Telepresence vs VideoConferencing

I suspect it is about time I chimed in on this definition thing on this blog.

I had an unfortunate “job” interview yesterday and it got me to re-evaluating a lot of things.  The job was to install “telepresence”.  After a few seconds of questioning  I realized that it was not “telepresence” they wanted, but, plain old vanilla “video conferencing”.  Unfortunately, I was told I was “not qualified” to install it….thus, the re-evaluation. Getting old really does suck…avoid it all costs!

But, with age comes wisdom…and also the lack of fear to express my opinion, now more than ever….

One thing I need to do (now I can check this off my bucket list) is to give you MY definition of the difference between telepresence and video conferencing.  (The pictures shown below are totally random….so don’t get all upset about what vendors are being shown…:-))

Telepresence: A very expensive room with a wonderful “experience”

Video Conferencing: Everything else from mobile to conference rooms

You get the idea….

🙂

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5 comments

  1. Good article in regards to Telepresence vs. Video Conferencing. Web-Video conferencing is becoming more popular nowadays due to reduced costs, better interaction with customers, increased work efficiency, increased productivity, ease in conducting face to face meetings etc. One can use various web + video conferencing tools such as WebEx, gomeetnow, gotomeeting etc. or can even deploy on premise web + video conferencing appliance such as RHUB appliances

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