VidSoft for Sustainability and Environmental Protection
With innovative solutions for video conferencing, T-Systems supports external customers and the internal departments of Deutsche Telekom in improving their environmental balance. For example: Since 2004, T-Mobile has reduced its CO2 emissions by about 7,000 tons. Within a Federal President's event on the World Environmental Day on June 5/6, both enterprises presented the solutions.
Sustainability and environmental protection - these topics play an increasingly important role in our economy. As such, both the social responsibility of enterprises and its environmental balance is key to the company's image and a factor in ratings of investment banks. Therefore, T-Mobile also focuses on sustainability and, since 2004, has used the Desktop Video Conferencing (DTVC) solutions offered by T-Systems and powered by VidSoft. Instead of traveling by car or airplane, the colleagues virtually connect with each other through video collaboration to meet face-to-face. The balance: From November 2004 up to March 2007, in total, 40,260 video meetings took place Europe-wide using DTVC. With the airplane or car kilometers saved as a result, T-Mobile reduced the CO2 emission by about 7,000 tons (according to its own specifications) and thus, is making an important contribution to the carbon dioxide balance of Deutsche Telekom Furthermore, DTVC has delivered tangible economic advantages for the customer. The traveling costs fall drastically such that, with T-Mobile, the solution amortized after about four months.
At T-Mobile, the acceptance of video collaboration as a means of communication has continuously increased since its introduction. This is largely due to the fact that the solution is easy to use and operate. DTVC can be used within a complex network infrastructure and the transmissions are lip-synchronous. Besides the software, users merely need a Web cam and a headset to participate in conferences with up to 15 people. Thus, they can very easily connect from any PC, notebook, PDA or mobile phone. In matters of sustainability, T-Systems and T-Mobile are deepening their cooperation in other countries: At present, the DTVC solution is being evaluated in the USA. For more information on Zero Emission Meetings, visit www.zero-emission-meetings.com.
T-Systems is the business customer line of Deutsche Telekom. As no other enterprise in the world does, this service provider offers the complete spectrum of information and communication technology from one source. Based on the comprehensive know-how, T-Systems develops integrated ICT solutions (ICT = Information and Communication Technology) and, thus, is one of the innovation drivers of the business sector. In the fiscal year of 2006, the enterprise achieved a turnover of 12.6 billions of euros and has about 56.000 employees in more than 20 countries. T-Systems services 160,000 business customers worldwide. To them, multinational combinations, public institutions as well as small- and medium-sized enterprises belong. For the major customers, T-Systems develops and operates infrastructure and business solutions, offers international outsourcing and undertakes complete business processes (Business Process Outsourcing). The offer for the medium-sized businesses ranges from cost-saving standard products via high-performance networks based on the Internet protocol (IP) up to the development of complete ICT solutions. For further information, visit www.t-systems.de.
Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and with a Europe office in Dresden, VidSoft develops media-rich communication solutions that seamlessly integrate video, audio, web conferencing and collaboration. VidSoft works over the Internet or corporate intranet – right from the user’s desktop. VidSoft software is deployed in more than 20 countries and used by some of the world’s leading companies to streamline day-to-day business processes, reduce communication bottlenecks, achieve measurable cost savings and enhance their competitive edge. The “software only” solution was built, from the ground up with large, multinational companies in mind. It’s secure, easy to deploy and maintain, and delivers best-in-class synchronized audio and video with minimal impact on bandwidth. Visit www.vidsoft.com for more information.
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