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- Revenue increased 15 percent to $33.5 million for 2013 from $29.1 million for 2012. This increase is attributable to revenue contribution for the full year 2013 from the acquisition of Affinity VideoNet in October 2012.
- Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure defined below and reconciled to GAAP in the attached schedule) increased 43 percent to $4.4 million for 2013 from $3.1 million for 2012.
- Net cash provided by operating activities increased to $2.3 million for 2013 as compared to $0.8 million for 2012
Telemedicine has been steadily gaining momentum among patients and healthcare providers--according to the American Telemedicine Association, more than half of U.S. hospitals are already using some form of telemedicine. There is a growing body of research and articles on the appeal and efficacy of telehealth, including its potential to address the national shortage of healthcare providers. At the same time, legal and regulatory developments are also promising: improved telehealth coverage through Medicare and other insurance programs, discussion of a federal standard, and increased attention to providing out-of-state licenses or telehealth-specific licenses.
Videoconferencing will play a large part in transitioning from in-person visits to long-distance appointments, while preserving a face-to-face connection between clinicians and their patients. However, videoconferencing services will need to be both HIPAA-compliant to ensure that protected health information is secure, and easy to use to facilitate adoption. SecureVideo.com was founded to fulfill both of these requirements, and today announced another milestone: the release of API documentation for organizations interested in integrating SecureVideo's HIPAA-compliant videoconferencing service into their own system.
San Bruno, CA - March 4, 2014 - Qumu (NASDAQ: QUMU), the leading business video platform provider, today announced the inclusion of Speech Search along with several other features to the expanded functionality of the Qumu Video App for Microsoft® SharePoint 2013®. Building on Qumu's award-winning Video Control Center platform, the Qumu Video App for SharePoint delivers a seamless, integrated enterprise video solution within SharePoint that can scale globally for even the largest enterprises. The enhanced SharePoint 2013 app is available immediately along with the existing Qumu solution for SharePoint 2010.
Clary Icon, the US-based manufacturer of interactive collaboration solutions, announces the release of OneScreen™ h1, creating an entirely new category of communication and collaboration product: hubware.
OneScreen h1 hubware creates a new paradigm for how we work. In a central hub environment, OneScreen h1 facilitates collaborators' natural need to flow from tool to tool while accessing a variety of content, data, and people required for productivity. Collaborators use one screen for work activities from fundamental whiteboard brainstorming to full visual collaboration, across the table or across the country.
Compass Business Solutions' Jules Trono Speaks About Interoperability at a VCI Live Session on March 4
Jules Trono, President & CEO of Compass Business Solutions, spoke in a VCI Live session today titled, "Interoperability - Is It Still an Issue?" The session examined visual communications in the Information Age and the factors that make or break interoperability.
Network, security, devices, protocols and usability all affect interoperability, but from a user standpoint the only thing that matters is making a connection. 14 years ago only 70,000 devices were connected to the Internet. Now there are more than 8.7 billion devices connected and that is expected to double in the next 4 years making the need for seamless interoperability a high priority for many organizations.
Magor Extends Flexibility of Aerus Service Delivery Platform (SDP) with Desktop Visual Collaboration Client for Windows, New Suite of OnDemand Services
OTTAWA, Ont., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Magor Corporation (TSX Venture: MCC) today announced two key developments to the Aerus™ Service Delivery Platform (SDP) that bring greater reach and service options to end users
(PRWEB) February 27, 2014 - For the first time anywhere VCI-Group members are being offered a member exclusive opportunity-a Certification Course for Interoperability. This course will define the visual communications market, review the major players and their solutions, explain how cloud and mobility trends are affecting the market, and explore how visual communications integrates with voice for unified communications.
London, Monday 03 March: Imago Techmedia's communication and collaboration technology event - Connected Business Expo - is reporting record numbers of exhibitors. With a rise of 26% floor space sold and 20% in the number of exhibitors, the event is set to be Imago Techmedia's largest communication and collaboration expo to date.
This year's event, taking place at London, Olympia on 4-5 March, will cover current and emerging themes such as unified communications, social business, workforce mobilisation, cloud communications and cloud contact centres, content collaboration and WebRTC.
