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Announcing Unyfy, an Interface for Skype for Business / Microsoft Lync Video Conferencing

July 7, 2015 | Telepresence Options

Unified Conferencing Technologies, has released its latest version of Unyfy.

Unyfy is a powerful video conferencing and collaboration user interface offering a unified approach to online meetings in the conference room. Unyfy brings all your online conferencing providers under an easy to use interface.

Video Conferencing Services Market to see 9% CAGR to 2019

July 7, 2015 | Telepresence Options


A new research titled Video Conferencing Market: Global Opportunity, Trends, Forecast 2015-2019 categorizes the video conferencing services market into segments like on premise VCS, managed VCS, and hosted VCS.

Complete report on video conferencing services market spread across 86 pages, talking about 5 major companies and supported with 33 exhibits is now available at

BCS Global New Video Meeting Space Aims to Maintain Worker Productivity While Easing Traffic Gridlock During Pan Am Games

July 6, 2015 | Telepresence Options


TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When the Pan Am Games come to town this month, traffic and parking are certain to become challenging. But good news has come just in time for those who may attempt to fight their way to the office during the Games. BCS Global Networks, Inc., a cloud-based video and collaboration solutions provider, has introduced Virtual Connect Polycom Powered, a personal on-demand meeting space. The meeting space uses cloud-based visual collaboration technologies as an effective means to communicate over video.

Video Conferencing Market: Global Opportunity, Trends, Forecast 2015-2019

July 2, 2015 | Telepresence Options


A few years ago, video conferencing was something SMEs hesitated to invest in because of high initial investment and huge TCO. Also, high-quality video calls required sufficient bandwidth, special video conferencing rooms, and expensive technology. Therefore, only large enterprises could justify these costs by reducing their travel expenses for initial sales meetings and presentation to potential clients. The introduction of desktop video solutions and managed and hosted VCS have made VCS a viable technology for everyday meeting and offloaded the high installation hurdle.

Currently, organizations are not limited to VCS investments just based on travel avoidance. Most companies are adopting VCS to make it available to all their employees, with an easy guest access model for customers and partners to enrich collaboration and enhance business outcomes. VCS allow employees to share information in a more interactive way with other employees elsewhere through the Internet. VCS also allow employees to share virtual whiteboards, desktops, presentations, and spreadsheets, thereby improving communication between geographically scattered teams. Also, enterprises can improve their communication through the usage of new technologies such as recording capabilities and polling.

Virtual and Augmented Reality at Digital Hollywood Fall

June 30, 2015 | Telepresence Options


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Lifesize Announces UK's First Cloud Master as Gold Partner VideoCentric

June 23, 2015 | Telepresence Options


Gold Lifesize partner VideoCentric has received recognition as the first UK Lifesize Cloud Master, a new initiative launched by Lifesize, a division of Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) (SIX:LOGN), that will provide less than 10 UK partners with this status.

Cloud Masters recognises a partner's ability to deliver Lifesize Cloud based solutions to the Enterprise, and ensures ongoing success for customers who have implemented Cloud across their organisation. The Cloud Masters programme is designed to unify selected partners with Lifesize by providing specialised tools, training and improved communication, alongside higher levels of support and adoption services for customers.

IMTC SuperOp! 2015 Unified Communications Interoperability Testing Event Successfully Completed

June 23, 2015 | Telepresence Options


The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) announces the successful completion of SuperOp! 2015. This is the premier telecommunications industry interoperability testing event for Unified Communications (UC) and multimedia technologies running the latest versions of industry standard protocols in various types of products and services.

IMTC SuperOp! 2015 took place in Porto, Portugal May 15-23, where testing was conducted using software, hardware, UC and multimedia solutions for the enterprise and service providers. The event also tested Cloud based services for interoperability with the aforementioned products and on combinations and variations of IP, 3G and 4G networks using a broad range of protocols and technologies including WebRTC, Microsoft Lync, SIP, TIP, H.323, H.264, SVC and HEVC/H.265.

Worldwide Enterprise Videoconferencing and Telepresence Equipment Market Showed Mixed Results in First Quarter, According to IDC

June 19, 2015 | Telepresence Options


FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Enterprise Videoconferencing and Telepresence Equipment QView showed mixed results in the first quarter of 2015 (1Q15), with overall videoconferencing equipment revenue decreasing -21% quarter over quarter, but increasing 2.2% year over year. Total worldwide enterprise video equipment market revenue in 1Q15 was just over $484 million, down from about $613 million in 1Q14. The total number of videoconferencing units sold in 1Q15 decreased -16.4% quarter over quarter, but increased 20.5% year over year.

