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CyberLink's New YouCam 8 Webcam Software Transforms Video Calls & Live Streaming

October 23, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), the world's leading consumer multimedia software company has announced the launch of YouCam 8 webcam software. YouCam 8 integrates seamlessly with popular video conferencing apps including Skype, Google Hangouts and CyberLink U Meeting, allowing users to add special webcam effects such as animated stickers, emojis and even stunning animojis to video calls. Furthermore, YouCam 8 also supports Facebook Live and YouTube Live broadcasting services, adding real-time skin smoothing and filters that let users look their best on webcam streaming.

YouCam 8 provides a wide array of fun effects such as animated emojis, avatars, AR effects, frames and video filters. In addition, users can apply real-time enhancements, such as skin smoothing, auto lighting and noise reduction, to live webcam videos.

ViewSonic Introduces Stunning Display Solutions on Gitex, A milestone in educational experience and e-business conferences

October 16, 2018 | Telepresence Options

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ViewSonic Corp, a leading global provider of visual solution products, releases details on what will be showcased in Dubai's annual IT event, Gitex, at Hall 2, F2-20 from October 14-18. A full range of products and display solutions will be showcased during the event including the ViewBoard S interactive display solution which combines the essence of display, projector, and the latest digital whiteboard software, the advanced lamp free projector solution, collaboration interactive displays and a full range of Monitors (Curve Monitors, Commercial Monitors, Entertainment Monitors and Professional Monitors).

In order to focus on the education market and the business needs of electronic conferences, ViewSonic exhibited the IFP50 and IFP60 series, with windows/Android/Chrome system and My Viewboard, to meet the various needs of the market. The intuitive operation of the IFP50 series allows multiple users to simultaneously write or draw on the screen using their fingers and stylus simultaneously; 20-point touch display with pre-installed tools. Built-in quad-core processor with a variety of connectivity options, including multiple HDMI, VGA, RS232, RJ45 and USB ports, powerful computing power, can perform annotation and multimedia playback without a computer. IFP60 series. The intelligently designed 4K display is positioned as the connection center for modern classrooms. In addition to increased safety, the IFP60 Series is also equipped with InGlass IR technology to provide writing and drawing without lag. At the same time, our Gitex also has a plan to cooperate with Logitech to display remote video conferencing, and the site can experience the relevant effects.

Altia Systems Launches PanaCast Zoom Rooms Video Collaboration Bundle at Zoomtopia 2018

October 11, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Altia Systems, creator of PanaCast® 2, the world's first 180° Panoramic-4K Plug-and-Play camera system, announced today the launch of the PanaCast Zoom Rooms Kit, debuting at Zoomtopia 2018 in San Jose, California. The product bundle will include a variety of high tech video conferencing solutions, optimized for use with the Zoom cloud platform, and is now available for purchase across the US on www.VideoConferenceGear.com, a Zoom Rooms certified integrator.

"Zoom is now used by workplaces across the US and around the world," said Chris DeNovellis, Zoom's Partnerships Development Manager, Hardware. "We carefully select each product that goes into our bundled solutions to provide the most high-tech, easy-to-use collaboration experience. The PanaCast Zoom Rooms Kit brings an immersive and intelligent huddle room experience with a camera system that's unlike any other, which ramps up workplace engagement and productivity."

AVer Announces the Next Evolution of Conference Camera: The CAM540

October 11, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AVer Information Inc., award-winning innovator of video conferencing technology, announces the next evolution of USB conference camera: the CAM540. The all new CAM540 Cloud Video Conference Camera is a marvel of modern engineering and design that is inviting as well as functional. An ultra-portable, professional-grade USB PTZ camera, the CAM540 is a sleek, polished video conferencing camera optimized to deliver a dynamic video communication experience to your meeting room this fall.

A high-quality USB PTZ camera perfect for mid to large conference rooms, the CAM540 captures super sharp, accurate color up to 4K at up to 30 frames per second. The CAM540 uses high quality sensors and multi-lens glass to produce the sharpest and most accurate color ever; it's "like looking through glass". With one of the fastest and smoothest true 16X zoom wide angle cameras available on the market, even the tiniest details can be seen at optimal distances. Precisely engineered with smooth bearings and whisper quiet motor and an 86 degree field of view, the CAM540 delivers rapid and smooth pan, tilt and zoom motions with absolute clarity at every focal length.

