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KanexPro Re-Launches 4K Video Tiler and Scaler Switcher

March 21, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Brea, Calif. - January 23, 2017 - KanexPro, an industry-leading provider of connectivity solutions to the IT and A/V markets, announces the HDBT- VTSC72-4K Video Tiler and Presentation Scaler Switcher engineered to upscale HDMI, DisplayPort and VGA devices such as laptops, Blu-Ray players and desktops to a true 4K resolution and creating a quad window experience fit for any collaboration space. KanexPro will feature the 4K Video Tiler and Scaler Switcher with a live demonstration at their booth during DSE 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada from March 29th - 30th, 2017.

The HDBT-VTSC72-4K Video Tiler and Scaler Switcher is ideal for the growing number of modern workers requiring access to anytime anyplace collaboration. In today's workplace, design trends are shifting toward flex-use spaces maximizing the utilization of space and huddle-rooms versus the traditional office. Contemporary workplace priorities are tailored to the rise of remote and virtual employees in today's workforce requiring virtualization, cloud computing, cloud content sharing and telepresence in an environment where users can share, collaborate and present projects on a digital canvas.

The 1st Freemium 100-Participant Video Conferencing Plan is Launched by ezTalks

March 21, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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HONG KONG - Mar. 20, 2017- ezTalks Technology Co., Ltd., the leading global video conference service provider, announced that they successfully launched the free 100-Participant videoconferencing plan and businesses can take the most advantage of it to enhance work productivity and boost business with no cost .

With increasing demand for remote business meeting due to today's growing cross-regional business needs and flexible work styles, more and more people turn to videoconferencing solutions for help. And ezTalks endeavors to provide users with easy affordable video conferencing solutions.

U.S.'s ViewSonic introduces world's first 10.1" ACP pen display and multi-authentication units at Cebit fair 2017

March 20, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Hannover, Germany - ViewSonic's Pen Display Division will be showcasing the world's first 10.1" ACP pen display as well as a new series of ruggedized tablets and multi-authentication units at Cebit held in Hannover, Germany from March 20-24.

The 10.1" ACP pen display, includes touch and pen writing/signing features, two functions that could be used exactly at the same time. Usually, pen displays only include writing/signing features. The pen display is paired with an ACP pen (active capacitive pen) giving users more flexibility in their applications.

Enterprise Connect 2017: Nearly 100 Leading Companies Announce New Products, Services, Demos & More

March 20, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SAN FRANCISCO, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Connect, the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise communications, today reveals nearly 100 announcements from its robust list of exhibitors and sponsors. Enterprise Connect hosts the largest and broadest exhibition focused on systems, software, services and applications - giving attendees a chance to experience today's latest tools and innovations firsthand. Each of the below companies will display their latest solutions in the Expo Hall Monday-Wednesday of the event.

Enterprise Connect 2017 will take place March 27-30 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, FL. For more information and to register, please visit: enterpriseconnect.com/orlando/.

New Wireless USB Extender for Phoenix Audio® Speakerphones and cloud based video conferencing

March 16, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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"Phoenix Audio Spider is just one of the USB 2.0 speakerphone available today that we can make wireless with the USB2Air."

Philadelphia, PA - March 15th, 2017 - A new wireless USB extension product has recently been released by HuddleCamHD® allowing the Phoenix Audio speakerphone products to be made completely wireless. The USB2Air is the industries first low-latency wireless USB 2.0 extension system built for video and audio conferencing in real-time. The system is currently available for pre-order on Kickstarter and that company reports shipments for early May of 2017.

"Phoenix Audio Spider is just one of the USB 2.0 speakerphone available today that we can make wireless with the USB2Air," says Paul Richards, Director of Business Development. "In fact, we are showing multiple devices connected the USB2Air to demonstrate how easily you can use the USB2Air with a USB 2.0 Hub." The wireless connection from the USB2Air transmitter and receiver allow users to connect multiple devices far away from their computer (up to 25′). The USB2Air provides a wireless connection strong enough to allow multiple devices to operate as if they were connected directly via USB 2.0.

Vidyo Releases 2017 Video Banking Survey, Demonstrating the Growing Popularity of Video Collaboration Among Financial Institutions

March 15, 2017 | Telepresence Options
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Embedded video technology leader and video conferencing pioneer Vidyo, in collaboration with Efma, an association of 3,300 retail financial services companies in more than 130 countries, and CUNA Strategic Services, which provides credit unions with access to high quality products, services and technologies, today released its 2017 Video Banking Survey, highlighting the growing adoption of mobile video banking across the globe. Financial institutions, such as credit unions and banks, are turning to video collaboration in order to increase customer engagement and improve Net Promoter Scores and first call resolution.

The data, which shows how video-enabled contact centers can become financial institutions' secret weapon for innovation, was collected from 282 financial institution representatives across 63 countries from December through January 2017. View the full report here: Video Banking Report 2017: Advancing on the Road to Maturity.

