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TrueConf and CDNvideo Introduce Their Video Conferencing Streaming Solution

August 15, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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TrueConf and CDNvideo have combined their years of experience in the field of audio and video content transmission and have added mutual support for API interfaces, which are now fully integrated. The new solution allows TrueConf clients to expand the scale of their conferences without buying any additional user licenses.

To set up streaming, the TrueConf Server administrator needs to select CDNvideo profile in the settings tab when creating a video conference. The conference will start automatically as soon as participants enter the conference. The CDNvideo profile can be used for any number of conferences.

Zoom Continues Its Meteoric Ascent -- Leading Video Communications Company Grows YOY Revenue by 150%, Customer Base by 100%

August 14, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, CA --(Marketwired - August 08, 2017) - Zoom Video Communications came rocketing out of the gate at the start of 2017 by announcing Zoom 4.0, a $100M funding round from Sequoia, and a $1 billion valuation -- and it continues to deliver more successes and happiness to its customers. The leading provider of enterprise cloud video communications technology today announced that year-over-year its revenue has grown 150 percent and it has had a 100 percent increase in its customer base. Some of Zoom's other impressive recent accomplishments include:

  • Hosting over 20 billion annualized meeting minutes (up from 6.9B last year),
  • Growing its customer base to more than 700,000 businesses and 6,900 educational institutions, including 50 percent of the Fortune 50 and 90 percent of the top 200 U.S. universities,
  • Extending its reach by opening U.K. and Sydney offices, as well as more international data centers,
  • Introducing new features and enhancements to its platform, including Zoom Rooms Scheduling Display, Zoom for Telehealth, and an increased default capacity of 100 participants,
  • Securing large-scale deployments from customers such as 21st Century Fox, Stanford University, Pandora, and Cornell University,
  • Expanding its customers' options by establishing partnerships with Polycom and Crestron, as well as optimizing its integration with Cisco video endpoints, and
  • Announcing Zoomtopia, the first Zoom user conference, to be held Sept. 26 in San Mateo, CA.

Avaya, Cisco, Polycom Lead Telepresence Equipment Market

August 2, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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A study by Grand View Research concludes that the telepresence equipment market will rise from $1.9 billion in 2016 to $2.5 billion in 2025.

Grand View states in a somewhat obvious conclusion that the main market driver for telepresence equipment is the effort to limit the amount of money employees spend physically travelling to meetings. The study lists health care, education and government as big adopters of the technology

Pexip® Infinity Fusion Certified as Interoperability Solution for Microsoft Skype for Business Server

August 2, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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OSLO, Norway, and NEW YORK, Aug 1, 2017 - Pexip announced its Infinity Fusion product was certified by Microsoft as a video interoperability solution for Skype for Business Server today. Pexip Infinity Fusion allows Skype for Business meetings and calls to be joined by non-Skype users using video teleconferencing.

Pexip collaborated with Microsoft in the certification of the latest version of Infinity Fusion, which features a gateway mode allowing VTCs to participate directly in Skype conferences. Importantly, Fusion retains the native end-user experience, eliminating the need for expensive trainings and lowering the cost of implementation and management. The software is designed for any size organization, and specifically with large companies and enterprises in mind, and is able to scale and accommodate any number of users in any number of locations. Pexip Infinity Fusion is certified for on-premises Skype for Business Server 2015 deployments.

Broadview OfficeSuite HD Meeting Room Connector Enhances and Simplifies Room-Based Video Conferencing

July 26, 2017 | Telepresence Options
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RYE BROOK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Broadview Networks®, a leader in cloud-based unified communications (UC) and information technology services, has announced the release of its OfficeSuite HD Meeting Room Connector, which integrates video conferencing via meeting room systems with desktop and mobile users. This latest feature addition gives businesses the power to eliminate complex scheduling and to lower operation and administrative costs, all while seamlessly communicating across multiple locations and devices with the award-winning OfficeSuite HD Meeting™.

Room Connector works using any internet connection, enabling meeting room systems from Polycom, Cisco, Tandberg, Lifesize and more to instantly communicate with one another, as well as with any desktop, tablet or mobile device. The intuitive design of this new connector, combined with HD Meeting's easy-to-use platform, maximizes collaboration for businesses with multiple locations and meeting rooms. By simply entering an address and meeting number, executives in a conference room can now video chat with other offices and remote workers on one screen, while utilizing HD Meeting's whiteboard annotation features to edit and compare documents.

