AARNet partners with Huawei for HD telepresence

Set to pave way for collaboration, NBN developments

The Australian Academic and Research Network (AARNet) has partnered with Huawei to demonstrate interoperability between Huawei’s telepresence suite in Melbourne and AARNet’s existing Polycom and Cisco Telepresence equipment.

“AARNet is leading the way in video and bandwidth at speeds of 72 Mbps, paving the way for the type of services businesses can expect to see delivered through the NBN in the future,” AARNet CEO, Chris Hancock, said.

AARNet currently has telepresence sites in Sydney, Canberra and Perth, with the research network’s applications and services director, James Sankar, saying the latest developments are particularly positive for the education sector.

“Telepresence is revolutionising collaboration within the research and education community,” Sankar said.

“It enables researchers to connect some of the top minds in the country, bringing them together in virtual conferences where they can share expertise and drive forward solutions.”

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