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Avaya Converges UC, Conferencing User Experiences

October 17, 2016 | Telepresence Options


Avaya today announced the long-awaited convergence of the unified communications and conferencing user experience, or UX, into a new platform it calls Avaya Equinox. This should be a welcome evolution for enterprises using Avaya Aura for audio, Web, and video conferencing, as well as for those using the Scopia video conferencing solution Avaya gained in the 2012 acquisition of Radvision.


Nolan Bushnell's Modal VR launches next-generation virtual reality platform for enterprises

October 13, 2016 | Telepresence Options


Nolan Bushnell, the cofounder of Atari and father of modern video games, is back with a new startup creating a virtual reality platform for enterprises.

Modal VR enables companies to set up virtual reality experiences t hat are life-size and large-scale, like setting up a field for a new kind of laser tag game or a shared virtual tourism experience.


Shiseido app TeleBeauty applies virtual makeup for videoconferencing women

October 13, 2016 | Telepresence Options


Have a meeting online but no time to do your makeup? No problem with this technology.

Telecommuting has yet to catch on in Japan, where logging long hours at the office by your physical presence, regardless of your work efficiency, is still required at many corporations.

Shiseido is trying help Japan change its work ethic and make life easier for female teleworkers through a new cosmetic technology called TeleBeauty.


MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions' launches wearable videoconferencing platform for field technicians

October 13, 2016 | Telepresence Options


Seattle-based mechanical contractor, MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions, Inc., is launching their wearable technology platform to enhance customer support in the Pacific Northwest. The MacLens eyewear, an industrial grade wearable computing device powered by Nashville, Tenn.-based XOEye Technologies, captures and streams high fidelity audio and visual content, enabling first-person point-of-view (POV).


GOLE2: The $69 mini-PC with the 5MP 90 degree wide angle lens on IndieGoGo

October 10, 2016 | Telepresence Options


IndieGoGo announces the Gole2 mini-PC. It comes in two versions, the Intel Z8350 runs Windows 10 and comes with 4GB RAM and 32GB Flash, the Allwinner A64 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 version runs Phoenix OS based on Android and comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB Flash. Both version come with 5 megapixel 90-degree wide angle camera supports Full HD 1080p video conferencing.


Valorem shows off telepresence system using Hololens and stereoscopic camera

October 9, 2016 | Telepresence Options


ISV Valorem Consulting, who has developed a number of HoloLens apps, has just shown of a new project, HoloBeam Tech, which promise to offer a 3D telepresence system for the price of a set of stereoscopic cameras and a HoloLens headset.


Apple loses patent retrial, owes $302.4 million to VirnetX

October 3, 2016 | Telepresence Options


Apple has been ordered to pay $302.4 million to the patent holding and security software company VirnetX for infringing patents covering secure computer and mobile communications.


Facebook's artificial intelligence chief developed surveillance systems based on facial recognition

September 29, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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Yann LeCun, leader of Mark Zuckerberg's AI research division, contributed to academic papers exploring the creation of software which would serve as a "key component" in an automated surveillance network.

Computer surveillance is likely to become hugely controversial in the coming years, as it will allow cops, spooks and even private companies to track individual people's movements.


Snapchat in privacy storm over 'surveillance sunglasses' fitted with tiny video camera

September 26, 2016 | Telepresence Options


Social media app Snapchat is preparing to roll out a pair of "surveillance specs" which can take pictures using a tiny camera.


CEDIA's 2016 Award Winners - The Best Home Theaters and Media Rooms in the World

September 21, 2016 | Telepresence Options


The CEDIA show wrapped up in Dallas, Texas last week. CEDIA is the leading trade show and conference for the home automation industry and they give annual awards for the best home theatres and media rooms. Here are the coolest home theaters and media rooms in the world and the systems integration professionals that engineered the solutions. CEDIA also made awards for the best new products in home automation and entertainment and they can be found here.


Full-body touch sensations in VR will likely need special suits like Skinterface

September 19, 2016 | Telepresence Options


Now that consumers have general access to high-quality VR content by way of the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, eye-tracking technology seems to be the next step in the evolution of VR. But what about touch input, as in feeling the virtual wind against your skin or how a virtual object feels when you grab it with your hand? One group of developers is looking into just that, and has created a way to generate full-body tactile feedback with what they call Skinterface.


