Business Octane’s Ultra-immersive Telepresence Technology Ups the Effectiveness of Business Meetings
Vedanta Group is a globally-diversified natural resource group committed to sustainable development and growth in the areas they operate: copper, zinc, aluminium, iron ore and power. To ensure its over 32,000 employees and offices in four continents were well aligned with its business goals, Vedanta used to organize monthly face-to-face review meetings, a complex operation as it required almost all of its 150 top executives to fly to one location, and put up in hotels for the duration of the meeting.
Wanting to streamline this process, Vendata made the decision to partner with Business Octane to create telepresence rooms. Business Octane’s Ultra-immersive Visual Collaboration Group Telepresence solution makes collaboration easier, allowing participants to maintaineye-to-eye contact, enjoy high-definition video and stereo spatial audio. They canalso read the nuances of the other participants’ body languages.The participants, no matter where they are, will get to access and write on the same whiteboard. The entire solution also comes with AltraAcoustic Interiors. The acoustically-treated walls improve the quality of audio in telepresence meetings and audio teleconferences. There are alsomotorized table top content displays, enabling all participants to see content crystal clear.
Today, Vedanta has 19 telepresence rooms across India, one in London,
one in Zambia and another one in South Africa. Itschairman has these telepresence rooms at his residences in Mumbai, London as well as New York. Interoperability is also possible — the solution lets participants connect to any videoconferencing machine inside a mining plant office or anywhere else in the world. It also enables employees at Vedanta to conduct meetings with vendors, customers and consultants, even if they are not equipped with a telepresence facility.