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Star Trek Has Arrived: Telepresence Coming To Schools?

CJ Westerberg, June 3, 2010 11:33 AM


   "Beam Me Up, Scotty"

Cool Technology:  The Next Wave In Videoconferencing

 Plus "How To Get Started on Skype"- A Free Service 

Four videos below -  Don't miss #3 about the 2010 Product of the Year Award Winner where Iron Man technology meets Star Trek.
Watch the "progression" :

#1 - The iconic Cisco commercial w/actress Ellen Page - 30 sec. - "The New Classroom"

#2 - The Cisco Telepresence Magic - Nov. 2007 - 3:59 - "Beam Me Up, Scotty!" featuring CEO John Chambers and Marthin De Beer, SVP, Gm Emerging Technology

#3 - The Winner of 2010 Global Telepresence Video-Conferencing Product Of The Year Award - DVE Immersion Room

#4 - A great tutorial for Skype - a FREE videoconferencing tool for teachers and schools.  Plus a great link HERE for more information.

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