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Videxio Extends its Audioconferencing Reach Leveraging 3rd Party AudioConferencing Providers

February 4, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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Oslo, Norway, 1st February, 2016 - Videxio, a leading cloud video service provider, today announced that it has simplified and extended the reach of the user experience on the Videxio service through integration with additional leading audioconferencing providers including Intercall, Arkadin, Level3 and AT&T. This enhanced capability provides users with a single click-to-join capability, allowing them to attend the meeting using their current audioconferencing services and workflows.

KanexPro Introduces 4K Video Tiler and Scaler Switcher

February 4, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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Brea, Calif. - February 03, 2016 - KanexPro, an industry-leading provider of connectivity solutions to the IT and A/V markets, announces the HDBT- VTSC72-4K Video Tiler and Presentation Scaler Switcher engineered to upscale and present up to four HDMI, DisplayPort and VGA devices such as laptops, Blu-Ray players and desktops to a true 4K resolution and creating a quad window tiling experience fit for any collaboration space. The innovative device allows participants to carry their own devices to be connected to a Quad-View environment using the Click-to-Show me cable controllers.

Now Available: Polycom® RealPresence Debut™, Bringing Enterprise-Grade Video Collaboration to Small and Medium Sized Businesses and to Huddle Spaces Globally

February 3, 2016 | Telepresence Options


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SAN JOSE, CA - Feb 02, 2016: With traditional offices and meeting rooms being complimented by more open environments, increasingly businesses depend on "huddle rooms," or smaller team spaces, for group collaboration. Millions of these small meeting environments have been constructed around the globe, but there is a lack of collaboration solutions that are reliable, intuitive and high-quality, and don't require extensive IT support or installation expense. Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) is solving that problem and bringing customers to the workplace of the future by announcing today that the Polycom® RealPresence Debut™ solution is now available in select markets worldwide. .

InFocus Broadens Technology Prowess with Acquisition of Video Conferencing Solution Provider Avistar

February 3, 2016 | Telepresence Options
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PORTLAND, Ore. - Feb. 2, 2016 -- InFocus today announced the acquisition of Avistar, a video conferencing software provider specializing in technology that enables seamless video calling from mobile devices, video phones, tablets, desktops, touchscreen solutions and large-format video walls. This acquisition, following the recently announced acquisition of Jupiter Systems, adds software depth and proven technology to the InFocus mission of providing best-in-class end-to-end solutions that enable people to connect, collaborate and teach across the table and across the globe.

This acquisition enables InFocus to offer video conferencing at prices that are affordable for all budgets, whether it's connecting to a distant classroom or campus, or connecting an entire global infrastructure. Affordable video conferencing from InFocus is driving the ubiquitous use and democratization of advanced technology by making solutions accessible for all sizes of businesses, schools and facilities.

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Kollective Konnector Leverages Videoconferencing Systems to Reach Thousands of Employees

January 29, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kollective, a leading cloud-based software-defined networking company, today announced Kollective Konnector, the key component in a few-to-many broadcast solution helping businesses seamlessly and simultaneously reach thousands of employees.

Integrated with the Kollective Software Defined Enterprise Content Delivery Network (SD ECDN), Kollective Konnector enables customers to leverage unified communications compliant videoconferencing systems, including Vidyo and BlueJeans, as a stream source. Kollective Konnector is a cloud-based solution that consists of real-time transcoding servers and an administration portal.

Yealink Deepens Partnership With Cloud-Based HD Video Conferencing Provider Zoom

January 28, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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Xiamen, China - January 27, 2015 - Yealink, the global leading unified communication (UC) terminal solution provider, announces today that its VC110 and T49G video conferencing (VC) endpoints for huddle rooms and desktops are now compatible with Zoom's cloud-based HD video communications service. The VC110 and T49G VC endpoints join the VC400 and VC120 as the latest Zoom-enabled products in the Yealink VC portfolio.

Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-defined conference room solution into one easy-to-use platform. Moving forward, Yealink customers will be able to access Zoom's affordable, best-in-class services over four different Yealink devices: the VC400 in head office meeting rooms, the VC120 in middle- sized meeting rooms, and the VC110 and T49G--Yealink's new offerings--in huddle rooms and desktops, respectively.

Polycom Announces Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015

January 28, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) today reported fourth quarter 2015 revenues of $317 million, non-GAAP net income of $32 million and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share of 23 cents. GAAP net income for the fourth quarter was $14 million, or 11 cents per diluted share on a GAAP basis. Polycom also reported full year 2015 revenues of $1.3 billion, non-GAAP net income of $123 million and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share of 90 cents. GAAP net income for the full year 2015 was $69 million, or 50 cents per diluted share on a GAAP basis. Polycom's quarterly and full year financial results, along with a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP performance, are provided in the tables at the end of this press release.

