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TrueConf Announces the Release of New Free Video Conferencing Software Room Endpoint

October 27, 2016 | Telepresence Options


TrueConf Terminal 2.0 is the first free video conferencing software designed for use with meeting rooms. Users can assemble their own video conferencing terminal on a Windows-based PC or laptop.

TrueConf Terminal 2.0 users are free to choose any peripheral AV devices. To achieve perfect sound and video quality, all you need to do is connect your terminal to a speakerphone, PTZ-camera via USB, and a screen or a TV-panel via HDMI. You can set up and manage your terminal through any browser. TrueСonf Terminal 2.0 can also run multipoint conferences for up to 120 participants in Ultra HD resolution.

More Powerful Next-Generation 1 Beyond StreamMachineTM Line

October 25, 2016 | Telepresence Options


Boston, MA - Oct 24, 2016 - 1 Beyond, Inc., a leading manufacturer of video systems for streaming and recording, announced a new, more powerful line of StreamMachine systems for affordable professional live streaming and recording. The 1 Beyond StreamMachine, an all-in-one video switcher, recorder, streaming encoder with graphics and media playback for live event production, now comes in five models designed for different needs.

"The next generation of our StreamMachine systems provides more functionality at lower prices," said President and CEO Terry Cullen. "For $3,995, customers can now produce professional multi-camera events and stream 1080p."

HuddleCamHD releases new USB based video conferencing systems

October 25, 2016 | Telepresence Options


Philadelphia, PA - HuddleCamHD announces today that a set of new USB based video conferencing systems will now be able available through select distribution partners. The HuddleCamHD Team and Team Plus kits feature the latest third generation Intel NUC computers, USB conference cameras and beam-forming microphones creating complete turn-key video conferencing systems that can be used with any cloud based service. Each video collaboration system comes with a new dashboard software called Quick Launch simplifying meeting spaces and enabling conferences rooms for 21st century collaboration.

"At the heart of each HuddleCamHD Video Collaboration System is an Intel NUC with Quick Launch" explains Partner Manager Margaret Wilman. Quick Launch is a meeting room dashboard software integrating with the top cloud based video conferencing software including, GoToMeeting, Skype for Business, Vidyo, WebEX and Zoom. "We now have the ability to lock down the Intel NUC which is a popular customer request" says Wilman.

BlueJeans, NTT's Arkadin Integrate Conferencing Products

October 25, 2016 | Telepresence Options


PRESS RELEASE -- LONDON and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA., October 19, 2016 - Arkadin, an NTT Communications company and one of the largest and fastest growing providers of Unified Communications and Collaboration solutions, and BlueJeans Network, the global leader in cloud-based video communications services, increased their on-going collaboration by integrating Arkadin's premium audio into BlueJeans' video conferencing offering.

BlueJeans provided by Arkadin® removes the most common obstacles to video conferencing, opening the technology to millions of businesses globally who consider it a vital workplace requirement. Simple, one-click access enables anyone to meet virtually from any device, any location and any endpoint, without the need for expensive hardware. Since collaborating two years ago, businesses worldwide have hosted thousands of meetings with the service, underscoring the need for easy, accessible face-to-face communication that is interoperable with any device and endpoint.

Pexip Infinity V13 introduces fully automated Cloud Bursting for its meeting platform infrastructure

October 17, 2016 | Telepresence Options


October 17 (Oslo, Norway) -   Pexip, a leading innovator in scalable, distributed collaboration software, has announced the release of Infinity V13. The newest version of its collaboration software platform enables fully-automated resource cloud bursting to Amazon Web Services.

Pexip's award-winning Infinity platform allows organizations of any size to improve work efficiency by simply enabling everyone to benefit from visual communication and collaboration tools. Pexip's industry-leading platform interoperability seamlessly ties together enterprise communication solutions such as Microsoft® Skype™ for Business, traditional video and telephone conferencing, and web-based communications so that organizations can improve workplace efficiency.

