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Telepresence gaining momentum: ABI




   NEW YORK, USA: Latest global telepresence and videoconferencing equipment market forecasts from ABI Research show that the value of the telepresence, video infrastructure and endpoints market is set to reach $5.5 billion by 2016.

In 2010, the market registered greater than 15 per cent year-on-year growth to reach $2.3 billion. During the year, the spotlight shifted to emerging applications such as desktop video, personal telepresence, video integrated within unified communications environments, mobile videoconferencing, and video-over-virtual-desktop infrastructure (VDI).According to a ABI release, the higher end of the telepresence spectrum, the telepresence experience is becoming more immersive with the integration of hologram and 3D technologies.  At the lower end, the emergence of personal telepresence products will make adoption more pervasive. Vendors are also taking the telepresence experience to the consumer market with the launch of home telepresence products.

The emergence of newer video compression standards such as scalable video coding (SVC), an extension of the H.264 codec, will drive the growth of multi-point videoconferencing, IP network cameras, surveillance DVRs, and home media serversa, the ABI added.According to a ABI release, the higher end of the telepresence spectrum, the telepresence experience is becoming more immersive with the integration of hologram and 3D technologies.  At the lower end, the emergence of personal telepresence products will make adoption more pervasive. Vendors are also taking the telepresence experience to the consumer market with the launch of home telepresence products.

The emergence of newer video compression standards such as scalable video coding (SVC), an extension of the H.264 codec, will drive the growth of multi-point videoconferencing, IP network cameras, surveillance DVRs, and home media serversa, the ABI added.

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