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Telecommunications and UC Leader John Cerone Joins Whitlock to Drive Continued Growth in the Northeast Region

April 18, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Whitlock's ongoing growth in and around New York has resulted in a number of new hires, including a top strategic add to its regional leadership team. John Cerone, a 30-year tenured veteran in UC and telecommunications, has signed on as Regional Director covering 10 states in the Northeast. John brings an elite level of industry knowledge and global customer relationships to Whitlock, along with a long list of tight partner and vendor relationships to the company.

Formerly the Regional Vice President for British Telecommunications (BT), John oversaw the delivery of comprehensive unified communications and collaboration solutions for multinational enterprise customers. Throughout his career, John has led top ranking sales teams and regions, achieving President's Club status and similar accolades on an ongoing basis. Before BT, John held impressive, long-term positions with Mitel and Allegiance Telecom.

New Product from Vu Telepresence is the Easiest Way to Own a Video Conferencing Endpoint

April 18, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Vu Telepresence has launched its 2014 HD video conferencing product - an exciting release for businesses around the globe. The overpriced costs and network complexities of traditional hardware video conferencing systems have been shattered by advancements from Vu.

Early adopters of telepresence realized the benefits of video meetings, but they were burned by the enormous price tag of owning a network of HD room systems. Today, Vu customers enjoy the same live HD video calls at 20% of traditional costs per endpoint. In this 2014 release, Vu presents a new generation of their acclaimed technology with ten feature upgrades to meet customer demands.

Tely Labs Helps LAC Group Tear Down Silos with Affordable, Intuitive Video Conferencing

April 18, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Tely Labs, the leader in simple, secure and affordable video conferencing systems, today announced LAC Group has implemented easy, affordable video conferencing with telyHD Pro systems for its offices located across the U.S. and the U.K.

Founded in 1986, LAC Group helps clients enact best practices and solve research, information, asset management, archival and library challenges. Providing access to information anytime, anywhere is how LAC helps law firms, major studios, broadcasters, government agencies, Fortune 500 companies and universities achieve their goals.

Imagination Introduces World's Highest Quality WebRTC Media Engine

April 18, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) introduces an innovative WebRTC media engine that promises to deliver a new level of quality to companies building native or browser-based voice and video conferencing services based on WebRTC. Imagination's HelloSoft WebRTC engine with its unique, proven algorithms provides enhanced voice and video quality for a superior user experience across mobile and tablet platforms.

The open WebRTC initiative, supported by Google, Mozilla, Opera and others, enables development of rich, web-based Real-Time Communications (RTC) multimedia applications such as video chat, file/screen-sharing and other two-way communications.

Vidyo Chosen by Swisscom to Launch New Cloud-Based Video Conferencing and Collaboration Solution

April 17, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Hackensack, NJ, April 17, 2014 - Vidyo, Inc. today announced that Swisscom, Switzerland's leading ICT provider, has launched a new cloud-based video communications and collaboration service based on the VidyoWorks™ platform. The service, called Vidia, is ideal for small and medium enterprises, but larger companies and consumer customers will also benefit from its many innovative features. Built on Vidyo's award-winning platform, Vidia enables Swisscom business customers to participate in multi-party video calls and is able to deliver affordable, high-quality, multipoint HD video conferencing systems over smartphones, tablets and desktops.

PThe highly scalable and flexible VidyoWorks platform and APIs were chosen by Swisscom after a long evaluation process that included key requirements such as robustness and telco-grade scalability, API richness and cutting-edge underlying technologies.

Panasonic rolls out integrated software and hardware video conferencing solutions

April 17, 2014 | Telepresence Options


INDIA: Catering to the video conferencing segment in India, Panasonic is offering its customers with a complete range of innovative and cost-effective solutions starting from hardware based room end points, Android VC clients, software VC solutions for windows users and unique software based multi-party solutions.

Specially designed for the SME segment, the product range is targeted towards providing a seamless integration experience to its end-consumer. Other than this, the company is also focusing on lucrative verticals such as education and healthcare market.

Vidyo Deployed by FPT Telecom for Scalable, High Quality Video Conferencing Solutions in Vietnam

April 16, 2014 | Telepresence Options



Vidyo, Inc. and FPT Telecom, a leading telecommunications provider across Vietnam, today announced general availability of Vidyo services and solutions aimed at massive deployments including local businesses and government agencies in the country.

"We strive to offer our customers the most advanced, state-of-the-art solutions," said Pham Duy Phuc, CEO of FPT Telecom International. "Vidyo delivers stunning desktop and mobile video experiences, and impressive scalability and interoperability features that meet the needs of FPT Telecom customers across the country. With Vidyo's solution, FPT Telecom customers can reduce business travel, save on transportation costs and enhance productivity in the workplace. We're excited to offer this innovative video conferencing technology to our customers."

