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ClearOne Unveils Indirect Channel Program Targeting VoIP Companies, Telecom Agents and Managed Service Providers to Address the Broad Range of Opportunities in the Growing Desktop and Mobile Communications Markets

October 29, 2014 | Telepresence Options


SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearOne CLRO, +7.40% a global provider of audio and visual communication solutions announced today the launch of its New ClearOne Connections Partner Program. With the rapid emergence of personal video capabilities among Internet connected desktops and mobile devices, coupled with the increasing demand for traditional video-conferencing capabilities; unrivaled opportunities abound for service providers and telecom agents selling voice, wireless, data, and cloud services to win in the growing any-to-any ubiquitous video conferencing service market.

Aimed at businesses of any size, ClearOne's Spontania is an easier, more elastic and more affordable way to collaborate using voice, video and content. The Spontania cloud-based service empowers customers to deploy HD video conferencing, web collaboration, and more with equipment most businesses have and use every day - video conferencing endpoints, desktops, laptops, web browsers, tablets, and smartphones. With Spontania there is no hardware investment and the service operates off of a reservation-less model, enabling on-demand video communications from anywhere, anytime, with anyone on any device.

North Carolina State University College of Design Selects Mersive's Solstice Software to Bring Visual Collaboration to its Campus

October 29, 2014 | Telepresence Options


October 28, 2014 - DENVER - Mersive, a provider of display management and collaboration software, today announced the North Carolina State University College of Design will adopt its Solstice software to enhance visual collaboration amongst students and instructors. Using Solstice within The College of Design enables students to achieve a new level of collaboration centered on visual data while also eliminating the costs students incur for printing projects for presentations and critiques.

Solstice software is a visual collaboration solution enabling multiple users to connect, share and control a display simultaneously from their mobile device - phone, tablet or computer - using an existing IP network. With Solstice, anyone with a mobile device or laptop can walk into a study room, classroom or meeting room and instantly connect and share media to the display, creating an immediate collaboration or presentation session.

AVTEQ Launches Height-Adjustable Collaboration Table at NeoCon East

October 28, 2014 | Telepresence Options


AVTEQ Inc., the largest manufacturer of videoconferencing carts in the A/V furniture industry, will launch a new line of height-adjustable furniture at NeoCon East.

The Float series utilizes the Linak® actuator technology, which is designed to easily raise and lower a height-adjustable table, providing a smooth, quiet and elegant movement. The first product in the series is the TeamSpace Float™, extending the popular TeamSpace product line.

"We are excited to expand our product line with the Float Series, which provides innovative features that our customers have come to expect from AVTEQ," stated Aaron Rubner, vice president of sales at AVTEQ. "Adding height-adjustable capabilities to our TeamSpace collaboration furniture is just the beginning of what our customers can look forward to with the Float Series of products."

Launch of MyVidexio Puts the Videoconferencing User in the Driver Seat

October 28, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Oslo, Norway, 28th October, 2014 - Videxio, a leading cloud video service provider, today announced the commercial launch of MyVidexio, a new way for users to manage their video conferencing experience. Videxio believes that the user experience remains the biggest challenge standing in the way of mass adoption of business quality video collaboration. With the MyVidexio portal, individual users and administrators will gain complete control of their videoconferencing experience with video scheduling and call management tools, as well as easily accessible usage data.

The rapidly growing customer demand for videoconferencing-as-a-service (VCaaS) is a result of the flexible subscription models, interoperability and low investment risk. In addition, users want solutions that let them be mobile and access videoconferencing where they need it, when they need it. MyVidexio speaks directly to these needs.

MIVNET Connect® Enables Remote Business Meetings

October 27, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Vero Beach, FL, October 27, 2014 --( In the light of current global concerns concerning health related travel risks, global terrorism, lengthy travel delays, higher travel costs and less public transportation efficiency, the public is now more reluctant to travelling long distances for certain types of business meetings. Today the idea of avoiding non-essential travel is becoming more common for tech savvy movers and shakers. Considering that by 2017, mobile phone penetration will reach 70% of the world population, video conferencing solutions such as MIVNET Connect® are the most viable and accessible alternative to business traveling and the new technology seems poised for tremendous future growth.

