Speck Design created the illusion of one central table that extended through the display and was shared by all video conference participants. To further accentuate the sensation of being in the same room, all telepresence rooms were painted exactly the same color and featured the same lighting specifications, so that the setting of each environment was identical. Speck Design developed a solution that reduces harsh lighting, accommodates various seating positions, and accurately simulates directional audio from the point of view of each user. We also addressed the difficult challenge of sufficiently cooling the video processing hardware. Our team achieved all of this thanks to relevant product development experience with the likes of Samsung, Philips, Texas Instruments, Nissan, Herman Miller, Carl Zeiss, Lumileds, and Phonic Ear.