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Lifesize Expands Global Cloud Video Service to Support 15 Languages

May 25, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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AUSTIN, TEXAS (May 21, 2015) - Lifesize, a division of Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) (SIX:LOGN), today announced that its award-winning Lifesize® Cloud video conferencing service interface is now available in 15 languages, enabling even more collaboration for companies worldwide.

In order to address the multilingual needs of the global economy and keep pace with strong customer demand internationally, both the user interface for Lifesize Cloud and out-bound meeting invitation emails for guest calling are available in 15 of the most widely spoken languages worldwide: German, Italian, French, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Polish, Japanese, Traditional Chinese (Taiwan), Simplified Chinese (China), Korean, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, and English.

TrueConf Supports RTSP Broadcasts in Video Conferencing Sessions

May 21, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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TrueConf Server is the first enterprise video conferencing system which supports RTSP broadcasts to video conferences 'on the fly'. In addition to existing SIP and H.323 support, the RTSP protocol gives users the ability to host and attend live broadcasts in video conferencing sessions without the need for additional hardware or software.

Smithsonian and Disney to Keynote IMMERSION 2015 in Paris this September

May 20, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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The Immersive Education Initiative today announced that the Smithsonian Institution and Disney will keynote IMMERSION 2015 at the prestigious Paris-Sorbonne University ("the Sorbonne") this September. The keynotes, which will focus on the subject of immersive arts, culture and storytelling, will be followed by in-depth workshops.

Zoom Announces Strategic Partnership With IVCi

May 15, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Zoom, the cloud video conferencing company, today announces a strategic partnership with leading AV integrator IVCi for installation of Zoom Rooms systems.

Zoom Rooms (formerly ZoomPresence) is the first software-based HD video conference room system. It is the perfect collaboration solution for huddle rooms, conference rooms, boardrooms, medical offices, and classrooms.

KBZ Wins Cisco Americas Distribution 2014 Award for Cloud

May 15, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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DOYLESTOWN, Pa., May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- KBZ announced today that it is the recipient of the Cisco Americas Distribution award for Cloud. Cisco unveiled the nine winners April 27 at its Americas Distribution Auxiliary Meeting in Montreal, Canada.

"Cisco is privileged to partner with industry-leading distributors, and we've seen unprecedented growth in the distribution channel of Cisco's business. So I'm delighted to recognize KBZ as a Cisco 2014 Americas Distribution award winner, for Cloud," said Andrew Sage, vice president, Americas Distribution at Cisco. "The award presented to KBZ recognizes its excellence and quality execution in 2014 for this category. It also acknowledges the contribution that KBZ is making to the transformation of our business as we lead in evolving the industry to solve the challenges that our customers confront.".

New Milestone for StarLeaf as it Expands into Central and Latin America

May 14, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--StarLeaf, leading cloud video conferencing service provider and video endpoint manufacturer, has opened a new subsidiary in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to address the growing demand for StarLeaf's products and services throughout the CALA region, serving both its channel partners and end users.

"We are experiencing an overwhelming pull from Central and Latin America, which is due to a pent up demand for our cloud video conferencing services and products," said Mark Loney, CEO StarLeaf. "The idea that customers can be served from another region is indefensible - we believe that all of our customers should benefit from our excellent support services and that these need to be delivered in real-time by a local team."

Vyopta Moves Company Headquarters after Doubling Customers and Tripling Product Sales in 2014

May 14, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vyopta Incorporated, the industry leader in video and web collaboration analytics, announced today that it has moved its company headquarters to Barton Creek Plaza Office Building near Austin's technology corridor and walking distance from the Barton Creek Greenbelt. Located at 3755 South Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, Texas, 78704, and occupying just over 6,100 square feet, Vyopta's new office space provides the company with an the opportunity to grow its staff by 50 percent or more after experiencing a significant uptick in customers and sales in 2014.

Polycom Transforms Small Workspaces into High-Powered Collaboration Hubs with New Polycom® RealPresence® Group Series Solutions

May 14, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, Calif. - May 12, 2015 - Dedicated to creating superior collaboration experiences in any workspace, Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) today announced two new Polycom® RealPresence® Group Series video collaboration solutions that transform small workspaces into high-powered collaboration hubs. The emergence of huddle rooms--which Frost & Sullivan predicts will reach into the tens of millions by 2020 due to greater emphasis on open office spaces--has created demand for high-quality voice, video and content collaboration solutions specifically designed for these kinds of ad hoc meeting environments.

TrueConf Supports Video Coding Hardware Acceleration and 3D Video Calls on Android Devices

May 13, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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The new version of TrueConf for Android supports video coding at the hardware level (if the user's device supports this feature). Hardware video coding lowers the load on the central processor, preventing overload and overheating and consequently preventing audio interruptions or video delays during video conferences.

This means users of regular smartphones get the most from their smartphone while participating in video conferences, and receive excellent sound and video quality with lower resource use and battery power consumption.

TrueConf for Android automatically detects whether your device supports hardware video coding. If the feature is unavailable, the system will use software video coding instead. Currently this feature works in experimental mode, and the next version will include a list of certified devices approved by the developer.

Zoom Announces ZoomPresence is Now Zoom Rooms

May 13, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Zoom, the cloud video conferencing company, today announces that they have rebranded their conference room system from ZoomPresence to Zoom Rooms.

