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presence

1. an invisible spirit felt to be nearby
2. Electronics a recording control that boosts mid-range frequencies
3. (of a recording) a quality that gives the impression that the listener is in the presence of the original source of the sound

presence (and absence)

  1. the immediate social relations of copresence, compared with other actual or potential relations at a distance (absence) - see SOCIAL AND SYSTEM INTEGRATION.
  2. (PHILOSOPHY, LINGUISTICS) the ‘here and now’, location of a ‘knowing subject’ assumed in traditional philosophy.
The method of DECONSTRUCTION employed by DERRIDA is an attack on what he terms the ‘metaphysics of presence’ in traditional philosophy (e.g. in HUSSERL) -the assumption that there is somewhere (e.g. a transcendental knowing subject) a site of immediate certainty. In Derrida's radicalized version of SAUSSURE's linguistics, signification and meaning, including the IDENTITY of the SELF, are always dependent on absence (see DIFFERENCE) and never complete.

presence

[′prez·əns]
(acoustics)
The impression, as created by a recording or radio receiver, that the original program source is in the room.

presence

In an instant messaging (IM) system, it is the status of a person's current availability (online, idle, offline, etc.). The status can be changed by the user or set automatically by the IM client after a certain amount of time without keyboard or mouse activity. "Unified communications" requires presence across all the applications and devices the user might communicate with, including e-mail, instant messaging, office phone, smartphone and tablet. "Rich presence" implies conveying more information about the user's current status, including type of device being used and its operating environment, location and local time and any other messages the user might wish to announce. See unified communications, IMPP, XMPP and buddy list.
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Presence technology enriches communications by providing real-time information about the status of subscribers.
The benefit to customers is that the CirriusImpact solution does not require a large up-front investment, there are no hidden costs, the operations people have control over their campaigns, and the support burden on IT is greatly minimized," says John Franco, Executive Vice President, North America for Presence Technology.
Presence Technology is a software company specializing in advanced productivity solutions for the Contact Center.
McFadden explains "Infradapt chose Presence Technology to join us largely because of their feature-rich OpenGate contact center solution that combines the sophistication and high availability requirements of a traditional call center platform with forward-looking technologies such real-time web chat and e-mail service integration.
Presence Technology has developed OpenGate, a complete contact center package for customers that is based on Asterisk Business Edition, the professional version of the world's most popular open source telephony software.
By utilizing this new technology in its Digital Presence product line, Telanetix enables higher quality, lower cost High Definition (HD) telepresence, both extending HD capability to the large mid-market telepresence segment, and continuing to "future proof" the Digital Presence technology platform by enabling a wide range of workflow oriented vertical market solutions.
Sybase iAnywhere's mobile IM and presence technology is a component of the company's Information Anywhere suite, a platform that addresses converging enterprise requirements for mobile email, collaboration, security, device management and enterprise applications.
The company's Digital Presence Technology delivers full size, face-to-face images of real-time video, audio, and data in high quality resolution at 30 frames per second which is so profoundly real that users feel as if they are all present in the same room.
The company is pioneering remote presence technology for hospital providers.
Being one of the first to be ready to fully equip all regional operations with Presence technology is a key part of our continuous evolution of services.
7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nortel(x) (NYSE/TSX: NT) has selected Followap's Presence technology to power its IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) portfolio to unprecedented levels of personalization, mobility and security in communications.
Under the agreement, InTouch Health will integrate its remote presence technology with Intuitive's da Vinci surgical system to enable surgeons located in different geographies to perform remote surgical proctoring, training and collaboration.