"Mobile or virtual videoconferencing provides huge benefits by cutting unnecessary traveling expenses, improving time management, reducing risks of accidents and the liabilities related

ClearOne Reports Third Quarter Results

October 24, 2014 | Telepresence Options


ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), a global provider of audio and visual communication solutions, today reported financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014.

For the 2014 third quarter, revenue increased by 27% to $15.7 million, compared with $12.4 million for the third quarter of 2013. Gross profit for the third quarter was $9.6 million, or 61% of revenue, compared with $7.4 million, or 60% of revenue, for the third quarter of 2013. Non-GAAP operating income for the third quarter increased by 50% to $3.5 million from $2.3 million for the third quarter of 2013. Non-GAAP net income increased 6% to $1.8 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, from $1.7 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2013. Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA for the 2014 third quarter increased 44% to $3.8 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, from $2.6 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2013.

ShoreTel Reports Financial Results for First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015

October 24, 2014 | Telepresence Options


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple phone systems and unified communications solutions, today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, which ended September 30, 2014.

For the first quarter of fiscal 2015, total revenue was a record $90.4 million, an increase of 7 percent compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2014. Non-GAAP net income, which excludes stock-based compensation charges, amortization of acquisition-related intangibles, other charges and related tax adjustments, for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, was a $4.7 million, or $0.07 per diluted share. This compares with a non-GAAP net income of $4.0 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2014. GAAP net income was $0.4 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, compared with a GAAP net loss of $1.0 million, or $0.02 per share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2014. "Our record first quarter results highlight the continued successful execution of our three strategic priorities which are to drive growth, to expand our technology and infrastructure capacity, and to continue to earn a world-class reputation for customer satisfaction," said Don Joos, president and CEO of ShoreTel. "Importantly, our growth initiatives, enhanced by our strong sales execution, continue to evolve and we are on track to deliver our next generation common platform in April, faster than originally anticipated. We have also increased our financial flexibility with the signing of our new $100 million line of credit facility. We are pleased with our team's strong execution and continued progress against our stated strategic goals."

Bringing Videoconferencing into SMEs

October 22, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Nowadays, you simply connect a set-top box to your TV when you want to watch your favorite TV programs. For most of the people, there are no obstacles or technical thresholds about this since the deployment process is very simple and convenient. Video conferences are growing more popular and becoming simpler and easier. All we need now is a TV set with a plug-in small box, which enables face-to-face communication in real time with anyone, anywhere, on any device.

Kaltura to Showcase New Video Solutions for Jive at JiveWorld14

October 20, 2014 | Telepresence Options


New York, NY, October 20, 2014 - Kaltura (, provider of the leading video technology platform, announced today that it has released new Video Solutions for Jive 7. Kaltura's Video Connector for Jive enhances Jive's enterprise communication and collaboration solutions by offering the most advanced enterprise video capabilities available on the market, empowering users to easily search, watch, create, edit, publish and share videos, directly from within Jive.

Kaltura will be showcasing its Jive Video Connectors for Jive 7 and Jive Cloud at JiveWorld14 on October 21-23, in Las Vegas. Visit Kaltura's booth S2 to see a live demo and learn more.

PGi Acquisition of Central Desktop Signals Industry Shift to Unified Collaboration

October 17, 2014 | Telepresence Options


ATLANTA, Oct. 16, 2014 -- PGi (NYSE: PGI), a global leader in collaboration software and services for over 20 years, today announced the acquisition of Central Desktop, Inc., a leading cloud-based team collaboration and project management platform for businesses. PGi funded the purchase through its recently increased credit facility and cash and equivalents on hand.

