Telepresence refers to a set of technologies which allow people to feel as if they were present, to give the appearance of being present, or to have an effect at a place other than their true location. TelePresence also refers to the ability to live virtual experiences without realizing that technology is present. This is called Immersive TelePresence.
When referred to virtual meeting technology, for example, Immersive Telepresence gives the impression that the meeting is conducted with all participants in the same room.
There is strong evidence that telepresence can improve remote collaboration. TelePresence can further improve collaboration between individuals not only directly, but also through collaboration tools, like for example through Augmented Reality technologies. At least this is what CISCO, the leading IT company, believes by adopting ARmedia.
For more information, visit the CISCO collaboration blog : http://collaborationblog.cisco.fr