ORLANDO, Florida, June 17 /PRNewswire/ --

- Groundbreaking Sixth Generation Platform Delivers Telepresence Over General Purpose Networks, Radically Simplifying Acquisition, Deployment and Operating Costs

- Total of 130 6G Telepresence Rooms Ordered in First 30 Days of General Availability

InfoComm -- Teliris (www.teliris.com), the leading global provider of agile telepresence and collaboration, today announced it has redefined the industry with the unveiling of 6G telepresence, an affordable platform that extends an uncompromised experience to locations anywhere in the world by reducing bandwidth and related costs.

The breakthrough platform, which is a standards-based client-server software solution, takes telepresence from the heavy, hardware-reliant, high bandwidth systems typical of other vendors to a light-weight, agile solution that delivers immersive telepresence through general purpose networks, while maintaining the natural meeting experience for which Teliris has always been known.

Our new platform removes the barriers that have traditionally restrained telepresence from widespread adoption, said Marc Trachtenberg, Teliris CEO and co-founder. This is the only telepresence platform that allows customers to move away from monolithic, narrowly-deployable systems requiring costly high-QoS network connections and cumbersome, latency-saddled multipoint control units. For the first time, telepresence is as simple and accessible as email or instant messaging at a fraction of traditional costs.

Teliris' 6G platform, with its integrated rate adaption technology, addresses one of the common challenges associated with telepresence deployments - the need for expensive, high performance bandwidth, said Ira Weinstein, Wainhouse Research senior analyst and partner. The ability to host immersive telepresence sessions over inexpensive, best effort networks enables enterprises to deploy in more locations while simultaneously decreasing the total cost of ownership.

Central to the Teliris 6G platform is its rate adaption technology that significantly enhances network efficiency by dynamically managing frame rate, resolution, image quality and bandwidth. The experience at each endpoint is independently adjusted as network conditions vary. The platform also allows for easy deployment without the need for significant rebuilds or complex network planning. Seamless upgrades are available for all existing Teliris solutions.

Teliris also announced today the first available dedicated telepresence appliance for the desktop. Teliris NanoPersonal Telepresence(TM), which is priced at under US$8,000, features a 22-inch display, is fully compatible with the entire Teliris Telepresence portfolio and offers a choice of continuous presence or voice switching modes for multipoint meetings.

As the longtime telepresence leader in both innovation and deployments, Teliris is the only option allowing the telepresence experience to be delivered over general purpose networks. Teliris has the broadest suite of telepresence products ranging from sub-US$8,000 desktop solutions to boardroom systems. All Teliris solutions offer comprehensive interoperability options that allow for connection to any system, anywhere and an end-to-end managed service with a 99+ percent reliability guarantee.

About Teliris Telepresence:

Teliris develops and implements the world's most widely deployed fully managed telepresence collaboration solutions, realistically replicating the human dynamics of an in-person meeting experience. Through its 6G platform and unique intellectual property, Teliris has radically simplified the acquisition, deployment and operating costs of telepresence, breaking new ground in adoption and reach of the technology. Teliris has deployments in over 50 countries with the largest installed base of Global 2000 companies, including Unilever, British American Tobacco, Lazard, Pearson plc, GlaxoSmithKline, and Royal Bank of Scotland, Xchanging and Merck, among others. Headquartered in New York and London, the company is the leading innovator in agile telepresence with end-to-end integration, market-leading 99%+ availability guarantee and interoperability with Cisco TelePresence, Tandberg Total Telepresence and Polycom RealPresence. For further information, visit www.teliris.com or email info@teliris.com.

Shanley Stern Gravel, +1-917-515-4548, or shanley.gravel@teliris.com, Hana Jeddy, +1-917-355-0026, or hana.jeddy@teliris.com, both of Teliris