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Avaya Equinox Realizes the Vision of Unified Communications

February 22, 2017 | Telepresence Options


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

Cisco Live Berlin (PRWEB) February 21, 2017

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


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


RM-IP500 Remote Controller

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


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


Booth number: 11-D111
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

Atlona and Sennheiser Form Technology Alliance

February 6, 2017 | Telepresence Options

Zurich, Switzerland, February 6, 2017 - As the opening bell of ISE 2017 sounds, Atlona is pleased to announce its formation of a Technology Alliance with Sennheiser, one of the world's leading manufacturers of installed microphones, conference systems, and wireless transmission systems.

The Technology Alliance Member agreement is an important element of the Sennheiser Global Alliances program, which represents strategic partnerships with technology-driven companies and vendors like Atlona that share a common goal of simplifying a customer's daily business. This is made possible by creating a one-stop solution for business communication needs.

ClearOne's Media Collaboration Solution Gains Traction in Creating Powerful, Integrated Applications for Any Group Activity

February 2, 2017 | Telepresence Options


SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 1, 2017 -- ClearOne [NASDAQ: CLRO], the leading global provider of audio and visual communication solutions, continues to spearhead the conferencing technology migration that combines video conferencing, collaboration, and presentation solutions in one converged solution called "media collaboration."

"Media Collaboration" represents the confluence of powerful conferencing tools that together provide a range of integrated applications for any group activity," said Bala Krishnamoorthy, ClearOne's Senior Director of Product Line Management for MC & UC Voice. "That includes team collaboration, meetings, lectures, presentations, training, corporate communications, product launches, and other multiuse conference room options."

Two New Innovative Offerings from Kramer VIA Wireless Collaboration Solutions to Showcase at ISE 2017

February 2, 2017 | Telepresence Options


Jerusalem, Israel, February 2, 2017 - Kramer Electronics, Ltd. will be showcasing at ISE 2017 two new offerings from theKramer VIA family of wireless presentation & collaboration solutions: VIA GO, an advanced wireless plug-and-present solution and VIAware, a software-only solution for wireless collaboration. The company will display its full range of products and solutions in Booth 1-F20 next to the Europa entrance.

VIA GO lets meeting participants easily and instantlypresent from any tablet, phone or laptop. With both built-in Wi-Fi capabilities and connectivity to wired LAN, VIA GO is easy to install and turns any existing projector or display into a state-of-the-art, BYOD wireless-enabled device.

Sony's New Vision Exchange Brings Active Learning and Corporate Meetings Alive

February 1, 2017 | Telepresence Options


Park Ridge, N.J., Feb. 1, 2017: Sony's Vision Exchange is a new intuitive collaboration solution for education and corporate users.

Flexible and cost effective, Vision Exchange brings together students, lecturers and presenters in a dynamic workgroup-based environment that encourages creative discussion and knowledge exchange.

Xilinx Displays Pro AV Solutions with Any-to-Any Connectivity at ISE 2017

January 31, 2017 | Telepresence Options


SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX) will display Pro AV solutions with Any-to-Any connectivity at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2017. Xilinx and its Alliance Members' high bandwidth video processing and compression demonstrations increase innovation, differentiation, and time-to-market. Visit Xilinx at Stand 14-B132 at ISE, February 7-10, 2017, at the Amsterdam RAI.

Xilinx recently shipped its first Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC video codec equipped devices, adding to its portfolio of 16nm devices. These devices are Xilinx's first All Programmable single chip solution for concurrent 4KP60 video encoding, decoding, and transcoding supporting applications in the broadcast, pro AV, surveillance, aerospace & defense, machine vision and consumer markets. The video codec feature allows the same Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC device to be used for video and non-video applications and enables customers to retain their embedded software investments.

