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Kandy Celebrates Two Years of Significant Growth with a Differentiated Real Time Communications Platform Offering

September 22, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GENBAND, a leading provider of real time communications solutions, today announced that Kandy, its disruptive cloud communications platform that allows anyone to easily add voice, video, messaging, presence, and collaboration capabilities directly into their mobile and web applications, is celebrating two years of rapid growth by clearly differentiating itself from other platforms on the market. Kandy is the only Communications Platform that allows communications service providers (CSPs), software vendors and systems integrators the ability to quickly bring to market embedded communications, managed Over-the-Top (OTT) Mobility Solutions for consumers and Business Solutions for enterprises from a hybrid, private or public cloud.

Built on the world's largest real time communications intellectual property portfolio, Kandy is available as an entire white-label or co-branded communications platform that can be easily deployed on an OpenStack environment for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) either in the telco cloud, in GENBAND's cloud or with any other cloud infrastructure including Amazon Web Services (AWS). Kandy is also the only communications platform to deliver easy to deploy, revenue-ready cloud Unified Communications (UC) and Kandy Wrapper apps that enable turnkey WebRTC solutions for digitizing business processes. The Kandy platform has applicability for Internet of Things (IoT) applications with chat bots, messaging, APIs and SDKs.

Qumu Enables Enterprise-Class Recording of Pexip Meetings Directly from Skype for Business

September 22, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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SAN BRUNO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Qumu (NASDAQ: QUMU), the leader in enterprise video, today announced support for Skype® for Business in its extension to the Pexip Infinity meeting platform. The extension enables recording, management, distribution and replay of Pexip meetings. Skype® for Business users can now take full advantage of the enterprise-class centralized recording and streaming capability to make meeting recordings easily searchable and accessible to an organization

Before or during a call, Skype® for Business users can choose to record meetings from within their client. After the conference, recordings are stored, distributed and managed centrally. Recordings remain secure and fully compliant with retention policies and audit trails. These valuable assets are able to be searched for easy recall and viewed on any device.

ClearOne Awarded New Patent for Multipoint Videoconferencing Technology

September 22, 2016 | Telepresence Options

clearone-logo.jpgSalt Lake City--ClearOne, a global provider of audio and visual communication solutions, announced Tuesday that it has been awarded a new patent involving ClearOne's videoconferencing technology.

On August 30, 2016, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued United States Patent number 9,432,624 entitled, "Method for Improving an MCU's Performance Using Common Properties of a Video Codec Standard." This patent describes a way to significantly improve the performance of a Multipoint Control Unit (MCU) and relates to using a video stream manipulator as needed to scale or resize each video stream, encode the resulting video, and augment the encoded data with position information to allow video information to be positioned at a given location on a display as part of the decompression process. This results in significant computational savings that, for example, can be used to increase the number of virtual MCUs that can be supported in cloud-based video bridging systems and/or can increase the number of concurrent multipoint calls that can be supported in premise-based MCU hardware.

Pexip and Modality Systems to showcase CustomInvite at Microsoft Ignite 2016

September 19, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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September 19 - New York, NY - Pexip, a leading innovator in scalable, distributed communications software, will be working with Modality Systems to showcase the full features and benefits of Modality Systems' newly launched software - CustomInvite.

CustomInvite is an Outlook plugin that simplifies the user experience of scheduling and joining Skype for Business meetings. Building on the solid foundation of the native Skype for Business invite, CustomInvite provides organizations with the ability to customize their meeting invites, enhancing the user experience, saving time and costs.

Fuze Premier Care Provides White-Glove Support for Enterprise Customers

September 19, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fuze (formerly ThinkingPhones), the leader in global voice, video, messaging, and collaboration, today announced the availability of a new value-added service, Fuze Premier Care, an enterprise customer offering designed to meet the unique technical support needs of medium- to-large sized businesses.

With proven success in the enterprise market, Fuze has focused on innovating its services portfolio, further differentiating itself from other vendors in the UCaaS market. Last year, the Company introduced its professional services offerings including a proprietary implementation methodology, reducing customer implementation times by more than 50 percent. Architected alongside its customer base, Fuze Premier Care is the next innovation designed to meet the unique needs of medium- to-large sized businesses.

