SOURCE: Wainhouse

February 13, 2007 14:42 ET

Telepresence Changes the Face of Videoconferencing

New Market Study Analyzes Offerings From Leading Industry Vendors

DUXBURY, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 13, 2007 -- Wainhouse Research has released a new report titled, "Telepresence 2007 - Taking Videoconferencing to the Next Frontier." Designed to provide guidance for prospective telepresence system buyers, this 66-page report includes an overview of features and functions, reviews and ratings of vendor offerings, and a detailed product comparison matrix.

According to Wainhouse Research, telepresence is more than just finely-tuned technology; it is the result of a mixture of high-performance capabilities that, when properly integrated into the right environment and combined with easily accessible and well-conceived support services, result in a state-of-the-art offering.

This incisive report explains the various elements that comprise a telepresence experience and provides first-hand analysis based on in-person use of the offerings from Cisco, Digital Video Enterprises (DVE), Hewlett-Packard (HP), Polycom, Tandberg, Telanetix, and Teliris.

"The Wainhouse Research report 'Telepresence 2007' gives a very good overview of the current state of the telepresence market. The in-depth analysis covers how telepresence differs from videoconferencing and how it raises awareness of visual communication at the high end, driving growth for the overall visual communication industry," comments Jean Rosauer, VP of Corporate and Product Marketing at TANDBERG. "Decision makers at all levels will appreciate the coverage of each of the major telepresence solutions in the market today."

"Telepresence 2007" is available at no cost to pro-level subscribers to Wainhouse Research's PLATINUM research portal (http://www.wrplatinum.com) or can be purchased separately for $2,495. More information, including an executive summary and table of contents, is available at http://www.wainhouse.com/reports/tp07.

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Wainhouse Research is an independent market research firm specializing in conferencing, collaboration, and unified communications products and services (http://www.wainhouse.com).

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