Prysm to Exhibit at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, Featuring new Guest Mode for Prysm Visual Workplace

October 17, 2016 | Telepresence Options


ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- (Booth #721) - Prysm, Inc., the cloud-based visual workplace company, announced today that it will be at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016, where the company will demonstrate the award-winning Prysm Visual Workplace.  As part of this demonstration, Prysm will showcase its new Guest Mode feature for the first time in North America.  Guest Mode expands the reach of Prysm Visual Workplace, enabling customers to invite their clients into real-time interactive sessions.

The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is one of the most important gatherings of CIOs and senior IT leaders in the industry, bringing together more than 8,500 CIOs, IT and business leaders - with over $30B in spending power - who will gather insights, strategies and solutions to help ensure that their IT initiatives help power their enterprises' success.

Vidyo Expands Partnership with Computacenter to Deliver Universal Cloud-Based Video Communications to European Markets

October 12, 2016 | Telepresence Options


HACKENSACK, N.J. & HERTFORDSHIRE, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Embedded video communications pioneer Vidyo today announced its partnership with Computacenter, Europe's preferred IT provider, furthering their goal of helping organizations throughout Western Europe better connect with one another through outstanding video collaboration technology, wherever they are, from any device and under any conditions. Computacenter will now offer VidyoCloudTM to their customers across the United Kingdom, France and Germany to provide greater efficiency in operational costs, flexibility and agility for IT leaders.

"Partnering with Computacenter was a natural fit for us, as they have a sterling reputation and a thriving business, and we share the same vision in terms of the value of video," said Bob Smith, Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Vidyo. "We are very happy to help Computacenter customers connect closely and consistently, and achieve their overall communications goals."

StarLeaf's Next Generation Cloud Brings Business Video to the Masses

October 12, 2016 | Telepresence Options


LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--StarLeaf, the leading cloud video conferencing and calling provider, has announced its next generation cloud, StarLeaf OpenCloud V4, which includes major new functionality in the form of Click-to-Call browser based dialing, APIs that pave the way for video integration with business workflows and applications, and a suite of new features to enhance user experience during a conference or direct video call.

"This is a ground-breaking release of our cloud and it has all the ingredients to make enterprise business-to-business and business-to-consumer face-to-face communication a reality," said Mark Loney, CEO, StarLeaf. "Today's forward thinking business leaders want to use video in a pervasive way. They want multiple touch points, which means giving their workers and customers real-time access from any number of devices or applications. This release of our cloud delivers everything they need for integrated video collaboration across workflows, applications and processes."

Synergy SKY releases new product line for the Enterprise market

October 7, 2016 | Telepresence Options


OSLO, Norway, October 6th, 2016 - Synergy SKY Announces General Availability for the Enterprise Edition Hybrid Cloud Service

Synergy SKY have today made their Enterprise Edition available to customers and partners. Organizations that manage their own video infrastructure can now get instant access to the popular Synergy SKY reporting functions through a new hybrid cloud service.

Pinnaca Partners with Vyopta to Uniquely Monitor Entire Video Conferencing Usage

October 5, 2016 | Telepresence Options


BLOOMINGTON, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pinnaca, a leading provider of managed video conferencing, telepresence and visual collaboration services, has formed a strategic partnership with Vyopta to simply and uniquely monitor enterprise video conferencing usage.

Pinnaca will offer globally Vyopta's vAnalytics, which provides real-time monitoring of a single or multi-vendor video conferencing environment with one, integrated system.

StarLeaf Wins Video Conferencing Industry Leadership Award

October 3, 2016 | Telepresence Options


LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--StarLeaf, the leading cloud video conferencing and calling provider, has received the prestigious 2016 Customer Value Leadership Award, Video Conferencing Industry, from Frost & Sullivan. This award validates StarLeaf's technology innovation and leadership in the video conferencing endpoint market and the hosted/cloud video conferencing market in EMEA, which are expected to grow 9.7% and 20.2% by 2019.

"Today's enterprises require cloud video conferencing service offerings that truly provide flexibility. With its versatile video portfolio, StarLeaf offers integration across its own and third-party endpoints and infrastructure, with a high level of interoperability, reliability, security and ease of use," said Vaishno Devi Srinivasan, Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan.