Prysm Announces Kaybus Acquisition, Strengthens Enterprise Offering

March 15, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, Calif., March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Prysm, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based, digital-canvas solutions, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Kaybus, Inc., a leader in secure, cloud-based Knowledge Automation software for enterprises, securing additional enterprise-grade enhancements for Prysm Application Suite.

IT Pros: Lifesize Welcomes You to Stress-free Live Streaming

March 9, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Lifesize Live Stream gives organizations cost-effective, flexible and secure HD streaming to connect with audiences across multiple locations

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - March 09, 2017) - Lifesize®, a global innovator of video conferencing technology, today announced Lifesize® Live Stream. The latest addition to the cloud-based Lifesize application is a simple, flexible and secure solution to live stream company meetings, executive updates, training sessions and more with high-definition, broadcast quality. With Lifesize Live Stream, IT professionals now have even more ways to effectively enable their organizations to easily and powerfully connect and collaborate, all through one easy-to-use solution, furthering their investment and lowering their total cost of ownership.

Lifesize Live Stream delivers unparalleled flexibility, allowing IT administrators to enable an unlimited number of Lifesize virtual meeting rooms to simultaneously live stream events with up to 10,000 viewers and 50 video-enabled sites per event. A simple, single click allows moderators to start a presentation and users to join an event from any location, browser or device.

Atlona Ships 4K HDR System Problem-Solver Device

March 9, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, March 9, 2017 - Atlona is now shipping its Etude™ Sync (AT-ETU-SYNC) EDID Emulator, addressing the increasing challenges systems design and integration firms face with solving audio and video format compatibility, signal integrity and EDID communication in commercial and residential AV systems.

The Etude Sync is the latest Atlona integration problem-solving device, replacing the popular AT-UHD-SYNC. It supports HDR (high dynamic range) video as well as 4K/UHD @ 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling. The compact solution provides EDID emulation and Hot Plug Detect communication between HDMI® sink and source devices.

ezTalks Will Make its Debut at CeBIT 2017

March 7, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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HONG KONG, 2017-Mar-06 -- /EPR Network/ -- ezTalks Technology Co., Ltd., the global leader for online video conference solutions, today announced that they would bring its innovative products at the global event for digital business. With increasing demand for quality and multi-purpose capabilities of video conferencing, the company continues to push the boundaries of technology with solutions that are aligned with various types of meetings.

Vidyo.io Included in Gartner Market Guide for Communications Platform as a Service

March 7, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Vidyo's Quality Video APIs, SDK are Now Easier to Use and Embed than Ever Before

Hackensack, NJ - March 6, 2017 - Embedded video technology leader and video conferencing pioneer Vidyo today announced that its recently-launched Vidyo.io developer platform has been included in Gartner's 2017 Market Guide for CPaaS (Communications Platform-as-a-Service). The self-service Vidyo.io API platform lets software developers quickly and easily video-enable any application, on virtually any device, with cloud-hosted, high-quality, dependable, enterprise-grade multiparty video collaboration technology.

Vidyo.io offers the same high-quality video used in the enterprise to any organization. "CPaaS represents a new technology and business model for communicating person to person and device to device (Internet of Things [IoT]). It can enable innovative business solutions for communicating with customers and employees, and connecting operational systems and devices. CPaaS can significantly reduce costs for many enterprises," says Gartner.

Atlona Adds Almo Professional A/V to Growing North America Dealer and Distributor Network

March 7, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, Calif., March 7, 2017 - Atlona's initiatives around deeper market penetration and broader product availability have been further strengthened through its new partnership with Almo Professional A/V, among the nation's most advanced commercial audio-visual distributors. Almo will act as an extension of Atlona's sales and support network in North America, joining a quickly growing roster of global partners specializing in Atlona AV solutions and products.

Polycom introduces EagleEye Director II camera

March 6, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Polycom has announced the general availability of the EagleEye Director II videoconferencing camera with advanced production features to upgrade virtual meetings.

In today's workplace, the majority of business meetings now include at least one participant that has dialled in over audio or video. This requires new solutions that allow employees to easily connect, see and share with colleagues in different locations.

IMTC Announces SuperOp! 2017

March 1, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) announces that SuperOp! 2017 will be held May 13 - 19, 2017, at the Hotel Corinthia in Prague, Czech Republic. SuperOp! hosts the leading companies developing multimedia telecommunications products and services worldwide.

SuperOp! improves product performance and the collaboration experiences for end users by bringing together multimedia communications solution providers, software developers, equipment manufacturers, protocol stack vendors, network infrastructure vendors, device manufacturers and startup companies from around the world to ensure that their unique versions of video, audio, client devices, software and cloud systems interoperate seamlessly.