"Polycom reported in-line quarterly performance and continued year-over-year improvement in non-GAAP operating margin," said Peter Leav, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are excited with the positive customer feedback and long term opportunities created by our newest product innovations."

Yealink to Demonstrate Its One-stop Video Conferencing Solution at Integrated Systems Europe 2016

January 27, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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Xiamen, China - January 25, 2015 - Yealink, the global leading unified communication (UC) terminal solution provider, announced today its participation in Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2016, which runs from February 9 through February 12 at the Amsterdam RAI in the Netherlands.

ISE is the world's most popular AV, system integration and communication exhibition. Last year at ISE, Yealink debuted its video conferencing system VC series, which includes the VC400 for head office meeting rooms and the VC120 endpoint for middle-sized meeting rooms. This year, Yealink is proud to demonstrate its one-stop video conferencing solution, which includes three new product offerings: the VC110 endpoint for huddle rooms, the T49G video phone for desktop video and the VC soft client for mobile video.

Gather 'Online Stadiums' with TrueConf Video Streaming

January 27, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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Now TrueConf Server users can scale conference feeds using a streaming mechanism. The embedded module allows for simultaneous broadcasting of several HD video conferences at up to 720p@30fps quality. To join the stream, viewers can simply follow the link received from a streaming server or content delivery service (e.g. YouTube).

To start streaming the administrator needs to send a video conference stream to a special server or CDN cloud service which supports the RTSP protocol. A streaming server then clones the stream and delivers it via its web of servers, optimizing the channels for viewers. This means that the load arising from cloning and delivering the stream falls on an external server: the conference host can broadcast video to an unlimited number of viewers without worrying about network resources.

Visual Systems Group Named Polycom Global Services Partner of the Year

January 20, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Visual Systems Group, an AV integrator and video collaboration company, today announced Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), has named VSGi Global Services Partner of the Year.

Polycom recognized its top partners with its 2015 Circle of Excellence Awards during TEAM Polycom 2016, the company's annual partner conference, held in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, January 11-14, 2016. Honorees excel at incorporating value-added solutions and services which create lasting value for customers. These partners also demonstrate the highest level of expertise in implementing Polycom's solutions, while delivering best-in-class performance and exceptional sales results.

Polycom Honors 2016 Top Partners with Circle of Excellence Awards at TEAM Polycom 2016

January 18, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. & SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq:PLCM), is announcing the winners of its 2015 Circle of Excellence Awards at TEAM Polycom 2016, the company's annual partner conference held in Nashville, Tennessee. During a special awards ceremony, Polycom recognized partner companies that excel at incorporating value-added solutions and services which create lasting value for customers. These partners also demonstrate the highest level of expertise in implementing Polycom's solutions, while delivering best-in-class performance and exceptional sales results.

"The modern workspace is constantly evolving and our partners play a pivotal role in building integrated solutions that meet the needs of these changing environments," said Chris Jones, Polycom Americas, Sales and Worldwide Partner Worldwide Partner Organization. "With our valued partners, we are helping organizations of all sizes and industries leverage the power of collaboration, and build the workplace of the future. Together, we can help our customers drive critical business outcomes and transformation. We are proud to recognize our top-performing partners that help change the face of collaboration."

Vidyo Selected By Bloomberg for Next Generation Global Video Communications Platform

January 15, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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HACKENSACK, N.J. - January 14, 2016 - Vidyo, Inc. announced today that Bloomberg selected the company to provide the enabling technology for the Nexi platform, Bloomberg's all-new global communications platform to visually connect Bloomberg employees with the rest of the world.

Leveraging the VidyoWorksTM platform and APIs, Nexi makes it possible for Bloomberg's 17,000 employees worldwide to collaborate internally and externally with a single click. The VidyoWorks platform allowed Bloomberg to create a completely customized solution that fully integrates into Bloomberg's existing email and calendar system, complies with Bloomberg security standards and delivers the most resilient video communications experience across devices and networks. In the first month of deployment of Nexi, Bloomberg's highly active user base logged more than 6 million Vidyo conferencing minutes in nearly 200,000 conferences with three or more participants per conference.

Compass Business Solutions Announces Corporate Name Change to Borderless Learning

January 15, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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In response to wide ranging changes in the training and professional learning industries Compass Business Solutions has announced the launch of a new corporate identity, changing its name to Borderless Learning to be aligned with the Borderless Learning Programs it began offering last year. According to Computerworld we will double the amount of existing data every two years, creating 40 zettabytes of data in the next 8 years. Borderless Learning has created a new way of learning that is designed to help students manage the sheer volume of information they need to consume through a continuous learning approach.

