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Yealink's VoIP Terminals Achieve Full Interoperability with PortaOne's Newest Version (MR49) of PortaSwitch B/OSS & Softswitch Platform

July 31, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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XIAMEN, China, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Yealink, the global leading unified communication (UC) terminal solution provider, announced today that the company's Diamond IP conference phone CP860 and its T2 series of enterprise-grade IP Phones successfully completed interoperability testing (IOT) with PortaOne's PortaSwitch, an integrated B/OSS and softswitch platform (Maintenance Release 49). With the successful IOT, Yealink is pleased to announce that its full range of VoIP terminals are now compatible with the PortaSwitch platform.

Intellinote adds Video Conferencing, Audio Calling and Screen Sharing

July 30, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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RESTON, Va., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellinote, Inc. today announced the addition of video conferencing, audio calling and screen sharing to its award-winning mobile team communication and collaboration platform. Available to the 20,000+ organizations using Intellinote immediately, these new features complement Intellinote's existing real-time communication and collaboration features, and further enhance team productivity.

59% of UK Business Users Believe Video Conferencing Increases Productivity

July 30, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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July 30, 2015 - London, UK - Blue Jeans Network, the global leader in cloud-based video collaboration services, today announced research, which shows that three in five (59%) UK business users believe video conferencing has led to increased employee productivity in their business.

However, despite this the research also identified that amongst 116 IT and Operations decision makers surveyed in the UK, the vast majority of businesses still have not invested in the tools needed to gain the benefits that come with video conferencing. In fact just four in ten (41%) agree that their organisation's video conferencing hardware puts them in the best position to achieve business goals - highlighting a significant gap between what businesses see as a useful tool and the number of businesses who physically have the right technology in place to make use of it.

InFocus Takes ConX™ Video Conference Solution to the Next Level with More Connection Options and Lower Prices

July 28, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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PORTLAND, Ore. - July 28, 2015 -- Visual communications industry pioneer InFocus Corporation (www.infocus.com) makes it easier for people to connect and collaborate across platforms and the globe with a major expansion of its ConX Video Meeting (pronounced "Connects") cloud-based group video conferencing service. The enhanced abilities include: the addition of full HD meeting rooms that can connect up to 25 participants, new Web browser plug-ins and mobile apps that make it easier for people to participate from their devices, and more affordable pricing.

"In today's business world where BYOD is the norm, it's important that people are able to use their own devices to meet face-to-face from anywhere, in HD quality, and for an affordable price," said Glenn Jystad, director, product marketing at InFocus. "With ConX, it doesn't matter if you join a meeting from a landline in audio only, from legacy video conferencing equipment in your meeting room, or an iPhone; you can have an effective HD collaboration session with any device."

VBrick® Rev® Verified as Citrix Ready to Deliver High-Quality Video to Virtualized Desktops

July 28, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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VBrick today announced that Rev enterprise video platform has been verified as Citrix Ready®. Rev completed a rigorous verification process to ensure compatibility with Citrix XenApp®, providing confidence in joint solution compatibility.

VBrick Rev is a next generation, cloud-native enterprise video platform that enables customers to stream high quality live and on-demand video - using their own network infrastructure - in a highly scalable and secure way. The Rev platform uses the VBrick Distributed Media Engine (DME), an intelligent media server, to optimize bandwidth for video distribution. As a Citrix Ready partner, Citrix customers can now use Rev and the DME to deliver high quality video in a highly bandwidth efficient manner across their Citrix installations. The DME can be deployed virtually on the Citrix CloudBridge platform to optimize delivery of webcasts and live video.

New Logitech Partner Program Designed to Deliver a Seamless Collaboration Experience

July 27, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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NEWARK, Calif. -- July 20, 2015 -- Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced the Logitech Collaboration Program (LCP) which aims to deliver an enhanced, integrated collaboration experience to customers. Charter members of the program include Blue Jeans Network, BroadSoft, C2G, Lifesize, Vidyo and Zoom.

"The Logitech Collaboration Program will focus on an exceptional user experience by enhancing business communications with end-to-end solutions that simply work," said Jason Moss, general manager of Logitech's collaboration group. "Working together with industry-leading technology companies on the integration of Logitech products will provide improved product functionality, customized user experiences, and will accelerate new innovations into the collaboration market."

