Bangalore to house Tandberg?EUR(TM)s R&D Technology Centre

Published Date
09 - Apr - 2008
| Last Updated
09 - Apr - 2008
 
Bangalore to house Tandberg’s R&D Technology Centre

Global player in telepresence and high-definition videoconferencing builds first R&D technology centre in India to develop next-generation solutions for global markets

Tandberg, a global provider of telepresence, high-definition videoconferencing and mobile video solutions, announced the inauguration of its research and development (R&D) technology centre in Bangalore, India.  The facility is its first R&D facility in India, and will drive the development of innovative technology solutions in the area of video communications.

“The India R&D centre in Bangalore will be our fourth R&D facility worldwide, with the other three operating in Oslo, London, and New Zealand.” said Odd Johnny (OJ) Winge, Executive Vice President, Products, at TANDBERG. “It marks a significant milestone in our research and development efforts and is an important step in the expansion of our global presence.”

Referred to as the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is a hotbed of embedded technology, and has emerged as a world class R&D destination with many high-technology Fortune 500 companies setting up their innovation and product development centres. The R&D centre will create new intellectual properties for TANDBERG and develop next-generation video communications solutions that will enable organizations to increase productivity, reduce travel costs, and contribute to greener world by reducing unnecessary business travel.

The facility, named TANDBERG Technology India Private Limited, is already incorporated as a wholly owned subsidiary of TANDBERG.  It is a state-of-the-art facility with world-class equipment and infrastructure located in the Central Business District of Bangalore.  Furthermore, the facility will showcase TANDBERG’s entire range of telepresence and high-definition videoconferencing solutions and house audio, video and hardware labs.

Pradeep Bardia, a long-time veteran in the semiconductor industry, will lead the operations of the centre as a Director. Before joining TANDBERG, Bardia has worked with Texas Instruments in the US managing the video telephony business.

Lars Erik Mobæk, Director Technology at TANDBERG, will lead the R&D activities. Mobæk joined TANDBERG in 1999 as a hardware designer and has been involved in architecting and development of all current TANDBERG endpoints.


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