Dispel Launches Scattergrid Voice & Video Conferencing System

October 3, 2016 | Telepresence Options


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dispel, a US-based cyber-defense company, today announced global availability of its secure conferencing service, a single application, browser-accessible platform that provides enterprise-grade secure communications on mobile and desktop devices. The first reconnaissance-proof live-stream platform offered to the private market, Dispel's system encrypts transmissions and strips them of identifying metadata characteristics to render signals indistinguishable from general Web traffic - thus insulating communications against surveillance, profiling and hacking.

"Today, cybersecurity impacts virtually every aspect of our economy and lives. The need for organizations to contain their intellectual property and for employees to maintain their personal safety is of the utmost importance," said Scott Crawford, Research Director of Information Security at 451 Research. "Enterprises and professionals - particularly those stationed in insecure regions and locales - require a secure communications platform that can be trusted and free-from-surveillance voice and video communication tools for their business needs, which Dispel's new offering provides."

FOTV's Hologram USA Receives Innovator of the Year Honors at IMPACT Awards

September 29, 2016 | Telepresence Options


LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - September 29, 2016) - Hologram USA FOTV Productions, Inc. received two prestigious IMPACT Awards for Innovator of the Year and Best New Marketing Platform in recognition for its work with patented holographic projection technology. The Internet Marketing Association's annual awards celebration was held Sept. 20, 2016 at the Aria Convention Center at CityCenter in Las Vegas.

"The IMPACT Awards exemplify best-in-class creativity, expertise and results achieved by the top practitioners of Internet marketing across every business segment, as well as non-profits, government and education," said IMA Chairman Sinan Kanatsiz. "IMA is a unique resource for top professionals. Our fundamental goal is to build the leadership that will continue to drive this dynamic industry. Hologram USA exemplifies the top tier in leadership and innovation."

Utelogy Joins the Cisco Solution Partner Program

September 29, 2016 | Telepresence Options


LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Utelogy Corporation announced that it has joined the Cisco® Solution Partner Program as a Solution Partner. The Internet of Everything (IoE) continues to bring together people, processes, data and things to enhance the relevancy of network connections. As a member of the Cisco Solution Partner Program, Utelogy is able to quickly create and deploy solutions to enhance the capabilities, performance and management of the network to capture value in the IoE.

"We're excited to now be a part of the Cisco Solution Partner Program to further the IoE movement with software-defined room control," stated CEO Frank Pellkofer. "The Utelogy platform further empowers IT, not only for the end-user, but also for IT integrators looking to deploy Telepresence. With everything moving to the network--phones, speakers, surveillance, building automation, putting room control on the network makes a lot of sense for integrators and end-users."

Kandy Celebrates Two Years of Significant Growth with a Differentiated Real Time Communications Platform Offering

September 22, 2016 | Telepresence Options


SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GENBAND, a leading provider of real time communications solutions, today announced that Kandy, its disruptive cloud communications platform that allows anyone to easily add voice, video, messaging, presence, and collaboration capabilities directly into their mobile and web applications, is celebrating two years of rapid growth by clearly differentiating itself from other platforms on the market. Kandy is the only Communications Platform that allows communications service providers (CSPs), software vendors and systems integrators the ability to quickly bring to market embedded communications, managed Over-the-Top (OTT) Mobility Solutions for consumers and Business Solutions for enterprises from a hybrid, private or public cloud.

Built on the world's largest real time communications intellectual property portfolio, Kandy is available as an entire white-label or co-branded communications platform that can be easily deployed on an OpenStack environment for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) either in the telco cloud, in GENBAND's cloud or with any other cloud infrastructure including Amazon Web Services (AWS). Kandy is also the only communications platform to deliver easy to deploy, revenue-ready cloud Unified Communications (UC) and Kandy Wrapper apps that enable turnkey WebRTC solutions for digitizing business processes. The Kandy platform has applicability for Internet of Things (IoT) applications with chat bots, messaging, APIs and SDKs.

