Cisco Installs TelePresence Meeting Room in Its Lagos Office
Cisco, a dealer in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, has claimed that they have installed a Cisco TelePresence meeting room in their Lagos office. This follows the recent announcement that MTN Nigeria is going to offer three Cisco TelePresence meeting rooms in the Southern Sun Hotel in Lagos, the Sheraton Hotel in Abuja and Le Meridian Hotel in Port Harcourt.
According to the company, the Cisco TelePresence solutions integrate room endpoints, collaboration tools, multipoint switching, management software, intercompany connectivity, and lifecycle services along with tight integration to a suite of other business video and collaboration technologies for compelling end-user applications. By deploying the TelePresence solution enterprises can create a live, face-to-face experience over the network that empowers their users to interact and collaborate like never before.
The Cisco office in Nigeria has been installed with the Cisco TelePresence System 3000 designed for large group meetings, creating an environment for up to six people to meet in one location. The system supports a virtual meeting for a total of 12 meeting participants.
The Lagos office’s system will feature three 65” plasma screens, specially designed table for the meeting participants, cameras, lighting array, microphones and speakers which are all tweaked to offer life-size images with Ultra-HD video and spatial audio.
Cisco has claimed that for businesses in West Africa, their TelePresence technology will bridge geographical divides by enabling highly secure virtual meetings with multiple locations inside or outside the corporate firewall.
Richard Edet, general manager for Cisco Nigeria has commented that in Nigeria, the Cisco TelePresence solution will have a transformational impact on all sectors of Nigerian society, from health care and education to safety and citizen inclusion. Health care professionals, for example, will soon be able to collaborate more easily, regardless of location, thereby improving both the timeliness and the quality of care delivered, and patients will be able to access physicians and specialists from remote locations.
Likewise, for educational establishments, Cisco TelePresence will help transform the learning environment, providing a means to bring education to remote locations and also connect with colleges, institutions and tutors from around the world. With the adoption of Cisco TelePresence, Nigeria is set to mark the milestone of its 50 years of independence by becoming a truly smart and connected nation.
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Edited by Ed Silverstein