UCI Interlink Develops Onboarding & Adoption Services for Cisco Spark

July 19, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Starting a Cisco Spark implementation? Not sure how you're going to get all of your users to adopt it? Worried about how to define the User Experience? No worries. UC Interlink offers Onboarding Adoption Services to help get your Users on board and trained with workflows customized to fit your User Experience business goals. Our proven methodologies ensure full adoption from top to bottom.

Changing User Behaviors can be hard. Using the latest best practices in training and End User Awareness Services, along with our Adoption Analytics™ usage metric reporting tool, ensures a complete transition to Spark in the least amount of time. Our Cisco Collaboration Adoption Experts will get you prepared and ready to implement quickly!

Atlona Ships 4K HDR-Capable HDMI Audio De-Embedder and Downmixer

July 18, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, July 18, 2017 - Atlona is now shipping its new AT-HDR-M2C audio converter, a key offering in its growing array of integration problem-solving devices supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. Ideal for commercial or residential playback of multi-channel source content via displays, distributed audio systems, and whole-house audio systems, the AT-HDR-M2C extracts, decodes, and downmixes multi-channel PCM, Dolby®, and DTS® audio from HDMI sources.

The AT-HDR-M2C delivers stereo downmixed audio over HDMI, analog unbalanced audio, and TOSLINK digital audio outputs. It also simultaneously passes through the HDMI input with no downmixing. The successor to Atlona's popular AT-HD-M2C and AT-UHD-M2C-BAL, the AT-HDR-M2C is compatible with HDMI signals up to 4K/UHD at 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling and supports HDR10 plus other HDR formats. The new audio converter is compatible with HDMI data rates up to 18 Gbps and is HDCP 2.2 compliant.

multiCAM Systems Introduces Integrated IP Input Support for All-In-One Production Systems

July 13, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Montreuil, France -- July 13, 2017 -- On the heels of its first and very successful InfoComm exhibition experience, multiCAM Systems - a supplier of integrated video production systems serving the broadcast and professional AV markets - is launching a new IP interface feature, compatible with its comprehensive line of products, that receives IP video streams directly from the local area network. The new capability, which requires no additional hardware or software, works with the company's entire product line as well as any PTZ camera available today. multiCAM Systems will showcase the IP input functionality at IBC2017 (September 15-19, Amsterdam), where the company will exhibit in stand 12.E56.

multiCAM Systems' integrated IP interface supports a much greater number of cameras than is traditionally available through SDI capture cards. The IP functionality also reduces the size and cost of the central server, as all video streams and PTZ camera control are managed over the network without the need for special IT equipment. Customers retain the flexibility to use IP or SDI for each input to support mixed camera environments.

Zoom and Fuse named to 2nd Annual Forbes 2017 Cloud 100 List

July 12, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, CA - July 11, 2017 - Zoom Video Communications, Inc. is named to the Forbes 2017 Cloud 100 list, the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, published by Forbes in collaboration with Bessemer Venture Partners. Zoom will be celebrated tonight in San Francisco at The Cloud 100 Celebration, an exclusive event hosted by Bessemer Venture Partners, Forbes and Salesforce Ventures. The celebration is attended by the CEOs of the public cloud companies and the CEOs named to The Cloud 100 and The 20 Rising Stars lists.

"Zoom was built from the ground up as a cloud communications platform that provides the modern enterprise with frictionless, flexible, and scalable video conferencing. Our solution delivers happiness to over 650,000 businesses by making it easy for organizations to collaborate using video and audio conferencing, messaging, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems," said Eric S. Yuan, founder and CEO of Zoom. "We are delighted and honored to be among the world's top private cloud companies recognized by Forbes for the second year in a row, and want to thank our dedicated employees and customers for their hard work and support."

Magor Corporation Completes Sale Agreement for the Sale of its Operations

July 12, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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OTTAWA, July 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Magor Corporation ("Magor" or the "Company") today announced that it has closed the transaction that involved the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Magor Communications Corp. ("MCC") to N. Harris Computer Corporation ("Harris") for cash consideration to be paid out over a period of eighteen months. Harris intends to continue the operations of MCC from its Ottawa location. This transaction was approved by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on June 22, 2017 as contemplated under the proposals filed by Magor and MCC and approved by Magor's and MCC's creditors under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act pertaining to sale of MCC as per the Share Purchase and Investment Agreement dated April 26, 2017, as amended, between Magor, MCC and Harris. Subsequent to closing this transaction, Magor will no longer have any operations.

