HPL in the News

Telepresence Options Launches Magazine, Yearbook

Telepresence Options recently announced the launch of Telepresence Options Magazine and the 2011 Telepresence Options Yearbook. The new magazine, which is available in hard copy and a digital edition, covers the latest in telepresence and effective visual collaboration technologies.Click here to sign up today!


The yearbook features 2011 trends, profiles of 22 leading telepresence companies, detailed “Snapshots” on 37 different visual collaboration offerings, and 45 smaller entries from the Telepresence and Videoconferencing Catalog .

Telepresence Options Publisher Delivers Editors Choice Presentation at the Broadband Properties Summit

Howard S. Lichtman, publisher of Telepresence Options Magazine, gave the Editors Choice presentation on HDTV based video conferencing at the 2011 Broadband Properties Summit in Dallas, TX, April 27.

HPL President, Founder Howard Lichtman Talks Telepresence

At Enterprise Communications Europe’s telepresence roundtable, George Malim, spoke to Howard S. Lichtman of the Human Productivity Lab about how the technology has developed and now has the capability to transform both how enterprises work and how consumer users live. Read the full article here.

Warmth, Realism and Ease of Use Drive Telepresence Uptake

Telepresence Options Publisher Howard Lichtman took part in a roundtable discussion Nov. 27, 2010, on the future of telepresence with Enterprise Communications Europe, featuring top executives from Cisco, LifeSize, MUSION, Polycom and Teliris.

Practicing what it preaches, Enterprise Communications Europe used telepresence to bring the panel together with the event hosted in Polycom’s City of London facility and participants joining from Washington DC, New York and Austin, Texas. The participants were keen to emphasize how telepresence provides a far warmer, realistic and easy to use environment than traditional conferencing such as audio and video.

“Telepresence Industry Professionals” group now on XING

The Human Productivity Lab, the leading independent research firm and consultancy that follows the telepresence and visual collaboration industry,  announce the new “Telepresence Industry Professionals” group on XING Nov. 14, 2010. The company’s flagship industry association on Linked In is now over 1,925 members.

logo_xing_header.gifXING is one of the biggest social network for business professionals. XING currently has more than ten million registered users, 4.2 million of whom are from German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) where the platform is successfully building on its market leadership. XING’s core international markets, Turkey and Spain, are also experiencing accelerating member growth with Turkey notching up more than 980,000 members and Spain passing the 1.5 million mark.

Telepresence Options Publisher Speaks at Focus San Francisco 2010

Telepresence Options Publisher Howard S. Lichtman spoke via telepresence at the FOCUS San Francisco event on Oct. 21, 2010,  on the future of telepresence and visual collaboration and the opportunities for Pro AV & Systems Integrators.  Mr. Lichtman addressed the attendees using the Digital Video Enterprises Telepresence Podium powered by a LifeSize Communications high definition camera and codec.


Human Productivity Lab Featured In Telepresence Options

The company profile of The Human Productivity Labs was featured on Telepresence Options in October 2010. Founded in 2005 with headquarters in Ashburn, VA, and Frankfurt, Germany, The Human Productivity Lab is the leading telepresence consulting firm for global financial institutions, multinational telecommunications and energy companies, and other Fortune 5000 corporations across a broad range of industry sectors. The company has offices in both the United States and Europe to support organizations interested in using telepresence and effective visual collaboration to improve personal and organizational productivity, future proof technology investments, connect their organizations to partners globally, and provide a disaster recovery capability for any eventuality where physical travel should become impossible or cost prohibitive.

Click here to read the full profile.

The Inter-Company Telepresence and Videoconferencing Handbook

March 2nd, 2010 - Network World covered The Inter-Company Telepresence and Videoconferencing Handbook in this article.

DVE Immersion Room is Corporate Hologram from Hell Back to Haunt Us.

March 2nd, 2010 - Matt Buchanan from Gizmodo referenced our review of the launch of the DVE Immersion Room in their article: DVE Immersion Room is Corporate Hologram from Hell Back to Haunt Us.

The Inter-Company Telepresence and Videoconferencing Exchange Review

February 16th, 2010 - HPL Press Release on the publication of The Inter-Company Telepresence and Videoconferencing Exchange Review: Inter-Company Telepresence and Video Conferencing Exchanges Emerge as Next Wave in Fast Growing Service