Zoom Rooms (formerly ZoomPresence) is the first software-based conference room system that runs on Mac OS and iOS. Zoom Rooms is the alternative to expensive, complicated projection and conference room systems.

Experience Mezzanine from Oblong Industries at InfoComm 2015

May 13, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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Los Angeles, CA (13th May 2015) - From Booth 1789 at InfoComm 2015, Oblong Industries will be demonstrating the latest developments in its next-generation collaborative conference room solution, Mezzanine. Already used by innovative global leaders such as GE, IBM, NTT, and Dentsu Aegis Network, Mezzanine goes beyond videoconferencing to accelerate a company's ability to share content, boost productivity and unlock innovation in an all-encompassing collaboration solution.

National Comedy Center and Hologram USA to Build World's First Hologram Comedy Club - America's Only National Comedy Attraction Will Recreate Comedy Legends' Performances

May 7, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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The National Comedy Center (NCC) announced today that it will partner with Hologram USA (HUSA) to build the world's first Hologram Comedy Club at its $18 million new campus in Jamestown, NY breaking ground in August 2015, and scheduled to open in August 2016.

The NCC and HUSA will celebrate and forever preserve the classic routines of some of the world's comedic legends by recreating their most iconic historical performances. The holograms will grace the stage throughout the day in a classic comedy club environment so that audiences can have a lifelike experience with these acts that no archival film clip can give.

IVCi Celebrates 20 Years in Business

May 6, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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IVCi, LLC (http://www.ivci.com) a leading provider of collaboration services and solutions, proudly announced today it has reached a significant milestone as a service provider: its 20th anniversary in the collaboration marketspace.

Pexip® Infinity 9 Breaks New Ground in Enterprise Visual Communications; Sees Tremendous Uptake

April 30, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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OSLO, Norway -- April 30, 2015 -- Pexip®, a leading innovator in scalable, distributed videoconferencing software, recently made available Pexip Infinity 9, the latest version of the company's award-winning scalable meeting platform. Infinity 9 introduces more than 30 new and innovative features across user experience, platform, and administration enhancements. In just 10 days from its release, more than 55-percent of Infinity users have already upgraded to the new version, which is the fastest uptake ever for Pexip releases.

Mersive Adds Android Mirroring Capability to its Solstice Product Line

April 30, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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Mersive, a leading provider of software-based collaboration solutions today announced it has introduced Android mirroring to its Solstice wireless presentation and collaboration product line, including the award-winning Solstice Software and the new Solstice Pod, which was announced last month and became generally available today.

Vidyo Technology Proves Pervasive in Telehealth Applications at ATA 2015

April 30, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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ATA-LOS ANGELES, CA - April 30, 2015 - Vidyo Inc.'s innovative technology is preferred by a broad spectrum of healthcare companies to visually-enable next generation telehealth solutions, evidenced by numerous Vidyo-powered application demonstrations across the show floor during the 20th Annual Telemedicine Meeting & Trade Show (ATA) in Los Angeles, May 2-5, 2015. Leveraging the VidyoWorksTM platform the full patient continuum of care can be enhanced through telehealth applications including Vidyo-enabled prospective patient engagement from the hospital website, inclusive in-office patient visits, in-patient bedside engagement, support for virtual rounding, at-home patient monitoring and at-home video visits. These video-enabled healthcare solutions will be on display at the Vidyo Booth, #2502, during the conference.

Compass Business Solutions' Jules Trono to Speak on Workplace Transformation at Wainhouse Research Summit in Denver on May 27, 2015

April 29, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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Jules Trono of Compass Business Solutions will be discussing Workplace Transformation at the Wainhouse Research Summit in Denver on May 27, 2015. As the leading provider of unified video and voice communications training, Compass has added extensive information about the changing nature of the workplace across its curriculum.

New PanaCast® Panoramic Camera Delivers Video with Natural Human Perspective to Debut at Microsoft Ignite 2015

April 28, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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Altia Systems® - a Gartner®2015 Cool Vendor in Unified Communications - will debut its new industry-first PanaCast Panoramic video camera at Microsoft Ignite in Booth 362 May 4-8. The new camera makes major viewing experience and technology breakthroughs that will change video and web conferencing. Learn More.

New Polycom Services Help IT Expand the Power and Potential of Workplace Collaboration

April 28, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, Calif. - April 28, 2015 - Where and how people work is changing, and IT departments must meet the demands of this workplace evolution. Dedicated to delivering high-quality experiences and customer success,Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) announced today several new services offers designed to help IT administrators make smarter decisions, drive adoption and protect their unified communications and collaboration investments--now and into the future. One of the new unique innovations, Polycom® RealAccess™ services delivery platform, puts personalized and near-real-time data at their fingertips through a secure, cloud-based portal, giving them the power to analyze, manage and make evidence-based decisions about their collaboration environment.

AVMI Renews Audio Visual Services Contract With UBS

April 28, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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LONDON, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its on-going focus on service excellence and client focus, and in preparation for its move into a new landmark UK headquarters at Broadgate Circus, UBS has just completed the selection process for its key facilities service partners for the next five years.

AVMI has been chosen to provide audio visual, event and video conference support services to UBS. This will include the critical phase of migrating staff and audio visual services from a number of central London sites into UBS' prestigious new UK headquarters. AVMI will work together with UBS' other key partners to ensure delivery of world class client services.

VisiInc PLC to Acquire VIA3

September 29, 2011 | Hogan Keyser

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August 19, 2011 | William Zimmerman