Vidyo Chosen by Rackspace for Global Video Conferencing Deployment

September 16, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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HACKENSACK, N.J., Sep 14, 2016 - To address rapid global growth, leading managed cloud provider, Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX) leverages video collaboration tools from Vidyo, Inc., to connect its workforce worldwide. A fast growing deployment, Rackspace's six thousand employees, also known as "Rackers," log more than 450 simultaneous Vidyo calls per day across Microsoft, Apple, Linux and Android operating systems.

"Rackspace has a unique set of needs for collaboration that only Vidyo was well-equipped to address, including high-demand for a quality solution that runs effectively across the board, especially on Linux," said Michael Petrie, director, global workplace technology, Rackspace. "Because Vidyo's technology is highly software-based, highly scalable and can be leveraged by all major operating systems, we were able to efficiently and affordably deliver the benefits of the VidyoWorksTM platform to satisfy Rackspace's quality requirements and varied user preferences."

Avotus' Enhanced Usage Reporting for Unified Communications Now Fully Integrated and Compatible with Skype for Business

September 15, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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OAKLAND, New Jersey - September 15, 2016 - Avotus Corporation, the leading provider of Intelligent Communications Management (ICM) solutions, announces that its award-winning Enhanced Usage Reporting (EUR) for Unified Communications (UC) is now fully integrated and compatible with Skype for Business (formerly MS Lync Server). Avotus' latest EUR for UC platform enhancements provide uncompromising visibility, reporting and UC deployment risk mitigation for any enterprise implementing Skype for Business.

"Avotus EUR for UC has proven to be the most effective solution on the market," said Garry Hudson, Managing Director of KNet Technology, an Avotus partner. "It gives customers full visibility into how their employees are using Skype for Business and provides detailed reporting on all of its configured assets. Based on our experience, and feedback from customers, Avotus' EUR for UC is the only approach that provides a comprehensive view of the UC infrastructure."

Zoom Video Communications Is Named to First-Ever Forbes 2016 World's Best 100 Cloud Companies List

September 13, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 07, 2016) - Zoom Video Communications is named to the first-ever Forbes 2016 Cloud 100, the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, developed in partnership with Bessemer Venture Partners. To view the list, please visit www.forbes.com/cloud100. The list will appear in the October 4, 2016 issue of Forbes magazine.

"Zoom is the next-generation of video conferencing. Our cloud service is displacing traditional, legacy providers because Zoom is easy to use, has high quality video, audio and screen sharing, offers the unique features customers are looking for, and is much more affordable," said Eric S. Yuan, founder and CEO of Zoom. "We are humbled and honored to be included in the Cloud 100 list. This recognition is a reflection of our employee's hard work and our customer's great support."

R-HUB Communications Announces its New Range Of Collaboration Servers

September 13, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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LONDON, September 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Collaboration Technologies LTD, a European Distributor for R-HUB Communications, Inc., the leading provider of video conferencing, web conferencing and remote support server technologies, is proud to announce its new range of collaboration servers.

Magewell Unleashes and Expands Powerful 4K Video Capture Card Family

August 31, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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Nanjing, China(8/30/2016) - Nanjing Magewell Electronics Co., Ltd. ("Magewell") announced today the addition of two new models to the company's family of powerful, high-quality, 4K video capture cards. The new Pro Capture HDMI 4K and Pro Capture HDMI 4K Plus complement the previously-announced Pro Capture AIO 4K Plus card, with all three models now available to customers and OEM partners.

Magewell's real-time, 4K video capture cards cost-effectively bring 4K-resolution video acquisition to markets and applications including broadcast, surveillance, medical imaging, gaming, video wall design, motion picture production and more. First introduced at the 2016 NAB Show, the Pro Capture AIO 4K Plus features both HDMI and SDI inputs with embedded audio support, capturing 2160p60 Ultra HD video over its HDMI 2.0 interface and 2160p30 via 6Gbps SDI.

