Tobago Defying Distance with Video Collaboration from TSTT and Polycom

TSTT is a proud partner with the Tobago Information Technology Limited (TITL), to establish the first of its kind Video Collaborative Suite in Tobago
TSTT is a proud partner with the Tobago Information Technology Limited (TITL), to establish the first of its kind Video Collaborative Suite in Tobago. The Service was launched at the TITL headquarters at Signal Hill Tobago and the innovation was made possible by TSTT’s collaboration with technology partner Polycom. This technology essentially makes the world a smaller place and makes Tobago an even more accessible place for marketers and entrepreneurs both local and abroad.
The Polycom system allows users enhanced and high definition voice, video and content solutions, all while being secure and easy to use. The video collaboration suite is able to connect to millions of other standards-based video systems in use today and uses up to 50% less bandwidth. The ease of setting up and using along with its hi-def resolution makes it an effective, cost efficient tool to connect with people, businesses and markets in geographically dispersed areas.
During the official launch in Tobago, video conferencing capabilities were showcased between Tobago, London and Trinidad at the TITL offices and medical collaboration applications were demonstrated at the Hospital. Executive Vice President, Government and Enterprise Services, Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Rakesh Goswami stated that video conferencing must not be seen as a substitute for in-person meetings, but rather it complements it, as one collaboration tool. “This video collaboration suite is a beacon of innovation, modernization and development, and is a good complement for other developments taking place in Tobago, which is making the island so attractive, not just for holidaying but for doing business,” Goswami noted. The EVP added that the tourism and hospitality industry plays a major role in the economy in Tobago, and the centre can facilitate international links for marketing and deal making, at a fraction of the cost of travelling abroad for such meetings.
Also in attendance at the launch was, Head of TSTT Tobago Operations Frances Simmons, THA Chief Administrator Dr. Ellis Burris, CEO of the Tobago Information Technology Limited Phil Edwards and fellow TSTT staff. 
Deputy Chairman of the Tobago Information Technology Limited Gerald MacFarlane said TSTT and TITL had been in talks for some time, in connection with the video conferencing mechanism. “This provides business persons with the ability to meet and work with others in spite of long distances. In particular It improves the use of executive time and will help speed up the decision making process.” He said the facility stands as a good platform to facilitate distance education and training with specialist institutions abroad so Tobagonians have access to more opportunities for personal development