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Vidyo Transforms Customer Experience with Embedded Video Conferencing

August 25, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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HACKENSACK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vidyo customers are leveraging embedded interactive video communications as a key competitive advantage. The company has seen rapid adoption of its VidyoWorksTM platform and has announced Vidyo.ioTM, a video platform-as-a-service offering (Video PaaS). Vidyo.io enables developers to quickly, easily and affordably use the company's video chat APIs to embed enterprise-grade, real-time video communications at web scale into applications, business processes and IoT devices. The embedded video market is exploding as developers race to video-enable their apps. In a report* released earlier today IDC, a leading provider of global IT research and advice, estimates that the U.S. Video PaaS market will grow from $44 million in 2016, to $1.7 billion in 2020.

"Vidyo has been selected by market leaders in the largest growth areas in our Video PaaS market report, including the only embedded video in the leading electronic health records (EHR) systems, and is poised as a front runner to capitalize on the tremendous growth in this $1.7B market," said Mark Winther, group vice president and consulting partner, Worldwide Telecommunications at IDC. "To broaden the market for its high-quality real-time video communications technology, Vidyo introduced a developer-friendly API cloud platform in early 2016. This makes Vidyo one of the first companies to enable comprehensive enterprise-grade multiparty video via an open API delivery system."

Edgewater Networks and Yealink Partner to Certify T4 Series IP Phones in Edgewater Networks QuickConnect Lab

August 23, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, Calif. & XIAMEN, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Edgewater Networks, the leader in Network Edge Orchestration, today announced that it has certified its line of EdgeMarc Intelligent Edges with Yealink's T4 Series Desktop IP Phones in its QuickConnect Interoperability Lab. Edgewater Networks certification testing included Yealink models SIP-T48G, SIP-T46G, SIP-T41P, and SIP-T40P and Edgewater Networks EdgeMarc Intelligent Edges in a Broadsoft environment. The results are documented in a standard configuration guide for easy deployment and integration.

"The demand for SIP enabled phones by companies of all sizes has been expanding rapidly for the last several years, and we expect that trend to continue," said Stone Lu, Vice President of Yealink, "Our QuickConnect certification status ensures that service providers deploying Yealink phones with Edgewater Networks' EdgeMarcs will experience seamless installations at customer sites with a reduced OpEx, and will also realize optimized voice quality through the central and proactive management of all endpoints."

Pinnaca and Onstream Form Partnership to Stream High-Quality Video

August 22, 2016 | Telepresence Options
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BLOOMINGTON, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pinnaca, a leading provider of managed videoconferencing, telepresence and visual collaboration services, has formed a strategic partnership with Onstream Media, a leading online service provider of live and on-demand media communications. Pinnaca will launch the new service under the brand Event Streaming and will provide the service through Onstream's video webcasting and webinar platforms.

Onstream's Internet-based platform has proven to be effective for broadcasting large meetings, conducting keynotes and product launchings, and for holding large public events - all managed and streamed to thousands of people. Onstream's webcasting also is an effective way to connect with new audiences, identify leads, generate new revenue and increase brand awareness. The complementary service offering is an easy-to-use, intuitive system with no downloads required, and no software to manage.

Cisco gives Skype for Business a seat at the conference table

August 17, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, August 15, 2016-- Cisco is on a mission to make collaboration simple, magical and open. We want to make connecting with others painless so you can get on with the task at hand and get great work done.

Today, we take a huge leap forward as we announce Cisco® Meeting Server. It makes it simple to connect people in Cisco video rooms with others who are using Skype for Business. In fact, with this technology, everyone can join--regardless of whether they are using Polycom or Avaya gear, a mobile client or a WebRTC-enabled browser. It's as simple as clicking a link.

Compunetix Releases Olympus HD Voice Collaboration App

August 15, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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MONROEVILLE, Pa., Aug. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Compunetix, the meeting industry's leading provider of unified collaboration platforms, is pleased to announce the release of its new high definition voice collaboration app - available now for free in the Apple® iTunes® App Store®. This unique tool facilitates clear, concise collaboration between participants with just a touch of a button, minimizing conferencing complexities and maximizing the auditory experience. This encrypted IP-based calling app delivers HD meeting audio in a seamless and powerful new user experience. The app's quick integration into your device environment allows it to work smoothly in the background to elevate the audio experience to Olympus-sized levels. It is ideal for mission critical environments and collaboration service providers alike. Those currently utilizing the Summit® Olympus™ UC platform can contact their Account Managers for upgrade specifics.

