American Express Business Travel and Cisco have announced the availability of public Cisco TelePresence Suites through American Express Business Travel’s virtual meetings eXpert (vmX) solution. This agreement provides corporate clients with virtual meeting consulting services which will enable clients to make better decisions about the best method of face-to-face collaboration.
It allows leveraging publicly-available Cisco TelePresence rooms and increase use of private, corporate-owned systems around the world. Cisco TelePresence uses high-definition video and audio to create the experience of face-to-face meetings. People appear life-size around a virtual conference table, creating an environment where meeting participants feel as though they're sitting in the same room.
“As virtual meetings gain traction among corporations of all sizes, it is critical to offer a network of locations that companies can use to connect to and integrate virtual meetings into their overall travel and meetings program,” said Lisa Durocher, senior vice president, American Express Business Travel.
Public Cisco TelePresence Suites offer access to organizations, travelers, remote workers or business partners to communicate and collaborate with colleagues, customers and partners. They are currently available from a growing ecosystem of partners supported by Cisco in major business centers around the world. These include, Marriott International, operated by AT&T, as well as the Tata Communications operated rooms at the Starwood and Taj Hotels and the Singapore public room at the Rendezvous Hotel.