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BCS Global's Clive Sawkins to represent world's largest video producers as new OVCC board president

January 30, 2015 | Telepresence Options


LONDON, UK - (January 2015) - Clive Sawkins, CEO of BCS Global Networks, Inc, has been elected president of the board of OVCC (Open Visual Communications Consortium), With members from the world's largest video providers, OVCC helps leading companies in the industry collaborate in the development of a global, standards-based visual communication network supported across multiple carriers and equipment providers.

With extensive knowledge in technology and corporate strategy, Sawkins is recognized as an industry leader in unified communications, video networks, collaboration and digital media.

First Unified Communications Panel at ISE 2015

January 28, 2015 | Telepresence Options


Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Set to be an ISE 2015 show highlight, the Future solutions for productive and effective team collaboration - delivered now panel session be held in the Unified Communications Theatre, on Wednesday, 11 February, Hall 9.A140 between 16:00 - 17:00. The free to attend session will be chaired by industry specialist, Tim Albright, CTS at Innovad, Innovations & Design and hosted by Kramer Electronics.

Emergence of All-in-One Collaborative Solutions Set to Transform the Global Web Conferencing Market

January 28, 2015 | Telepresence Options


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Jan. 28, 2015 - The global Web conferencing market is experiencing a combination of maturity and reinvention. Application convergence, cloud, mobility and social technologies are transforming the Web conferencing landscape, resulting in groundbreaking technology shifts that are empowering users with greater productivity benefits.

New Collaboration Platform Witkit Introduces Personalized Cryptography to Prevent Data Breaches

January 28, 2015 | Telepresence Options


VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Recognizing that security is one of the biggest concerns for consumers and businesses alike, a new platform launching today with $5 million in funding is the first-of-its kind to provide a centralized collaboration platform where users can communicate freely and securely. Called Witkit, the platform allows individuals and businesses to easily assemble teams and groups within industries, companies, and departments to tackle projects and solve problems collectively, with the safety and security of knowing their data cannot be breached.

Compass Business Solutions at Cisco Live in Milan on January 29

January 28, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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Compass Business Solutions, will be at Cisco Live in Milan this week. The annual tradeshow makes education and product evaluation easily available to technical professionals. With the growth of the unified communications (UC) market, and particularly the growth of UC Collaboration Applications in the service provider market to $1.75 billion by 2018 according to a MarketsandMarkets report, the need for both technical and user training for these technologies is growing rapidly. Compass is the leading global provider of training for Cisco's visual communication technologies and has expanded training availability to European markets both through in-country partnerships as well as through live virtual training events.

Yorktel Honored for its Commitment to Developing Next-Generation Video Communications Platforms

January 27, 2015 | Telepresence Options


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan today announced that it has honored Yorktel with the 2014 North American Award for Product Line Strategy Leadership, based on its recent analysis of the video conferencing services market.

Yorktel's strategy in the rapidly evolving video conferencing and communications services market is anchored by the breadth and depth of its visual collaboration portfolio, which spans unified communications (UC), cloud services, managed services, media services and video conferencing. Yorktel stands out from competitors due to the flexibility of its solutions, which enables implementation without the capacity or endpoint restrictions that have traditionally stymied video communications adoption.

Hipercom Certified with Advanced Designation to Provide Cisco Powered Cloud and Managed Services

January 27, 2015 | Telepresence Options


(Madrid, España) - 19/01/2015 - Hipercom announced today that it has achieved the Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP) Advanced certification with the introduction of TPaaS (TelePresence as a Service). This certification by Cisco recognizes Hipercom as having achieved an elite level of expertise to sell and deliver cloud and/or managed services. To be able to offer this service as a Cisco Powered™ Service, Hipercom needed to complete a rigorous third-party audit of its services. This audit verifies that services are delivered with enterprise-class reliability, security and support.