Wainhouse Research - News in Brief - September 16th

September 16, 2016 | Telepresence Options


Wainhouse Research's News in Brief featuring updates on: Nureva, Compunetix, Avaya, Collaboration Squared, Mersive, InFocus, Pinnaca, Ashton Bentley, and Nepris among others.


InFocus' MondoPad Ultra exposes weaknesses in Microsoft's Surface Hub

September 13, 2016 | Telepresence Options


Competition is good, and InFocus' huge MondoPad Ultra all-in-one PC highlights some shortcomings in Microsoft's Surface Hub touchscreen computers.

MondoPad and Surface Hub lead a unique class of all-in-one computers with large screens that are being used in classrooms and conference rooms for video conferencing, collaboration, and whiteboarding.


Fraunhofer HHI scientists to demo VR telepresence using 3D Body Reconstruction

September 13, 2016 | Telepresence Options


When science fiction heroes communicate, they don't use landlines or cell phones. The caller simply appears in virtual form in the middle of the room; full sized and three dimensional. For researchers at Fraunhofer, this vision is already within reach: At the trade fairs IFA in Berlin and IBC in Amsterdam they will show a new technology technology called "3D Human Body Reconstruction."


Sony's portable Xperia projector turns any surface into a touchscreen

September 6, 2016 | Telepresence Options


After teasing us with a first look at the proprietary software for its Xperia projector at the Mobile World Congress, Sony finally unveiled the portable product in all its glory at the IFA show in Berlin.


EZTalks Debuts Its All-in-One Video Conferencing Device, Onion, at InfoComm India 2016

September 6, 2016 | Telepresence Options


HONG KONG, Sept. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EZTalks Technology Co., Ltd., a professional video conference service provider with more than six years' experience on video communication technology, is exhibiting for the first time on Indian soil, at InfoComm India (Booth E60).


UK Firm LyteSpark - New Cloud-based videoconferencing provider

August 30, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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Founders: Alex Hunte (38) and Igor Pavlov (27)
Background: Hunte - Project management, sports management, digital media, marketing and communications. Pavlov' - Software developer, with expertise in real-time applications and video communications.
Based in: London

Very simply, what does your tech start-up do?

  • LyteSpark is a video conferencing solution, designed to help connect remote teams, clients, customers or suppliers.
  • Users create video conferencing rooms to host their meeting attendees in their own beautiful, branded environment.
  • With no downloads or software installation, your attendees can join you instantly.
  • It's ultimately an intuitive experience that makes online communication as easy as talking to the person next to you. Put plainly, it's a comfortable place to talk!

Mantaro Introduces the MantaroBot TeleTrak Telepresence Robot for Rugged Industrial, Manufacturing, and Construction Environments

August 25, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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GERMANTOWN, Md., Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mantaro, a leading developer of mobile telepresence products, announced today the launch of their new addition to the MantaroBot TelePresence Robot lineup, the MantaroBot TeleTrak. With the introduction of a tracked based drive system, the user can drive the TeleTrak to monitor projects in rugged terrain and dynamic environments remotely, locations they could never do so before. The TeleTrak opens up the world of mobile telepresence to the industrial, manufacturing, and construction environments as users can can now remotely traverse uneven terrain, steps, and obstacles as high as 4" tall. Watch a short video of the TeleTrak telepresence robot.


The Wainhouse Research Blog: Panopto $, Kaltura $, Cisco x2, ClearOne $, more

August 24, 2016 | Telepresence Options


Panopto Joins the Big Dollar Club and Preps for Growth


Seattle-based Panopto, provider of enterprise and education video solutions, announced that it has secured $42.8 million in funding. This follows on to two previous Series A and B rounds that totaled $8 million. The company gave us some specifics regarding where the money is going, and Alan explores the competitive landscape and why Panopto has some runway with which to play. Read More >>


HELLO transforms any TV into the ultimate cross-platform communication device

August 19, 2016 | Telepresence Options


Los Angeles, CA -- Today marks the launch of a much anticipated Kickstarter campaign for the HELLO. Solaborate is using Kickstarter to raise funding and awareness for their HELLO, all-in- one, 4K TV communication platform.

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