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Cisco TelePresence on late night TV showcases seamless communication

by Stephanie Chan

Cisco TelePresence on late night TV

See Cisco's video conferencing technology on TV—and go behind the scenes of how we bring our collaboration tech to live shows.

ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! knows the power of Cisco TelePresence —and uses it to bring guests onto the show. Collaboration is key in the talk show world—being able to see and communicate with your guests is why video conferencing is often crucial for live shows.

Last week, the talk show used the Cisco tech to speak with Corinne Olympios from ABC's The Bachelor.

Of course, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! collaborates with Cisco to connect viewers across the country in real time with the Cisco-powered Wall of America. With guests like Ricky Schroder, the massive video wall brings celebrities live to the show—wherever they may be. 

Cisco's larger-than-life TelePresence antics isn't only for television—it's incorporated in internal meetings as well. The company's monthly all-hands meeting Cisco Beat also utilizes a large video wall to bring employees across the world closer together.

See also: Employees bring Cisco tech to late night on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Much like the Wall of America, Cisco executives in San Jose can call upon folks in Asia and Europe simultaneously to engage in conversation. And the seamlessness of the TelePresence tech makes these meetings as glamorous as they are on the small screen.

Be sure to keep an eye out for Cisco video conferencing on TV—you never know where it might show up next!

Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 11:35|10:35c on ABC.