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Telepresence for Communication

Are you familiar with the concept of telepresence yet? If your business has regular conference meetings between employees and/​or partners throughout multiple locations, then telepresence should be on your radar. Learn more about telepresence and how it can benefit your business from Breezeline.

Workers at table meeting with remote colleagues.

What is telepresense?

A basic telepresence definition describes it as an innovative technology system that creates a virtual experience in which participants feel like they’re present somewhere else besides their actual location. Telepresence technology is often used as a form of virtual communication and cyber-interaction for business purposes. This allows people within an organization to connect internally and communicate with external contacts, too.

How does telepresence work?

Very simply put, telepresence combines advanced virtual reality technology and robotics with real-life sensory input to promote interaction. It requires a network with an integrated system that uses a combination of microphones, speakers, cameras, devices with screens, and an internet connection to operate. The use of these elements lets the participants engage with each other through the technology for a shared experience that makes it feel like they’re in the same place.

What’s the difference between telepresence and videoconferencing?

Telepresence is a much more hi-tech version of videoconferencing. It’s more immersive and produces greater video and audio quality. This higher definition experience comes at an increased upfront cost but should cut down on the common interruptions associated with poor quality video conferencing.

Four in-person employees meeting with six colleagues virtually.

What is a telepresence room?

Similar to a typical conference room, a telepresence room is a meeting space – but this type of room comes equipped with a telepresence system, screens, and often a partial conference table. The table can be virtually completed with the addition of participants on the screens. This allows everyone participating to feel like they’re seated at the same conference table.

Five employees at a board room table meeting with clients on screen.

The benefits of telepresence

With working remotely becoming more and more popular, many people are left craving human interaction and communication. Telepresence allows for greater employee collaboration for increased productivity regardless of where the participants are located. Now, businesspeople can interact with their associates and/​or external partners and customers without the time and expense associated with traveling.

Here's a quick snapshot of the benefits of telepresence:

  • Promotes interaction and collaboration
  • Increases productivity
  • Saves time on commuting
  • Decreases travel costs
  • Provides a more immersive experience than videoconferencing

Ethernet for telepresence

In order for telepresence to work, a business needs the right technological infrastructure to support the experience. Breezeline provides high-speed business internet through our Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) product. This enterprise class product is fully symmetrical with speeds ranging from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps.

Contact Breezeline today to learn more about how our services can support your business needs.

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