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Tandberg ships its 10,000th personal telepresence unit

Tandberg, a provider of telepresence, high-definition video conferencing and mobile video solutions, today announc...


May 13, 2008  


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Tandberg, a provider of telepresence, high-definition video conferencing and mobile video solutions, today announced the shipment of its 10,000th personal telepresence unit.

TNT, Europe’s largest mail and express delivery services company, purchased the unit in support of its Planet Me program, designed to reduce its contribution to climatic change.

Tandberg says installation of personal telepresence units allows TNT to enhance collaboration with a visual means of communication for internal and external meetings while reducing the carbon emissions generated by business travel.

“Video is an integral part of our effort to reduce CO2 emissions,” said Peter Bakker, CEO of TNT. “We target a reduction of business travel of 20% in 2008 as a result of TNT people meeting online rather than in person.”

Frost & Sullivan analyst Melanie Turek said room-based video is a “wonderful tool, especially now that high-definition systems really do offer a true you-are-there look and feel. However, personal, executive desktop systems deliver comparable quality and a more personal feel at a significantly lower price.”