Deutsch | English | Español | Français | Italiano | Português | Русский | العربية | 日本語 | 简体中文 | 繁體中文 | 한국의 | Türk | Polski
Global B2B portal for electronics and ICT industry
Product / Service Supplier Catalogs & Literature    
home Product News Catalogs Web TV News & Topics Featured Articles Trade Shows Sourcing Help My allitwares
Featured Articles Content
allitwares > Featured Articles > TelePresence in Manufacturing

TelePresence in Manufacturing
Author: Al Presher
Source From: Design News
Posted Date: 2010-12-30

Mobile video collaboration including the ability to quickly locate available company experts, communicate across multiple locations/devices and pull multiple parties into a collaborative session offers new tools for sharing expertise and resolving manufacturing problems.

Cisco, partnering with Librestream, is providing a solution that integrates its unified wireless network and communications technologies with Librestream's Onsight Expert solution. This enables hardened wireless video cameras to be used for voice, video and data sharing between remote employees.

"Our core technology is what we call borderless networks including our switching, routing, wireless and security solutions," says Chet Namboodri, Director for Manufacturing Industry Solutions and Marketing for Cisco Systems. "With that as a basis, we are able to offer distributed data centers and virtualization across various areas from control design to operational excellence. Enabling engineers to collaborate includes telepresence, video and Webex capabilities that unify communications, and all of these technologies combine to provide core solutions for manufacturing."

Integrated WebEx provides immediate, secure conferencing where users can initiate conferences with one click and take advantage of audio, video and desktop sharing. TelePresence real-time conferencing can replicate the power of a face-to-face meeting, so that employees and partners may communicate with each other as naturally as though they were at the same table, from any location in the world.

The key advantage of the Manufacturing Mobile Video Collaboration (MMVC) solution is how it enables real-time mobile collaboration between local personnel and remote experts. Examples include reducing plant downtime and improving worker productivity through faster response to issues on the shop floor, and accelerating time to market through effective collaboration between engineering, manufacturing and suppliers during prototype and initial production runs.

Cisco TelePresence solutions provide a consistent, high-quality image and sound with voice-activated switching at virtually zero latency, scaling from groups of one or two up to large meeting areas with 48 screens. A TelePresence Manager automates much of the collaboration process, supporting groupware scheduling with an easy-to-use "one button" interface and integrated calendars and administration.

A MultiPoint Switch can scale up to 16 units for a single call, supporting site or segment switching to maintain image size and aspect ratio for a reliable, high-quality conferencing exchange. One-touch auto-collaborate tools include a PC projector and the ability to conveniently share physical objects with an optional high-definition document camera. For example, engineers can share CAD files or detailed, instant images of product designs for assessment and review.

"The telepresence capability facilitates solving problems in real-time and applications such as training.  If you think of this technology applied to machinery development, OEM machine builders have the opportunity to extend their services over the lifecycle of the machine," says Namboodri. "This is not just remote access to information on how the machine is being used, but also an ability to collaborate in real-time with the users of the machine."

Librestream Onsight wireless mobile devices offer a built-in microphone, speaker and headset jack for full voice communication.  Illumination, zoom and focus controls help ensure clear visuals, and a macro capability provides excellent detail for collaboration close-ups. Other cameras such as borescopes or microscopes can be connected to these mobile devices to further enhance functionality.

Using the desktop collaboration software, Onsight Expert operators can see video from the field and interact through voice and onscreen telestration. The software can remotely control all the device functions such as zoom and illumination. Users can share images or prerecorded videos, and bring in additional experts running Onsight Expert or WebEx. A secure, web-based administration system facilitates centralized updates, configuration and management of Onsight devices and Onsight Expert applications. Companies can also view session statistics to track and analyze usage details.


Original Hyperlink:

For more information from this magazine/website? Please click here

About Us:Design News is the leading technical resource, both in print and online, providing technology news, opinion, analysis, end-user examples and tutorials for engineers and engineering managers who design consumer and industry-specific products and systems that range in application from planes, trains and automobiles to cellular phones, industrial machinery, medical devices, and more.

Note: The copyright and the ownship of the brand, product names, product numbers, and content mentioned belongs to their repective companies.