"We started Compass to help our students find the right direction for their continuing education," said Jules Trono, President and CEO of Borderless Learning. "Seven years later the new way of learning brings people together to share knowledge regardless of location or borders. We are grateful for the loyalty and support of our students and partners. Our team looks forward to providing more access to live interaction with instructors and other benefits under our new Borderless Learning [6] brand." Borderless Learning is a leading specialized learning partner for Cisco and provides training for other manufacturers and certifications including Microsoft, ITIL, CompTIA, PMP and others.

BCS Global names industry veteran Dan Greil national strategic account manager

January 13, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (January 2016) - Video Guidance, a BCS Global company, one of the nation's premier video conferencing companies, has named industry veteran Dan Greil as national strategic account manager. He will oversee the company's strategic development and national sales of Polycom-powered cloud collaboration services.

BCS Global's Virtual Connect Polycom Powered is a personal on-demand meeting space that enables high-quality, face-to-face video collaboration through a variety of technologies from the boardroom, desktop, laptop, or mobile device - anywhere, anytime.

Video Depositions Go High Tech with MIVNET Connect

January 12, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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VERO BEACH, FL, January 12, 2016 /satPRnews.com/ -- MIVNET Connect, a cloud-based, high definition multipoint video collaboration solution from MIVNET, is taking advantage of new technology to empower attorneys with new, affordable video-conferencing capabilities ideally suited to video depositions.

Although free video collaboration options exist in the market, MIVNET Connect differentiates itself by deploying advanced features and a "best seat in the room" user interface, unlike most "Brady Bunch" or "Hollywood Squares" consumer offerings. MIVNET Connect is powered by Viewme, which connects PCs running Windows, Mac and Linux to mobile devices running Android and iOS and video conferencing rooms running H.323, SIP or Cisco's TIP telepresence.

Vidyo Named a Visionary in 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing Also Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Group Video Systems

January 11, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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HACKENSACK, N.J. - January 11, 2016 - Vidyo Inc., a leader in visual communications and collaboration technology, announced today that the company was positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a Visionary in the Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing. Vidyo is also positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Group Video which was released in 2015.

"Vidyo's inclusion in the Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing is yet another signal of our continued momentum and growing footprint," said Eran Westman, CEO, Vidyo. "We enhanced the VidyoWorksTM platform to address the evolving requirements of the web conferencing market and firmly believe that offering the highest quality, most scalable platform will continue to set Vidyo apart in the future as the web conferencing and video conferencing markets converge."

Yealink awarded 2015 Internet Telephony Skype for Business Pioneer Award

January 11, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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Yealink, the global leading unified communications (UC) terminal solution provider, announced today that TMC, a global integrated media company, awarded the Yealink UC Edition SIP-T48G desktop phone with a 2015 Internet Telephony Skype for Business Pioneer Award.

As a certified Microsoft Gold Communications Competency Hardware Partner, Yealink works closely with Microsoft to deliver phone endpoints with effortless deployment, easy usage and minimal learning costs. The award-winning SIP-T48G is the flagship model of Yealink phones for Skype for Business.

ClearOne Awarded a New Patent for Acoustic Echo Cancelation Methods

January 11, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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Salt Lake City--ClearOne, a global provider of audio and visual communication solutions, announced Tuesday that it has been awarded a new patent for acoustic echo cancelation methods.

On December 15, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") issued United States Patent number 9,215,327 entitled "Methods and Apparatuses for Multi-Channel Acoustic Echo Cancelation." The '327 patent describes and covers the technology for an audio conferencing system to map a high-quality, multi-channel audio profile from a remote location to a multi-speaker audio profile locally (and vice versa), preserving the spatial sound qualities of the audio signal while still performing echo cancelation.

Yealink and Imago announce distribution partnership to promote video conferencing in South Africa

January 8, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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Yealink, the global leading unified communication (UC) terminal solution provider, announced today the company has signed a distribution agreement for Yealink's video conferencing equipment and SIP phones with Imago Communications.

As an experienced and market-proven distribution organization in South Arica, Imago extends a sustainable long-term business commitment to accredited resellers with dedicated support and training. It also supplies end users with detailed advice on equipment and solutions options as well as comprehensive demonstrations.

Pexip Inexpensively Unifies Enterprise Communications Across Multiple Platforms

January 7, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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For most enterprises, communication and video conferencing solutions have proven to be an exercise in compromise, with only a fraction of the intended users having access to the technology. Those compromises, which are the result of issues such as platform incompatibilities, high licensing costs, or even various endpoint concerns, have prevented many organizations from achieving the ideal from a virtual conference room or collaboration solution.

Pexip (www.pexip.com) aims to resolve those compromises with their product called Infinity, which wraps a transcoding engine, MCU (Multipoint Control Unit), and gateway together into an inexpensive unified software platform, which can connect multiple legacy video conferencing systems to each other and incorporate the latest video conferencing technologies.

VisiInc PLC to Acquire VIA3

September 29, 2011 | Hogan Keyser

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August 19, 2011 | William Zimmerman