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April 25, 2013 | Telepresence Options

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Story and Images by Li Qiaoyi / GlobalTimes

The typical businessman has long been thought of as a frequent flyer, taking endless business trips all year round. This image, however, is edging closer to the past with the wider adoption of conference-call technology, especially video conferencing that enables real-time, on-demand interaction before your eyes.�

The use of video conferencing as a productivity tool has been growing at a fast pace, according to findings from a survey announced in mid-March.

Increased efficiency, expedited decision making and reduced travel expenditures are rated as the top three benefits of video conferencing, according to feedback from a total of 4,737 video-conferencing system users who were jointly surveyed by Wainhouse Research and Polycom Inc, the world's largest stand-alone video-conferencing gear maker.

Of the nearly 5,000 respondents, mostly from North America and the Asia-Pacific region, one-fourth said they video conference on a daily basis, 39 percent on a weekly basis, 21 percent about once a month, and 14 percent every few months.�

Growth momentum seen in China's marketplace for video conferencing, a fast-growing, emerging market as part of the global video-conferencing map, mirrors this trend.�

While growth in the unified communications (UC) market as a whole shrank to a single digit in the Chinese market over 2012, weighed down by economic uncertainties, the nation's market for video-conference systems grew by 12.6 percent last year, outperforming the entire unified communications sector, Shen Jianyong, a senior analyst with research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), wrote in a research note released earlier this month.

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