comments powered by Disqus
Latest News


Why Big Data has to become Smart Data

Organizations Unprepared to Tackle Next Wave of Technology Trends

Smaller Microchips Keep their Cool

Information storage for the next generation of plastic computers

Related Catalogs
AQ2200 Series Multi Application Test System
AQ2200 Series Multi Application Test SystemIdeal Measurement Solution for Optical Devices and Optical Transmission Systems ? A broad lineup of measurement modules Light source, Optical power meter, Optical attenuator, Optical switch etc. ? Macro programming Function Easy way to build auto-measurement systems, not requiring an external PC to run. ? Remote Interface : GP-IB, Ethernet, USB ? Hot-swappable modules Bulletin
Hanamicron SSD
Hanamicron SSDHanamicron SSD Features & Spec.
FOBA G3 | 2-in-1 laser marking machine
FOBA G3 | 2-in-1 laser marking machineVersatile and precise without compromise. Customer-specific configuration. Compact, convenient, and easy to handle. All that is FOBA G3: The small but mighty laser material processing machine for high-precision deep engravings and brilliant laser markings on small work pieces. FOBA G3 excels wherever absolute marking and reproduction accuracy are demanded: from the marking of small plastic and metal parts to the engraving of filigree 2D/3D textures and patterns on 3D surfaces. This predestines FOBA G3 for varied laser marking and engraving applications in the medical technology industry and fine engraving sector as well as for numerous applications in the metal, tool and moldproduction.
Precision Linear Motion Products
Precision Linear Motion ProductsThe Kerk® RGS® Rapid Guide Screw is a screw-driven slide that offers exceptional linear speed, accurate positioning, and long life in a compact, value-priced assembly. The length and speed of the RGS is not limited by critical screw speed, allowing high RPM and linear speeds, even over long spans. Standard leads include .100-in, .200-in, .500-in and 1.00-in (2.54, 5.08, 12.7 and 25.4 mm) travel per revolution. Many optional leads, both inch and metric based, offer everything from high efficiency to non-backdriving leads for vertical applications, eliminating the need for brakes. With HaydonKerk Motion Solutions™ wide range of available leads, speeds of more than 60 inches per second (1.5 meters per second) are possible, rivaling belts and cables while offering superior positioning accuracy, repeatability and axial stiffness.
QOrder - Portable Ordering Terminals for Restaurant, Mobile POS
QOrder - Portable Ordering Terminals for Restaurant, Mobile POSQUORiON’s QOrder is a hardware independent portable ordering system that runs the complete QMP POS software on Android devices. Essentially, it serves as an extension of your QUORiON POS system within your restaurant. Pick the Android device that best suits your business, whether it’s a 4“ cell phone or 10“ tablet! Buy a license for each device, install the application, and register. Done. Best of all, if you are familiar with the QMP POS software, there is no need for you to re-learn anything, because you will already know how to use it. Save on equipment investments. Save on installation costs. Maximize productivity.
PVL Light Magneto Ignition System
PVL Light Magneto Ignition SystemThe Light Magneto Ignition System Application: • Go-Kart • Motorcycle • Scooter • ATV/Quad
Sonitron Piezoceramic Audible Components
Sonitron Piezoceramic Audible ComponentsThis catalogue describes the three different piezoceramic audible product families. Buzzers & transducers They have unlimited applications, and are panel and PCB mountable. The standard series operate in harsh weather conditions and are waterproof, shockproof and gasproof. They are very reliable in critical applications. The SMA series are low cost commercial grade components PCB mountable, available in buzzer and transducer version. Top quality materials and elaborated working principals guarantees high quality products at economic cost. Alarms & sirens A range of waterproof and IP67 rating sirens and alarms generates an acoustic warning signal in critical environmental situations. They are especially designed to function from -40°C to +80°C offering an high life time in continuous operation. A new series of automotive car horns are available for advanced applications. Speakers and amplifiers These brand new flat piezo speakers and amplifiers are low weight, solid-state, low distortion with extremely small current drain. This new generation of piezo speakers can be driven by several audio amplifiers recently introduced on the integrated circuits market. Demonstration units are at your disposal for deeper evaluation of this technology in multi media and portable devices. Our on-line support team is assisting you with the design-in of this advanced piezo technology.
Steel Strip Springs for Medical Device Application
Steel Strip Springs for Medical Device ApplicationMing Tai Industrial Co., Ltd. developes Steel Strip Springs for Medical Device Application which includes pen type drug Injectors, Borescope and Endoscopes for CT scanners, Wire-actuated systems and Draw-Wire Encoders, up-down movement of patient bedside dining table, and display & keyboard integrated medical information workstation.
Featured Pages
5 Axis Machining CenterActuatorsAir ToolsAll-in-One Computers
Aluminum ExtrusionsAntennaAudio Power AmplifierAutomatic Coil Winding Machine
Brushless DC MotorsCable AssembliesCapacitorsCar Drive Recorders
CCTV CameraCircuit BreakersCircular ConnectorsClamp Meters
CNC EDMCNC Precision Machining PartsComputer CaseComputer Cooling Fan
Control ValvesCPU Heat SinksCrystal OscillatorsCustom PCB Manufacture
CylindersD-subminiature ConnectorsData Acquisition BoardDC/DC Converters
Die CastingDigital SignageDimmers and Lighting ControlsEarphone and Headset
Electromagnetic Clutch and BrakeEthernet I/O ModulesFanless Embedded ComputerFlash Memory Device
Gear ReducerGlobal Position SystemGrinding CenterHeating Element
IC SocketsInductorIndustrial Ethernet SwitchesIndustrial Robot
Injection MoldingiPhone/iPad AccessoriesKeyboard & KeypadKVM Switch
LCD ModulesLead FramesLED Driver ICsLED Lights
Machining CenterMetal EnclosuresMetal Stamping MoldsMicroprocessor
Open Frame MonitorOscilloscopesPCB EquipmentPlastic Films
Plastic Housing and PartsPLCsPOS SystemsPower Adapter
Power SupplyPower ToolsRAID ServersRelays
ResistorRF Microwave ConnectorsRFID DevicesSecurity Intercom Systems
ServerServo MotorSingle Board ComputerSmart Phone
SolenoidsSwitching HubTablet PCsTouch Panel Computer
UPSVoIP Gateway and PhoneWireless Networking 
· Home
· Product News
· Catalogs
· Web TV
· News & Topics
· Features Articles
· Trade Show
· Sourcing Help
· My Allitwares
Special Zone
· Directory
· Trade Show Supplement
2014 Hannover
· About Us
· Promote Your Business
· Advertise
· Partner with Us
· Press Release
· Contact Us
· Term of Use
· Privacy Policy
· Starter Program
· Sitemap
B2B Web Portal Alliance
Buy Engineer Sample Kits
OEM Sourcing
· Deutsch
· English
· Español
· Français
· Italiano
· Português
· Русский
· العربية
· 日本語
· 简体中文
· 繁體中文
· 한국의
· Türk
· Polski

Copyrights © 2012 Allitwares Corporation All Rights Reserved. is a Division of Allitwares Corporation is a B2B Trade Portal | B2B Web Portal |B2B Marketplace for Electronics and ICT Industry