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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."

Phoenix Audio Technologies Signs UK Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Imago ScanSource

July 13, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Phoenix Audio Technologies has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Imago ScanSource, Europe's largest video solutions company, which allows Imago ScanSource to add a broad and innovative range of audio communications products to its portfolio, further strengthening its offer to the channel.

Creator of award-winning products, such as the Condor Beamforming Microphone Array and Spider USB Conference Phone, Phoenix Audio Technologies is a leading innovator of audio communication solutions that strives to provide audio and video conferencing with simple-to-install, easy-to-use, high quality audio. The deal, which gives Imago ScanSource and Video Corporation (both ScanSource companies) exclusive distribution rights across the UK, provides access to microphones, voice capture technology, digital signal processors (DSP), speakerphones and audio conferencing mixers.

Arkadin and Pexip Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver More Efficient and Productive Virtual Meetings

July 12, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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ATLANTA, GA and OSLO, NORWAY--(Marketwired - Jul 12, 2016) - Arkadin, an NTT Communications company and one of the world's largest and fastest growing providers of cloud-hosted Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) solutions, and Pexip, a leading innovator in scalable, distributed collaboration software, today announced a strategic partnership that will enable Arkadin's customers to enjoy more engaging and successful meeting experiences.

Pexip's award-winning Infinity meeting platform seamlessly ties together enterprise communication tools such as Microsoft® Skype for Business, audio and web conferencing and legacy video conferencing solutions, providing customers with simpler deployments and unmatched simplicity, flexibility and scalability. As a result of the strategic partnership, Arkadin's customers will achieve greater workplace efficiencies that will lead to cost savings and a higher return on their UC&C investments.

Avotus to Showcase Enhanced Usage Reporting Solution for Unified Communications at Cisco Live

July 11, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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LAS VEGAS, JULY 11, 2016 - Today at Cisco Live, Cisco's annual IT and communications conference, Avotus Corporation, the leading provider of Intelligent Communications Management (ICM) solutions, announced its superior level of visibility and reporting for Unified Communications applications. Enhanced Usage Reporting for UC (EUR UC) allows communication managers and CIOs to gain unprecedented visibility into the full suite of Unified Communications features including: Instant Messaging (IM), Presence, Voice, Wireless, and Video Conferencing with one fully integrated and streamlined tracking and reporting platform. Learn more about Avotus' EUR for UC now at Cisco Live, Cisco's annual IT and communications conference, July 10-14, 2016 in Las Vegas. Visit BOOTH C6, located in the Collaboration Partner Village.

VITEC Imago Partners with Haivision to Distribute Video Streaming Solutions in Europe

June 28, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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MONTREAL, June 28, 2016 -- Haivision, a market leader in enterprise video and streaming solutions, today announced continued momentum in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with a new distribution partnership with VITEC Imago.

VITEC Imago now distributes Haivision's high performance, low latency streaming products and enterprise video solutions in the DACH region. This continued partnership extends Haivision's relationship with VITEC Imago as an additional distribution channel and introduces next generation encoding and video streaming technologies to their offering.

Tixeo: Secure Videoconferencing Finally on Your Mac

June 24, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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MONTPELLIER, France, June 23, 2016 -- Thanks to more than 10 years of experience and innovation in video conferencing, Tixeo introduces a native Mac client empowered with its new encryption architecture. This Mac app offers a real end-to-end encryption for group videoconferencing with Mac or PC.

R-HUB Communications Announces $795 HD Video Conference Servers

June 23, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--R-HUB Communications, Inc., a leading provider of video conferencing and web conferencing and remote support server technologies, today announced new HD video conferencing servers starting at $795

The new TVC family of servers provides HD Video Conferencing along with Web Conferencing, Webinar, and IM features. The TVC server supports 1080p HD video quality with up to 30 webcams in a meeting and the telepresence feature, which powers up to 8 monitors at an end point. All models come with an enterprise-level free landline based audio conferencing service featuring dial-in numbers in up to 28 countries.

Yorktel's Univago platform brings WebRTC to Microsoft Edge users, Active Directory integration

June 15, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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EATONTOWN, NJ (June 15, 2016) - Yorktel (@yorktelcorp, the worldwide leader in cloud, UC&C and video managed services today announced new features and enhancements for Univago [2], its business-grade, cloud video communications platform as-a-service.

Innovative Imaging Technologies obtains $4 million in funding to accelerate commercialization of its Reacts platform

June 13, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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MONTREAL, June 13, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Innovative Imaging Technologies Inc. (IIT), which develops Reacts - an interactive, integrated and secure video-collaboration platform designed for the healthcare sector, among other industries - has just received $4 million in funding from 10 new investors.

Desjardins-Innovatech s.e.c.; Claridge Inc., Investissements W3; the Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec (F.T.Q.); the Fonds de solidarité FTQ Investissements croissance II, s.e.c.; Hacking Health Accelerator and four other private investors are investing in IIT to help expand Reacts across Canada and abroad.

Grandstream Partners with StarLeaf to Support UC OpenCloud

June 13, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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BOSTON & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--StarLeaf, the leading cloud video conferencing and calling provider, and Grandstream Networks, connecting the world since 2002 with award-winning SIP unified communications solutions, today announced a joint partnership. Under this partnership, Grandstream's GVC3200 and GVC3202 Video Conferencing endpoints are compliant with and supported by StarLeaf's new UC OpenCloud communications platform. UC OpenCloud is a brand-neutral version of StarLeaf's advanced communications platform that is exclusively available to third-party solution providers and video endpoint manufacturers. Compatibility allows Grandstream to extend their GVC series of video conferencing endpoints to customers with StarLeaf's UC OpenCloud platform to offer a complete Video Conferencing as a Service (VCaaS) solution.

