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Yealink and UK Video Conferencing Integrator VideoCentric announce partnership to benefit Small Businesses in the UK

May 12, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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Reading, UK and Xiamen, China - May 10 2016 - Yealink, the global Unified Communications terminal solutions provider, and VideoCentric, the UK experts in Video integration solutions, have today announced a strategic partnership that will provide simple all-in-one video collaboration for small and growing businesses in the UK.

Yealink's Video Conferencing endpoints range from room systems for various-sized meeting rooms to video phones for desktop video. The products enable access to high-quality video collaboration with remarkable ease and bring multiple advanced hardware features, such as 1080P Full HD video and content sharing, dual-screen support, one-button USB call-recording, at no extra cost for customers.

GL Enhances Testing Solutions For Video Conferencing Quality

May 12, 2016 | Telepresence Options

Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - May 09, 2016 - GL Communications Inc., announced today enhanced Video Quality Testing Solutions.

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Vidyo and ViTel Net Partner to Deliver Cloud-Based Integrated Telehealth Solutions Across the Care Continuum

May 11, 2016 | Telepresence Options

ATA -MINNEAPOLIS, May 11, 2016 - Vidyo Inc., a leader in video communication and collaboration, and ViTel Net, a leading international provider of innovative telehealth solutions for 25 years, today announced that ViTel Net has launched its Vidyo-enabled, adaptable telehealth platform supporting customer-specific workflows. The Vidyo solution integrates seamlessly with ViTel Net's MedVizer Runtime Platform covering the telehealth continuum of care. The combined solutions include environment-specific endpoints with integration of telemetry peripherals, scheduling, rapidly customizable workflows, PACS imaging and EHR integration for continuity of patient records to real-time audio/video/content via Vidyo. ViTel Net delivers the integrated solution as a private cloud hosted offering. The solution will be on display in both the ViTel Net booth #1603 and in the Vidyo booth #1927 during ATA 2016, May 14-17 in Minneapolis, MN.

AMD Global Telemedicine Announces the Patient Assessment Terminal to Improve Telemedicine Workflow

May 9, 2016 | Telepresence Options

AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. (AMD), the world's leading supplier of clinical Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions (TEMS)®, introduces PAT, the Patient Assessment Terminal. PAT is a fully integrated telemedicine wall mount system developed to improve workflow, while reducing the telemedicine workstation footprint within an exam room.

PAT is the industry's first wall station that allows you to have the telemedicine devices connected continuously. Having the medical devices remain connected significantly reduces the steps required for a patient encounter and facilitates the acceptance of new technology among staff. Examples of connected medical devices include the new Welch Allyn Connex Spot VSM, Multipurpose Examination Cameras, Digital Stethoscopes, Ultrasound Probes, and more. Exam rooms where space is limited, such as rural clinics, pharmacies, or clinic kiosks are the perfect fit for PAT.

Highfive and Dolby Bring Stunning Audio Quality to the Meeting Room and Video Conferencing Experience

May 9, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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SAN FRANCISCO & REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--()--Highfive, provider of the world's most usable in-room video conferencing solution, and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB), maker of the Dolby® Conference Phone and Dolby Voice®, announced today a collaboration to bring their technologies together and deliver a new meeting-room system offering exceptional quality and simplicity.

"The Highfive solution is magic. By adding in Dolby, the audio is unbelievable--our team meetings are productive and more enjoyable"

Yealink's VC110 and T49G Video Conferencing Endpoints Now Interoperable With Blue Jeans' Cloud Service

April 27, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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Xiamen, China - April 27, 2016 - Yealink, the global leading unified communication (UC) terminal solution provider, announced today that its two new video conferencing (VC) endpoints, the VC110 for huddle rooms and the T49G for desktops, have achieved interoperability with BlueJeans' cloud-based video communications service. The new endpoints join Yealink's VC400 and VC120 solutions as the latest in the company's lineup of BlueJeans compatible products.

BlueJeans' user-friendly, online video communications software is trusted by some of the world's most respected companies, including Facebook, ADP and Viacom. BlueJeans provides organizations with powerful, enterprise-grade features such as screen sharing, recording, meeting analytics and integrations with messaging applications and calendar tools. BlueJeans delivers HD video forany combination of conference room systems, mobile devices, phones and computers with consistent network performance through private, dedicated connections.

AVTEQ Selected as Authorized Distributor and Strategic Partner for BalanceBox® Height Adjustable Mounts

April 26, 2016 | Telepresence Options

AVTEQ, Inc., the leading manufacturer of audio visual carts and furniture, announced is has entered a distribution and strategic partnership to sell the BalanceBox® height adjustable mounts. The BalanceBox® is an innovative technology requiring no electricity that allows the user to adjust the height of the display with a simple touch of the finger.

"The BalanceBox® is truly a unique technology that we are excited to incorporate into our custom solutions and new product design," stated Aaron Rubner, director of sales for AVTEQ. "The synergy between AVTEQ and the BalanceBox® make this partnership perfect and strengthens our product offering to a broader market."

