NEW YORK, February 17 /PRNewswire/ --

- Telepresence and Videoconferencing Insight Newsletter Recognizes Teliris Custom Telepresence and Teliris Express Telepresence in Editor's Choice Awards for Achievements in 2008

Teliris (, the leading provider of immersive telepresence and immersive collaboration solutions since 1999, announced today that Telepresence and Videoconferencing Insight (TP VC Insight) recognized Teliris for the Best Telepresence Solution of the Year 2008.

The award specifically applauded two Teliris solutions -- Teliris Custom Telepresence(TM), which allows customers to design a telepresence solution that truly fits around the way they meet and extends telepresence into areas not served by traditional vendors, and Teliris Express Telepresence(TM), the most cost effective solution designed for smaller businesses and regional offices.

Additionally, the publication recognized Teliris InterACT TouchTable(TM), the industry's first multi-touch surface computing solution that allows for documents, video, audio, presentations and other content to be shared and manipulated instantly across any number of locations. Teliris' InterACT TouchTable is part of a portfolio of immersive collaborative options released in 2008 that equip telepresence participants with the tools necessary to allow natural meeting activities as if they were in the same meeting room.

The award citation also noted Teliris' flexible multi-screen solutions, use of broadcast quality HD video at 60 frames per second, cost effectiveness and end-to-end managed services offering.

Teliris Custom Telepresence uses the proven Teliris VirtuaLive(TM) technology and combined with the Teliris InterACT TouchTable(TM) and/or Teliris InterACT TouchWall(TM) collaboration tools, it is a powerful solution, said Richard Line, TP VC Insight editor. It is clearly one of the best telepresence solutions of the year 2008.

As the telepresence industry grows, Teliris continues to lead the way with our innovative and flexible immersive telepresence and immersive collaboration offerings. Telepresence and Video Conferencing Insight recognizes Teliris' commitment to providing the best telepresence solution on the market allowing customers to collaborate more quickly and effectively while significantly reducing costs, said Teliris CEO and Co-founder Marc Trachtenberg.

Telepresence and Video Conferencing Insight (, a web-based specialist newsletter read by thousands of readers worldwide, selected the best telepresence systems based on appearance, reliability, ease of use and price-performance for telepresence products launched or substantially improved in 2008.

By implementing Teliris Telepresence solutions, customers and the environment benefit from reduced travel costs, improved productivity and employee work/life balance, business continuity and reduced carbon emissions.

Teliris Telepresence provides its diverse customers with the most flexible, reliable and cost-effective solution on the market. Its fifth generation portfolio is built on the core of Teliris VirtuaLive Telepresence technology. Leading the industry, Teliris' technology features the only available interoperability option to connect between different telepresence solutions, a natural multipoint meeting experience and virtual vectoring for accurate eyelines.

About Teliris:

Founded in 2001, Teliris implements the world's most widely deployed fully managed telepresence solutions, realistically replicating the human dynamics of an in-person meeting. Teliris has deployments in over 26 countries with the largest installed base of Global 2000 companies, including Lazard, Pearson plc, GlaxoSmithKline, and Royal Bank of Scotland, XChanging and Merck, among others. Headquartered in New York and London, the company delivers the most immersive and natural virtual meeting experience with end-to-end integration and an unparalleled 99%+ availability guarantee. For further information regarding Teliris, visit the company's web site at or email Teliris at

About Telepresence and Videoconferencing Insight Newsletter:

Telepresence and Videoconferencing Insight is a well-established newsletter for the user of Telepresence, videoconferencing, and video-enabled unified communication systems. It has reported on the videoconferencing industry, from a user's perspective, since May 1996. It is published on Wednesday of each week at and

The Telepresence and Videoconferencing Insight website contains a reference databank of 400 user applications in 25 user vertical categories. Potential users of Telepresence and videoconferencing are invited to examine posted case studies to better understand the value of using videoconferencing.

CONTACT: Shanley Stern Gravel Hana Jeddy +1-917-515-4548 +1-917-355-0026 Richard Line, editor and publisher Telepresence and Videoconferencing Insight Newsletter +44-(0)-1291-624411

Shanley Stern Gravel, +1-917-515-4548,, or Hana Jeddy, +1-917-355-0026,, both of Teliris; or Richard Line, editor and publisher of Telepresence and Videoconferencing Insight Newsletter, +44(0)1291-624411,