Video Capture One (VCap1), a Platform to Reach Millions of People with Whatever Message or Announcement Via Your Own Private Broadcasting Platform

July 27, 2015 | Telepresence Options
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"PrimeHangout.com is pleased to introduce Video Capture One, otherwise known as VCap1. VCap1 comes with the power and privileges of Streamie©. What is Streamie©? Streamie© allows live video to be delivered instantly to people anywhere around the world. VCap1 Streamie© allows you to focus and show any event or announcement to millions of people instantly. You can now show your graduation or your birthday; show your wedding and everything about your new family; the birth of your new bundle of joy; the performance of your child on the football field or school organized event(s); your next business meeting or teleconferencing; your next job interview & training; the dress at the store; the food at the restaurant; your next meeting with your band or group, your political announcement or whatever is happening in public places. Invite and allow as many people as you like to see what you are presenting. There is simply no limit," says Henry I. Balogun, Founder/CEO of PrimeHangout.com announced.

Video Guidance's Dan Giesen Named VP of Global Operations of Parent Company, BCS Globa

July 27, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dan Giesen, Video Guidance's vice president of operations, North America, has been named vice president of global operations for London-based BCS Global Networks, Inc. Video Guidance and BCS Global recently merged, bringing together two leading companies in the video conferencing market. Giesen will oversee all worldwide video conferencing networks, infrastructures and call centers for both companies.

Video Guidance this year became a wholly owned subsidiary of BCS and retains the respected Video Guidance name and brand in the U.S. The new company creates a formidable, cloud-based global enterprise that links BCS Global's capabilities in Europe, Canada and Asia with Video Guidance's in North America.

Smartway2® Ltd and meetonvc brings one-click HD video collaboration to any device, any user, anywhere

July 24, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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23 July 2015 - Chesham, UK - Smartway2 Ltd - the leading developer of cloud-based resource scheduling solutions, today announced that it has teamed up with meetonvc to offer powerful functionality that enables Smartway2 users to meet virtually via High Definition (HD) video conferencing from wherever they are, using their preferred device. Currently, Smartway2 is the only scalable, enterprise-grade resource scheduling solution available to benefit from meetonvc integration, providing users with more flexibility as well as a unique combination of resource scheduling functionality mated to cloud-based HD video conferencing capabilities.

Renovo and VSGi Enter Into a Preferred Partnership to Bring Video Scheduler to the Enterprise and Public Sector Markets

July 24, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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MCLEAN, Va., Jul 23, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visual Systems Group, Inc., a nationwide leading AV Integrator and Video Conferencing service provider, announced that it will supply to the enterprise and public sector markets the Renovo Video Scheduler, the industry leading web-based video conference scheduling software.

Video Scheduler gives organizations access to video conference scheduling over the internet from any standard web browser, allowing you to quickly schedule on-demand, future, or recurring video conferences through a secure and intuitive web-based scheduling interface. Video Scheduler is deployed in some of the largest video conferencing networks in the world, yet scales down to fit the needs of most video conferencing networks.

"We are very excited to have Video Scheduler in our toolbox," said James Copperthite, VP of Sales and Marketing at VSGi. "Renovo Video Scheduler plays an important and strategic role in our consultative approach to AV and video solutions, as ease-of-use and user adoption are critical to any successful project. Video Scheduler allows our customers to not only schedule their rooms and video resources from any device, anywhere, but ensures the often non-technical meeting participants only have to show up at the right meeting place at the right meeting time, letting the software handle all of the video bridging, endpoint connections, and other processes that can sometimes delay video meetings."

The New Redbooth Revolutionizes How Teams Work with First Virtual Workspace Combining Real-Time Voice, Video and Business Chat

July 23, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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Redbooth, the all-in-one workstream collaboration and communications platform that makes teams more productive and accountable, today announced the newest generation of its cloud-based solution. Redbooth now seamlessly integrates one-click voice connection with its chat, file sharing, search, task management and video conferencing capabilities, which are all centralized within intuitive virtual workspaces. Redbooth also now integrates with Microsoft SharePoint® Online (Office 365) and OneDrive® for Business, providing customers with even more flexibility to utilize Redbooth with their organizations existing enterprise applications.

