representative, visit http://www.tandberg.com.

    About TANDBERG

    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 here in may be trademarks of
their respective owners.





For further information:

For further information: Elisabeth Napolano, Environics for TANDBERG
Canada, enapolano@environicspr.com, (416) 969-2705

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