Cisco‘s TelePresence technology has been deployed in Spain for local public officials of the Canarias archipelago to virtually communicate and meet, aiming to eliminate the need for travel in order to make decisions.
General secretaries at the ministries of the Canarias government and other officials have used the two telepresence rooms in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for weekly meetings starting in June, Cisco said Saturday.
“Communications by video via IP networks aims to play a fundamental role in improving collaboration between administrations, increasing their efficiency and optimizing services to the citizens,” said Jesus Galindo, public sector director at Cisco Spain.
“In spite of its special geographical situation, the Community of Canarias can rely on the latest technologies to reduce distances and make it a reference for innovation,” Galindo added.
Telefonica, a Cisco Gold Partner, delivered and supports the Telepresence TX-9000, TelePresence Exchange System and other network hardware for Canarias.
Canarias wanted to acquire video and audio tools with Cisco WebEx and wanted to address security concerns.