John Chambers - Cisco Boss had a 'telepathy' with his guys from San Jose, California, to Bangalore and standing next to Chambers in front of the press. The technology involves high definition video projection systems and will save lot of time by reducing the travel and by reducing travel, it can reduce world’s carbon footprint.
"How much does the Cisco TelePresence product cost? What other possible expenses are associated with the system?
Marthin De Beer: The Cisco TelePresence 3000 costs approximately $300,000 for each installation, or room, while the Cisco TelePresence 1000 runs about $80,000 per room. If you are a large organization with an up-to-date Cisco-powered network and a Unified Communications (IP phone) system, you will likely have very few additional costs. To optimize the performance, management and functionality of the Cisco TelePresence system, it requires the Cisco Unified CallManager 5.0, which is the call routing system for our IP phone system and provides the call management for the telepresence communications. Also, each plasma screen requires between 2 and 4 megabits per second (Mbps) of bandwidth. Installation will be managed by 22 of our Cisco partners, and we are conducting rigorous certification of global service providers to support connections for Cisco TelePresence communications." :
Taken from cisco news room