Polycom, a provider of unified communications and collaborations, announced that Green Cross International deployed Polycom to stream its anniversary Earth Dialogues events live via video.
Green Cross International, founded in 1993 by Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former President of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev, held the day-long 20th anniversary Earth Dialogues conference at the United Nations on Sept. 3, 2013.
The Earth Dialogues conferences aim to mobilize global public interest and action to promote important objectives essential to the future of humanity.
To provide Web-broadcast attendees of both events with a lifelike face-to-face experience, Green Cross used Polycom RealPresence video collaboration solutions provided by Pointvue, specialist video conferencing service provider, systems integrator, and Polycom Platinum Partner.
Additionally Polycom HDX series of telepresence systems, which use enterprise IP networks to deliver Polycom’s legendary HD video and sound quality and ease of use in auditoriums, personal workspaces and corporate meeting rooms, were used at both the United Nations and International School.
Thanks to Polycom’s solutions, more than 1,000 video participants from around the world were able to watch, follow and interact remotely with world-renown speakers making their own unique contributions to promote sustainability, security and environmental conservation.
“Polycom’s support helped our organization convey important messages on sustainability, climate change, security, human development and the future of humanity,” said GCI president Alexander Likhotal. “Thanks to Polycom, Green Cross were able to broadcast live a wide range of discussions by eminent speakers and experts on the major challenges facing the world today.”
Corinne Momal-Vanian, director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva, acknowledged that new technologies and communications platforms like Web conferencing allows international organizations to reach a much wider public and encourage greater participation by youth groups and other civil society leaders in powerful international forums.
A subsequent interactive dialogue hosted by students from the International School of Geneva, provided the opportunity for schools globally to hold interactive discussions on video with cast members of the musical, 2050: The Future We Want.
This global virtual classroom event was held with schools such asNIGE in Germany, Dumfries & Galloway in Scotland, and one of the Oiada International schools in Ghana, all participating remotely via video.
With video collaboration, students discussed topics covered in the musical in an attempt to raise awareness of environmental issues and for students to take ownership and responsibility towards the planet.
Participants were able to log on and view the live-streaming webcasts and subsequent video recordings on-demand through a Web portal from any device via the Polycom RSS 4000 Recording and Streaming Server.
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