Xilinx and Ecosystem Demonstrations - Booth 14-B132

World Wide Technology Building New Industry Solutions Based on Cisco Spark Board

January 31, 2017 | Telepresence Options


World Wide Technology (WWT), a leading integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations, is testing new solutions that integrate Cisco Spark™ Board, an all-in-one cloud-based meeting room product.

"New advancements in persistent, chat-based collaboration applications like Cisco Spark is redefining what can be done with conferencing technology," says Joe Berger, director of WWT's Collaboration Practice. "Based on our initial tests we believe Cisco Spark Board is an intuitive, powerful approach to collaboration that will produce huge gains in workforce productivity and learning. We installed Cisco Spark Board in our own conference rooms and without any promotion or training, our teams found it to be an irreplaceable tool in how we brainstorm ideas with a large, remote group."

Visiology releases new versions of Polywall and Flipbox Software Suite at ISE 2017

January 26, 2017 | Telepresence Options


February 7 - 10 Visiology will present its Data Visualization module for Polywall software at upcoming ISE 2017, held at the RAI in Amsterdam. The demonstration will take place at the Visiology booth 14-M285.

At the show, Visiology will launch the latest versions of Polywall and Flipbox Software Suite. The Polywall solution will be demonstrated by its experts and support engineers, providing an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the latest video wall control technology. Beside the integration with SQX Datapath cards the software includes now a compatibility with Matrox C-Series and IPX cards. Both Datapath and Matrox systems will be presented live at the Visiology booth.

Atlona Unveils Velocity, a Groundbreaking Technology Platform for AV System Control, at ISE 2017

January 25, 2017 | Telepresence Options


SAN JOSE, January 25, 2017 - Atlona introduces Velocity™, its all-new AV system control platform for Atlona and third-party products in commercial AV environments ranging from individual meeting rooms to an entire campus or enterprise. To be introduced at ISE 2017 (February 7-10, Amsterdam RAI, Stand 5-S92), the Velocity Control System allows very fast, agile AV system configuration and deployment, plus centralized management for multiple clients and site installations. It also features an innovative cloud and premise-based system architecture with unprecedented scalability up to 500 room systems or more, as well as full redundancy capability that prevents AV control downtime in any room.

Velocity is comprised of three distinct elements that work together as a single, unified platform: Velocity Control Suite, Velocity Control Gateway, and Velocity Touch Panels.

Ashton Bentley to Launch the Meeting Room of the Future at ISE

January 25, 2017 | Telepresence Options


London, UK, 25 th January 2017: Ashton Bentley, the meeting room technology specialist, today announces the launch of its new range of "out-of- the-box" modern and sleek presentation and video conference systems based upon its revolutionary Wave OS operating system. The solution is driven by users' desire to mirror the communication methods they use in their private lives into their day-to- day business meetings as well. The company will be unveiling a new range of integrated audio-visual room systems with Wave OS at Integrated Systems Europe 2017 on booth 14-P400 in hall 14.

Today's young professionals are the wired generation. They have Smart TVs in their living rooms and Smart Phones in their pockets, this has meant that they communicate increasingly via popular apps such as FaceTime, Skype and WhatsApp. Businesses are now wanting to integrate the same multi-platform and flexible approach into their audio visual and video conferencing systems. Yet, until now the marketplace has not taken the step into the app driven world. Ashton Bentley is restoring confidence in meeting room technology though its launch of technically advanced, yet simple to use, application driven, audio visual and video conferencing room systems.

Vidyo Launches CPaaS for Developers to Easily Embed Industry-Leading Multiparty Video Conferencing into Web, Mobile, and Native Apps

January 25, 2017 | Telepresence Options

Hackensack, NJ - January 25, 2016 - Video technology pioneer Vidyo today announced the launch and general availability of its Communications Platform-as-a-Service (CPaaS), which lets application developers and enterprises quickly and easily embed high-quality, reliable, scalable, multiparty video collaboration into any WebRTC, mobile or native application.