TrueConf Server Version 4.3 Supports H.323 Integration

January 26, 2015 | Telepresence Options


In addition to its existing SIP protocol for integration with telephony and video conferencing endpoints, TrueConf Server 4.3.0 now includes support for the H.323 protocol, the most common protocol in video conferencing networks built on legacy hardware solutions.

It is now possible to integrate TrueConf Server with hardware video conferencing endpoints and infrastructures in which MCU is configured to operate via H.323. TrueConf solutions use their own proprietary protocol, and SIP and H.323 are used for integration with third-party solutions. TrueConf developers rely on the SIP protocol and enhance its interaction capabilities, and so TrueConf Server now features broadband sound and accelerated video encoding for SIP devices.

Users Choose Video Conferencing Options Beyond The Meeting Room

January 26, 2015 | Telepresence Options


More than 100 IT specialists, CEOs, and leaders within IT departments, enterprises and organizations across the Russian Federation responded to the survey. More than half of the conference participants are engaged in the education, science, high technologies, information and communication technologies, healthcare and public sectors.

The respondents to the survey reported that they are interested in cloud-based video conferencing solutions as a future alternative to on-premises video conferencing systems. Only 44% of the respondents stated their willingness to own a video conferencing system (compared to 49% in 2013, and 70% in 2012). About 10% of respondents already use a cloud service, while 19% use both types of video conferencing solutions.

Blue Jeans Network Takes Sundance Film Festival Primetime

January 24, 2015 | Telepresence Options


MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA and PARK CITY, UT--(Marketwired - Jan 23, 2015) - Blue Jeans Network, the global leader in cloud-based video collaboration services, today announced its participation in this year's Sundance Film Festival to enhance attendee engagement and offer, for the first time ever, active video participation for remote audiences. Blue Jeans Network's platform, including its new interactive online events service Blue Jeans Primetime, will connect thousands of film enthusiasts to Festival events and provide filmmakers a new channel and broader reach for marketing their movies through large-scale broadcasting and video collaboration.

Carousel Industries Launches 'Simplicity Video' Cloud-Based Conferencing Service

January 21, 2015 | Telepresence Options


Carousel Industries, a leader in unified communications, managed services, data solutions and visual communications, announced that it has launched Simplicity Video: a new cloud-based video conferencing solution designed for SMB and enterprise customers. Simplicity Video, available exclusively through Carousel Industries, was developed in cooperation with Pexip®, a leading innovator in scalable, distributed video software and consists of two separate offerings: Public Video Cloud (PVC) and Managed Private Cloud (MPC).

Jabil selects Esna iLink for WebEx to deliver better collaboration

January 21, 2015 | Telepresence Options


London, UK - January 21, 2015 - Esna, a leading provider of real-time collaboration software solutions, announced today that Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL), a global leader in product design, manufacturing and supply chain services, has selected Esna iLink for WebEx™ software to make it easier for Jabil's thousands of WebEx users to schedule and manage online meetings. With iLink for WebEx, the company empowers its employees to collaborate better, strengthen relationships with customers and partners and reduce costs.

"Jabil is a global leader working with many of the world's top brands. Their ability to quickly and easily collaborate-among employees and with their customers and partners-is essential to their rapidly growing business." Mehdi Nezarati, Esna's EVP and President of EMEA.

AVI-SPL Expands Presence in the United Kingdom

January 21, 2015 | Telepresence Options


Farnborough, England - January 20, 2015 - AVI-SPL is pleased to announce the expansion of its UK operations with the addition of a new office in Aberdeen, Scotland, and the doubling of its office space in Farnborough, England.

In January 2013, AVI-SPL opened its first UK office in Farnborough with 15 employees, and today the team has grown to more than 80. The office has more than doubled in revenue year over year, achieving the highest growth for an AVI-SPL office from 2013 to 2014. AVI-SPL's UK team has focused on delivering integration, VNOC services and strategic onsite services for finance, pharmaceutical and legal clients. AVI-SPL will double its office size at its Farnborough location in order to accommodate the team's continued growth.