TMC Names Revolabs a 2016 Communications Solutions Products of the Year Award Winner

August 31, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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SUDBURY, Mass. -- Aug. 30, 2016 -- Revolabs(R), Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has honored the Yamaha YVC-1000 USB- and Bluetooth(R)-enabled conference phone with a 2016 Communications Solutions Products of the Year Award

"The YVC-1000 is a powerful solution for today's UC environments," said Nick Emoto, vice president of business strategy at Revolabs. "For example, Summit Public Schools, one of the nation's foremost public charter schools, resolved critical audio failures that hindered video conferencing used for leadership meetings with the crisp, intelligible sound delivered by the YVC-1000. The conference phone is engineered to deliver better communication so organizations can productively collaborate and innovate."

Cogent partners with New Zealand Innovator, FaceMe

August 31, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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Cogent has inked a new agreement with Kiwi start-up FaceMe to deliver exceptional video conferencing for New Zealand businesses.

"This partnership is another step in Cogent's vision to provide our customers with exceptional unified communications and networking solutions" said Cogent CEO Ray Noonan.

FaceMe was founded in 2009 and has led the global market in the evolution of browser based video conferencing. "Customers want simple and secure video solutions that make connecting all our various devices easy. Our Customer Experience Framework is a game changer, and means anyone can connect without the technology getting in the way of what really matters; connecting people" says Danny Tomsett CEO, FaceMe. "Cogent customers will be able to take advantage of FaceMe's Global network, providing HD quality to almost every continent, with the benefit of local New Zealand expertise and support."

Vidyo Transforms Customer Experience with Embedded Video Conferencing

August 25, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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HACKENSACK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vidyo customers are leveraging embedded interactive video communications as a key competitive advantage. The company has seen rapid adoption of its VidyoWorksTM platform and has announced Vidyo.ioTM, a video platform-as-a-service offering (Video PaaS). Vidyo.io enables developers to quickly, easily and affordably use the company's video chat APIs to embed enterprise-grade, real-time video communications at web scale into applications, business processes and IoT devices. The embedded video market is exploding as developers race to video-enable their apps. In a report* released earlier today IDC, a leading provider of global IT research and advice, estimates that the U.S. Video PaaS market will grow from $44 million in 2016, to $1.7 billion in 2020.

"Vidyo has been selected by market leaders in the largest growth areas in our Video PaaS market report, including the only embedded video in the leading electronic health records (EHR) systems, and is poised as a front runner to capitalize on the tremendous growth in this $1.7B market," said Mark Winther, group vice president and consulting partner, Worldwide Telecommunications at IDC. "To broaden the market for its high-quality real-time video communications technology, Vidyo introduced a developer-friendly API cloud platform in early 2016. This makes Vidyo one of the first companies to enable comprehensive enterprise-grade multiparty video via an open API delivery system."

Edgewater Networks and Yealink Partner to Certify T4 Series IP Phones in Edgewater Networks QuickConnect Lab

August 23, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, Calif. & XIAMEN, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Edgewater Networks, the leader in Network Edge Orchestration, today announced that it has certified its line of EdgeMarc Intelligent Edges with Yealink's T4 Series Desktop IP Phones in its QuickConnect Interoperability Lab. Edgewater Networks certification testing included Yealink models SIP-T48G, SIP-T46G, SIP-T41P, and SIP-T40P and Edgewater Networks EdgeMarc Intelligent Edges in a Broadsoft environment. The results are documented in a standard configuration guide for easy deployment and integration.

"The demand for SIP enabled phones by companies of all sizes has been expanding rapidly for the last several years, and we expect that trend to continue," said Stone Lu, Vice President of Yealink, "Our QuickConnect certification status ensures that service providers deploying Yealink phones with Edgewater Networks' EdgeMarcs will experience seamless installations at customer sites with a reduced OpEx, and will also realize optimized voice quality through the central and proactive management of all endpoints."

Pinnaca and Onstream Form Partnership to Stream High-Quality Video

August 22, 2016 | Telepresence Options
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BLOOMINGTON, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pinnaca, a leading provider of managed videoconferencing, telepresence and visual collaboration services, has formed a strategic partnership with Onstream Media, a leading online service provider of live and on-demand media communications. Pinnaca will launch the new service under the brand Event Streaming and will provide the service through Onstream's video webcasting and webinar platforms.