Mersive Receives the 2015 Commercial Integrator BEST Award for Collaboration

June 18, 2015 | Telepresence Options

Today Mersive, a leading provider of software-based collaboration solutions, announced it has received the 2015 Commercial Integrator BEST Award for the Collaboration category. The award recognizes Mersive's Solstice Pod as this year's Top Collaboration Solution for innovation and technological advancements.

In March 2015, Mersive introduced the Solstice Pod, a turnkey solution that combines enterprise-class wireless collaboration software with high-performance hardware at an unbeatable price. The software-based collaboration solution includes Solstice Software integrated on an Android hardware platform. The small form-factor Pod connects to a display in the room, enabling any number of users to instantly connect, share and control content on the display from their laptops and mobile devices. The Solstice Pod is perfect for classrooms, conference rooms, or any meeting space with a display.

Revolabs Begins Shipping IP & USB Unified Communications Conference Phone with Extension Microphones

June 18, 2015 | Telepresence Options


SUDBURY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Revolabs®, the premier provider of audio solutions for unified communications (UC), enterprise collaboration, and professional audio applications, announced today it has begun shipping the latest addition to its award-winning FLX™ family, the FLX™ UC 1500 IP & USB Conference Phone with Extension Microphones. This new phone supports use in larger conference rooms than earlier FLX offerings by including two extension microphones to create a wider pick-up range. Its high-performance speaker also gives it more powerful sound output to fill larger spaces.

Epson Announces All-in-One Whiteboards for BrightLink Pro-Series

June 18, 2015 | Telepresence Options


ORLANDO, Fla., June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- (InfoComm Booth #1929) -- Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today announced the All-in-One Collaborative Whiteboard designed exclusively for its BrightLink® Pro-Series meeting room solutions that transform any flat surface into digital whiteboards and interactive spaces.

Designed to match the white color and sleek design of the BrightLink Pro, the new All-in-One Collaborative Whiteboard solution offers a premium look and all-in-one functionality by integrating a Da-Lite IDEA screen with 2.5 gain for superior image quality and wall mount, as well as the finger touch unit and control panel on the BrightLink Pro 1430Wi. Available in 87- and 100-inches, the new kit is easy to install - it hangs like a picture frame and image size is easy to adjust with preset heights - and the Da-Lite IDEA screen can also be used as a dry-erase board.

Acano Launches World's First 'Dual Home' Video Technology

June 18, 2015 | Telepresence Options


LONDON and ORLANDO, Fla., June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Acano, a fast-growing technology company with a fresh perspective on audio, web and video conferencing, today announced the addition of 'dual home' conferencing to its communications platform. The technology dramatically improves the experience of Skype for Business/ Lync (S4B) meetings that include other video conferencing participants, creating a consistent, intuitive experience for users without layout changes or restrictions. Acano has published the Microsoft S4B/Lync Integration Architecture White Paper, which covers the 'dual home' technology. The company will showcase the server technology at InfoComm 2015 in Orlando, Florida.

InfoComm 2015: Sony launches USB videoconferencing camera

June 18, 2015 | Telepresence Options


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Sony has launched the SRG-120DU, the latest member of the SRG remote-operated camera line-up at InfoComm. The SRG-120DU is the first in Sony's range to include a USB 3.0 interface and is UVC video compatible.

The SRG-120DU can connect with Unified Communications, Collaboration (UCC) and multimedia streaming devices. It has a wide 71° field of view and a 12x optical/12x digital zoom auto focus lens.

AVTEQ Adds Height Adjustable Functionality to AV Carts & Stands

June 17, 2015 | Telepresence Options


AVTEQ, Inc., the leading provider of AV furniture, announced today that customers may now order height adjustable functionality as an option on the company's popular S series of AV carts and stands.

"Since we launched our height adjustable desk and collaboration table, we continue to receive more and more requests for the lift ability on our existing carts and stands," stated Aaron Rubner, director of AV sales for AVTEQ. "As the market grows for larger displays, especially for touch panels, the need for height adjustment on the fly will increase with it. We're ready to meet that demand."