Frost & Sullivan Reviews The AVer EVC130P, 16X PTZ Video Conferencing Endpoint For Medium Or Large Rooms

April 16, 2014 | Telepresence Options


FREMONT, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AVer Information, a leading provider of innovative video conferencing solutions for SMBs, large corporations, and education institutions announced today a Frost & Sullivan review of the AVer EVC130P, the industry's first under-$2,500, HD video conferencing solution with 16X optical zoom PTZ for companies or schools of any size. As an all-inclusive endpoint at $2,499 MSRP the EVC130P offers high-quality, easy-to-use, mobile-friendly and affordable interactive visual communications that are H.323 and SIP compliant and covered by the industry's only three-year warranty.

"High-quality video is driven by EVC130P's 16X Optical PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) camera with up to 1080P resolution," says Rob Arnold, Industry Principal and Program Manager, Unified Communications of Frost & Sullivan. "While it is a lot of horsepower for my small office, it should deliver flexibility and power needed for larger offices, conference rooms and classrooms, particularly with its ability to focus on people in audience-style settings or seated around a table via far-end and near-end control with close-up or wide views."

Event Industry Veteran Launches Start-up, EventCollab - Cloud-based Collaboration Software That Will Make Event Professionals More Efficient

April 15, 2014 | Telepresence Options


EventCollab is now providing a much-needed, cloud-based (SaaS) solution that will enable event professionals to seamlessly collaborate with all event stakeholders within every project. Over the years EventCollab Founder and CEO, Tommy Melancon, recognized the need for better collaboration and efficiency within his Level 2 Design production company. It was out of this need that he began funding development of a Web application he could use within his own team and with his clients. His team and clients were so pleased with the clarity and time-saving this provided their projects that he decided it was time for the industry-at-large to experience that same productivity, and EventCollab was born.

"More than anything, it's given us peace-of-mind that everyone involved in our projects is on the same page--both literally and figuratively. Being able to streamline the user experience and save us all quite a bit of time has been the most rewarding aspect of the development of EventCollab software," stated Tommy, "Showbook is the first piece we are releasing, so it's exciting to share it with the rest of the events industry, and begin filling a need we've all felt for a long time."

Certification Course for Interoperability

April 11, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Do you have responsibility for:

· Selecting Visual Collaboration equipment?

· Supporting Visual Collaborative meetings?

· Determining the Strategy of your visual collaboration infrastructure?

If so then you need to attend this course.

Remedy Shows How Patients Can See Experts Sooner With Beam: a Doctor's Visual Collaboration App on Google Glass at DEMO Enterprise 2014

April 11, 2014 | Telepresence Options


SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 10, 2014) - San Francisco-based Remedy ( recently unveiled the first Google Glass application that stands to change the face of the healthcare industry at DEMO Enterprise 2014 in San Francisco, Calif. Beam™ enables the physician with the patient to capture and sync clinically relevant media to a specialist's screen. The specialist can asynchronously reply with a diagnosis that gets pushed to Glass's display, or, in urgent cases, discuss treatment options synchronously over a live video call. Beam allows a specialist to see through the eyes of the physician on scene and guide them through a procedure, a treatment plan, or a diagnosis. With Remedy's secure HIPAA compliant platform, clinicians are able to collaborate more meaningfully and more often.

Clinicians at Harvard and The University of Pennsylvania have now begun using Remedy's secure HIPAA compliant platform for patient care through an inaugural pilot program. Thought leaders in medicine see the potential of the technology to improve healthcare delivery and restore the doctor-patient relationship. "The potential value proposition may be enormous," said Dr. Steven Schwaitzberg, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chair of Surgery at Cambridge Health Alliance. "Wearable medical technology can bring physicians much closer to the patient than conventional telephone consultation. The inability to 'see' the patient can now be overcome."

AVTEQ Slimline AV Stand is 2014 SCN InfoComm Installation Product Award Finalist

April 10, 2014 | Telepresence Options


AVTEQ Inc., the largest manufacturer of videoconferencing carts in the A/V furniture industry, announced its ELT-1500 Slimline AV Stand is a finalist in the 2014 SCN InfoComm Installation Product Awards. This year's product awards will showcase the most innovative commercial AV products of 2014 in 18 distinct categories. AVTEQ's ELT-1500 is a finalist in the Most Innovative Videoconferencing Furniture Product category. Voting is open until May 1, 2014.

This is the third consecutive year that Avteq products have been nominees in this award program, previously showcasing two products from the Collaboration Solutions line: the Communications Pedestal in 2012 and the Slimline Pedestal last year. Both of these entries took home the award, appearing in the Most Innovative Equipment Rack/AV Furniture Product category.

Edgewater Networks Named a Finalist in the 2014 Network Products Guide Hot Companies and Best Products Awards

April 9, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Edgewater Networks announced today that Network Products Guide, a leading industry technology research and advisory guide, has selected the EdgeProtect 4550 Enterprise Session Border Controller (ESBC) as a finalist in the 2014 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards in the "Best Products and Services" category.

Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, April 28, 2014 during the ninth annual dinner and presentations.