"Joining forces with Central Desktop and its talented team is an important strategic move for PGi," said Boland T. Jones, PGi founder, chairman and CEO. "Today's workplace is evolving--teams are more flexible, mobile and dispersed than ever before. As leaders in collaboration for over 20 years, we recognize the need for those teams to work together whenever and however they choose. The acquisition of Central Desktop extends PGi's collaboration expertise beyond real-time meetings, creating a truly unified collaboration platform for how business works today."

Mobile Telehealth Offers a "Doctor in Your Pocket" Convenience Consumers will Find Hard to Ignore, says Frost & Sullivan

October 16, 2014 | Telepresence Options


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The telehealth industry is on the verge of a dramatic growth surge significantly disrupting the healthcare sector in North America. With millions of new patients entering the U.S. healthcare system, owing to the Affordable Care Act, escalating demand coupled with the lack of easy access to health professionals will strengthen the market for telehealth services.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan's Pulse of Telehealth 2014 finds that the growing aging population needs to manage and monitor multiple chronic diseases, in turn intensifying the demand for remote patient monitoring as well as mobile telehealth. Telehealth videoconferencing, especially, will emerge as a suitable avenue for primary and specialty healthcare service delivery. The study is based on interviews conducted with key telehealth stakeholders in conjunction with discussions from the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) annual meeting.

OVCC Service Users Can Now Make Video Calls On Demand

October 16, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Business video users can make secure video calls without advanced scheduling, increasing the ease and everyday value of video calls. The latest Open Visual Communications Consortium service definition removes user-identified barriers to video use while delivering the highest video quality and security to enterprises.

"On-demand video service is a game-changer for adopting video into daily processes," said Andrew McFadzen, OVCC president. "Eliminating 24-hour scheduling requirements makes it easier for business users to make spontaneous video calls, enriching communication effectiveness and strengthening relationships in both routine and critical circumstances."

Azzurri Selects ScienceLogic to Monitor Its Customers' Unified Communications Systems

October 15, 2014 | Telepresence Options


RESTON, VA, Oct 14, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Azzurri Communications Australia, a leading independent provider of managed communications services, has selected ScienceLogic's next generation hybrid IT monitoring software to monitor its customers' Unified Communications systems. With ScienceLogic in place, Azzurri Communications' customers are assured best in class performance of their Unified Communications Systems.

Transtelecom Launched Cloud Videoconferencing Based On Videomost Software Platform

October 15, 2014 | Telepresence Options



LIGHTNING RELEASES MOSCOW, Russia, Oct 14, 2014 - SPIRIT DSP, the world's No. 1 voice and video over IP engines provider serving more than one billion users in over 100 countries, announced today that Transtelecom, #2 wireline provider in Russia, started SaaS delivery of HD web videoconferencing based on VideoMost software platform.

With 2013 revenue of nearly $1B Transtelecom operates and maintains one of the largest fiber-optic infrastructures in Russia that spreads for about 76.000 km. Transtelecom EurasiaHighway connects Russia with networks of neighbor countries, including China, Japan, Mongolia, Korea, Finland, the Baltic States and the CIS and is considered the optimal internet route between Europe and Asia.

Polycom launches RealPresence Immersive Studio at Gitex Technology Week 2014

October 15, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Polycom, Inc., the global leader in video, voice and content collaboration solutions has announced the availability of the Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio at Gitex Technology Week 2014.

RealPresence Immersive Studio is the next-generation of immersive collaboration environments and makes an ideal solution for meetings that matter the most, including creative brainstorms or crisis management sessions.

Sonus Simplifies Deployment, Management, Configuration of Real-Time Communications for Service Providers, Enterprises

October 13, 2014 | Telepresence Options


WESTFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONS), a global leader in enabling and securing real-time communications, today announced new enhancements to its Session Border Controller (SBC) portfolio, designed to simplify network design, reduce costs and help service providers and enterprises more effectively deploy advanced Unified Communications (UC) features. From the corporate headquarters to branch offices, these new software releases offer expanded video and management support, as well as new network monitoring capabilities available from Sonus Global Services (SGS).

