Telepresence Systems Pay For Themselves Quickly

A recently released study produced jointly by AT&T and the Carbon Disclosure Project found that telepresence systems pay for themselves in as little as 15 months as reported in a Light Readingposting. By using telepresence to replace travel, U.S. and U.K. businesses could save as much as $19 billion by 2020.

This study showed the results of 15 Global 500 companies (sales of $1bn or more) implementing four telepresence rooms. Over a one-year period, an individual company can cut over 874 business trips on average. Carbon dioxide emissions are reduced by approximately 2,300 metric tons over a five-year period, the equivalent of removing 434 passenger cars from the roads, according to the Green IT Report