Industry-First Audio and Visual Innovations from Polycom Advance Collaboration And Usher in the Workplace of the Future--Today

January 20, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, Calif. - Jan. 20, 2015 - Regardless of distance, location or time, today's business environment is demanding always-on connectivity and effective collaboration. Driven by creating high-quality and easy-to-use collaboration experiences, Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), today announced new breakthroughs to its market-leading portfolio of video, voice and content collaboration solutions that help organizations defy distance, create a culture of collaboration and usher in the workplace of the future--today.

Everbridge Launches HipaaChat Mobile Messaging App for Healthcare Professionals

January 16, 2015 | Telepresence Options


Everbridge, the worldwide leader in unified critical communications, today announced the launch of HipaaChat™, a secure text messaging and video conferencing application uniquely designed for healthcare professionals. HipaaChat, unlike standard text messaging (SMS), FaceTime™ or Skype™, is fully HIPAA-compliant. This solution enables physicians, nurses and other professionals to share protected health information (PHI) without the need for inefficient communication channels (e.g. pagers and waiting on hold) or fear of non-compliance with privacy safeguards, such as HIPAA and HITECH.

Research and Markets: Global Enterprise Collaboration Market 2015-2019 with Avaya, Cisco Systems, IBM, Microsoft & Polycom Dominating

January 15, 2015 | Telepresence Options


The vendors in the Global Enterprise Collaboration market provide enterprise suites that bridge the communication gap and integrate various stakeholders of an organization such as customers, suppliers, employees, and partners. With the changing technology landscape, enterprise collaboration tools, especially the cloud-based software, are increasingly adopted by organizations, mainly SMEs.

Pexip® Infinity Powers World's Leading and Largest Distance Education Network at Charles Sturt University

January 15, 2015 | Telepresence Options


OSLO, Norway -- Jan. 15, 2015 -- Pexip®,a leading innovator in scalable, distributed videoconferencing software, today announced that Australia's Charles Sturt University (CSU) has selected the Pexip Infinity scalable meeting platform to power the institution's world-class distance learning program. The education and communications network will allow students, faculty, and staff to instantly communicate face-to-face via personal virtual meeting rooms (VMRs) that foster engagement and collaboration.

IVCi Achieves Gold Rating from STEP, Sustainable Technology Environments Program

January 15, 2015 | Telepresence Options


IVCi, LLC (, a leading provider of collaboration services and solutions, today announced its accomplishment of a gold level rating with STEP, Sustainable Technology Environments Program.

STEP, a nonprofit organization, focuses on providing a system for technology providers as a guide for the planning and implementation of sustainable practices in their technology projects. Unlike most green building rating system codes, STEP addresses the sustainable planning, design, integration and operation of low-voltage building and communication technologies.

Lifesize Empowers Every Person and Every Conference Room With Simple and Stunning Video Collaboration

January 15, 2015 | Telepresence Options


AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 14, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Lifesize, a division of Logitech LOGI, -0.67% (six:LOGN), today announced new enhancements to its award-winning Lifesize® Cloud video conferencing service and the introduction of Lifesize® Icon 400 and Lifesize® Icon Flex. These innovations bring simple, reliable and effortlessly scalable video communications to every person and every conference room across devices, applications, browsers or Lifesize endpoints.

Toshiba unveils IPedge Virtual Server platform

January 14, 2015 | Telepresence Options


Toshiba America Information Systems, Telecommunication Systems Division announced its new IPedge Virtual Server platform, which delivers the capabilities of Toshiba's IPedge business telephone system plus optional advanced contact centre capabilities in a single server running a VMware virtual environment.

IPedge Virtual Server is a single-server deployment that combines core call processing and call distribution into one system with unified system management. This results in a simplified network with ease of administration and a reduced overall cost.

VisiInc PLC to Acquire VIA3

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