Avaya Equinox Realizes the Vision of Unified Communications

February 22, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - February 22, 2017) - Avaya today announced the general availability of the industry's first real unified communications (UC) solution, Avaya Equinox. Avaya Equinox delivers simple, mobile-first communications on the devices, and embedded into the applications and browsers, that employees "live in" every day, fulfilling the long promised benefits of UC. Now, companies and employees within any vertical, within any geography, can experience the benefits of 1-click, contextual interaction, collaboration and conferencing from any browser or device using this totally streamlined, completely customizable communications solution.

Avaya Equinox provides a best-in-class experience with capabilities that can be embedded into any business process, application or workflow to create unique solutions to serve company or employee requirements. The solution eliminates migration challenges for companies in the process of moving to web or cloud-based applications by enabling UC capabilities via WebRTC or HTML5. The consolidation of real-time and non-real-time multimedia communications methods coupled with persistent messaging enables faster responsiveness, increased productivity, and more informed decision-making while reducing IT management and operating costs. Further, the full UC collaboration and conferencing experience can be deployed and consumed through a cloud computing infrastructure.

VBrick® Appoints Andreas Wienold as Head of International Sales

February 21, 2017 | Telepresence Options
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VBrick, the leader in enterprise video, today announced the appointment of Andreas Wienold to lead its International sales organization as part of a strategic expansion of its international business. The move builds on growing demand, and 2016 sales momentum, for its Rev enterprise video platform.

"We welcome Andreas to our team at an exciting time for VBrick, after achieving blue-chip customer adoption and nearly 100% growth in software sales in 2016," said Shelly Heiden, CEO of VBrick. "We anticipate rapid growth and acceleration in EMEA under Andreas' leadership, as he applies the skills and insights that have been the hallmark of his professional success," she said.

CUNA Strategic Services announces new strategic alliance with Vidyo

February 15, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Madison, WI and Washington, DC - February 15, 2017 - CUNA Strategic Services has entered into a strategic alliance with Vidyo, a leader in high-quality video communications and collaboration. The two will work together on helping credit unions discover the value of Vidyo's customized, scalable, high-quality video collaboration solutions.

"We live in an age where online communication is essential in order to keep staff unified, costs low and members engaged," said Eric Gelly, president of CUNA Strategic Services. "We believe Vidyo offers the best possible tools for credit unions that are serious about using video collaboration to streamline their communications, both internally and externally."

Sony's RM-IP500 Remote Controller Delivers Greater Flexibility and Easier Operation of PTZ Cameras for Lecture Capture and Event Production

February 7, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Sony's new RM-IP500 remote controller gives operators easier and more intuitive control of its latest pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras in a range of applications including lecture capture for education, event production and broadcast.

The RM-IP500 controller is designed to work with Sony's new BRC-H800, BRC-H900, BRC-X1000, and SRG-360SHE PTZ cameras as well as the new MCX-500 all-in-one HD switcher, supporting SD card recording and IP streaming, to create an easy-to-use event production system.

Kramer Showcasing Innovative Room Automation Solution at ISE 2017

February 7, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Jerusalem, Israel, February 7, 2017 -- Kramer Electronics, Ltd. is now showcasing at ISE 2017 an innovative software solution that creates easy-to- configure, fully-automated and green- friendly meeting room environments with minimal end-user intervention. The company is displaying its full range of products and solutions in Booth 1-F20 next to the Europa entrance.

"Kramer Maestro's cost value is providing low-maintenance, remotely- managed meeting spaces where end-users don't have to fuss with remotes or touch pads - all they have to do is show up and connect or plug in," said David Margolin, Corporate Marketing Director at Kramer. "This significantly reduces two of the most time-consuming responsibilities for AV and IT professionals - ongoing support and user training," added Margolin.

Logitech Announces BRIO - World's First 4K Webcam

February 6, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Logitech's head of Video Collaboration, Scott Wharton, will be at ISE to announce Logitech's newest webcam. The most advanced of its type in the market and packed with industry firsts, the new device will deliver the highest quality video experience available, making it an ideal solution for scenarios where high picture quality could make a critical difference, e.g. telemedicine or collaboration on engineering projects; as well as acting as a powerhouse for business and home-office users. And for folks that like to stream video or broadcast live, there's no better option.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland & NEWARK, Calif. - Feb. 7, 2017 - Today, Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced its most sophisticated webcam yet, Logitech® BRIO 4K Pro Webcam. Delivering the highest quality desktop video experience available today, BRIO is a powerhouse webcam for business and home-office users, streamers, YouTubers, vloggers, and anyone else looking for a top-of-the-line webcam. BRIO comes packed with industry firsts including Logitech RightLightTM 3 with HDR, 4K ultra HD video quality, and 5X zoom, plus support for Windows Hello and other secure infrared-based facial recognition applications.

Logitech BRIO Presentation by Telepresence Options on Scribd

VisiInc PLC to Acquire VIA3

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