Zoom and Dropbox Announce Strategic Partnership to Expand Collaboration Capabilities

October 11, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today Zoom Video Communications, Inc. announced that it has formed a strategic, multi-phase partnership with leading collaboration platform Dropbox. The first stage of this partnership involves the development of integrated workflows between the two solutions as well as a strategic financial investment by Dropbox in Zoom. The workflows will allow joint customers to seamlessly collaborate with the combined power of these solutions, extend Zoom's functionality, and expose the video communications leader to hundreds of millions of Dropbox users. Subsequent phases of the partnership will involve deeper embedding of Zoom into the core Dropbox product and UI, as well as go-to-market programs.

The partnership will be discussed by Zoom's head of product management, Oded Gal, and Dropbox's SVP Engineering, Product, and Design, Quentin Clark, during the product keynote at the Zoomtopia 2018 user conference.

GCR Launches 'Wooble'- A Web Meeting And Audio Video Conferencing Solution

October 8, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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Elated at the launch of 'Wooble', Tony Tsao, Founder & CEO, GCR, said, "GCR continues to revolutionise collaborative communications with the introduction of our next-generation Web Meeting & AV Conferencing Solution; Wooble. Wooble is here to mark our metabolism in the field of Web conferences, AV Conferencing, Web Seminars as well as Web Meetings. We are excited to roll out our next-generation solution Wooble."

Some other features of Wooble include allowing the user to invite a large number of participants to their webinar using a simple link. It further allows real-time interactive session wherein one can log into the mobile or desktop browser and can easily carry out video calling, voice recording, messaging, analytics, user authentication, screen sharing, file sharing and many more activities without affecting the existing infrastructure.

Salamander Designs Announces Large-Scale Global Collaboration for Simplified Selection of Credenzas and Mobile Carts for Avocor Interactive Displays

October 8, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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Salamander Designs, recognized world leader in designing and manufacturing premium quality furniture for audio/video and tech integration, today announced that Avocor, manufacturer of world class interactive displays, has become a new Team Salamander Preferred Partner.

The Preferred Partner certification assures integrators and specifiers that designated Salamander cabinets and furniture are 100% compatible with Avocor products and enable users to utilize all features and derive maximum benefits. These turnkey systems feature innovative ADA Compliant low-profile cabinets and mobile carts designed for Avocor displays to provide stunning aesthetics and ergonomically-correct display positioning for the best possible user experience.

The Most Amazing use of Transparent LCDs from CDS?

September 25, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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Crystal Display Systems LTD (CDS), the leading designer, distributor & value-added reseller of flat panel display solutions, have launched a new concept in transparent technology whereby they have created an amazing 3D effect!

The brand new 3D transparent technology, 'ClearVue 3DP', creation is achieved with their transparent LCDs attaining a completely unique transparent experience. Combining an Ultra High brightness LCD with Transparent LCD, using 'polarmatch' technology to achieve a positive parallax 3D environment in which to immerse your customer in your brand message.

Dahua Technology Unveils Next-Gen DH-VCS-TS20A0 Video Conferencing System

August 29, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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Dahua Technology, global security solutions provider, has officially launched its DH-VCS-TS20A0 Video Conferencing System, which is a revolutionary all-in-one video conference endpoint designed for huddle and small-size meeting places.

With the increasing need for global collaboration, video conference becomes an economical way for long-distance visual communication. DH-VCS-TS20A0, as an integrated system, adopts compact design, built-in full-HD camera, Wi-Fi access and strong compatibility, bringing users life-like face-to-face experience at any meeting scenarios.

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New Progressive Attention AI from Voicera Mimics Human Brain to Radically Improve Automated Conversational Understanding at Work

August 29, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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Dual System AI and NLP Platform Processes Conversational Data to Identify Importance and Relevance, Increases Accuracy in Transcription and Highlighting vs. Industry Benchmarks

Menlo Park, CA August 27, 2018 -- After months of research and development, Voicera is officially launching its foundational innovation for Progressive Attention AI that powers its in-meeting assistant, Eva. Progressive Attention AI accurately mimics human-level attentiveness by extracting the most valuable moments from a meeting and applying progressively higher computational focus on the moments to produce much more accurate outputs. This methodology performs twice as well as the most popular generic transcription engines currently on the market on real-world noisy meetings.

