Images can be broadcast in HD, both 720p and 1080p. Optionally, TelePresence can be setup in with the remote attendees being displayed in true scale (1:1), and, with the screen situated around a meeting room table meeting model, to make it feel as though they are really there. Telepresence includes:
- H.264 video codecs to offer the highest quality and lowest bit rate
- Session Initiation Protocol
- Native 720p and 1080p high-definition cameras
- Native 720p and 1080p high-definition encoding/decoding
- Low-latency architecture and low bandwidth utilization
- Wideband advanced audio coding with low delay (AAC LD)
- Multichannel spatial audio with echo cancellation and interference filters to eliminate feedback from mobile devices
- Optimized environmental conditioning to provide the best audio and video and overall user experience
Their are two available Telepresence systems, the TelePresence 1000 costing $79,000 that features a single plasma in two locations, and the TelePresence 3000 costing $299,000 with three plasmas in each of two locations.
Telepresence is not a proprietary Cisco term, but rather refers to a set of technologies that create the perception of a person appearing in a location that they are not. At the moment, there are several telepresence on the market from manufacturers including HP with their HP Halo system, and TeleSuite, the originators of the first telepresence system in 1993. The Cisco Telepresence was featured twice in the sixth season of 24 on Fox.