Lifesize Introduces Cloud-Based Recording, Launches Industry's First YouTube-Style Personal Video Library for Viewing and Sharing Videos

July 22, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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AUSTIN, TEXAS (July 21, 2015) - Lifesize, a division of Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) (SIX:LOGN), today announced its latest innovation, Lifesize® Cloud Amplify™, the industry's first YouTube™-style personal video library approach to recording and sharing video content within and across companies.

Addressing the need for an easy way to record and play back video calls, Lifesize Cloud Amplify enables participants to effortlessly record Lifesize Cloud calls from any device with one click and share them via a simple-to-use, scalable personal video library.

Vidyo Recognized as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Group Video Systems

July 21, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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HACKENSACK, NJ - July 20, 2015 - Vidyo, Inc. today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Leaders" quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Group Video Systems.* We believe that this acknowledgement by Gartner recognizes that Vidyo has been a disruptive force in enterprise video conferencing with its software-based approach that limits the need for transcoding and associated infrastructure and has transformed how, where and when users consume video conferencing in groups.

Yealink's videoconferencing endpoints VC400 and VC120 achieve successful interoperability testing with Blue Jeans

July 21, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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Xiamen, China - 21 July, 2015 - Yealink, the global leading unified communication (UC) terminal solution provider, announced today that Yealink's full HD video conferencing system, the VC series that includes the VC400 (for head offices) and the VC120 (for branches), is now compatible with Blue Jeans cloud-based video conferencing service.

Lifesize Receives Frost & Sullivan Global Video-as-a-Service Product Leadership Award

July 14, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lifesize, a division of Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) (SIX:LOGN), today announced that it received the 2015 Video-as-a-Service Product Leadership Award from independent analyst firm Frost & Sullivan®.

Lifesize received the award for Lifesize Cloud, its easy-to-use cloud video conferencing service that immediately connects users to a video meeting in the conference room or on a mobile device.

CyberLink Releases YouCam 7 Webcam Software, the Most Complete Live Video Studio and Webcam Utility

July 10, 2015 | 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 7. Compatible with popular web chat tools, YouCam 7 is an application for webcams that provides a strong suite of video effects, instant beauty enhancements, HD screen recording, and comprehensive safety utilities.

Yealink demos its one-stop SME-tailored Video Conferencing Solution at InfoComm 2015

July 9, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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Xiamen, China - 25 June, 2015 - Yealink, the global leading unified communication (UC) terminal solution provider, wrapped up a successful InfoComm 2015, a three-day event that kicked off on June 17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, USA. Yealink showcased its One-stop SME-tailored Video Conferencing Solution, which works in the cloud or on-premise. Yealink also introduced the company's latest innovations for videoconferencing: the all-in-one video conferencing endpoint VC110 and the next-gen desktop video phone SIP-T49G.

Microsoft Invites Academics to create new Microsoft HoloLens Experiences

July 7, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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We are pleased to announce the Microsoft HoloLens Academic Research request for proposals (RFP), which will enable the academic community to join us in advancing the creation of new holographic computing experiences. The Microsoft HoloLens Academic RFP will award US$100,000 and two HoloLens development kits to academic institutions. Learn more about the RFP.

It has been exciting to see the public response to HoloLens--the world's first fully untethered holographic computer, powered by Windows 10. There's been palpable excitement at the prospect of mixing holograms with the real world to unlock all-new ways to create, communicate, work and play.

Announcing Unyfy, an Interface for Skype for Business / Microsoft Lync Video Conferencing

July 7, 2015 | Telepresence Options

Unified Conferencing Technologies, has released its latest version of Unyfy.

Unyfy is a powerful video conferencing and collaboration user interface offering a unified approach to online meetings in the conference room. Unyfy brings all your online conferencing providers under an easy to use interface.

Video Conferencing Services Market to see 9% CAGR to 2019

July 7, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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A new research titled Video Conferencing Market: Global Opportunity, Trends, Forecast 2015-2019 categorizes the video conferencing services market into segments like on premise VCS, managed VCS, and hosted VCS.

Complete report on video conferencing services market spread across 86 pages, talking about 5 major companies and supported with 33 exhibits is now available at http://www.sandlerresearch.org/video-conferencing-market-global-opportunity-trends-forecast-2015-2019.html

VisiInc PLC to Acquire VIA3

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