To learn more about the partnership and to see the solution in-action, visit Grandstream and StarLeaf at InfoComm 2016, June 8-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Grandstream will be in the StarLeaf booth, N1239, with a working demonstration of the GVC series running UC OpenCloud.

Whitlock Celebrates 60 Years of Video Collaboration at InfoComm 2016

June 8, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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RICHMOND, Va., June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Whitlock, a video collaboration company, is excited to announce its 60-year anniversary at InfoComm, the largest international conference for audio, video and unified communications solutions. Their plans include a unique presence on the show floor with Pexip (booth N2437), as well as a happy hour and other celebrations with top customers and partners.

Whitlock will have a Microsoft Surface Hub on display to demonstrate to InfoComm attendees how this unique device is helping transform business.

Zoom Designs New Capability for the Intel® Unite™ Solution

June 8, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - June 07, 2016) - Zoom Video Communications, Inc. announced today that it has developed a plug-in for the Intel Unite Solution -- a solution designed to modernize meetings spaces for an easy and intuitive way to collaborate -- with Zoom's world-class video conferencing capabilities.

Zoom has worked with Intel to develop a plug-in for the Intel Unite solution. The Zoom plug-in extends the Intel Unite solution collaboration capabilities with video conferencing, as well as supporting users outside of the conference room and enabling end-to-end collaboration between the in-room participants and remote users who join on Zoom.

StarLeaf's New Skype for Business Huddle Room Solution Is Set to Take the Market by Storm

June 8, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--StarLeaf, the leading video conferencing and calling provider, announces the StarLeaf GTm 5140 Huddle, a meeting room solution that works directly with Microsoft Skype for Business, and which delivers reliable, easy to use and great quality video conferencing, ideal for collaboration in small meeting spaces.

Registering directly to a Microsoft Skype for Business server or Microsoft Office 365, the StarLeaf GTm 5140 Huddle provides businesses with the perfect video conferencing solution for all of their small meeting rooms and spaces. It is small and very stylish, and is packed with a rich feature set including bi-directional content sharing, one touch dialing, and a simple 'one button to push' to join scheduled conferences. It comes complete with a StarLeaf touchscreen controller, USB camera and USB microphone. It joins the StarLeaf range of native Skype for Business meeting room solutions, all deployed, monitored and managed from a centralized management platform, that allows businesses to connect desktop users to meeting rooms and vice versa.

Fuze Joins Logitech Collaboration Program as a Cloud Video Conferencing Integration Partner

June 8, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fuze (formerly ThinkingPhones), the leader in global voice, video, and collaboration, today announced it has joined the Logitech Collaboration Program (LCP) as an Integration partner in the program's Cloud track. The LCP provides a unique framework for delivering high-quality video collaboration experiences across customer environments.

Through the Logitech Collaboration Program, Fuze delivers an integrated, exceptional user experience, as validated by the Logitech Software Reference Kit (SRK). Customers who purchase Logitech collaboration products, along with a product or service from Fuze, will receive a solution that is optimized for groups to collaborate anytime and anywhere.

Nureva announces the HDL300 audio conferencing system

June 8, 2016 | Rena Malai

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Calgary, Alberta --- June 1, 2016 --- Nureva Inc., an award-winning collaboration-solutions company, announces the Nureva HDL300 audio conferencing system for small to mid-sized rooms. This integrated wall-mounted microphone and speaker system uses Nureva's patent-pending audio processing technology to provide remote participants with a natural, near-in-room experience. Nureva's unique processor is 15 times more powerful than conventional systems, which enables the HDL300 system to simultaneously create and process sound from more than 8,000 virtual microphones. Each virtual microphone picks up sound from a precise location in the room, focusing on the intended voices while retaining the natural ambient sounds. The result is that remote participants feel like they're in the same location, so they're more engaged and the overall meeting is more productive.

Yealink and TrueConf Establish Videoconferencing Partnership and Announce Solution Compatibility

June 8, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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Xiamen, China - June 7, 2016 - Yealink, the global leading unified communication (UC) terminal solution provider and TrueConf have announced the completion of joint interoperability testing and the successful certification of Yealink video conferencing terminals that are compatible with TrueConf videoconferencing software and the UC&C platform TrueConf Server.

Engineers from both companies worked together to ensure the compatibility and certification of Yealink video conferencing hardware endpoints (including the VC400, VC120 and VC110 room systems for different-sized meeting spaces and the T49G video phone for desktop video) with TrueConf Server, a complete unified communications software solution.

Matrox Unveils Mura IPX 4K IP Decode and Display Card at InfoComm 2016

June 8, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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MONTREAL -- June 6, 2016 -- Matrox® Graphics Inc. today announced the new Matrox Mura™ IPX 4K IP decode and display card. The latest addition to the Mura IPX Series family line, the new card offers H.264 decoding of one 8K, up to two 4Kp60, four 4Kp30, eight 1080p60, sixteen 1080p30 or many more SD streams. Additionally, four DisplayPort™ outputs making it a cost-effective, easy-to-integrate multiviewer for control rooms and AV presentation systems in security, corporate, defense, aerospace, utilities, government, medical and education environments. Matrox Mura IPX will be demonstrated at InfoComm 2016 (Las Vegas, June 8-10) in booth N2047.

VisiInc PLC to Acquire VIA3

September 29, 2011 | Hogan Keyser

In the deep

August 19, 2011 | William Zimmerman