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FVC joins Sight & Sound to launch Telepresence Centre in Kenya

Centre is a result of collaboration between FVC’s partner, Orange and ESBC to offer telepresence rental options to Kenyan enterprises

May 12, 2013 3:20 by

FVC joins Sight & Sound to launch Telepresence Centre in Kenya


Centre is a result of collaboration between FVC’s partner, Orange and ESBC to offer telepresence rental options to Kenyan enterprises

Dubai, UAE/Nairobi, Kenya, 12 May 2013: Dubai-based FVC, a leading Value Added Distributor in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), joined its partner, Sight & Sound, to launch the Orange Telepresence Centre in Nairobi. Launched in collaboration with Orange, an Integrated Communications Service provider, the commercial facility complete with a Polycom OTX 300 Immersive Telepresence Suite, will be hosted at the ESBC’s new Business Centre at the Landmark Plaza. The new Telepresence Centre will be used to demonstrate the value of video conferencing to local businesses, thereby making communication more efficient.


The Telepresence Revolution study, commissioned by the Carbon Disclosure Project (DCP) and released in 2010, revealed that “telepresence technology can help speed up decision making, improve human resource productivity as well as provide employees with a better work-life balance, as a result of reduced business travel.”


“Collaborative work groups, global development teams and everyday meetings are enhanced by the clarity, rich video and content detail offered by Polycom’s Open Telepresence Experience (OTX). Communication is an important tool in business and this video conferencing facility will allow dynamic enterprises in Kenya to communicate and collaborate with partners around the world, save on time, travel and resources,” said FVC’s General Manager for East and West Africa, Ahmed Youssef.


“Our team of experts has been providing Audio Video conferencing solutions to customers in Kenya and this region, for a long time. Our solutions not only equip conference rooms with this technology but also empower the users by connecting from their smart phones and tablets. The service we launch today takes this to the next level by bringing the fully immersive telepresence experience to users,” says the CEO of Sight & Sound, Rajesh Lakhani.


During the launch event, guests experienced live telepresence with an interactive call with specialists overseas. The launch coincided with the recent official opening of FVC’s office in Kenya.

About FVCFVC is one of the most recognised Value Added Distributors (VAD) across the Middle East and North Africa, having built a successful business in providing cutting edge technologies in three clear areas of enterprise computing: Unified Communications, Information Security and Advanced Networking.

With dedicated offices across the region, FVC works through its growing network of channel partners in over 45 countries. Uniquely in the region, its combination of full support for its channel partners and market-leading solutions from emerging technologies provides both FVC’s partners and their customers with the full confidence to invest in integrated next-generation IT and networking solutions.


About Sight & Sound Ltd.

Sight & Sound Ltd. Is a solutions-oriented audio visual company specializing in telepresence, video and audio conferencing solutions giving an end-to-end solution by giving clients flexibility and scalability, providing the highest level of service in the planning, designing and implementation. Sight and Sound Ltd. is a Polycom certified Gold partner in Kenya.


About Polycom

Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world. Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video collaboration in any environment. Polycom and its ecosystem of over 7,000 partners provide truly unified communications solutions that deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability, and lowest TCO. Visit or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn how we’re pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward.


Media Contacts:Mita Srinivasan, +971 4 3625400, [email protected]

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