Pinnaca and FaceMe Form Strategic Video Conferencing Partnership

April 25, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn.--()--Pinnaca today announced it has formed a strategic partnership with FaceMe, a customer experience platform for video and collaboration. The new partnership enhances Pinnaca's video portfolio for the company's global clients. Pinnaca will supply and support the FaceMe platform globally.

"We are excited to offer our worldwide partners and clients another creative video and visual communications option"

Pinnaca is a new brand name that combines Video Guidance and BCS Global, two recently merged industry leaders in visual communications. The privately held, independent company is highly regarded for its managed and cloud-based conferencing solutions, bringing visual communications to every boardroom, desktop and mobile device, making visual collaboration an easy-to-use business productivity tool for any enterprise across the globe.

Pinnaca's successful distance learning program has helped thousands of Veterans and dislocated workers find high-skilled manufacturing jobs in Minn. and Wis.

April 20, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (April 2016) - Pinnaca (formerly Video Guidance), a leading strategic visual communications and collaboration service provider, is playing a lead role in training thousands of Veterans and dislocated manufacturing workers in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. In mid 2014, a unique consortium was launched -- Advanced Manufacturing Education (AME) -- to upgrade skills of the manufacturing workforce. By the end of 2015, just over a year later, the number of individuals trained through AME has catapulted from 13 to 1,009 workers, studying 58 courses. Some workers have taken multiple courses, doubling the number of class seats to 2,040. In addition, the program's partners have expanded from three to 92 employers/businesses, workforce/labor organizations and prisons through the Department of Corrections.

The successful initiative has been made even more impactful thanks to a new, one-of-a-kind, multimedia cloud-based service that allows workers to connect to the classroom using a phone, tablet, computer or video system. Pinnaca's new Video Conferencing as a Service platform is based on Acano technology that unites previously incompatible audio, video and web technologies. Now students can connect anytime, anywhere on any device.

UK Videoconferencing Integrators: 7 Reasons Not to Miss the Imago ScanSource Business Breakthrough - London, May 26th

April 20, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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Imago Scansource, alongside ScanSource Communications and Video Corporation will be hosting the third annual Business Breakthrough event on May 26th at The Brewery in the City of London. Doors will open at 10:30am with the event getting into full swing with our first speaker at 12pm.

Now a key date in the AV communications calendar, Business Breakthrough Event 2016 will boast more surprises and more new vendors than ever before!

Imago ScanSource Launches i-Kandy Video Conferencing System

April 19, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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Immersive telepresence at a video conferencing price

Imago's i-Kandy Bundle Combines Polycom's Group 500 Series

and the Array Telepresence Equal-i Imaging System

London, 19 April 2016. Imago ScanSource, Europe's largest video solutions company, is launching a brand new video conferencing system, i-Kandy, bringing together two powerful products from the industry's leading players Polycom and Array Telepresence.

i-Kandy combines the Array Equal-i image processor and DX dual-headed camera with the Polycom Group 500 video, voice and collaboration system. This unique new offering will provide customers with a cutting edge immersive telepresence experience that maximises all the power of the Polycom engine with the transformative impact of the Array image technology.

Imago ScanSource is offering its reseller channel the opportunity to become authorised partners for i-Kandy, which will enable them to take advantage of the available training programmes, secure improved margins and deliver installation services to customers. Imago ScanSource is also currently providing a 2-for-1 offer on i-Kandy for a limited period.

XO Communications enables increased worker productivity with enhanced Hosted PBX capabilities

April 18, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--XO Communications (XO) has enhanced its Hosted PBX (HPBX) solution by expanding its native video conferencing capabilities and integrating several of the leading Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems as well as Skype for Business (formerly called Lync).

The integration of key CRM systems such as Salesforce stimulates user adoption by automating certain functions. For example, integration enables phone calls to be placed directly from CRM systems and automatically accessing customer records upon call connection. The Skype for Business integration allows users to leverage seamlessly all Skype collaboration tools while connecting phone calls through the HPBX platform.

Video Banking Reaches Inflection Point, Research Shows Over 80 Percent of Banks Support and Plan to Deploy Video-Enabled Services

April 14, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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PARIS, FRANCE and HACKENSACK, N.J. - April 12, 2016 - More than 80 percent of banks surveyed recognize that online and mobile banking channels improve customer engagement and 93 percent of banks expect customer satisfaction to improve if a high quality video banking service were to be implemented.

A newly released research report, co-sponsored by Efma, a not-for-profit association of 3,300 retail financial services companies in more than 130 countries and Vidyo, Inc., a leader in video collaboration, aims to bring clarity to the role that video banking plays in the digital transformation of banks. The research results uncovered massive support for video banking among financial organizations worldwide, with nearly 80 percent of all banks planning to offer video-enabled banking services.

