Kalisto™ - Telepresence
With corporate budget cuts and a renewed focus on the bottom line, telepresence continues to gain popularity. The system is set in place where participants can sense the presence of each other even though they are not collocated. The system captures the movements and effects thereof and transmits information across the wire in a two-way manner so that the participants do not feel that they are separated.
In order for this to be achieved, the system strives to provide high quality video sources, typically HD (720p) and at times enhanced with surround audio in an immersive environment. Some systems try to provide a simulated three dimensional imaging using split beam technology to stimulate the sense of being live and nearby. However, one has to realize that this elaborate set up requires significant investment and may not effectively displace the cost of meetings.
While the current telepresence market offerings are targeted towards medium and high end businesses due to high investment, damaka has a telepresence solution (Kalisto) that is very cost effective compared to them by an order of magnitude. Kalisto uses the patented P2P "Direct Peering" technology and does not require very sophisticated or proprietary hardware as demanded by some of the competitive solutions and can use the existing infrastructure including the HD web camera. The Kalisto solution is also capable of connecting to systems that are RTP based SIP end points. The Kalisto solution can mix and match HD with non-HD endpoint sources, which is a differentiator in the market.
Kalisto has a management application that emulates office room concepts and provide an intuitive interface and enhance the experience of the meetings. The solution can be customized to match the business processes and culture of the organizations.
For additional information on kalisto please contact damaka.