Securing Real-time Video Communications

Due to hybrid UC environments, most enterprises face interworking challenges as video endpoints range in capability from room-based video conferencing systems to smartphones. Moreover, video conferencing vendors use a range of standards that are often not interoperable, creating unneeded complexity for users. For example, some endpoint vendors only support H.323 protocol, while newer endpoints will support both Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and H.323, and desktop endpoints often only support SIP.

Sonus Session Border Controllers Enable, Simplify and Secure Real-Time Communications in BroadSoft Customer Networks

October 13, 2014 | Telepresence Options


WESTFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONS), a global leader in enabling and securing real-time communications, today announced that its complete portfolio of Session Border Controllers (SBCs) has completed interoperability testing with BroadSoft's BroadWorks, and that BroadSoft is deploying Sonus SBCs as part of its BroadCloud managed service.

Sonus and BroadSoft are delivering a pre-integrated solution to accelerate the delivery of hosted, Cloud-based communication services based on a powerful, scalable, shared Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) architecture. Together, this solution enables service providers to confidently accelerate deployment models to offer a robust suite of hosted multimedia and Unified Communications (UC) services--such as voice, video calling and conferencing, web conferencing, instant messaging (IM) and presence--to enterprise SIP trunking customers from their own network or via the Cloud.

GMS Global Media Services partners with Acano to support business conference room technology

October 11, 2014 | Telepresence Options



Eschborn, 08.10.2014 - GMS Global Media Services, an international cross-vendor Unified Communications (UC) provider, brings the Videoconference products of new British partner Acano to the markets of Germany, Austria, Switzerland (DACH region). The full-service provider expands their service portfolio to a highly scalable video conferencing infrastructure and additional UC solutions. Acano products are ideal for companies wanting to integrate multiple platforms such as Microsoft Lync, Skype, telephony and standards-based audio/video.

The London / Uxbridge company provides video conferencing via "Acano CoSpaces" - these are individual virtual meeting rooms. Users can join via web browser, mobile device, traditional VC or UC-Applications such as Microsoft Lync - access to Acano infrastructure is universally supported. Telephony, web conferencing and video conferencing systems are brought together in a unified solution. Tobias Enders, CEO GMS Global Media Services says: "Our new partner provides a great contribution with their offer of enterprise-capable communication performance".

Zoom Deploys Radisys' MPX-12000 Broadband Media Resource Function for Its Innovative Cloud Conferencing Service

October 9, 2014 | Telepresence Options


HILLSBORO, OR, U.S. - October 9, 2014 - Radisys® Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS), a market leader enabling wireless infrastructure solutions, today announced the deployment of its MPX-12000 Broadband Media Resource Function (MRF) by Zoom Video Communications (, the cloud meeting company.

The MPX-12000 delivers scalable HD media processing to enable Zoom's cloud based audio and video conferencing service. The Radisys solution improved Zoom's audio conference quality, while delivering the reliability required for cloud services and scalability for future growth.

AT&T And Blue Jeans Let Businesses Conduct Video Conferencing Anytime, On Almost Any Device

October 7, 2014 | Telepresence Options



DALLAS, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* and Blue Jeans Network will offer on-demand video collaboration services to AT&T's business customers. Businesses of all sizes that use AT&T Video Meetings with Blue Jeans will be able to host work sessions on almost any desktop, mobile device or conference room equipped for video.

Blue Jeans Network is a leader in video collaboration services. Its global cloud-based video conferencing will make it easier for AT&T customers to meet virtually anytime. The collaboration with Blue Jeans Network also adds to AT&T's growingportfolio of mobility solutions.

VisiInc PLC to Acquire VIA3

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In the deep

August 19, 2011 | William Zimmerman