Telepresence is a new generation video-conferencing solution. Due to the high definition technology, the spatial sound and the design of the meeting room participants have the feeling they are sitting at the same table. Partners sitting on the other side can be seen in life-size, one can have eye-contact with them, and observe their meta-communication signals, facial expressions and tone of voice.
Telepresence offers the user a much better quality image and voice transmission than the traditional video conference with imperceptible delay for the user, making the contact a real-life experience. An additional advantage is that the user only has to push a button to set up a conference call. The set-up and operation of the equipment does not require any special staff or skill; everything runs at the turn of a key, in user-friendly manner. No need for complicated remote controls, keyboard, mouse, etc. No need to navigate among menu items. No need to move cameras, to zoom in or out from the speaker, the impression created is of entering the same room through two different doors, but sitting at the same table.
Using Telepresence can considerably decrease the company’s travel costs. In addition, efficiency can also improve as various units of a global company can harmonize in an extremely simple manner, which accelerates decision-making. Telepresence facilitates multicultural cooperation arising from the multinational nature of global companies. Besides saving costs and time through reducing the need to travel, an increasingly important consideration is that video-communication is a green technology.