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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.

Slack is now worth over $5 billion after $250 million cash injection led by Japan's SoftBank

September 18, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Slack is now worth over $5 billion Slack is now worth over $5 billion 7 Hours Ago | 00:50 Workplace messaging app Slack has raised $250 million in a funding round led by the Japanese tech giant SoftBank, putting its overall valuation at $5.1 billion.

The Modern Conference Phone Turns 25: Polycom Announces New Solutions

September 18, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Twenty-five years ago, Polycom introduced its iconic three-legged conference phone and changed the rules of how the world communicates at work. The Polycom phone, with its unique shape and breakthrough audio quality, quickly became the defacto conference phone for everyone - from Fortune 1000 companies to world leaders to characters on The Simpsons - earning its place in pop culture and selling millions of units. Polycom is once again setting the standard for conference phone excellence today by introducing new and updated conferencing solutions that meet the business needs for rooms of all sizes.

A Facebook Video Chat Tablet Could Become Your Living Room Hub

September 13, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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We're about to find out what happens when you cross a webcam with an iPad and sprinkle in a little robot learning. Facebook is said to be currently working on this hybrid out of its brand-new hardware division, Building 8-which happens to be looking for employees, if you're interested in making social hardware.

Cambridge start-up Cyclops is giving the dry erase whiteboard a high-tech makeover

September 13, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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As far as unproductive meetings go, it doesn't get much worse than being on a videoconference when someone in a conference room 3,000 miles away starts scribbling on a dry-erase whiteboard you can't see.

Organizations are increasingly hiring employees around the globe, and they need tools that help people collaborate across distances. But using a regular webcam to live-stream a whiteboard usually produces a mirror image in which the letters are displayed in reverse. Even when all participants can see the board correctly, shadows and reflections can make words and drawings frustratingly difficult to decipher.

Meeting Owl is a smart videoconferencing master

September 13, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Story and images by VentureBeat

Almost every gadget you use in the near future will benefit from AI. We'll continue using Alexa on speakers like the Echo, but even a fan in your living room will use AI to control the temperature. The lights will notice when you pull a book off a shelf and will brighten in the corner of the room where you like to read. A coffee maker will use machine learning to make adjustments based on your taste preferences..

It will happen, and it already has with several new products. One that stands out is called Meeting Owl, a $799 device that sits on a conference room table and can automatically determine who is talking. It uses machine learning to understand not just who is speaking, but if there's a conversation between two people and whether the videoconferencing chat should show two or more views for the video. It's all on the fly, as well. And the device doesn't need to be pre-programmed (setting how many people are in a room, for example).

Atlassian, owner of Trello, aims bigger with first new software product since $400M IPO

September 7, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Atlassian Corp. walked away from its initial public offering with more than $400 million, and the quiet Australian software company is using that haul to aim bigger.

Atlassian TEAM, +0.38% will announce Thursday its first brand-new product since going public, a chat and video-conferencing offering called Stride, software similar to Slack, Spark and their siblings. With Stride and recent acquisition Trello, Atlassian can woo a wider selection of customers, but it will also face more competition from deep-pocketed, entrenched competition like Microsoft Corp. MSFT, +1.25% and Cisco Systems Inc. CSCO, -0.22%

Sirius A Pocket PC will start shipping in November

September 6, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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The Sirius A--a desktop PC crammed into a device not much bigger than a phone--will begin shipping from November 20th.

The tiny, wedge-shaped computer runs the full desktop version of Windows 10 and can be connected to a monitor, mouse and keyboard to be used as a PC.

The Digital Whiteboard: Innovative Tech, or a Waste of Cash?

August 29, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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There's something in me that likes the idea of a digital whiteboard. Maybe it's the ability to annotate notes at the same time as my coworkers or improve collaboration with a bit of visual technology. Perhaps it's my appreciation of all-things new and novel. Either way, I'm not the only person who's feeling the love for digital whiteboards. It appears that countless companies have introduced their own version of this device into the market over the last year or so, with offerings from Google, to Microsoft.

DVE Announces the Launch of the DVE Holo-Suite, Creating the World's Most Realistic Videoconferencing Telepresence

August 25, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Video Enterprises (DVE), an award winning telepresence solution provider, announces the launch of the DVE Holo-Suite, creating ultra-realistic holographic images of people in a telepresence meeting. Demonstrations of the Holo-Suite have proven that wearing augmented reality glasses available from Microsoft and Magic Leap are not needed to have an impressive holographic meeting experience.

How Google is secretly recording YOU through your mobile, monitoring millions of conversations every day and storing the creepy audio files

August 25, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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DID you know that Google has been recording you without your knowledge?

The technology giant has effectively turned millions of its users' smartphones into listening devices that can capture intimate conversations - even when they aren't in the room.

Meet OhmniLabs,The Hardware Startup That's Manufacturing Their Telepresence Robots In California

August 22, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Robots have begun making their way into our homes, albeit cautiously. Softbank's Pepper was first created as an empathetic companion for the home, but now mainly exists as a greeter in select retail stores.

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So why has the development and adoption of robots for the home been such a slow process?

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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