Dubai-based FVC, a leading Value Added Distributor in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), joined its partner, Sight & Sound, to launch the Orange Telepresence Centre in Nairobi. Launched in collaboration with Orange, an Integrated Communications Service provider, the commercial facility complete with a Polycom OTX 300 Immersive Telepresence Suite, will be hosted at the ESBC’s new Business Centre at the Landmark Plaza. The new Telepresence Centre will be used to demonstrate the value of video conferencing to local businesses, thereby making communication more efficient.
The Telepresence Revolution study, commissioned by the Carbon Disclosure Project (DCP) and released in 2010, revealed that “telepresence technology can help speed up decision making, improve human resource productivity as well as provide employees with a better work-life balance, as a result of reduced business travel.”
“Collaborative work groups, global development teams and everyday meetings are enhanced by the clarity, rich video and content detail offered by Polycom’s Open Telepresence Experience (OTX). Communication is an important tool in business and this video conferencing facility will allow dynamic enterprises in Kenya to communicate and collaborate with partners around the world, save on time, travel and resources,” said FVC’s General Manager for East and West Africa, Ahmed Youssef.
“Our team of experts has been providing Audio Video conferencing solutions to customers in Kenya and this region, for a long time. Our solutions not only equip conference rooms with this technology but also empower the users by connecting from their smart phones and tablets. The service we launch today takes this to the next level by bringing the fully immersive telepresence experience to users,” says the CEO of Sight & Sound, Rajesh Lakhani.
During the launch event, guests experienced live telepresence with an interactive call with specialists overseas. The launch coincided with the recent official opening of FVC’s office in Kenya.