High definition (HD), or wideband, audio allows for a significantly enhanced experience for the conferencing end user. Much like the difference between SD and HD video, high definition voice takes group communication to a completely new level. Suddenly, everyone in the conference sounds like they are sitting in the same room, with HD-quality audio supplying the high and low frequencies that add depth to conversational voice. The wider range allows users to better comprehend speech, especially hard consonant sounds such as T, K, S and P; greatly improves intelligibility of non-native language speakers; and reduces fatigue with nearly double the frequency range.

John McAfee's MGT Capital Investments releases Demonsaw 3.0 to secure videoconferencing and other apps

August 10, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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HARRISON, N.Y., Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MGT) has announced the release of Demonsaw 3.0, a secure and decentralized x-platform information-sharing application with end-to-end encryption and no client P2P.

Demonsaw 3.0 inherits the security and anonymity principles from Demonsaw 2.0 but makes many advances in network communication, speed, security, anonymity and extensibility. The entire application was re-written from the ground-up based on user feedback.

OpenExchange, Inc. Partners with ELITE Connect to Boost Video Conferencing across the Globe

August 10, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OpenExchange Inc. announced today it has entered into an agreement that allows ELITE Connect users to access OpenExchange's patented online meeting technology, opening up further business opportunities across the globe. OpenExchange's assisted meeting technology, providing operator supported connections throughout the virtual meeting process and ELITE Connect's self-service meeting capabilities, allowing users to open meetings directly, utilize a similar fundamental software process. As a result, both platforms are highly compatible and able to provide seamless inter connectivity between users.

ELITE Connect is London Stock Exchange Group's (LSEG) online connection platform for public companies, intermediaries and institutional investors.

Panopto Introduces the Easiest Way to Manage, Search, and Replay Skype for Business Recordings

August 9, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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SEATTLE, Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Panopto today announced a new release of its enterprise video platform. The latest release includes an integration with Skype for Business that dramatically simplifies the process of managing, sharing, and searching inside Skype recordings.

Overcoming the Challenges of Skype Meeting Recording
In recent years, the ability to record online meetings and web conferences has become critical as organizations seek to preserve employee knowledge in the form of video. Many web conferencing solutions, including Skype for Business, provide a basic recording capability that captures the audio, video, and screen content of online meetings. However, Skype's built-in recording capability has three fundamental shortcomings:

Pinnaca Forms Partnership with Ashton Bentley to Eliminate Costly and Complex Presentation & Video Conferencing Systems

August 9, 2016 | Telepresence Options

BLOOMINGTON, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pinnaca, a leading global provider of managed videoconferencing, telepresence and visual collaboration services, has formed a strategic partnership with UK-based Ashton Bentley, a designer and manufacturer of easy-to-use, integrated presentation and video conferencing systems.

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The excessive time and cost associated with implementing today's complicated presentation and video conferencing systems has come to an end. Pinnaca will now offer globally Ashton Bentley's complete modular systems. Accompanied by an assortment of managed service programs, the new systems will assist customers in meeting today's audiovisual technology needs for huddle rooms, conference rooms and boardroom meetings.

ADAPTOR Chile Añade Telepresencia Array a su Portafolio de Soluciones de Video de Ultima Generación

August 8, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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WEST CHESTER, OH 2 de Agosto, 2016 - ADAPTOR Chile, un proveedor líder en soluciones de colaboración en Sudamérica, se complace en anunciar su asociación con Array Telepresence que le permitirá implementar soluciones de conferencia con Telepresencia Inmersiva para sus clientes.

El Procesador de Imagen Equal-i de Array está diseñado para actualizar terminales de videoconferencia a Telepresencia Inmersiva a una fracción del costo usualmente considerado para sistemas de alta gama, haciendo además uso de los sistemas de videoconferencia ya existentes en los clientes. El sistema Equal-i combina algoritmos de mejoramiento de imagen con un Procesador de Imagen de alto rendimiento, que se sitúa entre una cámara especialmente diseñada y el terminal de videoconferencia del cliente. El procesador mejora y aumenta la escena que se envía, optimizando como los ejecutivos y otros especialistas de una compañía se ven cuando se está en videoconferencia, así como también optimiza la imagen recibida desde el sitio remoto mejorando la experiencia además para ellos.

