Across Asia Pacific, we regularly see how video collaboration enables highly effective international communication and knowledge sharing. Last Saturday, this spotlight was placed on the American First Lady, Michelle Obama when she visited the Stanford Center at Peking University in Beijing.
Addressing those gathered, the First Lady said that study abroad allows students to realise that countries all have a stake in each other's success as part of a global community. Following her speech, she then held a conversation with students at the Stanford campus in the United States and did so using the Polycom RealPresence Immersive Suites at both locations. Stanford University has posted the story of the visit in full which can be read here.
The use of immersive videoconferencing technology by a globally recognisable figure, such as the First Lady of the United States, demonstrated that there is a need for a true visual human experience to bring two cultures together that are many thousands of miles apart. Video meetings today often bring together participants from multiple countries and cultures, which gives businesses and organisations the ability to share knowledge, make complex decisions more quickly, build greater trust among colleagues and customers, and foster greater understanding of challenges and opportunities.
Now more than ever we need to consider how to integrate immersive videoconferencing experiences into our business practices. Across Asia Pacific we are seeing continued interest in our immersive solutions and back in February this year, Polycom announced a range of new and exciting solutions to the market. Amongst these is the next generation of the RealPresence Immersive Studio, taking the immersive technology that the First Lady Michelle Obama experienced to the next level.
Watch this video for a tour of the new RealPresence Immersive Studio. It can also be viewed on YouTube.
The new immersive studio will offer an incredible experience not only within an education environment, but also in healthcare, government, enterprise and creative environments providing realistic face-to-face human collaboration that will truly help organisations within Asia Pacific and around the globe to defy distance.