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 in 2012 (now this is 2020 and we are home riding out the coronavirus) 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, errr….Fortunately, I was told I was “not qualified” to install it….thus, the re-evaluation.
One thing I need to do is to give you, as a videoconferencing original, 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….