The dual-system artificial intelligence approach, which uses both AI and natural language processing (NLP) systems, mimics human behavioral systems by maintaining two systems: one focused on rapid response, broad-facing, and is always on, while the second system is deeper, deliberate, highly accurate and engages only when necessary.

Wainhouse Research Releases Report Detailing the State of Video Streaming Security

March 28, 2018 | Howard Lichtman

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - March 28, 2018 - (Newswire.com)

Wainhouse Research, an independent market research firm in the unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) market, has published a new report on the state of enterprise streaming security entitled "Fundamentals of Safe Streaming in the Enterprise: Identifying - And Eliminating - Threats to Secure Online Video in Business Communications." This report outlines the increasing security threats to burgeoning corporate video libraries, an

SelfArray Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Continue Research Toward Development of Direct-View LED Display Manufacturing Technology

March 21, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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(Troy, NY, March 21, 2018) - SelfArray, Inc., developers of revolutionary technology for the manufacture of direct-view LED displays, today announced that it has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Award to continue their groundbreaking work in the field

Direct-view LED displays, which are much brighter, have better contrast ratio, and are more energy efficient than traditional LED displays (which use LEDs as a backlight for LCD panels), are currently being used for video walls, large indoor displays (in airports, control rooms, malls, etc.), and even lighting fixtures. These displays use individual tiny LEDs as pixels, and there are 24 million such LEDs in a single 4K display.

Video Walls Market Anticipated to Surge with an Impressive CAGR of 14.1% over the course of the forecast period 2017-2027

March 15, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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Future Market Insights (FMI) has recently published a research report titled "Video Walls Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012-2016) and Opportunity Assessment (2017- 2027)." With technology becoming ubiquitous, the implementation of special setups has been intensifying as well. Technology giants are focussing on research and development through financial support and are coming up with new technologies while integrating new features in their products in order to expand their customer base.

One such product that has gained traction over the last couple of years is video walls. The need for large displays and a series of monitors has been steadily rising across newsrooms, conference halls, and concerts. As a result, the market for video walls is expected to witness an outstanding CAGR of 14.1% over the course of the forecast period. The market is expected to rise to a valuation of around US$ 13,966 Mn by the end of 2027 from a valuation of about US$ 3,738 Mn in 2017.

Arkadin Launches a Cloud Consulting Practice to Ensure Clients have Highly Functioning UC Services

March 12, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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Arkadin, an NTT Communications company and market leader in cloud Unified Communications and Collaboration services, announces today a new managed service to help enterprises successfully navigate their digital cloud transformation journeys. Cloud Transformation Services (CTS) is a holistic, technology agnostic program that includes the full spectrum of UC services, including needs assessments, risk mitigation, migration planning, training, change management and adoption campaigns. It also includes ongoing support services through Arkadin's 24/7 help desks and regular Service Management reviews to measure the quality of the UC service.

"As Microsoft, Cisco and other leading UC providers continue to roll out advanced cloud capabilities, our clients need a trusted partner to help make decisions about the platforms and technologies best suited to their needs," said Christophe Reyes, Arkadin's Managing Director, UCaaS. "We are well positioned for this: Our clients benefit from sophisticated networking and telecommunications expertise from fellow NTT Group Companies Dimension Data and NTT Communications, and our own deep experience in telephony and collaboration. Together we offer the full life-cycle of services for optimising their cloud UC journeys."

Co-Mergent Launches AlertPro365 Powered by Nectar

March 12, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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APPLE VALLEY, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Co-Mergent, the leader in Microsoft Intelligent Communications Management and Monitoring services, today announced its AlertPro365 that enables SMB Managed Services Providers (MSPs) to advance enterprise-class monitoring and alerting from the desktop to cloud-based Office 365 for Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. The solution expands MSPs' ability to gain more granular management of system health with a single view of the network, dramatically reducing troubleshooting time and an optimized user experience.

