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UCI Interlink Develops Onboarding & Adoption Services for Cisco Spark

July 19, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Starting a Cisco Spark implementation? Not sure how you're going to get all of your users to adopt it? Worried about how to define the User Experience? No worries. UC Interlink offers Onboarding Adoption Services to help get your Users on board and trained with workflows customized to fit your User Experience business goals. Our proven methodologies ensure full adoption from top to bottom.

Changing User Behaviors can be hard. Using the latest best practices in training and End User Awareness Services, along with our Adoption Analytics™ usage metric reporting tool, ensures a complete transition to Spark in the least amount of time. Our Cisco Collaboration Adoption Experts will get you prepared and ready to implement quickly!

Atlona Ships 4K HDR-Capable HDMI Audio De-Embedder and Downmixer

July 18, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, July 18, 2017 - Atlona is now shipping its new AT-HDR-M2C audio converter, a key offering in its growing array of integration problem-solving devices supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. Ideal for commercial or residential playback of multi-channel source content via displays, distributed audio systems, and whole-house audio systems, the AT-HDR-M2C extracts, decodes, and downmixes multi-channel PCM, Dolby®, and DTS® audio from HDMI sources.

The AT-HDR-M2C delivers stereo downmixed audio over HDMI, analog unbalanced audio, and TOSLINK digital audio outputs. It also simultaneously passes through the HDMI input with no downmixing. The successor to Atlona's popular AT-HD-M2C and AT-UHD-M2C-BAL, the AT-HDR-M2C is compatible with HDMI signals up to 4K/UHD at 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling and supports HDR10 plus other HDR formats. The new audio converter is compatible with HDMI data rates up to 18 Gbps and is HDCP 2.2 compliant.

multiCAM Systems Introduces Integrated IP Input Support for All-In-One Production Systems

July 13, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Montreuil, France -- July 13, 2017 -- On the heels of its first and very successful InfoComm exhibition experience, multiCAM Systems - a supplier of integrated video production systems serving the broadcast and professional AV markets - is launching a new IP interface feature, compatible with its comprehensive line of products, that receives IP video streams directly from the local area network. The new capability, which requires no additional hardware or software, works with the company's entire product line as well as any PTZ camera available today. multiCAM Systems will showcase the IP input functionality at IBC2017 (September 15-19, Amsterdam), where the company will exhibit in stand 12.E56.

multiCAM Systems' integrated IP interface supports a much greater number of cameras than is traditionally available through SDI capture cards. The IP functionality also reduces the size and cost of the central server, as all video streams and PTZ camera control are managed over the network without the need for special IT equipment. Customers retain the flexibility to use IP or SDI for each input to support mixed camera environments.

Zoom and Fuse named to 2nd Annual Forbes 2017 Cloud 100 List

July 12, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, CA - July 11, 2017 - Zoom Video Communications, Inc. is named to the Forbes 2017 Cloud 100 list, the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, published by Forbes in collaboration with Bessemer Venture Partners. Zoom will be celebrated tonight in San Francisco at The Cloud 100 Celebration, an exclusive event hosted by Bessemer Venture Partners, Forbes and Salesforce Ventures. The celebration is attended by the CEOs of the public cloud companies and the CEOs named to The Cloud 100 and The 20 Rising Stars lists.

"Zoom was built from the ground up as a cloud communications platform that provides the modern enterprise with frictionless, flexible, and scalable video conferencing. Our solution delivers happiness to over 650,000 businesses by making it easy for organizations to collaborate using video and audio conferencing, messaging, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems," said Eric S. Yuan, founder and CEO of Zoom. "We are delighted and honored to be among the world's top private cloud companies recognized by Forbes for the second year in a row, and want to thank our dedicated employees and customers for their hard work and support."

