Cisco announced today that a Cisco TelePresenceTM meeting room has now been installed in its Lagos office. The Cisco TelePresence solution offers a live, face-to-face experience that enables people from different offices and cities around the world to meet virtually using the power of the network.
This marks the second major deployment of the Cisco Telepresence solution in Nigeria following the announcement, in April 2010, that MTN Nigeria had become the first service provider in Nigeria to offer public Cisco TelePresence rooms in three locations: the Southern Sun Hotel in Lagos, the Sheraton Hotel in Abuja and Le Meridian Hotel in Port Harcourt.
With the MainOne Cable now linking West Africa to Europe with a 7,000-kilometer submarine fiber optic cable capable of transmitting 1,920 gigabits per second, Nigeria is set to enter the next phase of broadband acceleration. The wide adoption of collaborative technology solutions like Cisco TelePresence in all sectors, from education to health and entertainment, will help to promote economic growth in Nigeria as well as make it a true globally connected nation.The Cisco office in Nigeria has been installed with the Cisco TelePresence System 3000 designed for large group meetings, creating an environment for up to six people to meet in one location and to be “virtually” joined by six additional people, for a total of 12 meeting participants. It is suitable for customer engagements, presentations to groups, supply-chain dealings, press briefings, operational or engineering reviews, negotiations, regular team meetings, and other gatherings.
The Cisco TelePresence System 3000 integrates three 65-inch plasma screens and a specially designed table that seats six participants on one side of the virtual table. The system, which features cameras, a lighting array, microphones and speakers, all tuned to optimize the experience, supports life-size images with ultra-high-definition video and spatial audio. A multipoint meeting using Cisco TelePresence System 3000 can support up to 48 locations on a single call.