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NG CONNECT PROGRAM MEMBER TELEPRESENCE TECH COLLABORATES ON INNOVATIVE "VIRTUAL PERSONAL STYLIST" SOLUTION CONCEPT FOR CES 2011

January 5, 2011 | Chris Payatagool
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Working with ELLE and Alcatel-Lucent, TelePresence Tech Creates a New Retail Experience with Live 3D Virtual Personal Stylist Leveraging Next Generation Networks

Las Vegas, CES 2011 Booth #35469 - January 5, 2011 -- TelePresence Tech, a leading provider of integrated turn-key telepresence solutions,  today announced its participation in a new ng Connect Program solution concept, the Virtual Personal Stylist, at CES 2011 in Las Vegas. The new solution concept showcases an enriched retail experience made possible by emerging technologies in 3D telepresence, cloud computing and ultra-high bandwidth connectivity.  TelePresence Tech is a member of the ng Connect Program, the multi-industry initiative driving the development of next generation broadband services based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) and other enabling technologies.  

The new solution concept illustrates how retailers can create new business models by offering new and compelling shopping experiences for consumers.  With the Virtual Personal Stylist, consumers can create a personal presence or 'avatar' with which to visualize themselves in the latest fashions and beauty products.  The Virtual Personal Stylist demonstrates how retailers could deploy the solution to support seamless in-store and online shopping experiences. Using a tablet or mobile phone, shoppers in stores will be able to access their avatar via a full-size networked "mirror" where they can "try-on" clothes, make-up and more without time-consuming trips to the changing room.  The CES exhibit showcases TelePresence Tech's patented three-dimensional visualization technology which allows customers to appear life-size on the mirror in selected clothing, without requiring 3D glasses. Also using the Virtual Personal Stylist, customers can talk directly to a fashion consultant through the TelePresence Tech live communication systems achieving eye contact for a personal connection.

Through the auspices of HFMUS' ELLE, the world's #1 fashion brand, beauty industry global  leader L'Oreal USA and upscale retail icon Bloomingdale's contributed cosmetics and skincare products, and the AQUA apparel line used in the Virtual Personal Stylist solution concept.  

"The display technology of TelePresence Tech has truly brought our Virtual Personal Stylist concept to life with eye-catching three dimensional visualization and real time life-size communication using our LTE network," said Steve West, Vice President of Emerging Technology & Media for Alcatel-Lucent and founding member of the ng Connect Program.  "Our work together on the Virtual Personal Stylist shows how retail can get a makeover with the latest in technology, including telepresence and next generation networks."  

The demonstration brings together the following ng Connect Program members:

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. (HFMUS)
  • Samsung
  • TelePresence Tech
  • [TC]2
  • Vidyo
  •  VisionMax

"The Virtual Personal Stylist brings together ng Connect members who are leaders in industries ranging from retail database management systems to fashion and beauty, to enhance the shopper's experience with telepresence. We are showcasing a whole new way to shop," said Duffie White, CEO of TelePresence Tech. "Through our work with Alcatel-Lucent and the ng Connect Program, we believe 4G/LTE wireless networks will bring new opportunities for companies to reach their customers with our lifelike 3D communication experience."

The Virtual Personal Shopper can been seen live at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place January 6-9, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV in the Alcatel-Lucent Booth #35469 located on the second floor of the South Hall.  

About TelePresence Tech
TelePresence Tech is recognized globally as the developer of 3D TelePresence.  With systems installed in 25 countries around the world, TelePresence Tech has extensive experience in a wide range of 3D TelePresence solutions.  Their headquarters in Plano, Texas has a 200,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility with a seasoned production team of 200 people. Current applications include personal telepresent bankers, airport 3D information telepresence kiosks, live transmitted receptionists, omnipresent security guards, real time job interviews by telepresence and many more innovative business solutions.  For more information on TelePresence Tech, please visit www.TelePresenceTech.com, www.3DTelePresence.com, www.TelePresenceCenter.com, www.TelePresence-Marketing.com and www.SonyTelePresence.com

About The ng Connect Program
The ng Connect Program is a multi-industry organization committed to the development and rapid deployment of the next generation of broadband services based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) and other ultra high bandwidth technologies. Founded in 2009, the ng Connect Program is supported by leading network, consumer electronics, application and content providers including 4DK, Alcatel-Lucent, Atlantic Records, BlogRadio, Brass Monkey, BUZZMEDIA, chumby, Connect2Media, CoolSign, Creative Technology Ltd., Desktone, Ecrio, Inc., EON Reality, FISHLABS, GameStreamer, Inc., Gemalto, Genetec, HFMUS, HP, IMS, Infrared5, Intamac Systems Ltd., IVOX, K12, Inc., Kabillion, Kyocera Communications Inc., LearningMate, LiveCast, MediaTile, mental images, Mobideo, Movial, NCR Corporation, Netsweeper, Neusoft Corporation, Nuance Communications, Optical Crime Prevention, Inc., QNX, R360, RebelVox LLC., Samsung, SIGNEXX, Skymeter Corporation, STRATACACHE, [TC]2, TelePresence Tech, Total Immersion, Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc., TuneWiki, V-Gate, Vidyo, Visionmax Solutions Inc., Wcities.com, and Words & Numbers. For more information on the ng Connect Program, please visit: www.ngconnect.org. Follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/ngConnect.





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