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Altia Systems Launches PanaCast 2s, the First Panoramic-5K 180º Real-time Intelligent Vision Platform

December 11, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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PanaCast 2s video enables lossless digital zoom up to 16 feet at 720p

CUPERTINO, Calif., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Altia Systems, creators of PanaCast 2, the world's first Panoramic-4K plug-and-play video camera system, today launched PanaCast 2s, the first software-defined Panoramic-5K (5120 x 1440 pixels per frame) video camera system that produces 78% higher resolution than Panoramic-4K video. PanaCast 2s is a software-scalable intelligent vision end-point platform designed for use in medium to large conference rooms, compatible with any video collaboration service.

Facebook just made VR better -- by adding Microsoft Windows

December 7, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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With a new beta, you can do practically anything you'd do with your PC in an Oculus Rift headset.

This Humanoid Robot May be Your Next Assistant

November 28, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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On November 20, Toyota revealed its latest humanoid robot, the T-HR3, which the company says "represents an evolution from previous generation instrument-playing humanoid robots," according to the company's press release. The new robot was created to assist humans safely whether at home or work, particularly in dangerous or remote areas -- even outer space. The T-HR3's third-generation robotic hardware was developed and designed by Toyota's Partner Robot Division, and is meant to facilitate "unique mobility needs."

The Trillion Dollar 3D Telepresence Gold Mine

November 20, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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We decided to find out if what Microsoft says is true: remote volumetric telepresence and collaboration can and will be done, sooner than people think and--despite obvious technical hurdles--it will be the killer app of Augmented and Virtual Reality.

Capture 360 with iPhone cameras Fusion Lens is available on Indiegogo

November 13, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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San Francisco, 13 Nov 2017 - Available today at Indiegogo, a TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield startup - Spincle team just announced a new optical accessory for iPhone that enables you to shoot 360 with 6K image quality at the price starting from $39. It is a breakthrough in 360 photography which the price is drastically reduced comparing to existing 360 devices on the market.

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Face to Face with Nest's smartest home security camera

November 7, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Nest's new home security camera is supposed to be so smart that it can identify people it's been introduced to.

Jaspersoft Official Site - Download Jaspersoft 6

November 1, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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The team behind a new accessory for virtual reality headsets that will create wind and synchronize it to VR events, immersing users even deeper into the VR content, came up with the idea for their gadget by happenstance.

Google's video conferencing kit gets an AI camera and display

November 1, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Google has been trying to get a seat in your board room this year, courtesy of its tools and products for meetings. In March, it pivoted its Hangouts app to businesses, following it up with a $5,000 interactive display with collaborative cloud features. Not content with the two-punch software and hardware combo, the big G is now taking another stab at video conferencing. Remember the Chromebox for meetings bundle the company dropped in 2014? Well, it's back, courtesy of some rebranding and a bunch of upgraded products.

Creepy Amazon Key - Company Finds Another Reason to Put a Camera in your House and Control Your Locks

October 31, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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The world's largest online retailer on Wednesday announced Amazon Key, a lock and camera system that users control remotely to let delivery associates slip goods into their houses. Customers can create temporary passcodes for friends and other services professionals to enter as well.

FYI: iOS apps can turn on your camera any time without warning

October 30, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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A top iOS security researcher has uncovered yet another privacy loophole in Apple's mobile firmware.

Felix Krause, founder of Fastlane.Tools, said the way Apple's software handles camera access and recording is leaving many fans vulnerable to being spied on by apps on their gadgets without any notification or warning.

Tixeo Launches VideoTouch and Simplifies Video Conferencing from Meeting Rooms

October 30, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Tixeo, a European software company specialized in secure video conferencing, launches its new kit: VideoTouch. Videoconferencing from a meeting room becomes simpler while maintaining a high level of quality and confidentiality.

TrueConf Moves to Ultra HD Video Conferencing

October 19, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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TrueConf has announced full support for 4K point-to-point video calls in 3840 × 2160 resolution. Ultra HD video calls are available in TrueConf 7.2 application for Windows.