Uniguest and Google Announce Partnership to Deploy Google Chrome Devices in Hotels Worldwide

June 17, 2015 | Telepresence Options


Uniguest, the hospitality industry's largest provider of secure managed technology services, and Google announced a strategic partnership to deploy devices powered by Google Chrome OS in hotels across the world. The announcement was made at a press conference at HITEC, the world's largest hospitality conference, in Austin, Texas.

Ricoh to introduce powerful collaboration solutions at InfoComm 2015

June 17, 2015 | Telepresence Options


ORLANDO, Fla., June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh will demonstrate an exciting array of new solutions to support rapidly emerging workstyles at InfoComm 2015, June 17-19 in Orlando, Florida, at Ricoh's Booth #4043.

Visitors to Ricoh's booth will experience new interactive whiteboards, portable videoconferencing systems and projectors, all designed to help workers meet the new challenges of today's world of work. The solutions help organizations easily access important, relevant information and collaborate with teams working from home, the office or the road.

Industry-Leading Polycom® RealPresence® Platform Further Revolutionises Collaboration and User Experiences with Three New Solutions

June 17, 2015 | Telepresence Options

Demonstrating its commitment to driving highly productive collaboration experiences, Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) has announced three new solutions to its industry-leading Polycom® RealPresence® Platform. Polycom added advanced capabilities, extended benefits and cloud offers to the RealPresence Platform, making it today's most complete, affordable and accessible method of building and harnessing the workplace of the future.

"Polycom is creating new experiences that enhance the way people work, without changing the way they are used to working," said Ashan Willy, Polycom Senior Vice President of Worldwide Systems Engineering and Product Management. "Productivity is redefined when collaboration tools are easy to use and integrated into the daily workflow. Accessibility and integration matter. Experience matters. Productivity and efficiency matter. The market is changing, and today's announcement is symbolic of our mission to meet those needs by taking collaboration beyond the walls of the traditional office and making it easier and more intuitive."

InfoComm 2015: ClearOne Introduces New, Innovative Media Collaboration Series with "True Cloud" Functionality for the Ultimate in Scalability, Availability, and Performance

June 17, 2015 | Telepresence Options


ORLANDO, Fla., June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearOne CLRO, +1.90% has launched a new series of integrated packages in its COLLABORATE® line of professional collaboration solutions, the world's first technology that combines low cost appliances with powerful, scalable, cloud collaboration capabilities. This announcement is being made in conjunction with the InfoComm15 Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, the premiere annual event for the professional audiovisual industry, where ClearOne is displaying its solutions in booth 2259.

The company's COLLABORATE media appliance provides standards-based video conferencing with a wide assortment of collaboration tools, including wireless presentation and whiteboarding, streaming, recording, and multi-party conferencing. The addition of a new, complementary, Spontania cloud-based meeting room adds more functionality, flexibility, and participant value, to elevate ClearOne's leadership in the enterprise conferencing marketplace.

At InfoComm 2015 InFocus showcases latest ways to connect, collaborate and share ideas

June 17, 2015 | Telepresence Options


Saturn, from InFocus, is a multi-configuration video conferencing display system that displays wall-sized, multi-endpoint video conferencing using multiple configurable ultra-narrow-bezel HD displays that can be customized for any wall size. Saturn is different from a basic video wall with an integrated video conferencing multipoint control unit (MCU) server that allows users to instantly configure and change each input image to any number of the displays.

Allied Fiber Completes Southeast Route, the First Open-Access Colocation and Dark Fiber System to Enable Network-Neutral Interconnections from Miami to Atlanta and All Points Between

June 16, 2015 | Telepresence Options


NEW YORK, NY, ATLANTA, GA and MIAMI, FL (June 16, 2015) - Allied Fiber, the United States' first open-access, integrated, network-neutral colocation and dark fiber superstructure, today announced the company's Southeast Route connecting Miami and Atlanta is complete and officially Ready for Service (RFS). .

Allied Fiber's Southeast Route covers 708 route miles with local access fiber splice points every 3,000-5,000 feet, providing significant economic and job growth opportunities to the local communities along the route. Network service and content providers leasing colocation space and dark fiber in the Allied Fiber system can now provide their business and consumer customers with a dramatic improvement in performance, speed and reliability.

VisiInc PLC to Acquire VIA3

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In the deep

August 19, 2011 | William Zimmerman