January 29, 2010 15:59 ET

TANDBERG Enables Environmental Policy Leaders to Virtually Address Attendees of the 2010 State of Green Business Forum

Telepresence Allows Policy Experts to Enrich Discussion at National Green Business Conference

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 29, 2010) - TANDBERG, (OSLO: TAA) the leading global provider of telepresence, high-definition (HD) video conferencing and mobile video solutions, today announced its technology will enable green policy leaders to attend's 2010 State of Green Business Forums virtually. Using TANDBERG Telepresence, former special advisor to the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Van Jones, will deliver key insight on the future of sustainability and enliven discussions around's annual status report on corporate environmental trends and progress.

"Embracing green practices and technologies is not only a matter of corporate social responsibility, it also makes good business sense," explains Rick Snyder, TANDBERG President of Global Businesses. "Utilizing TANDBERG's visual communications solutions at the forum reinforces the fact that video conferencing and telepresence are effective tools to help companies reduce their carbon footprint. This is also a great demonstration of how the technology truly empowers enhanced communication."

"Leadership companies are looking at a wide range of tools and technologies to reduce their costs and environmental impacts, and telepresence is at the top of the list," said Joel Makower, Executive Editor of, and the host of the State of Green Business Forum. "We're looking forward to modeling TANDBERG's solutions to our audience of sustainability executives from around the U.S."

A study on business travel in Europe concluded that substituting 5-30 percent of current air travel by video conferencing could avoid 5.59-33.53 million tons of CO2 emissions annually.(1) This coupled with Gartner's prediction(2) that increased utilization of visual communications solutions will save organizations $3.5 billion annually in travel costs by the end of 2012 underscores the cost and environmental benefits of the technology. In fact, TANDBERG customers, inspired by the opportunity to implement environmentally responsible business models, reduced travel by up to 30 percent in 2009 while improving their bottom line.

One TANDBERG customer, global architectural firm Woods Bagot, has experienced first-hand the benefits of video conferencing and telepresence. As an organization with a unique global business model and a commitment to environmental sustainability, Woods Bagot deployed video conferencing across its 15 worldwide offices in order to reduce travel costs and its environmental footprint. Not only have they saved $440,000 on travel costs in one year, but more importantly, the firm has greatly minimized their environmental impact while optimizing collaboration across the globe. Visit to see how several other organizations have advanced business goals and reduced environmental impacts with video conferencing and telepresence.

The 2010 State of Green Business Forum will take place on Thursday, February 4, 2010 at the PG&E Auditorium in San Francisco and on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza in Chicago. For more information about TANDBERG, please visit or contact

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(1) D. Pamlin and K. Szomolányi, "Saving the climate @ the speed of light: First roadmap for reduced CO2 emissions in the EU and beyond", ETNO and WWF, 2006

(2) "Gartner's Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users, 2009 and Beyond: Where Is the Money?" Gartner, February 4, 2009


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