Magor Corporation Completes Sale Agreement for the Sale of its Operations

July 12, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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OTTAWA, July 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Magor Corporation ("Magor" or the "Company") today announced that it has closed the transaction that involved the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Magor Communications Corp. ("MCC") to N. Harris Computer Corporation ("Harris") for cash consideration to be paid out over a period of eighteen months. Harris intends to continue the operations of MCC from its Ottawa location. This transaction was approved by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on June 22, 2017 as contemplated under the proposals filed by Magor and MCC and approved by Magor's and MCC's creditors under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act pertaining to sale of MCC as per the Share Purchase and Investment Agreement dated April 26, 2017, as amended, between Magor, MCC and Harris. Subsequent to closing this transaction, Magor will no longer have any operations.

StarLeaf and Synergy SKY Remove the Last Traces of Complexity and User Frustration

July 10, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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LONDON & OSLO, Norway--(BUSINESS WIRE)--StarLeaf, the leading cloud video conferencing and calling provider, and Synergy SKY, the leading provider of collaboration and video conferencing management software, join forces to deliver an integrated solution that removes the last traces of complexity, faced by users when joining a scheduled Skype for Business Meeting from an incumbent video system. The integration makes it possible for third-party video systems, such as those from Cisco and Polycom, to have their proprietary 'one button to push' feature fully operational, when joining a scheduled Skype Meeting or StarLeaf event. This new development is available for all Skype for Business on-premise deployments and Office 365.

The seamless pairing of the Sky Meeting Server (SMS) from Synergy SKY with the StarLeaf OpenCloud unifies the two very different and incompatible worlds of Skype for Business and legacy video, into one smooth collaborative environment. Specifically, StarLeaf's OpenCloud paves the way for all systems to participate in a single meeting by taking care of incompatibilities, and SMS ensures a smooth user experience by reinstating the third-party systems' one button to join feature. This integration allows StarLeaf to offer complete connectivity for all instances of Skype for Business, covering on-premise and Office 365.

GL Introduces HD Platform for Voice, Video and Data Testing

July 10, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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GL Communications Inc., announced today its latest stand-alone and automated Voice, Video and Data Testing probe referred to as VQuad™ Probe HD (High-Definition).

Speaking to the press, Mr. Robert Bichefsky, a Senior Manager for product development of the company said, "GL's VQuad™ Probe HD is an all-in-one self-contained probe supporting multiple physical interfaces for connecting to practically any wired or wireless network while automatically performing voice and data testing. This comprehensive hardware probe incorporates all the features of the VQuad™ with Dual UTA HD along with portability and remote accessibility."

GoToMeeting Unlocks the Value of Team Collaboration by Turning Any Space into a Conference Room

June 28, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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BOSTON, June 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LogMeIn, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOGM) today announced GoToMeeting has released a new feature, InRoom Link, which enables quick and easy integration of existing conference room equipment with GoToMeeting's leading web conferencing solution at no additional cost for GoToMeeting Plus and GoToMeeting 100 customers. InRoom Link and the recently released GoToConference "conference room in a box" system, provide two affordable and turnkey ways to help companies turn any meeting space in to a high-quality group video and audio conference to further unlock the value of team collaboration.

PGi Names John Stone as Chief Revenue Officer, Sean O'Brien as Chief Strategy Officer and June McCarthy as Executive Vice President, Marketing

June 20, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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ATLANTA, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today PGi, the world's largest dedicated provider of collaboration software and services, announced the promotions of John Stone to Chief Revenue Officer, Sean O'Brien to Chief Strategy Officer and June McCarthy to Executive Vice President, Marketing. All three leaders are PGi veterans with a long history of driving the company's global growth and expansion in the dynamic collaboration market.

"PGi has refined our worldwide operations and organizational alignment to support our global audio, web and video conferencing customers, while at the same time we continue to aggressively develop our partner channel," said Ted Schrafft, PGi CEO & President. "These executive moves will deliver on PGi's unified, global strategy, which will bring even more benefits, consistency and efficiencies to PGi customers, agents and service providers. The level of innovation in the collaboration market is incredible, and I'm excited that John, Sean and June will help drive our business forward and accelerate growth in their new roles."

