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TANDBERG E20 Video IP Phone Replaces the Desk Phone to Increase Workforce Productivity and Collaboration

E20 advances enterprise unified communications goals with scalable, standards–compliant video and audio solution
  • 19 March, 2009 06:53

<p>SYDNEY (March 19, 2009) – TANDBERG (OSLO: TAA.OL) is now shipping its E20 video IP phone, making scalable, DVD-quality video on every desktop a reality. Designed to replace the standard office phone, the E20 provides a superior quality video experience combined with CD quality audio to enable face-to-face collaboration from any desk.</p>
<p>According to a recent study by the International Association of Business Communicators, direct, face-to-face communication practices are the most valuable for building employee engagement and increasing productivity. Yet the expanding global and remote workforce makes in-person communications challenging and expensive. With the E20, organiSations can affordably connect all employees face-to-face from their desks, no matter where they are located, enabling instant knowledge sharing and collaboration to drive innovation and productivity.</p>
<p>The superior quality, scalability and design of the E20 has set a new industry standard. With its ability to integrate into any unified communications platform, the E20 enables everyone in an organisation to easily and securely connect face-to-face over business-quality video. They also have access to familiar telephony features such as call transfer, message waiting and call forwarding, as well as quick keys for access to advanced IP phone and video services.</p>
<p>The E20 has a 10.6 inch LCD widescreen coupled with a five-megapixel high-resolution camera for users to clearly see facial expressions and read body language. The camera is positioned at eye-level to provide a head-on image that eliminates the "nose view" typical of other video phones currently available. Moreover, users can seamlessly switch to audio-only when the need arises, with an ultra wideband 20 kHz speaker phone and 10 kHz handset.</p>
<p>“In these challenging times, organisations that continue to innovate will come out ahead. Collaboration is paramount to innovation, and companies can’t afford the misunderstandings that often arise from audio-only communication or the costs and lost productivity that result from travel,” said Fredrik Halvorsen, CEO, TANDBERG. “With the E20, employees at all levels and locations can stay visually connected from their desks, bringing together expertise from anywhere to drive efficiencies and speed decision making. This is The New Way of Working.”</p>
<p>The E20, like all TANDBERG products, is interoperable with any standards compliant video or telepresence endpoint. This means no matter where a person is located, with the E20 he or she can be face-to-face with their team in a conference room, with a colleague on another continent, or with the CEO in a telepresence meeting, all without leaving their desk. What's more, its large screen and superior quality camera will ensure it’s a great experience.</p>
<p>"Visual unified communications and collaboration speeds decision-making and improves productivity for enterprises," said Nancy Gofus, Senior Vice President-Business Products for Verizon. "By employing a high-quality video-enabled IP phone like the E20, businesses and government agencies can experience a greater return on investment from their existing IP connections and begin to make desktop video conferences as common as joining an audio conference call."</p>
<p>“With the E20, TANDBERG is breaking down the barriers to mass adoption of video by bringing the superior video quality and interoperability for which the company is known to a scalable and easy-to-use personal video application,” said Andrew W. Davis, Sr. Partner, Wainhouse Research. “We are going to see video become an expected part of the work environment - much like email is today. Video will be integrated into our daily workflow and organisations will learn quickly that video is something they cannot afford to be without.”</p>
<p>The TANDBERG E20 is now shipping. For more information about the E20, please visit</p>
<p>About TANDBERG</p>
<p>TANDBERG is the leading global provider of telepresence , high-definition video conferencing and mobile video products and services with dual headquarters in New York and Norway. TANDBERG designs, develops and markets systems and software for video, voice and data. The company provides sales, support and value-added services in more than 90 countries worldwide. TANDBERG is publicly traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker TAA.OL. Please visit for more information.</p>
<p>TANDBERG is a trademark or registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and company names here in may be trademarks of their respective owners.</p>

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