Vidyo Continues Legacy of Invention Releasing First Implementation of VP9 Optimized for Real-Time Video

October 17, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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October 17, 2017 - Hackensack, NJ - Vidyo, the leader in integrated video collaboration technology, today announced its own implementation of the VP9 coding format optimized for real-time video. Leveraging over a decade of experience building real-time video encoders, Vidyo's tests of its implementation of VP9 yield up to double the battery life for mobile devices. Compared to the open source VP9 codec, Vidyo's implementation delivers a more efficient experience for users across a variety of industries who rely on real-time collaboration over video.

Hollywood and AMC theaters are betting on VR with Dreamscape Immersive

October 10, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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The notion that virtual reality is going to be the next great storytelling medium has run into some bumps along the way. There's still no real sense of what a great VR experience should actually be, and even less of an idea of how it can be turned into a viable business. Today, AMC Entertainment is announcing a partnership that will bring VR to its movie theaters starting in 2018, and its partner may be a key player in shaping what audiences will come to expect from virtual reality in the years to come.

Polycom Showcases New Innovations in Video and Collaboration Technologies at Gitex Technology Week 2017

October 10, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Dedicated to enabling the workplace of the future, Polycom showcased the power of human collaboration through its latest portfolio of video, voice and content sharing collaboration solutions that promote flexible working and create collaborative workplaces for businesses. Polycom is exhibiting at GITEX in partnership with FVC, Microsoft, Sitec and Mindware.

Wainhouse Research take on Microsoft Ignite: Skype4B becomes Teams

October 4, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Ignite 2017 #1 - The Journey from Skype for Business to Teams

Microsoft makes an aggressive, but not surprising shift toward Teams ...

For analysts, Microsoft Ignite was split between three venues - the Hyatt, the Orange County Convention Center and the Hilton. During my two-day stint, I found myself running from place to place to catch keynote after keynote, session after session, and meeting after meeting.

Buffalo Pacific Acquires Holographical Reality Company

October 4, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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ENGLEWOOD, Ohio, Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Buffalo Pacific, LLC announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Telepresence Technologies, Inc., located in Plano, Texas. TelePresence Tech (TPT) is the innovator of "Holographical Reality™" protected by 13 US patents and one European Union patent that serves as the center piece of Buffalo Pacific's "Community Portals".

September 2017: A pivotal month for Team Messaging / Persistent Workspaces

September 29, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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September 2017 may well be the month we look back on as the point where Team Messaging / Persistent Workspace services began their breakout towards mainstream acceptance.

Specifically, here are three events in this space that mark the significance of the past month:

Videxio Announces Skype for Business Gateway-as- a-Service Within the Microsoft Azure Cloud

September 26, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Videxio, a provider of videoconferencing as a service, today announced that it will utilize the Microsoft Azure Cloud as the platform for its new videoconferencing gateway service. The service enables users of dedicated videoconferencing devices to join Skype meetings and ensures seamless cross-platform communication in a Skype for Business environment.

Altia Systems Launches High Dynamic Range (HDR) Solution for World's First 180° Panoramic-4K Plug-and-Play Video Camera System

September 19, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Cupertino, Calif. - September 19, 2017 - Altia Systems, creators of PanaCast 2, the world's first 180° Panoramic-4K Plug-and-Play video camera system, today launched PanaCast VividTM, a newly-developed real-time HDR (high dynamic range) technology being delivered as a fully integrated high performance engine running in the PanaCast Video Processor within the PanaCast 2 camera system, which automatically and continuously improves video quality under varying light conditions to enhance participants' collaboration experience.

Touch and Go

January 16, 2015 | Telepresence Options

First Annual TPO Readership Survey Released

June 25, 2014 | Christina Gray

15 Hot Exhibits You Need to See at InfoComm 2014

June 12, 2014 | Christina Gray

Able-HD Offers Dual Monitor Productivity, On the Go

February 4, 2014 | Christina Gray

Orange Business Services Rolls Out TelePresence

February 10, 2009 | John Serrao

3D Telepresence is Near

December 17, 2008 | John Serrao

Holobama: 'Holograms' greet Election 2008

November 6, 2008 | John Serrao

FOSE 2008: Mobile Telepresence in the Cisco NERV

April 3, 2008 | John Serrao

Electrosonic Visits the HPL

October 8, 2007 | John Serrao

Telanetix Acquires AccessLine Communications

September 20, 2007 | John Serrao

Q&A: BT conferencing CEO

September 15, 2007 | John Serrao

Industry vet seeks $25M for 'telepresence' venture

January 19, 2007 | John Serrao
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