Clary Icon, Manufacturer of OneScreen Video Collaboration Solutions for Barrier-Free Work Flow, Announces the Launch of Its New Website OneScreenSolutions.Com

June 20, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Clary Icon, the US-based manufacturer of OneScreen video collaboration solutions for barrier-free work flow, announces the launch of its new website OneScreenSolutions.com and invites visitors to explore the site today.

The new OneScreen website has been designed to provide a user-friendly experience with improved navigation allowing visitors quick access to learn about the full OneScreen product portfolio and now offers online purchasing functionality. The new OneScreen Solutions site is also customized for each of the four countries outside of North America with local OneScreen office locations: Pakistan (English language), UAE (English language), Colombia (Spanish language), and Mexico (Spanish language).

Prysm Unleashes Enterprise Collaboration Breakthroughs with New Software Features at InfoComm

June 15, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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ORLANDO, Fla., June 14, 2017 -- (InfoComm Booth #2575) Prysm, Inc., announced today new functionality for its digital workplace platform. The offering will support enterprises looking to execute on new revenue opportunities and save money in productivity through collaboration agility regardless of location, device or individual employee application preferences. Today's release demonstrates Prysm's commitment to providing its customers with innovative collaboration technology that drives employee efficiency and productivity.

Lifesize Revamps Its Cloud-Based App, Opens for Beta Testing

June 14, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - June 14, 2017) - INFOCOMM -- Lifesize®, a global innovator of video conferencing technology, today announced a phased beta program for the newly redesigned Lifesize app, a cloud-based collaboration platform that delivers exceptional, high-definition audio, web and video conferencing. The Lifesize app has been rearchitected to focus on an intuitive, effortless experience and now includes a new user interface (UI) and features like smart matching search and one-click calling to deliver easier, smarter and more flexible communication and collaboration.

The first phase of the beta program will be invitation only. Interested customers can sign up to be considered at www.lifesize.com/betainvite. Lifesize will soon thereafter host an open beta. The phased beta approach will allow the company to continue gathering real-world feedback to further refine the new app to better meet the needs of its rapidly evolving and growing customer base.

StarLeaf and Huawei Huddle Together

June 14, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--StarLeaf, the leading cloud video conferencing and calling provider, and Huawei, the leading global information and communications technology solution provider, have cemented their relationship with an agreement to deliver a joint and tightly integrated solution that combines StarLeaf UC OpenCloud and Huawei's video room systems.

The tight integration, between Huawei's TE Series of video meeting room hardware and the StarLeaf UC OpenCloud, offers users complete and seamless interoperability between their Huawei system and all other video systems, including Skype for Business. In addition, and unlike any other cloud service, UC OpenCloud gives Huawei users the capability to join scheduled Skype Meetings. As well as unlimited direct calling between all hardware and software endpoints, users will also benefit from multiparty scheduled conferencing for up to 50 participants.

AVer's CAM340 and CAM520 Validated as the Video-Conferencing Cameras for BlueJeans Huddle Rooms

June 14, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AVer Information Inc., a leading innovator of video-conferencing solutions announces AVer's CAM340 and CAM520 systems as validated for BlueJeans Network, Inc. Huddle rooms. The collaboration of AVer's exceptional video-conferencing systems and BlueJean's industry-leading video meetings platform offers new solutions to ground-breaking video experiences for both large and small huddle rooms.

"We are excited to have AVer join the BlueJeans Huddle family. AVer's portfolio of cameras are a great option for customers to create an excellent, in-room meeting experience," said Mark Strassman, Chief Product Officer for BlueJeans Network. "BlueJeans and AVer customers will benefit from having a range of hardware choices when outfitting rooms of all sizes with high-quality video conferencing."

InFocus Expands ConX Offering With New Mondopad Flex, Bringing Boardroom Video Conferencing and Collaboration into Offices and Huddle Spaces

June 14, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InFocus Corporation (www.infocus.com) today announces its new Mondopad Flex video collaboration system. The system features two 40-inch HD projected-capacitive touchscreens that deliver integrated video conferencing, interactive whiteboarding, presentation, annotation, and data sharing for seamless collaboration in executive offices, huddle spaces or any challenging install that requires flexibility in screen configuration. The displays can be mounted end-to-end in a horizontal array to provide a wide, cinematic presentation of shared content and video conferencing participants or mounted one above the other where wall space is limited. Easy to use directly out of the box, the feature-rich Mondopad Flex offers sleek design, bright HD displays, and the most intuitive multi-touch capabilities for any office or collaborative environment.

