Founded by the U.S. research and education community, NLR is the ultra high-performance,
12,000-mile innovation platform for a wide range of academic disciplines and public-private
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Collaboration plays a central role in almost all activities at educational and research institutions, from K-12 through specialized research laboratories. Whether for classroom learning, collaborative research or meeting with colleagues around the world, TelePresence by Cisco over the NLR network powerfully improves an institution's ability to collaborate effectively.
Cisco TelePresence creates an immersive, in-person meeting experience among geographically dispersed users over the network. The "just like being there" quality of interactions over Cisco TelePresence is made possible by integrated, very high-end video and discrete audio capabilities. Users sit face to face across a "virtual" table, enabling a life-like caliber of collaboration not possible with earlier generations of videoconferencing technologies.
NLR: A Catalyst for the Adoption of TelePresence in Research and Education
The only research and education network in the world with its own TelePresence exchange with Cisco TelePresence
The first interconnection of a research and education TelePresence exchange with a commercial TelePresence exchange
Created, through an agreement with Tata Communications, the first truly international TelePresence platform for research and education, interconnecting TelePresence users in academia and industry in more than 150 countries (announced September 28, 2010)
Pioneered the first international, point-to-point TelePresence session, and first multi-point TelePresence sessions over a research and education network
Enabled the first inter-connection between a research and education TelePresence exchange and a commercial TelePresence exchange
Can connect up to 12 distinct physical locations and 48 screens simultaneously
Offers the convenience of Cisco TelePresence pre-set, single-button dialing
The first U.S. unified Cisco TelePresence service for research and education, through a collaboration with Internet2 (announced February 8, 2010)