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TANDBERG Introduces the Next "Can’t Live Without" Executive Tool; High-Definition Videoconferencing at the Desktop


‘Management by Walking Around’… Without Ever Leaving Your Desk

NEW YORK and OSLO, Norway, July 17, 2006 – TANDBERG (OSLO: TAA:OL) today introduced a personal high-definition (HD) desktop videoconferencing system that promises breakthrough increases in managerial productivity and performance. TANDBERG’s Centric 1700 MXP delivers crystal-clear, true-to-life visual communication for rich interaction and collaboration with team members around the world, right from your desk. HD at the desktop provides busy executives the ability to virtually be in two, three, even four places at once.

“Successfully managing dispersed teams and individuals not only requires effective time management, but face-to-face, personal interaction that unifies organizations and speeds decision-making,“ said Fredrik Halvorsen, TANDBERG chief executive officer. “With TANDBERG HD video, team leaders can truly ’manage by walking around’ right from their desk.”

The Centric 1700 MXP addresses a key issue central to today’s busy executive: productivity. The Conference Board’s CEO Challenge 2006 reported that well-functioning teams are increasingly viewed by companies as more critical to success than one high-performing individual. Video provides dispersed groups the face-to-face interaction essential to productive teamwork. Moreover, NFI Research found that while 95 percent of executives and managers keep a daily “To-Do” list, less than one percent is able to complete it. Video enables executives to quickly collaborate with remote experts or teams for faster understanding and problem resolution.

“By giving executives a visual control center right at their desk, TANDBERG is delivering the next can’t live without executive tool for keeping up with the speed of business,” Halvorsen added. “Like the Blackberry, the 1700 MXP has the personality and functionality that will make it indispensable – and will dramatically impact business productivity. This will change the way people communicate.”

The 1700 MXP features CD-quality audio, integrated High Definition camera, and 20" flat-screen monitor that seamlessly switches between your PC content and brilliant, high-definition video calls for an unprecedented level of interaction and collaboration with your entire organization.

TANDBERG’s Centric 1700 MXP is shipping today.

TANDBERG is a leading global provider of visual communication products and services with dual headquarters in New York and Norway. TANDBERG designs, develops and markets systems and software for video, voice and data. The company provides sales, support and value-added services in more than 90 countries worldwide. TANDBERG is publicly traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker TAA.OL. Please visit for more information.

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