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ALSO CALLED: Audioconferences, Telephone Conferences, Conference Calls
DEFINITION: A porta-person is a device-based representation of an individual for teleconference applications. A porta-person may be a robot or a device that combines a PC or terminal with peripherals such as cameras, microphones and stereo sound systems. There are a number of applications for porta-people. For example, if a certain member of a conference group cannot be physically present at a meeting, a PC  … 
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Videoconferencing Adoption by SMBs-- The Next Big Thing
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As companies look for ways to survive during a tough economy, small and medium sized businesses are discovering the benefits of virtual collaboration through video conferencing. And now, advances in technology and price are accelerating this trend.
Posted: 25 Aug 2009 | Published: 24 Feb 2009

Polycom, Inc.

Scheduling, Facility, Hoteling Software: Sharing Desks, Offices, Conference Rooms, and Even Parking Spaces
sponsored by DeskFlex
WHITE PAPER: Desk sharing among mobile workers is known by several names, hoteling, hot-desking, virtual office, etc. Read this paper to learn how to increase office productivity with scheduling, facility, and hoteling software.
Posted: 01 Sep 2008 | Published: 28 Aug 2008

DeskFlex

Comparing MPLS and Internet Links for Delivering VoIP Services
sponsored by Avaya Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper documents a real-world field study that concludes the availability and call quality of VoIP over Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) is comparable to that of VoIP over the public Internet.
Posted: 09 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Sep 2005

Avaya Inc.

Implementing a Telecommuting Program
sponsored by Avaya Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses several issues related to implementing a telecommuting home worker program for contact center agents. Certainly, the particular requirements of each company will dictate the extent to which these and other concepts are implemented.
Posted: 02 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2008

Avaya Inc.

Navigating a New Generation of Conference Phone Solutions - A guide to selecting the right conferencing solution for different room environments
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to gain insight into voice conferencing complexities and the benefits that new equipment provides.
Posted: 10 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Polycom, Inc.
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TELECONFERENCES DEFINITION (continued): …  or terminal takes that member's place. The PC or terminal may be set down on the conference table at the spot the member would normally occupy. Watch a brief porta-person demonstration.The porta-person employs a high-speed Internet connection in conjunction with voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) for transmitting the images and sound. At the member's actual location a panoramic display along with "surround sound" creates the virtual equivalent of the conference room. Some high-end porta-person systems employ mobile robots that move around the meeting room, along with remote-control … 
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