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VDO360 launches sub $400 pan-tilt-zoom videoconferencing camera

August 14, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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We at VDO360 have a habit of listening.

We listen to the software codec folks

We listen to our dealers

We listen to our distributors

But most of all- we listen to our users.

They have all been asking for a solution for those small Team Spaces, you know those- some call them huddle rooms, some call them breakout rooms, while others refer simply as web conferencing rooms. The call for a camera to fit those spaces, and more importantly, the way we use them has led us to the TeamCam.

Covert NSA Listening Stations in Every Major City?

August 10, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Hi everyone. This piece is a bit more personal. While driving through the South, we happened upon an odd AT&T building in downtown Birmingham, Alabama when we stopped for lunch. After seeing a creepy and very serious security/surveillance man waiting at the parking garage, watching us with some sort of long telephoto lens, it struck us that this was no ordinary building.

Startup Neurable unveils the world's first brain-controlled VR game

August 8, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Imagine putting on a VR headset, seeing the virtual world take shape around you, and then navigating through that world without waving any controllers around--instead steering with your thoughts alone.

What's next for Microsoft's Skype for Business unified communications products

August 7, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Microsoft begins rolling out overhauled Skype consumer appMicrosoft has been noticeably mum about its roadmap for Skype for Business.

But that silence may soon end, based on a list of sessions on Skype for Business that are slated for Microsoft's Ignite conference for IT professionals in late September.

WikiLeaks Releases Docs on 'Dumbo' CIA Tool Allowing Control of Webcams

August 4, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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WikiLeaks released new documents on Thursday within the Vault 7 documents, which contain information on CIA's hacking tools from the Dumbo project.

Stanford built a '4D' camera for cars, robots and VR

August 2, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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A team of Stanford scientists have created what could be the perfect "eye" for autonomous vehicles and delivery drones thus far. It's a 4D camera that can capture nearly 140 degrees of information, allowing it to gather more information than conventional cameras in a single image. The researchers call their design the "first-ever single-lens, wide field of view, light field camera." It relies on light field photography for the additional info to make its results four dimensional. That means it can observe and record the direction and distance of the light hitting the lens and bundle it with the resulting 2D image.

Cisco Spark Review: Flexible Collaboration for Virtual and Physical Spaces

August 2, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Understanding of the role communications technology can play in business has undergone a shift in recent years. A combination of mobility, multi-modal platforms and devices capable of delivering all forms of communication under a single pane of glass has led to the realisation that comms need no longer be just about keeping people in touch. UC can actually play a pivotal role in how people work together.

Samsung's new 3 ultra-large, ultra-wide 32:9 aspect ratio monitor + Panacast's 180 degree panoramic videoconferencing camera

July 28, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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We are really excited to let you know (in case you missed the announcement) that Samsung are now offering an ultra-large, ultra-wide monitor with a screen size of 49 inches (124.5 cms) and aspect ratio of 32:9 - equivalent to two 16:9 monitors side by side!

DVE Announces the Eye Align Huddle Room 4K Ultra High Def Telepresence System with True Eye Contact Camera Technology

July 26, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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IRVINE, Calif., July 25, 2017 -- Digital Video Enterprises (DVE), an award winning telepresence solution provider, announces the launch of the DVE Huddle Room 4K Eye Align Series for studio quality group collaboration and telepresence. The Eye Align Huddle Room presents life-size images of individuals, supported in 4K HD, with a hidden camera behind the image for an eye level perspective.

DVE Huddle Room 4K Eye Align Series by Telepresence Options on Scribd

Leap Motion nabs $50M for its VR/AR hand-tracking tech

July 24, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Headset-based VR and AR may be a bit slower out of the gates than many had hoped, but investors are still pouring money into startups looking to change how consumers interact with the digital world.

Leap Motion, a hand-tracking company based in San Francisco, has raised $50 million in Series C funding led by clients advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, the WSJ reports. The startup has raised nearly $95 million to date.

Boards vs. Messaging: Which Time Management App Is Right For You?

July 24, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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4. TRELLO

Forget status update meetings! Trello's boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects with an intuitive drag and drop interface that resembles solitaire. You can add comments, upload attachments, and even use project management frameworks like Agile and Scrum with extreme ease.

Zoom Launches Zoomtopia User Conference with Inaugural Event Sept 26th in Silicon Valley

July 20, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - July 19, 2017) - Zoom Video Communications, the leading provider of enterprise cloud communications technology, today announced Zoomtopia, the company's first annual user conference. Zoomtopia, which will be held in San Mateo, CA on September 26th, will highlight the future of collaboration through seminars, interactive breakout sessions, and panel discussions. Topics covered include effective meetings, the workplace of the future, embedding Zoom into workflows, and IT change management.

2017 Skype Update Review: Mimicking Snapchat Takes the App Away from Video Calling

July 20, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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If you can't beat them, dress just like them and stand right up close to them.

That seems to be the idea behind Skype's first big makeover in more than a decade. The update, currently available on Android with iOS, Mac, and PC to follow, adds a whole new interface to Skype and seems aimed at making it more of a messaging service.

Amazon possibly working on new stand-alone messaging app called Anytime

July 17, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Messaging apps dominate the top charts of the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Despite there being dozens of different apps in the category, many of them have managed to garner millions of users. It appears as though Amazon wants a piece of the action and is working on their own stand-alone messaging app called Anytime.

How to 'talk' to your computer or car with hand or body poses

July 17, 2017 | Telepresence Options

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have developed a system that can detect and understand body poses and movements of multiple people from a video in real time -- including, for the first time, the pose of each individual's fingers.

You can now stream to Facebook Live from inside virtual reality

July 13, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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If you don't think your real life is interesting enough to livestream to your friends, you're in luck. Facebook Inc. announced today that you can now livestream from virtual reality using the Facebook Spaces app, giving your friends "a window into your VR world."

Théoriz recreates the Holodeck with AR tech and projectors

July 10, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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If you had to list the most mind-blowing tech demos in recent memory, Microsoft's Hololens AR headset would need to be included, as would its projector-enhanced Illumiroom. A company called Théoriz from Lyon, France has married both of those things to create a "mixed reality room" that uses projector tech, motion tracking and augmented reality together. Its latest technology demo video made it seem like we're closer to Star Trek's Holodeck than ever before, so we went to take a closer look.

BlueJeans Huddle Review - Video Conferencing System

July 7, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Founded in 2009, Blue Jeans is a California-based company that provides an interoperable cloud-based video communications service that connects participants across a wide range of devices and conference platforms - but how do its products fair against other brands on the market?

With this in mind, we shall be taking a look at one of the brand's flagship products, the BlueJeans Huddle, reviewing the many features it has to offer and giving out own professional opinion on what types of businesses would benefit most from investing in it.

Stabilized Drone with machine gun and grenade launcher

July 7, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Duke Robotics makes the TIKAD drone, which is a drone modified to carry a machine gun, a grenade launcher, and variety of other weapons to fight tomorrow's urban warfare battles. They are selling the drone to the the US and Israeli military.

InfoComm 2017 - Wainhouse Research's Detailed Review

June 29, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Ira, Saar and Peter from Wainhouse Research review the companies and new technologies that were exhibited at InfoComm 2017

InfoComm 2017 - Wainhouse Research Detailed Coverage by Telepresence Options on Scribd

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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