Qumu Enables Enterprise-Class Recording of Pexip Meetings Directly from Skype for Business

September 22, 2016 | Telepresence Options


SAN BRUNO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Qumu (NASDAQ: QUMU), the leader in enterprise video, today announced support for Skype® for Business in its extension to the Pexip Infinity meeting platform. The extension enables recording, management, distribution and replay of Pexip meetings. Skype® for Business users can now take full advantage of the enterprise-class centralized recording and streaming capability to make meeting recordings easily searchable and accessible to an organization

Before or during a call, Skype® for Business users can choose to record meetings from within their client. After the conference, recordings are stored, distributed and managed centrally. Recordings remain secure and fully compliant with retention policies and audit trails. These valuable assets are able to be searched for easy recall and viewed on any device.

ClearOne Awarded New Patent for Multipoint Videoconferencing Technology

September 22, 2016 | Telepresence Options

clearone-logo.jpgSalt Lake City--ClearOne, a global provider of audio and visual communication solutions, announced Tuesday that it has been awarded a new patent involving ClearOne's videoconferencing technology.

On August 30, 2016, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued United States Patent number 9,432,624 entitled, "Method for Improving an MCU's Performance Using Common Properties of a Video Codec Standard." This patent describes a way to significantly improve the performance of a Multipoint Control Unit (MCU) and relates to using a video stream manipulator as needed to scale or resize each video stream, encode the resulting video, and augment the encoded data with position information to allow video information to be positioned at a given location on a display as part of the decompression process. This results in significant computational savings that, for example, can be used to increase the number of virtual MCUs that can be supported in cloud-based video bridging systems and/or can increase the number of concurrent multipoint calls that can be supported in premise-based MCU hardware.

Pexip and Modality Systems to showcase CustomInvite at Microsoft Ignite 2016

September 19, 2016 | Telepresence Options


September 19 - New York, NY - Pexip, a leading innovator in scalable, distributed communications software, will be working with Modality Systems to showcase the full features and benefits of Modality Systems' newly launched software - CustomInvite.

CustomInvite is an Outlook plugin that simplifies the user experience of scheduling and joining Skype for Business meetings. Building on the solid foundation of the native Skype for Business invite, CustomInvite provides organizations with the ability to customize their meeting invites, enhancing the user experience, saving time and costs.

Fuze Premier Care Provides White-Glove Support for Enterprise Customers

September 19, 2016 | Telepresence Options


CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fuze (formerly ThinkingPhones), the leader in global voice, video, messaging, and collaboration, today announced the availability of a new value-added service, Fuze Premier Care, an enterprise customer offering designed to meet the unique technical support needs of medium- to-large sized businesses.

With proven success in the enterprise market, Fuze has focused on innovating its services portfolio, further differentiating itself from other vendors in the UCaaS market. Last year, the Company introduced its professional services offerings including a proprietary implementation methodology, reducing customer implementation times by more than 50 percent. Architected alongside its customer base, Fuze Premier Care is the next innovation designed to meet the unique needs of medium- to-large sized businesses.

Vidyo Chosen by Rackspace for Global Video Conferencing Deployment

September 16, 2016 | Telepresence Options


HACKENSACK, N.J., Sep 14, 2016 - To address rapid global growth, leading managed cloud provider, Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX) leverages video collaboration tools from Vidyo, Inc., to connect its workforce worldwide. A fast growing deployment, Rackspace's six thousand employees, also known as "Rackers," log more than 450 simultaneous Vidyo calls per day across Microsoft, Apple, Linux and Android operating systems.

"Rackspace has a unique set of needs for collaboration that only Vidyo was well-equipped to address, including high-demand for a quality solution that runs effectively across the board, especially on Linux," said Michael Petrie, director, global workplace technology, Rackspace. "Because Vidyo's technology is highly software-based, highly scalable and can be leveraged by all major operating systems, we were able to efficiently and affordably deliver the benefits of the VidyoWorksTM platform to satisfy Rackspace's quality requirements and varied user preferences."

VisiInc PLC to Acquire VIA3

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In the deep

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