Rendezvous Hospitality launches Singapore’s first Telepresence Room

Businesses in Singapore can now use high definition, immersive videoconferencing for virtual meetings with people around the globe.

Businesses in Singapore can now use high definition, immersive videoconferencing for virtual meetings with people around the globe

Tata Communications and Rendezvous Hospitality Group (RHG), have announced that they have jointly opened Singapore’s first public Telepresence room. The opening furthers Tata Communications’ plans to drive global adoption of high-definition video conferencing technology for business collaboration. It also supports RHG’s mission to continually update business services offered to its guests.

Virtual meetings from Singapore have just become
easier with Rendezvous Hospitality

The Rendezvous Hotel Singapore’s Telepresence public room is strategically located right next to the Singapore Management University and in between the world renowned shopping district, Orchard Road, and Singapore’s economic hub, Raffles Place CBD. It is the latest addition to Tata Communications’, and their community of partners’, existing network of 13 public Telepresence rooms worldwide that includes Asia Pacific countries Australia, Philippines and India. An additional 25 new public Telepresence rooms are planned for 2010. Scheduled locations include Hong Kong and Malaysia.

“In mid-2008, Tata Communications was the first company to offer Telepresence public rooms that could be hired on an hourly basis. This revolutionary conferencing technology is transforming the way business is done and it is our goal to provide extensive access to this brilliant global collaboration service to enterprises around the world,” said David Wirt, global head of managed services at Tata Communications. “Tata Communications and RHG have reached a milestone by opening our first joint facility that will provide even more users with access to Telepresence.”

“RHG’s vision is to be an industry leader in the development and management of business hotels in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Partnering with Tata Communications to bring Telepresence into Singapore emphasises that we are serious about being at the forefront of the business accommodation industry,” said Iqbal Jumabhoy, CEO of Rendezvous Hospitality Group.

“By opening the first Telepresence public room in Singapore, RHG will be able to offer a unique service to the many business travellers who frequent Singapore as a global and regional business hub and for local businesses to communicate with offices and associates around the world. With Tata Communications’ Telepresence network, executives can be here, there and everywhere without going through the hassle and stress of international travel and can reduce their carbon footprint,” Jumabhoy adds.

RHG has started to explore additional public Telepresence rooms in its Australia and China properties to bring this unique service to even more corporate guests.

Based on Cisco Systems’ immersive videoconferencing technology, superior visual and audio transmission quality ensures that participants’ full range of facial and vocal emotions and body language are conveyed, making them feel as if they are all in the same room.


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