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New TANDBERG Telepresence Server Bridges Telepresence and Video Conferencing Worlds


Immersive TANDBERG Telepresence T3 System and TANDBERG-Certified Services Complete Telepresence Experience

NEW YORK and OSLO, Norway - TANDBERG® (OSLO: TAA.OL), the leading global provider of telepresence, high definition (HD) video conferencing and mobile video solutions, today introduced an industry first telepresence server that seamlessly brings TANDBERG telepresence and multi-vendor video conferencing endpoints into a telepresence environment. A new package of TANDBERG-certified services coupled with the new TANDBERG Telepresence T3 immersive system - both announced today - complete the telepresence experience from TANDBERG.

With the TANDBERG Telepresence Server, any type of standards-compliant video system can be added to a TANDBERG telepresence meeting at the best possible quality, including HD. For example, an expert from a home office using standards-compliant PC-video can join in a telepresence meeting at a moment’s notice to speed decision-making. The Telepresence Server provides robustness and reliability through unique TANDBERG transcoding technology, which allows systems with varying capabilities on different networks with different bandwidths to join into the same telepresence meeting. The Telepresence Server becomes a platform for scalability as an organization’s use of telepresence grows.

For user convenience, five different telepresence viewing modes are available, that extend the concept of continuous presence into the telepresence environment. Meeting participants can see each other at the same time between multiple sites, rather than just one other site. TANDBERG telepresence users can select their preferred mode and, for connecting standards-compliant video conferencing systems, the server intelligently determines the best mode to establish the highest quality experience possible.

“The ability to include video systems from multiple vendors in telepresence sessions while maintaining the ’in the same room’ collaboration experience is extremely powerful,” explains Ira Weinstein, senior analyst and partner at Wainhouse Research. “With its flexible on-screen layouts and integrated transcoding capabilities, TANDBERG’s Telepresence Server will increase the value and impact of sessions including both telepresence and standard video systems.”

“The TANDBERG Telepresence Server will break down the barrier between telepresence and video conferencing, enabling everyone both inside and outside of an organization to interact face-to-face,” said Håkon Dahle, TANDBERG Chief Technologist. “In addition, it will future-proof an organization’s investment in video communications. By bringing together multiple video endpoints into a telepresence environment, the TANDBERG Telepresence Server enables an organization to scale its present and future use of video.”

The TANDBERG Telepresence Server extends TANDBERG’s Total Telepresence solution. TANDBERG Total Telepresence is a complete set of products and services that includes the TANDBERG Telepresence T3, TANDBERG Telepresence T1, TANDBERG Personal Telepresence 1700, TANDBERG Codec C90 Telepresence Engine and TANDBERG-certified services.

The TANDBERG Telepresence Server will ship by January 2009. For more information about this TANDBERG product or to contact a TANDBERG representative, visit

TANDBERG is the leading global provider of telepresence, high-definition video conferencing and mobile video 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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