Airline Fares Killing Profits? Telepresence for Every Budget

  • By

    Jessica Davis

    | Posted 2008-07-16

Polycom HDX 4000 Series

The company refers to this one as a personal telepresence system for executive desktops and offices. It also includes HD voice, HD video and HD content-sharing capabilities. The system comes with an integrated 20-inch 16:9 display that can double as a PC monitor; a built-in HD camera with pan-tilt-zoom capability; integrated dual HDX microphones, high-fidelity speakers and subwoofers; an HDX video conferencing codec; and a stand with an integrated telephone keypad.

It works with all the other Polycom systems and also with other standards-based, IP video conferencing systems.

Cost: $19,998 for two.

Channel Insider Trip Avoidance Rating: Cancel 16 trips and this one is paid for.

Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com