Co-Mergent's AlertPro365 is built on and powered by solutions from Nectar, the leader in the development and deployment of proactive network monitoring and performance management software for the Unified Communications (UC) industry. The AlertPro365 solution leverages the network monitoring capabilities of Nectar Perspective and the alerting and remote scripting capabilities of Nectar UC Foundation.

Sparkle moves into cloud conferencing with Join Conferencing partnership

March 8, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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Sparkle is moving into the cloud conferencing business in a partnership with Join Conferencing, a Milan-based company.

Sparkle, the international wholesale arm of TIM, will call its service Conferencing Suite, an advanced cloud-based global video and audio conferencing platform with professional audio-video quality and real-time translation capabilities.

AVer Enhances its Enterprise Video Conferencing Line-Up With the New VB342 Soundbar

March 8, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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FREMONT, Calif.-March 05, 2018--AVer Information Inc., a leading innovator of video conferencing technology, today announced that it is expanding its portfolio of solutions to include the new AVer VB342 soundbar. This all-in-one USB camera/audio peripheral complements the company's established line of video cameras and reflects AVer's 2018 strategy to offer a full suite of business grade video hardware solutions for enterprises of all sizes. The VB342 soundbar combines audio and video in one unit and is suited for meeting/huddle spaces with up to seven attendees and has an MSRP of $999.

AVer recognizes that cloud video conferencing services, like those offered by partners such as Zoom, are delivering collaboration to a much wider range of meeting spaces far beyond the boardroom. This year AVer will break out as a complete enterprise video meeting room provider, with solutions designed to support a full range of enterprise video conferencing needs from the huddle room, to the boardroom, the large auditorium, and everything in between.

BlueJeans Sets a New Bar for Fast, Simple and Productive Meetings from Any Device

March 7, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blue Jeans Network, Inc., the first cloud service to connect desktops, mobile devices and room systems in one video meeting, today introduced its redesigned meetings platform for the modern workplace. The latest version of the BlueJeans desktop app was developed with an extreme end-user focus and tested on thousands of users to provide a fast, simple and delightful experience that delivers the right blend of the familiar and intuitive. From any endpoint or device, BlueJeans brings video, audio and web conferencing together with the collaboration and messaging tools people use every day. Dolby Voice® is now integrated across the entire BlueJeans audio stack, from the cloud to the client, for ultra-wideband, spatial audio with noise reduction technology on any device.

"We built the new BlueJeans experience by empathizing deeply with our users and placing the focus of meetings where it belongs -- on the people and ideas that propel business, collaboration and productivity," said Mark Strassman, Chief Product Officer, BlueJeans. "The new BlueJeans provides the most elegant and natural experience in the industry. Users are instantly productive and engaged while administrators have strong security, control and management capabilities for the enterprise."

Introducing NEW LED Video Wall Solutions

March 3, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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Leyard and Planar are pleased to announce exciting new additions to our LED video wall product portfolio. The addition of these new innovative LED video wall solutions, along with the recent launch of Clarity Matrix G3 - the next-generation in the award-winning Clarity Matrix line, demonstrate Leyard and Planar's commitment to delivering innovative video wall solutions for even more applications.

BlueJeans and Voicera Partner to Deliver a Modern Meeting Experience Powered by AI

February 28, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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MOUNTAIN VIEW and MENLO PARK, Calif. - February 28, 2018 - BlueJeans Network, Inc., the first cloud service to connect desktops, mobile devices and room systems in one video meeting, and Voicera, the leader in voice AI for the workplace, today announced availability of in-meeting transcription powered by an artificial intelligence assistant, Eva. BlueJeans' customers now enjoy full meeting notes of all participants that are easily stored, shared, edited and retrieved for later reference.

"This is a game changer for our industry. We have pushed this platform to adopt technology before the customer asks for it. Meetings are the perfect environment for digital assistants where mundane tasks like note-taking can be automated and the strategic skills are left to the human participants," said Steve Weinstock, Sr. Manager of Business Development and Integration Partnerships. "The BlueJeans meetings platform, with its powerful open APIs, is designed to make it easy for partners like Voicera to build innovative solutions that have a functional and lasting impact for our customers. Just knowing that Eva is present in the meeting helps to increase productivity and ensure that ideas and action items carry over and help move the business forward."