Telepresence Market by Component, System Type, Industry, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022

August 4, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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The global telepresence market is estimated to reach USD 2.63 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 19.6% between 2016 and 2022. A key driving factor for the growth of the market is the growing demand of robotic telepresence in the healthcare industry. Patients can consult and share their health issues with doctors remotely, in real-time irrespective of their locations. Many small and large businesses prefer these systems as they help save international travel costs and time. These factors are driving the growth of the telepresence market.

ADAPTOR Chile Adds Array Telepresence to their Portfolio of Next-Generation Video Solutions

August 1, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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Santiago Chile Open House & Demo Week Events - ADAPTOR Chile will be hosting an open house and demonstration of Array Telepresence's Equal-i Technology on Thursday, August 18th from 4-7:00 PM at their offices at Av. Vitacura 2909 of.216, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile. Please RSVP to either RSVP@ArrayTelepresence.com, or ventas@adaptor.cl . For organizations that can't attend the Open House Event ADAPTOR Chile will be participating in Array's Global Demo Week event the following week August 22nd-26th where they have the ability to call and demonstrate Equal-i Technology globally over videoconferencing with technical sales assistance available in both Spanish and English.

InFocus's Mondopad Ultra - 85 inch Multi-touch Collaboration & Videoconferencing

August 1, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InFocus Corporation (www.infocus.com) today announced Mondopad Ultra - a new line of premium multi-touch collaboration displays. With all-in-one videoconferencing, interactive whiteboarding and data sharing, the Mondopad Ultra product line delivers exceptional high-definition 4K clarity with seamless operation and enterprise integration right out of the box. The feature-rich Mondopad Ultra is available in impressive 80-inch and 85-inch screen sizes, raising the bar for premium displays by enabling the best image clarity, most powerful computing and coherent ease of use for professional and education environment

Yorktel Honored As Aragon Research Hot Vendor For 2016

July 22, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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Yorktel recently announced that Aragon Research has named Yorktel a Hot Vendor for 2016 in Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C). As the worldwide leader in cloud, UC&C and video managed services, Yorktel has served as the trusted partner to Fortune 1,000 and federal government agencies for over 30 years.

Each year, Aragon Research selects Hot Vendors across multiple markets that are doing something truly new or different. They may have new technology that expands capabilities, a new strategy that opens up markets, or just a new way of doing business that makes them worth evaluating.

SaaS Player in Video Conferencing Space Doubles Customer Base Year-Over-Year

July 22, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - July 21, 2016) - Lifesize®, a global provider of audio, web and video conferencing technology, recognizes the two-year anniversary of its cloud-based video collaboration application with major customer growth and platform updates..

Lifesize, which transitioned from Logitech into an independent operating entity in December 2015 with the support of $17.5 million in venture capital to date, has undergone a significant transformation to address the growing need for enterprise-grade cloud video collaboration. Launched in 2014, its cloud-based video conferencing application has won more than 15 awards and recognitions.

Video-conferencing firm Polycom elevates Minhaj Zia to global role

July 22, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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BENGALURU, JULY 20: In less than three years as the Managing Director of India & SAARC at Polycom Minhaj Zia has been elevated to a larger global role, as Vice-President - South East Asia, India & SAARC.

In his new role, Zia, who will be based in Singapore, is responsible for sales and revenue growth, gaining market share in core and adjacent markets, establishing government relationships, building a strong leadership team, collaborating and supporting APAC-wide initiatives to deliver growth.

Phoenix Audio Technologies Announces Completion of the Integration of Its Spider Product Family with Skype for Business

July 18, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Phoenix Audio Technologies announced today that it has completed the integration of its Spider product family with Skype for Business. The Spider product family is now fully compatible with the Skype for Business protocol. In addition, the Spider dial pad can be configured to function as a control device for Skype - using the built-in keypad and display. The user can utilize the Spider dial pad to dial, mute, initiate, and accept calls, as well as to control conferencing volumes. The Spider product family currently includes three models, all of which contain USB Speakerphone interfaces. In addition, the MT502 PSTN and the MT505 SIP models include secondary telephone interfaces with a fully functional dial pads and displays. This functionality also works when units are connected to Skype via Phoenix Audio's MT340 Power Hub USB extender.

Skype for Business users can now enjoy all of the unique features the Spider family offers, such as daisy chaining, dual connectivity, and exceptional audio quality," says Jacob Marash, Phoenix Audio Chief Operating Officer. "With a single device on your table or desk, you can now fully control your Skype calls, in addition to using it as your daily speakerphone and conference phone. No longer is a separate keyboard, mouse, or dedicated controller necessary to dial out and initiate a video conferencing session."

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