Allied Fiber's CEO, Hunter Newby, to Discuss Emerging Technologies and Net Neutrality at Upcoming Events
NEW YORK, NY, February 28, 2014 - Allied Fiber LLC, the first integrated, network-neutral colocation and dark fiber company in the United States, announces today that its CEO and Founder, Hunter Newby, is scheduled to speak at two upcoming industry events: the 9th Annual Pacific Crest Emerging Technology Summit and Telecom Exchange West.
The Visual Communication Industry Group, VCI-Group, will host the next VCIG Live! event on Thursday, March 4th at 1 p.m. ET. This interactive session will focus on Interoperability strategies and will address key end user issues, questions and strategies.
Join visual communications industry experts Jules Trono, President and CEO of Compass Business Solutions and VCIG President Toni Alonso for a discussion on visual communications interoperability. The panel will discuss the upcoming VCI-Group Certification program on Interoperability.
Industry Veteran Expands Leadership Role; Former CEO Ben Atha Named Executive Chairman
Kennesaw, Ga. (February 27, 2014) - Applied Global Technologies (AGT), a leading provider of managed and cloud video solutions, today announces the promotion of Mark Cray to Chief Executive Officer. Cray - a seasoned industry veteran and proven executive of AGT - succeeds co-founder Ben Atha, who will assume the role of Executive Chairman after serving 20 years at AGT as Chief Technology Officer and CEO. Cray most recently served as Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, where he led company direction, sales strategies and profitability.
SimpleSignal, the leading cloud-based provider of Unified Communications and Collaboration for business, announced today it will be exhibiting at the Channel Partners Conference and Expo, February 26 - 28, 2014 at the Venetian and Sands Expo in Las Vegas, NV. SimpleSignal has exhibited many times at the industry's popular gathering, however, this year the company has chosen to showcase several technology partners in their 30' x 30' booth including: Broad Sky Networks, gUnify, MHO Networks, NeoNova, Ongoing Operations, Polycom and TechLink Services.
"Our technology partners are a vital part of our Unified Communications as a Solution (UCaaS) offering to the channel community," said Dave Gilbert, founder and CEO of SimpleSignal. "In line with this year's exhibit theme and tagline 'SimpleSignal, the Hub of Cloud Communications,' we decided to feature some of the partners in the SimpleSignal booth to give our channel partners the opportunity to get a better understanding of how these partners integrate with SimpleSignal's UCaaS solutions and how they add real tangible value to their overall unified communications offering."
Worldwide Enterprise Videoconferencing and Telepresence Market Sees Mixed Fourth Quarter Equipment Revenue Results, According to IDC
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- The International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Enterprise Videoconferencing and Telepresence Qview showed mixed results for the fourth quarter of 2013 (4Q13), with overall videoconferencing equipment revenue increasing 2.8% quarter over quarter, but declining -17.9% year over year. Total worldwide enterprise video equipment market revenue in 4Q13 was approximately $592 million. For the full year 2013, the enterprise videoconferencing market revenue declined -13.1% year over year to reach $2.26 billion.
From a market segment perspective, multi-codec immersive telepresence equipment revenue was down --2.8% quarter over quarter and -26% year over year. Video infrastructure equipment - including MCUs and other video-related infrastructure products - increased 12% quarter over quarter, but declined -13.7% year over year. Room-based video systems were relatively flat at -0.2% quarter over quarter and declined -17.8% year over year. And desktop video systems showed slightly positive 1.1% revenue growth quarter over quarter, but declined -25.2% year over year in 4Q13.
Compass Business Solutions Exclusively Launches Cisco VTVS2 Training Globally Highlighting Current Software Labs
Compass Business Solutions, the leading authorized provider of training for Cisco's Video Communication and TelePresence product line, is pleased to announce Cisco's VTVS2 - Implementing Cisco TelePresence Video Solutions course, delivered exclusively by Compass using labs running current product software.
Compass Business Solutions gives students access to labs that prepare them for job responsibilities by updating authorized Cisco training courses for new software releases. As Cisco improves and expands its visual communications product line, Compass keeps students on the leading edge of unified communications by incorporating information about the latest products into its courses.
