AccessKenya Group has partnered with Polycom to deploy a High Definition (HD) Telepresence solution at Nairobi’s Tribe Hotel which will allow users to have a feeling of real presence in virtual meetings.
The solution, to be installed by PolyCom’s regional reseller Sight & Sound, allows people in different offices around the world to meet virtually via video call and transact business irrespective of distance.
AccessKenya managing director Kris Senanu said the company would be offering the Telepresence Solution as a value-add to its clients, adding that the service is a viable option for corporate companies looking to achieve efficiency in their day-to-day business at a reasonably lower cost.
“In this time of high inflationary pressures and high cost of doing business, companies are looking to reduce overheads incurred on utility and concessional expenses such as travel. This technology provides a unique opportunity for any business to achieve this all year round,” said Senanu.
Rajesh Lakhani, Sight & Sound MD, a reliable internet connection of as low as 256Kbps and an initial investment in the teleconferencing equipment is all that one needs to enjoy the service.
Last year, AccessKenya in partnership with Aga Khan University Hospital showcased the country’s first Video Telesurgery using the High Definition Polycom HDX-8000 series equipment. The telesurgery transmitted live surgical procedures at a Pan African Urological Surgeons’ Association (PAUSA) Conference held in Nairobi heralding a new age in telemedicine in Kenya.
Apart from Access Kenya, other firms that have launched Telepresence services include Safaricom while Telekom Kenya Orange also plans to unveil a similar solution.