StarLeaf and Synergy SKY Remove the Last Traces of Complexity and User Frustration

July 10, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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LONDON & OSLO, Norway--(BUSINESS WIRE)--StarLeaf, the leading cloud video conferencing and calling provider, and Synergy SKY, the leading provider of collaboration and video conferencing management software, join forces to deliver an integrated solution that removes the last traces of complexity, faced by users when joining a scheduled Skype for Business Meeting from an incumbent video system. The integration makes it possible for third-party video systems, such as those from Cisco and Polycom, to have their proprietary 'one button to push' feature fully operational, when joining a scheduled Skype Meeting or StarLeaf event. This new development is available for all Skype for Business on-premise deployments and Office 365.

The seamless pairing of the Sky Meeting Server (SMS) from Synergy SKY with the StarLeaf OpenCloud unifies the two very different and incompatible worlds of Skype for Business and legacy video, into one smooth collaborative environment. Specifically, StarLeaf's OpenCloud paves the way for all systems to participate in a single meeting by taking care of incompatibilities, and SMS ensures a smooth user experience by reinstating the third-party systems' one button to join feature. This integration allows StarLeaf to offer complete connectivity for all instances of Skype for Business, covering on-premise and Office 365.

GL Introduces HD Platform for Voice, Video and Data Testing

July 10, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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GL Communications Inc., announced today its latest stand-alone and automated Voice, Video and Data Testing probe referred to as VQuad™ Probe HD (High-Definition).

Speaking to the press, Mr. Robert Bichefsky, a Senior Manager for product development of the company said, "GL's VQuad™ Probe HD is an all-in-one self-contained probe supporting multiple physical interfaces for connecting to practically any wired or wireless network while automatically performing voice and data testing. This comprehensive hardware probe incorporates all the features of the VQuad™ with Dual UTA HD along with portability and remote accessibility."

GoToMeeting Unlocks the Value of Team Collaboration by Turning Any Space into a Conference Room

June 28, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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BOSTON, June 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LogMeIn, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOGM) today announced GoToMeeting has released a new feature, InRoom Link, which enables quick and easy integration of existing conference room equipment with GoToMeeting's leading web conferencing solution at no additional cost for GoToMeeting Plus and GoToMeeting 100 customers. InRoom Link and the recently released GoToConference "conference room in a box" system, provide two affordable and turnkey ways to help companies turn any meeting space in to a high-quality group video and audio conference to further unlock the value of team collaboration.

PGi Names John Stone as Chief Revenue Officer, Sean O'Brien as Chief Strategy Officer and June McCarthy as Executive Vice President, Marketing

June 20, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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ATLANTA, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today PGi, the world's largest dedicated provider of collaboration software and services, announced the promotions of John Stone to Chief Revenue Officer, Sean O'Brien to Chief Strategy Officer and June McCarthy to Executive Vice President, Marketing. All three leaders are PGi veterans with a long history of driving the company's global growth and expansion in the dynamic collaboration market.

"PGi has refined our worldwide operations and organizational alignment to support our global audio, web and video conferencing customers, while at the same time we continue to aggressively develop our partner channel," said Ted Schrafft, PGi CEO & President. "These executive moves will deliver on PGi's unified, global strategy, which will bring even more benefits, consistency and efficiencies to PGi customers, agents and service providers. The level of innovation in the collaboration market is incredible, and I'm excited that John, Sean and June will help drive our business forward and accelerate growth in their new roles."

Clary Icon, Manufacturer of OneScreen Video Collaboration Solutions for Barrier-Free Work Flow, Announces the Launch of Its New Website OneScreenSolutions.Com

June 20, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Clary Icon, the US-based manufacturer of OneScreen video collaboration solutions for barrier-free work flow, announces the launch of its new website OneScreenSolutions.com and invites visitors to explore the site today.

The new OneScreen website has been designed to provide a user-friendly experience with improved navigation allowing visitors quick access to learn about the full OneScreen product portfolio and now offers online purchasing functionality. The new OneScreen Solutions site is also customized for each of the four countries outside of North America with local OneScreen office locations: Pakistan (English language), UAE (English language), Colombia (Spanish language), and Mexico (Spanish language).