"There's nothing more valuable than people working together. Businesses, public agencies, and schools recognize the power of video conferencing and full-spectrum collaboration with remote colleagues and are deploying it throughout their organizations," said InFocus CEO Mark Housley. "With Mondopad Flex we've created a flexible, affordable way to extend the power of conferencing and collaboration beyond the conference room -- into offices and huddle rooms -- without compromising image quality or functionality."

TDC leads the global movement towards laser projection as the new industry standard for large scale projection

June 13, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Sydney, Australia, June 2017 - TDC - Technical Direction Company deploys Barco's UDX 4K32 in a world-first large-scale laser projection at Vivid Sydney 2017 at the Museum of Contemporary Art for 'Organic Vibrations' a collaboration between Julia Gorman, an Australian, and Paris-based creative and artistic collective, Danny Rose.

TDC are also the first to take delivery of the UDX-4K32, 31,000 lumens Barco projectors in the APAC region. Unbelievable next-generation projection

Research reveals large interactive displays are vital to the classroom ecosystem

June 13, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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LONDON AND NEW YORK, 7 JUNE 2017: SMART Technologies Inc. a leading provider of education and collaboration solutions, today reveals the findings of an international research study of teachers, education administrators and IT professionals in education that shows that large interactive displays are critical to the modern classroom environment.

SMART Technologies, in collaboration and consultation with a number of IT and education thought leaders and researchers, assessed the best practices and impacts of technology on active learning programs. The resulting study, launched today, represents more than 400 educators, technology specialists, administrators and IT professionals.

Yorktel's FeatherMed Mobile Telehealth Kit Wins MedTech Breakthrough Award For "Best Overall Telehealth Solution"

June 12, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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EATONTOWN, NJ--(Marketwired - Jun 8, 2017) - Yorktel (www.yorktel.com) today announced that its mobile telehealth kit, FeatherMed has won the MedTech Breakthrough Award for "Best Overall Telehealth Solution."

MedTech Breakthrough is an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global health and medical technology market. Award recipients are honored for their innovation, hard work and success in a range of categories, including Telehealth, Patient Engagement, Electronic Health Records (EHR), mHealth, Medical Devices, Medical Data, and more.

Atlona to Debut HDR-Capable 4K HDMI-over-HDBaseT Extender Kit at InfoComm 2017

June 12, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, June 12, 2017 - Expanding its rich array of future-friendly AV integration problem-solver devices, Atlona will unwrap its newest HDBaseT extender in Booth 3961 at InfoComm 2017 this week in Orlando. Delivering exceptional value for residential AV applications and commercial installations, the AT-HDR-EX-70-2PS transmitter/receiver kit extends 4K/UHD HDMI signals over HDBaseT with support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) formats.

Featuring visually lossless compression with no latency, the AT-HDR-EX-70-2PS delivers pristine image quality while leveraging the proven reliability and convenience of HDBaseT to support distances exceeding the practical limitations of HDMI cabling. Transporting HDMI signals up to 4K/UHD at 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling over affordable, easy-to-integrate CAT6a or CAT7 cable, the innovative system transmits 1080p video up to 230 feet (70 meters) and HDR-enhanced 4K content up to 130 feet (40 meters).

Tixeo Launches its New Secure Videoconferencing Android App

June 8, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Tixeo, a European software company specialized in secure video conferencing, launches its new mobile app designed to host or attend meetings from any Android smartphone or tablet. Tixeo provides the first professional secure videoconferencing mobile app that guarantees a high level of confidentiality in meetings for nomad employees.

This app is designed for the uses and needs of mobile users concerned with the security of their meetings.

VisiInc PLC to Acquire VIA3

September 29, 2011 | Hogan Keyser

In the deep

August 19, 2011 | William Zimmerman