TrueConf, a leading developer of video conferencing solutions in Eastern Europe, showcased their solutions at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2014 in Amsterdam. The exhibition had a record attendance of over 51,000 people from around the world.
As well as demonstrating their entire range of video conferencing and collaboration solutions, TrueConf were able to showcase one of their soon-to-be released innovations in the field: video conferences conducted in 4K resolution.
11 February 2014 -- TrueConf has compiled the results of the annual industry survey conducted during the company's yearly seminar. Video+Conference Russia 2013 was attended by 75 specialists and heads of IT from various business enterprises and organizations in the CIS. Over 65 percent of the survey respondents consider the cost of implementing video conferencing systems, as well as video and audio quality, to be the key considerations when selecting a video conferencing system.
Digital Video Enterprises, Inc. Connects Holographic Telepresence and Eye Contact Videoconferencing Globally With Microsoft Partners
Digital Video Enterprises, Inc. (DVE) announced today that it is rapidly expanding globally with DVE Integration Partners who have specific expertise in reselling, consulting, and implementing the full suite of Microsoft® solutions. DVE Partner demonstration centers are soon to come online in Milan, Moscow, Dubai, Sydney, Columbus, and Washington D.C. Recently, DVE launched the DVE Immersion Room™, the first-of-its kind Holographic Presentation Room, powered by Microsoft®. Microsoft Windows® is seen floating in the middle of the room and people are able to interact with video objects suspended in mid-air. Other apps, such as PowerPoint®, Lync®, and Skype® are now functioning in augmented reality mode with 3D objects filling the expanse of the room with no bulky glasses to wear.
BARCELONA, Spain & SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Aptina, a global provider of intelligent imaging solutions, will demonstrate the industry's first 25 megapixel mobile image sensor at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. The Aptina AR2520HS leaps ahead of existing sensors with high-performance video capabilities that capture full resolution and 4K video at 30 frames-per-second, as well as delivers super slow motion capture of 120 frames-per-second for 1080p HD video all without sacrificing full field-of-view. Coupled with stunning still photo clarity and Aptina MobileHDR™ (Mobile High Dynamic Range) technology support for great images in challenging environments, the AR2520HS creates an ultra-high-performance category for smartphones and tablets.
The AR2520HS's advanced BSI (Back Side Illumination), 1/2-inch optical format increases the light capture area by 88% over traditional 1/3-inch mobile image sensors, ensuring a richer image for mobile device users. To ensure high-speed processing of full resolution video and still images, the AR2520HS uniquely outputs multi-gigabit data streams via both 8 lane MIPI® (Mobile Industry Processor Interface) and 12 lane HiSPi™ (High-Speed Pixel Interface). Compatability with existing Aptina 18 megapixel (AR1820HS) lens designs ensures that mobile OEMs and camera module makers can more rapidly design the AR2520HS into new devices.
New Executive Driving ClearOne's Software and Cloud-Based Video Collaboration Solutions.
ClearOne today announced it has appointed video conferencing veteran David Moss as Vice President of Sales, Video Collaboration Products & Services.re
Reporting directly to Zee Hakimoglu, Chairman and CEO of ClearOne, Moss will be responsible for the strategic positioning of the company's on-premise and cloud-based video collaboration solutions. The portfolio includes video collaboration as a service model (SaaS) through the recent acquisition of Spontania and the COLLABORATE® portfolio of mobile and desktop applications, room systems, infrastructure and management solutions.
HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Vidyo, Inc. today announced the appointment of veteran telecom executive Eran Westman to lead the expansion of Vidyo's global sales and support organizations as the company accelerates its growth. Rob Hughes, who joined the company in 2007 and led sales from pre-product launch until now, is leaving the company and Vidyo would like to thank him for his contribution and wish him the best.
"Vidyo has reached a level of ongoing technology innovation, leadership in mobile, and expansion in cloud-based video conferencing that calls for a business leader with a proven track record of leading sales organizations to the next stage of growth," said Ofer Shapiro, CEO and co-founder of Vidyo. "Eran has more than 20 years of sales leadership experience and an extensive network of partners and tier 1 service providers around the world. He has lived and built organizations in all 3 major international arenas and has partnered with customers in telecom, healthcare, government, education, mining and utilities to support them through transitions to disruptive technologies."