Onstream's Internet-based platform has proven to be effective for broadcasting large meetings, conducting keynotes and product launchings, and for holding large public events - all managed and streamed to thousands of people. Onstream's webcasting also is an effective way to connect with new audiences, identify leads, generate new revenue and increase brand awareness. The complementary service offering is an easy-to-use, intuitive system with no downloads required, and no software to manage.

Cisco gives Skype for Business a seat at the conference table

August 17, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, August 15, 2016-- Cisco is on a mission to make collaboration simple, magical and open. We want to make connecting with others painless so you can get on with the task at hand and get great work done.

Today, we take a huge leap forward as we announce Cisco® Meeting Server. It makes it simple to connect people in Cisco video rooms with others who are using Skype for Business. In fact, with this technology, everyone can join--regardless of whether they are using Polycom or Avaya gear, a mobile client or a WebRTC-enabled browser. It's as simple as clicking a link.

Compunetix Releases Olympus HD Voice Collaboration App

August 15, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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MONROEVILLE, Pa., Aug. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Compunetix, the meeting industry's leading provider of unified collaboration platforms, is pleased to announce the release of its new high definition voice collaboration app - available now for free in the Apple® iTunes® App Store®. This unique tool facilitates clear, concise collaboration between participants with just a touch of a button, minimizing conferencing complexities and maximizing the auditory experience. This encrypted IP-based calling app delivers HD meeting audio in a seamless and powerful new user experience. The app's quick integration into your device environment allows it to work smoothly in the background to elevate the audio experience to Olympus-sized levels. It is ideal for mission critical environments and collaboration service providers alike. Those currently utilizing the Summit® Olympus™ UC platform can contact their Account Managers for upgrade specifics.

High definition (HD), or wideband, audio allows for a significantly enhanced experience for the conferencing end user. Much like the difference between SD and HD video, high definition voice takes group communication to a completely new level. Suddenly, everyone in the conference sounds like they are sitting in the same room, with HD-quality audio supplying the high and low frequencies that add depth to conversational voice. The wider range allows users to better comprehend speech, especially hard consonant sounds such as T, K, S and P; greatly improves intelligibility of non-native language speakers; and reduces fatigue with nearly double the frequency range.

John McAfee's MGT Capital Investments releases Demonsaw 3.0 to secure videoconferencing and other apps

August 10, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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HARRISON, N.Y., Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MGT) has announced the release of Demonsaw 3.0, a secure and decentralized x-platform information-sharing application with end-to-end encryption and no client P2P.

Demonsaw 3.0 inherits the security and anonymity principles from Demonsaw 2.0 but makes many advances in network communication, speed, security, anonymity and extensibility. The entire application was re-written from the ground-up based on user feedback.

OpenExchange, Inc. Partners with ELITE Connect to Boost Video Conferencing across the Globe

August 10, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OpenExchange Inc. announced today it has entered into an agreement that allows ELITE Connect users to access OpenExchange's patented online meeting technology, opening up further business opportunities across the globe. OpenExchange's assisted meeting technology, providing operator supported connections throughout the virtual meeting process and ELITE Connect's self-service meeting capabilities, allowing users to open meetings directly, utilize a similar fundamental software process. As a result, both platforms are highly compatible and able to provide seamless inter connectivity between users.

ELITE Connect is London Stock Exchange Group's (LSEG) online connection platform for public companies, intermediaries and institutional investors.

Panopto Introduces the Easiest Way to Manage, Search, and Replay Skype for Business Recordings

August 9, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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SEATTLE, Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Panopto today announced a new release of its enterprise video platform. The latest release includes an integration with Skype for Business that dramatically simplifies the process of managing, sharing, and searching inside Skype recordings.

Overcoming the Challenges of Skype Meeting Recording
In recent years, the ability to record online meetings and web conferences has become critical as organizations seek to preserve employee knowledge in the form of video. Many web conferencing solutions, including Skype for Business, provide a basic recording capability that captures the audio, video, and screen content of online meetings. However, Skype's built-in recording capability has three fundamental shortcomings:

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