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FASTtelco to launch public telepresence room

The public TelePresence room will be hosted in the Sheraton Kuwait, a Luxury Collection hotel. Connectivity will be delivered by Tata Communications, a leading provider of the new world of communications, to hundreds of public TP rooms powered by Tata Communications partners worldwide through its Cisco-certified TelePresence network consisting of hosted and managed service within private networks.

The new FASTtelco public TelePresence facility will enable consumers and businesses in Kuwait to minimize their travel time and expenses by delivering a live, immersive, face-to-face experience enabled via the network as Cisco’s TelePresence solution allows users to enjoy real-time communication and collaborate with colleagues, customers, and partners, even if they are thousands of miles apart, in a different city or location around the world. A Cisco TelePresence meeting is as simple as making a phone call. Participants sit down at the conference table in one Cisco TelePresence room, while other participants, in a location which can be thousands of miles away, appear to be sitting across the table.

Customers will be able to purchase time in the FASTtelco TelePresence room on an hourly or daily basis, which the company spokesperson said,would cost around $800-$900 . The room will be installed with a Cisco TelePresence System 3010 which allows up to six people to connect simultaneously with up to 48 locations. The system comprises three 65-inch plasma screens and a specially designed physical table that seats 6 participants on each side of the virtual table. It also features additional LCD displays for sharing rich media content and other data using simple auto-collaborate functionality as well as integrated cameras, lights and microphones so that speakers use less power.

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