A differentiated, enterprise-grade video CPaaS with a global footprint, makes embedded video far more accessible for developers who are looking to rapidly integrate visual real-time communications into their own applications. Across an array of platforms, helps enterprises bring their human-to-human interactions to life, by providing developers with all of the necessary infrastructure to make real-time, reliable and resilient multi-party video collaboration possible.

SIP Forum Announces Ratification of Version 2.0 of the SIPconnect Technical Recommendation

January 24, 2017 | Telepresence Options


NORTH ANDOVER, MA (PRWEB) January 24, 2017

The SIP Forum announced today that it has ratified Version 2.0 of the SIPconnect Technical Recommendation, with the unanimous approval of the SIP Forum Board of Directors. The new version of the recommendation, developed by the SIP Forum's SIPconnect Task Group, is a follow-on to Version 1.1 ratified in 2011, and provides a more extensive and standardized set of guidelines for seamless, end-to-end interoperability between SIP-enabled IP-PBXs and service provider networks

SIPconnect 2.0 effectively extends SIPconnect 1.1. Where SIPconnect 1.0, and 1.1, focused primarily on basic network registration, identity/privacy management, call originations, call terminations, and advanced services, this version adds additional guidance on Security, Emergency Calling Location, Early Media, and IPv6.

Where appropriate, recommendations from SIPconnect 1.1 have been left unchanged, although some modifications to prior recommendations have been made based on experience and feedback gathered through adoption of SIPconnect 1.1 in the industry.

Magewell Launches New Generation of USB Video Capture Devices

January 17, 2017 | Telepresence Options


January 16, 2017 -- Nanjing, China: Magewell announced today the new USB Capture Plus series, the latest additions to the company's popular USB Capture family of robust, high-quality video interface devices. Building on the powerful functionality that made earlier models the preferred choice of both video professionals and high-end hobbyists, the new dongles add features including expanded audio support, enhanced user controls, and signal loop-through on select models. Magewell will showcase the new devices in booth 8-F235 at ISE 2017, taking place February 7-10 in Amsterdam.

Magewell's cost-effective USB Capture Plus devices enable all types of computers including laptops to capture professional video and audio signals through a standard USB 3.0 interface. Featuring a driver-free design and automatic input detection for true plug-and-play operation, the dongles support Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems and offer broad compatibility with popular streaming, encoding, live production, collaboration, video conferencing and lecture capture software.

Yorktel Achieves Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification, and TelePresence as a Service Specialization

January 17, 2017 | Telepresence Options


EATONTOWN, NJ--(Marketwired - Jan 17, 2017) - Yorktel (, the worldwide leader in unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), cloud, and video managed services, today announced that it has achieved the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification, and designation for TelePresence as a service (TPaaS) Specialization.

Cisco's Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP) is a comprehensive framework through which partners offer enterprise-class cloud, managed, or virtual managed services based on Cisco technologies. To earn the coveted 'Cisco Powered' designation, partners must complete an objective, rigorous third-party audit of each service, proving they meet defined, enterprise-class standards.

GoToConference Delivers Instant Collaboration for Dispersed Teams

January 13, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS) today introduced GoToConference, a business video conferencing package that transforms any room into a conference room to help teams collaborate. GoToConference combines in-room hardware with GoToMeeting video conferencing in a single solution, offering a new way for teams to instantly conduct both impromptu and scheduled meetings from the conference room.

Businesses are increasingly incorporating small working spaces into their offices for team huddles, but with employees increasingly dispersed in different locations, organizations need a simple and affordable meeting solution that supports anytime teamwork, despite geographical barriers. Coupled with the fact that 20-25% of the U.S. workforce is teleworking at some frequency, the cross-office collaboration that occurs in today's modern workplace creates the demand for an easy way to bring distributed teams together. GoToConference aims to eliminate all the frustrations commonly associated with setting up, joining and managing meetings with employees by providing "conferencing in a box" for a seamless meeting experience.

VisiInc PLC to Acquire VIA3

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