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Dolby Voice Room Changes the Way You Experience Meetings

March 9, 2018 | Telepresence Options


SAN FRANCISCO, March 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Furthering its mission to create spectacular experiences, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced a new and innovative video conferencing solution, Dolby Voice® Room, for huddle rooms and small conference rooms. With the intelligence to flex to the changing needs of the workforce, Dolby Voice Room will bring affordable, simple, and amazing audiovisual experiences to the workplace.

Facebook robots may one day follow you around at home

March 8, 2018 | Telepresence Options


That is, if a newly awarded Facebook patent ever becomes a reality.

The company received a patent on Tuesday for a self-balancing robot that's capable of standing on either two or three legs. The concept resembles a telepresence robot, complete with a screen, camera and microphone.

Following HELLO's very successful Kickstarter campaign (1339% funded), Solaborate is launching the new and improved HELLO 2 on Kickstarter, along with HELLO Touch TV, HELLO Creator Edition and 2 Gadget Extensions.

March 8, 2018 | Telepresence Options


HELLO 2, like its predecessor, turns any TV into a video communication and collaboration device. HELLO 2 does everything users love about the original even better with Alexa support, home automation (Zigbee), and Android games, and also does digital whiteboarding on the new 4K Touch TV. In addition, Gadgets now make HELLO 2 even more useful.

Israeli Firm Cellebrite Can Now Hack Into Virtually Any Cellphone, Tablet

March 6, 2018 | Telepresence Options


Digital forensics firm Cellebrite - which helped the FBI crack iPhone used by the terrorist in the 2015 San Bernardino shooting, offers "Unlocking & Extraction Services" for several devices, including iPhones, iPads and iPods running iOS 5 through 11 - and Android devices including the Samsung Galaxy, Galaxy Note, and other devices running the Google OS such as Alcatel, Nexus, HTC, Huawei, LG, Motorola, ZTE and more. The service costs as low as $1,500 per device.

5 best encrypted video conferencing software [2018 List]

March 2, 2018 | Telepresence Options


More and more companies are fond of business travel especially when the organizations have more headquarters all over the world. Business travel is a way of bringing employees together to share their ideas. On the other hand, this involves high costs for flights and the meeting spaces.

The disturbing acceptance of Google's new 'smart' camera

March 2, 2018 | Telepresence Options


In the reviews that rolled out recently for Google's new Clips smart camera, there were the rote things that you'd expect in all tech reviews: what was good, what was bad, and, inevitably, whether or not you should buy it. There was, however, a key idea conspicuously absent: whether or not the product should exist at all.

Facebook's body-swapping AI further blurs line between real and fake

February 28, 2018 | Telepresence Options


If you thought DeepFakes, the AI that swaps celebrity faces into any video (like porn), was scary wait until you see what Facebook's DensePose can do.

Japan's First Airlines takes passengers on simulated flight to virtual destination

February 22, 2018 | Telepresence Options


This one's a trip. Japanese airline-themed restaurant First Airlines, offers visitors a First class flying experience that includes a virtual reality immersive tour of Hawaii, New York, Paris or Rome.

Buffalo Pacific Raises $5M for Community Portal to Deliver Expert Services Via Telepresence

February 12, 2018 | Telepresence Options


Troy, Ohio (February 6, 2018) - Buffalo Pacific LLC announced today that it has opened its first Community Portal of its nationwide outreach vision, located in Troy, Ohio. The Troy Community Portal is the world's first telepresence-enabled facility that combines financial, education and health/ wellness services within a single site to provide access to experts around the world using "Holographical RealityTM". This futuristic technology, innovated by Buffalo Pacific and our subsidiary TelePresence Tech, is protected by 13 U.S. patents and one European Union patent and serves as the centerpiece of Buffalo Pacific's Community Portals.

Imverse's groundbreaking mixed reality renders you inside VR

February 12, 2018 | Telepresence Options


What if you could look down and see your actual arms and legs inside VR, or look at other real-world people or objects as if you weren't wearing a headset?