Masergy Acquires Global DataGuard for Advanced Security Solutions

April 9, 2014 | Telepresence Options


DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/14 -- Masergy Communications Inc., a global leader in managed networking and cloud services, today announced the company has acquired Global DataGuard, Inc. The acquisition enhances Masergy's existing portfolio of managed services with patented technology that leverages machine learning and expert human intelligence.

"In today's rapidly evolving threat landscape, discrete signature or rule-based security solutions alone are not adequate from a risk management perspective. And as seen in recent news, even when businesses invest in advanced security solutions, the lack of systematic sharing and correlation of subsystem data and vigilant 24/7 monitoring leaves them exposed to advanced threats," said Masergy's CEO, Chris MacFarland.

Altia Systems Receives $10.5 million in Series B Funding for PanaCast Personal Panoramic Video System

April 8, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Cupertino, Calif. (April 8, 2014) - Altia Systems, developer of the award-winning PanaCast system for video and web collaboration, today announced that it has raised$10.5 million in series B funding, with Intel Capital as the lead investor.

Altia Systems' PanaCast Experience - which consists of the PanaCast camera, cloud and apps - is an award-winning, industry-first video and web collaboration service that lets users connect via immersive Panoramic-HD video and HD audio, anytime and anywhere, right from their smartphones, tablets and personal computers. Intuitive touch-enabled controls allow all the participants to see what they want within the whole visual field, in real-time and independently of each other. The PanaCast camera works with leading collaboration platforms like Microsoft Lync, Cisco WebEx, Citrix GoToMeeting and Google Hangouts with no change or upgrade required.

TrueConf Now Partnered with 40 Companies Around the World

April 8, 2014 | Telepresence Options


2013 saw TrueConf gain 20 new business partners from around the world, and as of 2014, the number of affiliates has reached 40 companies. TrueConf plans to continue expanding their channels globally over the course of the year and beyond.

Fort Lauderdale Guitar Teacher Dyce Kimura Offers "April Skype Special"

April 8, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Dyce Kimura will begin April with a promotional offer for students seeking a virtual experience - both in person and online classes are available. For the month of April, any student who wishes to take Skype guitar lessons will receive a 35% discount on their first class when they mention the "April Skype Special" promotion.

Students may also choose to supplement their in-studio work with Fort Lauderdale guitar teacher Dyce Kimura by registering for additional classes using the Skype option.

Vivitek Launches NovoConnect

April 8, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Hoofddorp, 02 April, 2014 - Vivitek, a leading manufacturer of environmentally innovative visual display and presentation products is pleased to announce the launch of NovoConnect, a brand new presentation tool that makes technology collaboration in the workplace or classroom a reality. NovoConnect allows for distributed display and control between PC, Mac and tablet devices for a completely interactive presentation and collaboration environment. The fully wireless communication enables content sharing across multiple devices and is compatible with Windows, Mac OS, iOS and Android operating systems.

"The launch of NovoConnect is another milestone in the expansion and development of our interactive portfolio," says James Hsu, Director of EMEA Operations at Vivitek. "With its wireless functionality and multiple device and content format support, NovoConnect creates a collaborative work and learning environment which is stimulating, fun and guarantees participant engagement and satisfaction. I'd highly recommend that workplaces, schools, and higher learning establishments check out NovoConnect to see how achieve the workplace or classroom of the future, right now."

Professional AV Room Solution for PC-Based Meeting Rooms and Lecture Capture Classrooms

April 7, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Vaddio's AV Bridge Matrix PRO is a complete professional AV solution designed to reduce the complexity of designing USB systems for meeting and lecture capture rooms that support multiple cameras and microphones. Based on Vaddio's award-winning AV Bridge technology, the MATRIX PRO adds audio and video mixing functionality directly into the box.

"The challenge with designing USB systems has been the limitation of a PC and its ability to support only one camera and one microphone on a USB System Bus," explained CEO Rob Sheeley. "The AV Bridge Matrix PRO gives integrators the ability to add multiple cameras, microphones and other AV devices into PC-based system room design. It then manages the complex process of mixing, switching and controlling those devices into a single USB stream. We believe that this will be an easier and more cost-effective solution for our integrators who are designing lecture capture and UC conferencing systems."

Gr8 Speech Inc.uses Leading Edge Technology To Provide Interactive Online Speech Therapy Services Worldwide

April 7, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Gr8 Speech Inc. introduces readily available technology along with a content-rich web-based environment to provide individualized and interactive speech therapy services anywhere in the world. This proven new model is an exciting breakthrough for next-generation speech therapy.

Gr8 Speech therapists are all certified members of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and American Telemedicine Association (ATA) trained. Gr8 Speech Inc. provides patient treatment by licensed and certified speech therapists trained in both pediatric and adult therapy using state-of-the art "telepractice" technology to deliver professional services at a distance. According to ASHA, Telepractice,refers to, "...the application of telecommunications technology for the delivery of speech language pathology and audiology professional services at a distance by linking clinician to client/patient or clinician to clinician for assessment, intervention, and/or consultation."

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