3D TelePresence is an advanced communication technology enabling to "meet in person" over distance. It is probably the most advanced way to communicate with a person in a remote location. This technology is far ahead of current trends. No other system displays the other person so realistically. We call it "3D TelePresence". The remote persons communicates with you, exactly as if they are in the room with you. Sitting at your table. Including his or her body language, genuine eye-contact and all the non-verbal cues which represent over 70% of human communication. 3D TelePresence is not comparable to video-conferencing or other telepresence systems. With video conferencing the communication is often stilted and unrewarding. People "see" each other but they do not really communicate. For this reason there is a particular reluctance to use video conferencing by company executives and co-workers. 3D TelePresence has exactly the opposite effect : executives and employees use 3D TelePresence without resistance because it enables 100% natural human communication. Literally with one simple "button click." 3D TelePresence does provide a compelling alternative to the time, cost and safety issues associated with travel. Frequent use of the system is inexpensive. The VOI (Value on Investment) is phenomenal, thanks to the improved human communication and interaction. The ROI is above-average. Slashing travel by 25% within 12 months. However, 3D TelePresence lends itself to a lot more business applications than just ‘meetings’.
Why use 3D TelePresence ?
The ultimate experience of telepresence is the live interaction with people from other parts of the world, as they appear before you in the same room, at your table. In fact, 3D TelePresence wants you to forget that the remote person is indeed in a remote location. THAT is where this technology is about and that is its greatest value. Everybody behaves exactly identically as in a "real meeting". It is our mission and focus of Teleportel that there should not be a difference in experience between "meeting physically in person" and "meeting over distance". THAT is THE differentiator 3D TelePresence brings to the telepresence market. This is not comparable to other solutions.
How does it work ?
In 3D TelePresence the image of the telepresent person is a physically measurable distance in front of a backdrop. This true depth relationship achieves a greater sense of presence. This invention has been granted a patent and is protected internationally by pending and granted patents. The viewer is looking directly onto a screen; directly through the special glass -called a "beamsplitter"-. This direct view of the telepresent person does not suffer from aberrations caused by reflection or color degradation. The image is crisp and clear and the audio is natural. The products are now in their seventh generation of development. Each generation can be attributed to product design modifications, field-testing and commercial applications over the course of pilot projects and large scale international implementations. The off-the-shelve equipment we offer, is user-friendly and really simple to operate and is durable, robust and extremely reliable. 3D TelePresence systems can be purchased without a codec. The systems are codec independent. That implies that you can choose your own codec and stick to your local codec supplier if you prefer to do so. As a result, it is possible to use 3D TelePresence systems and your legacy systems in combination with each other. That also means that you will not have to retrain the users because the user interface will remain unchanged. It also implies that you do not depend on one single supplier for the purchase of your codec. However, the systems can also be supplied including a codec. The codecs and displays are Full HD (720p60 or 1080p30) and feature data-sharing capabilities. The codecs are available in Multi-Pointing configurations (4-way or 8 way). Moreover extra powerful MCU-power, scheduling and network management resources are available to manage your infrastructure effectively.
What does this mean for you ?
3D TelePresence makes it possible for you to be in two places at the same time. It really does. Our easy to use systems digitally transmit your image and voice from your location to a meeting, conference or event anywhere in the world. You will appear in the room life-size, live, within an apparent 3D-environment as if you are actually in there and have eye-to-eye contact with those present. There is nothing more you could do if you were actually physically in that room.
Natural face-to-face interaction can now take place without traveling across the world, saving your business time and money and enhancing your internal and external communications network. This is not at all comparable to video conferencing. Nor is it comparable to other "telepresence" systems. 3D TelePresence is probably the most advanced way available today to project a person over distance. It is possible to be global and personal at the same time. The sensation approximates the feeling of "meeting-in-person". With video conferencing people may feel disconnected because of the lack of "triggers" that we look for in natural communication. 3D TelePresence projects a sense of presence by enabling eye to eye contact - over distance - along with the 3D "Life Sized" images. In addition the latency is kept to an almost unnoticeable phenomenae.
Travel only if you have to, or if you really want to. This really IS the closest thing to actually being there.
What does this mean for your business ?
The ROI is very favorable because people use the system gladly and spontaneously. Wherever these systems are in operation, they are typically used almost all day; from morning till evening. It IS as effective as being there. As a result a lot of money and time is saved by not having to travel. The VOI or Value on Investment is formidable because of the natural human communication and because of all the positive interpersonal and business effects resulting from this improved communication. Thanks to the "authenticity in human communication" the systems are being successfully deployed in many different B2B AND B2C applications. Foremost, in applications such as internal communications : business meetings and collaborative teams, but also "vertical" applications such as : distant learning, HR activities including recruitment, job reviews and assessments, telepresence reception desks and Points of Information stations, Events and Conferences featuring key-note speakers from a distant location, tele-medicine, retail banking, private banking, etc. (see ‘applications’). It is now possible to be global and personal at the same time, from the comfort and safety of your office, without the time, hassle and security issues involved with todays’ traveling. Thanks to high users' acceptance, low cost of ownership and realistic bandwidth requirements, 3D TelePresence provides a compelling alternative to the time, cost and safety issues associated with travel. Besides addressing these compelling business needs, the more ‘soft’ benefits are also not to be underestimated : using these systems does effectively help to reduce CO2-emission and it does improve the quality of life by offering the people the valuable benefit of only having to travel when they really have to or want to. Using this technology saves time, money, the environment and it improves the quality of life without giving up anything.