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Monday, September 21, 2009

TelePresence in Action at Quilt Workshop

At the Quilt's TelePresence Workshop last week in Kansas City, Missouri, NLR was able to participate -- from across the country -- thanks to Cisco TelePresence on the NLR TelePresence Exchange.

TelePresence meeting rooms from as many as six different locations were simultaneously connected to the live event, enabling remote attendees to literally join around the conference table with those on-site and in several cases sparing speakers the need to invest a couple of days' worth of travel for an hour presentation.

Participating were two TelePresence rooms from the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (where NLR Vice Chair Wendy Huntoon joined); one from MOREnet, the Missouri Research and Education Network; and at least three from various Cisco offices coast to coast.