Leyard and Planar Announce 0.7mm pitch LED Video Wall - the Industry's Smallest Pixel Pitch

February 12, 2018 | Telepresence Options


AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018, Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, announced they are expanding their award-winning Leyard® DirectLight® LED Video Wall System product line to include the smallest fine pitch LED video wall display in the industry--a breakthrough pixel pitch of just 0.7 millimeters. The expanded line, which also includes a new 2.5 millimeter pixel pitch option, will be showcased at ISE 2018, along with several industry-leading LED solutions.

Google announces new Hangouts Meet hardware, wider Jamboard availability, and G Suite core service addition

February 7, 2018 | Telepresence Options


Google announced a number of changes to its enterprise hardware lineup today: an updated Hangouts Meet conference hardware set for larger rooms, wider distribution and new AI-assisted functionality for its interactive whiteboard-like Jamboard device, and the inclusion of the Jamboard app as a core service in the G Suite.

New VC520+ conferencing system offers plug and play

February 7, 2018 | Telepresence Options


The new VC520+ Professional Video Conferencing System from AVer is being showcased at ISE, along with the announcement of the company's Tri-Protocol support for the Orbit Series SVC100 Endpoint Video Conferencing System.

Highfive raises $32M Series C led by leading global technology integrator to fuel growth of its modern video conferencing solution

February 7, 2018 | Telepresence Options


REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Highfive, the company delivering insanely easy video conferencing, today announced that it has raised $32 million in Series C funding, bringing its total funding to US $77.4 million.

The Princess Leia project: 'volumetric' 3D images that float in 'thin air'

February 3, 2018 | Telepresence Options


Inspired by the iconic Stars Wars scene with Princess Leia in distress, Brigham Young University engineers and physicists have created the "Princess Leia project" -- a new technology for creating 3D "volumetric images" that float in the air and that you can walk all around and see from almost any angle.

Don't Waste Live Holographic Video Conferencing on Meetings, Take a Friend Virtual Dancing

February 3, 2018 | Telepresence Options


If reality were more like movies and music videos, we'd all have kicked back our chair, jumped up on the conference table and danced ourselves out of a meeting at least once in our lives. Sadly, however, I've never done it, and I don't know anyone who has.

'Human Uber' Lets a Surrogate Socialize For You

February 3, 2018 | Telepresence Options


Has the process of interacting with other human beings become too much for you, but you don't have the heart to ditch your social obligations completely? Then you'll be very interested in what virtual reality researcher Jun Rekimoto showed off at MIT Tech Review's EmTech conference in Asia this week.

Sharp goes large with launch of first 4K Big Pad

February 2, 2018 | Telepresence Options


The Big Pad, an interactive display with a 4K LCD touch panel, is being launched at ISE by Sharp. The 70in 4K Big Pad (PN-70TH5) adds to Sharp's range of displays for sharing information in meetings and lessons, the company stated. It will be on sale this month.

Inside South Korea's Space 360 spherical projection theater

January 30, 2018 | Telepresence Options


In 2006, famous movie director Steven Spielberg outlined his idea on what movie theaters of the future could look like. "Some day in the not too distant future you'll be able to go to a movie and the movie will be all around you. The movie will be over your head, it will be a 360 degrees around you, even be a little bit under you," he said in an interview with Time magazine.

A decade later, his words are becoming reality as spherical immersive 360 theaters are starting to emerge around the world. One of them has been recently built in South Korea. Ukrainian creative studio Front Pictures was responsible for engineering and installing the projection system and software.

New Holostream tech allows high-quality wireless 3-D video communications

January 25, 2018 | Telepresence Options


"'The Holostream system includes four major modules,' Song Zhang, an associate professor at Purdue, told Digital Trends. '[There's] a high-accuracy and high-resolution 3D video acquisition module that achieves camera pixel resolution at 30Hz; a novel 3D video compression module that substantially reduces 3D video data size; a 3D video streaming module that delivers compressed 3D video contents and decompresses the videos in real time; and 3D video visualization modules that allows the mobile device users to naturally access and interact with high-quality 3D video contents in real time at a remote location across standard networks.'"

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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