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Hewlett-Packard Halo Collaboration Studio
HP's Halo system includes three plasma displays in rooms equipped with studio-quality audio and lighting. Participants can share documents and data from their laptops using a separate collaboration screen.
This high-end system also includes a dedicated HP Halo Video Exchange Network with available network operations and management, remote diagnostics and calibration, concierge, equipment warranty, and ongoing service and repair.
Cost: $550,000 for each base system (you'll need two), plus $18,000 in monthly network and service fees in each of the two rooms for a total of $1,532,000 per year.
Channel Insider Trip Avoidance Rating: The folks buying Halos probably aren't flying coach, but per our system you need to cancel 1,225 trips to pay for this one.