telepresence - Computer Definition
Meaning "long distance presence," it refers to a videoconference session that feels like a live meeting. Notable features are multiple screens positioned at the other side of the conference table and a high-quality directional audio system. The screens are large enough to render people in life-size or near-life-size proportions, and the audio comes from a loudspeaker located near the person talking. Conference rooms may also be designed to optimize the acoustics so that remote participants sound like they were sitting in the room. High-Definition; High-Speed Telepresence also implies high-definition resolution at 720p and a fair amount of network bandwidth. For example, a three-screen telepresence call requires from 3 to 12 Mbps. Industry pundits predict huge growth in the field over the next decade. See videoconferencing and telesurgery.