Crestron Tackles $37 Billion Challenge: The Cost and Frustration of Bad Meetings

April 12, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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ROCKLEIGH, N.J., April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's global enterprises are increasingly collaborative, requiring employees to work in teams, locally and remotely. Organizations are investing in more group spaces and tools to give employees the environment they need to work productively. But, providing an infrastructure is not enough to ensure success; unproductive meetings have been estimated to cost U.S. organizations $37 billion annually. Problems with reserving and using the meeting rooms themselves are big contributors. With employees spending up to 85 percent of their time in these spaces, any obstacles with scheduling, audiovisual equipment and setup can all impede their success.

Today, Crestron, a leading global technology company, announced two new solutions to fill this critical gap. Having Crestron Fusion® enterprise management technology in the building and the Crestron PinPoint™ mobile app on employees' smart devices clears a path for them to work smarter, faster and more efficiently.

First-of-its-Kind Productivity App

Magor Announces $718,000 of Additional Orders from the RCMP

April 12, 2016 | Telepresence Options


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OTTAWA, April 12, 2016 /CNW/ - Magor Corporation (TSX-V:MCC), a technology leader in visual collaboration solutions, today announced that the RCMP has placed several orders with Magor to continue their expansion of the Aerus software solution within the organization. These orders combine for an aggregate amount of $718,000 and are comprised primarily of hardware and software services of which approximately $600,000 will be recognized as revenues in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 with the remaining revenue recognized over the next fiscal year. To date, the RCMP has deployed in excess of 200 Magor systems nationally.

As an early recipient of the BICP award (Build in Canada Innovation Program) to foster Canadian technology into the Canadian Government, Magor and the RCMP have worked closely together to address RCMP needs for Video and Collaboration. Since that introduction, the RCMP has continued to expand the scope and usage of Magor's software.

MCW Solutions and WeWork Take 'Working from Home' to a Whole New Level

April 12, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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ASHBURN, Va., April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MCW Solutions (MCW), a leading technology systems integrator, has successfully completed the audiovisual, security and teledata for phase one of WeWork's co-living brand--WeLive--in Crystal City, Virginia. Although almost a year in the making for MCW, WeLive has been the growing brainchild of WeWork founders, Miguel McKelvey and Adam Neumann, since the beginning.

"Phase 1 of WeLive: Crystal City has successfully launched thanks to [the MCW] team," said Mark Bardolf, head IT engineer on the Crystal City project. "Members are moving in and already love what [MCW has] done. It was so great to execute the beginning of this plan alongside the best minds in the business."

Global Video Conferencing Market to Expand at 8.50% CAGR from 2015 to 2023 owing to Globalization of Enterprises

April 12, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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Transparency Market Research has published a new report on the global video conferencing market. As per the report, the global video conferencing market is predicted to progress from US$3.7 bn in 2014 to US$7.8 bn by 2023. The report, titled 'Video Conferencing Market Industry - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2023,' states that the global video conferencing market is expected to expand at an 8.50% CAGR during the period from 2015 to 2023 due to factors such as the increasing demand for scalable communication methods and the rising globalization of business organizations.

RSA Appoints Two Executives to Accelerate Company Transformation

April 12, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC), today announced two senior executive appointments, adding strength to its leadership team and the organization's Marketing and Global Services operations. Holly Rollo joins RSA from Fortinet as chief marketing officer and senior vice president of Marketing, and Doug Howard, the former CEO at SAVANTURE and VBrick Systems, takes on the role of vice president of Global Services. The two appointments continue RSA's transformation under RSA's president, Amit Yoran, to become a more customer-centric and agile organization that is positioned to lead in the unfolding new world order of the security industry.

Rollo, with 25 years' experience in enterprise technology marketing, most recently served as chief marketing officer at Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT). She has a proven track record of creating and executing programs that drive growth and transform major global brands. Previous experience includes serving as the vice president of Corporate Marketing at FireEye, where she played an instrumental role in the cyber security company's explosive growth by building a scalable marketing engine, driving brand awareness, and transforming field marketing in partnership with sales. Rollo has also served in senior marketing roles at SuccessFactors and SumTotal Systems, and marketing and strategic planning roles at Cisco, SAP and IBM/Tivoli.

Milestone AV Technologies Acquires Vaddio

April 5, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Milestone AV Technologies today announced that it has acquired Vaddio, a leading global manufacturer of PTZ cameras, professional AV solutions and a full suite of Unified Communication and Collaboration products for the audiovisual, videoconference and broadcast markets.

Vaddio, based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, was purchased by Milestone for an undisclosed amount, and will now join the Milestone family of brands including Chief®, Da-lite®, SANUS® and Projecta®. Milestone is majority owned by the Pritzker Group, alongside management and Duchossois Capital Management..

Video conferencing leaders Video Guidance and BCS Global combine to form Pinnaca

March 29, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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LONDON, UK and BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (March 29, 2016) -- Last year, London-based BCS Global Networks merged with Minnesota-based Video Guidance. The new company today announced it has been renamed Pinnaca.

Pinnaca combines the sales and operations of two industry leaders in visual communications, creating a formidable global service provider that links BCS Global's capabilities in Europe and Asia with Video Guidance's in North America.

VisiInc PLC to Acquire VIA3

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In the deep

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