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Teliris Offers Complimentary Telepresence Meetings to Business Travelers Affected by Silverjet Airline Bankruptcy

June 2, 2008 | Chris Payatagool

teliris_160x42px.jpgTelepresence Meetings Will Connect Businesses in NYC and London

NEW YORK, N.Y. - June 2, 2008 - Teliris, the leading telepresence provider, announced today it will offer free telepresence meetings between New York and London to business travelers affected by the recent closing of Silverjet airlines, which operated flights between airports in London; New York and Dubai.

Teliris, which pioneered the first telepresence system - a virtual meeting technology that allows colleagues to meet naturally across any distance - has been providing the only available true immersive telepresence solution to global corporations like Lazard, Merck and QUALCOMM among others since 1999.

During the month of June, SilverJet customers can simply log onto to set up their telepresence meeting date and time, bring their ticket confirmation receipt and sit down at either the New York or London Teliris telepresence headquarters and start their meeting.

"The SilverJet closing is one example of how travel is becoming more difficult in these hard economic times," said Marc Trachtenberg, CEO and co-founder of Teliris. "Telepresence provides the only true alternative to business travel that allows important meetings to take place despite outside influences and events."

The benefits of telepresence include reduced business travel, improved employee collaboration, reduced carbon footprint, enhanced work-life balance and an overall costs savings.

Teliris' customers also receive a fully managed service with every solution that guarantees a 99+ percent reliability, providing customers with enhanced business continuity.  

In May, Teliris announced its newest portfolio, encompassing three solutions that included Teliris Personal Telepresence, the first cost-effective solution for private offices and individual users, Teliris Express Telepresence, and Teliris Custom Telepresence. All three are built on the core of Teliris' world-renowned VirtuaLiveTM telepresence technology that provides the most natural, immersive, and intimate meeting environment available.  

In June, Teliris will also launch the first-ever architecture built around immersive collaboration for telepresence at the InfoComm trade show in Las Vegas.

About Teliris:

Founded in 2001, Teliris implements the world's most widely deployed fully managed telepresence solutions, realistically replicating the human dynamics of an in-person meeting. Teliris has deployments in over 26 countries with the largest installed base of Global 1000 companies, including Lazard, Pearson plc, GlaxoSmithKline, QUALCOMM and Royal Bank of Scotland, XChanging and Merck among others. Headquartered in New York and London, the company delivers the most immersive and natural virtual meeting experience with end-to-end integration and an unparalleled 99%+ availability guarantee. In 2007, Teliris received a $40 million investment from co-leads Fidelity Ventures and Columbia Capital. For further information regarding Teliris, visit the company's web site at or email Teliris at [email protected].



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