Prysm Unleashes Enterprise Collaboration Breakthroughs with New Software Features at InfoComm

June 15, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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ORLANDO, Fla., June 14, 2017 -- (InfoComm Booth #2575) Prysm, Inc., announced today new functionality for its digital workplace platform. The offering will support enterprises looking to execute on new revenue opportunities and save money in productivity through collaboration agility regardless of location, device or individual employee application preferences. Today's release demonstrates Prysm's commitment to providing its customers with innovative collaboration technology that drives employee efficiency and productivity.

Lifesize Revamps Its Cloud-Based App, Opens for Beta Testing

June 14, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - June 14, 2017) - INFOCOMM -- Lifesize®, a global innovator of video conferencing technology, today announced a phased beta program for the newly redesigned Lifesize app, a cloud-based collaboration platform that delivers exceptional, high-definition audio, web and video conferencing. The Lifesize app has been rearchitected to focus on an intuitive, effortless experience and now includes a new user interface (UI) and features like smart matching search and one-click calling to deliver easier, smarter and more flexible communication and collaboration.

The first phase of the beta program will be invitation only. Interested customers can sign up to be considered at www.lifesize.com/betainvite. Lifesize will soon thereafter host an open beta. The phased beta approach will allow the company to continue gathering real-world feedback to further refine the new app to better meet the needs of its rapidly evolving and growing customer base.

StarLeaf and Huawei Huddle Together

June 14, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--StarLeaf, the leading cloud video conferencing and calling provider, and Huawei, the leading global information and communications technology solution provider, have cemented their relationship with an agreement to deliver a joint and tightly integrated solution that combines StarLeaf UC OpenCloud and Huawei's video room systems.

The tight integration, between Huawei's TE Series of video meeting room hardware and the StarLeaf UC OpenCloud, offers users complete and seamless interoperability between their Huawei system and all other video systems, including Skype for Business. In addition, and unlike any other cloud service, UC OpenCloud gives Huawei users the capability to join scheduled Skype Meetings. As well as unlimited direct calling between all hardware and software endpoints, users will also benefit from multiparty scheduled conferencing for up to 50 participants.

AVer's CAM340 and CAM520 Validated as the Video-Conferencing Cameras for BlueJeans Huddle Rooms

June 14, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AVer Information Inc., a leading innovator of video-conferencing solutions announces AVer's CAM340 and CAM520 systems as validated for BlueJeans Network, Inc. Huddle rooms. The collaboration of AVer's exceptional video-conferencing systems and BlueJean's industry-leading video meetings platform offers new solutions to ground-breaking video experiences for both large and small huddle rooms.

"We are excited to have AVer join the BlueJeans Huddle family. AVer's portfolio of cameras are a great option for customers to create an excellent, in-room meeting experience," said Mark Strassman, Chief Product Officer for BlueJeans Network. "BlueJeans and AVer customers will benefit from having a range of hardware choices when outfitting rooms of all sizes with high-quality video conferencing."

InFocus Expands ConX Offering With New Mondopad Flex, Bringing Boardroom Video Conferencing and Collaboration into Offices and Huddle Spaces

June 14, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InFocus Corporation (www.infocus.com) today announces its new Mondopad Flex video collaboration system. The system features two 40-inch HD projected-capacitive touchscreens that deliver integrated video conferencing, interactive whiteboarding, presentation, annotation, and data sharing for seamless collaboration in executive offices, huddle spaces or any challenging install that requires flexibility in screen configuration. The displays can be mounted end-to-end in a horizontal array to provide a wide, cinematic presentation of shared content and video conferencing participants or mounted one above the other where wall space is limited. Easy to use directly out of the box, the feature-rich Mondopad Flex offers sleek design, bright HD displays, and the most intuitive multi-touch capabilities for any office or collaborative environment.

"There's nothing more valuable than people working together. Businesses, public agencies, and schools recognize the power of video conferencing and full-spectrum collaboration with remote colleagues and are deploying it throughout their organizations," said InFocus CEO Mark Housley. "With Mondopad Flex we've created a flexible, affordable way to extend the power of conferencing and collaboration beyond the conference room -- into offices and huddle rooms -- without compromising image quality or functionality."

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