Songdo, South Korea: HD Telepresence

Dan Frommer, ReadWriteWeb:

Songdo is in South Korea, so naturally it has super fast Internet access. It’s also a test bed for Cisco’s high-resolution videoconferencing products: About 10,000 Cisco units are expected to be installed in Songdo residences over the next several years, allowing people to videoconference in HD and interact with video-based tutoring and concierge services. In the city’s Chadwick School, kids can do telepresence meetings with their counterparts at Chadwick’s main campus in California.

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