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SelfArray Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Continue Research Toward Development of Direct-View LED Display Manufacturing Technology

March 21, 2018 | Telepresence Options


(Troy, NY, March 21, 2018) - SelfArray, Inc., developers of revolutionary technology for the manufacture of direct-view LED displays, today announced that it has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Award to continue their groundbreaking work in the field

Direct-view LED displays, which are much brighter, have better contrast ratio, and are more energy efficient than traditional LED displays (which use LEDs as a backlight for LCD panels), are currently being used for video walls, large indoor displays (in airports, control rooms, malls, etc.), and even lighting fixtures. These displays use individual tiny LEDs as pixels, and there are 24 million such LEDs in a single 4K display.

Video Walls Market Anticipated to Surge with an Impressive CAGR of 14.1% over the course of the forecast period 2017-2027

March 15, 2018 | Telepresence Options


Future Market Insights (FMI) has recently published a research report titled "Video Walls Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012-2016) and Opportunity Assessment (2017- 2027)." With technology becoming ubiquitous, the implementation of special setups has been intensifying as well. Technology giants are focussing on research and development through financial support and are coming up with new technologies while integrating new features in their products in order to expand their customer base.

One such product that has gained traction over the last couple of years is video walls. The need for large displays and a series of monitors has been steadily rising across newsrooms, conference halls, and concerts. As a result, the market for video walls is expected to witness an outstanding CAGR of 14.1% over the course of the forecast period. The market is expected to rise to a valuation of around US$ 13,966 Mn by the end of 2027 from a valuation of about US$ 3,738 Mn in 2017.

Arkadin Launches a Cloud Consulting Practice to Ensure Clients have Highly Functioning UC Services

March 12, 2018 | Telepresence Options


Arkadin, an NTT Communications company and market leader in cloud Unified Communications and Collaboration services, announces today a new managed service to help enterprises successfully navigate their digital cloud transformation journeys. Cloud Transformation Services (CTS) is a holistic, technology agnostic program that includes the full spectrum of UC services, including needs assessments, risk mitigation, migration planning, training, change management and adoption campaigns. It also includes ongoing support services through Arkadin's 24/7 help desks and regular Service Management reviews to measure the quality of the UC service.

"As Microsoft, Cisco and other leading UC providers continue to roll out advanced cloud capabilities, our clients need a trusted partner to help make decisions about the platforms and technologies best suited to their needs," said Christophe Reyes, Arkadin's Managing Director, UCaaS. "We are well positioned for this: Our clients benefit from sophisticated networking and telecommunications expertise from fellow NTT Group Companies Dimension Data and NTT Communications, and our own deep experience in telephony and collaboration. Together we offer the full life-cycle of services for optimising their cloud UC journeys."

Co-Mergent Launches AlertPro365 Powered by Nectar

March 12, 2018 | Telepresence Options


APPLE VALLEY, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Co-Mergent, the leader in Microsoft Intelligent Communications Management and Monitoring services, today announced its AlertPro365 that enables SMB Managed Services Providers (MSPs) to advance enterprise-class monitoring and alerting from the desktop to cloud-based Office 365 for Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. The solution expands MSPs' ability to gain more granular management of system health with a single view of the network, dramatically reducing troubleshooting time and an optimized user experience.

Co-Mergent's AlertPro365 is built on and powered by solutions from Nectar, the leader in the development and deployment of proactive network monitoring and performance management software for the Unified Communications (UC) industry. The AlertPro365 solution leverages the network monitoring capabilities of Nectar Perspective and the alerting and remote scripting capabilities of Nectar UC Foundation.

Sparkle moves into cloud conferencing with Join Conferencing partnership

March 8, 2018 | Telepresence Options


Sparkle is moving into the cloud conferencing business in a partnership with Join Conferencing, a Milan-based company.

Sparkle, the international wholesale arm of TIM, will call its service Conferencing Suite, an advanced cloud-based global video and audio conferencing platform with professional audio-video quality and real-time translation capabilities.

AVer Enhances its Enterprise Video Conferencing Line-Up With the New VB342 Soundbar

March 8, 2018 | Telepresence Options


FREMONT, Calif.-March 05, 2018--AVer Information Inc., a leading innovator of video conferencing technology, today announced that it is expanding its portfolio of solutions to include the new AVer VB342 soundbar. This all-in-one USB camera/audio peripheral complements the company's established line of video cameras and reflects AVer's 2018 strategy to offer a full suite of business grade video hardware solutions for enterprises of all sizes. The VB342 soundbar combines audio and video in one unit and is suited for meeting/huddle spaces with up to seven attendees and has an MSRP of $999.

AVer recognizes that cloud video conferencing services, like those offered by partners such as Zoom, are delivering collaboration to a much wider range of meeting spaces far beyond the boardroom. This year AVer will break out as a complete enterprise video meeting room provider, with solutions designed to support a full range of enterprise video conferencing needs from the huddle room, to the boardroom, the large auditorium, and everything in between.

BlueJeans Sets a New Bar for Fast, Simple and Productive Meetings from Any Device

March 7, 2018 | Telepresence Options


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blue Jeans Network, Inc., the first cloud service to connect desktops, mobile devices and room systems in one video meeting, today introduced its redesigned meetings platform for the modern workplace. The latest version of the BlueJeans desktop app was developed with an extreme end-user focus and tested on thousands of users to provide a fast, simple and delightful experience that delivers the right blend of the familiar and intuitive. From any endpoint or device, BlueJeans brings video, audio and web conferencing together with the collaboration and messaging tools people use every day. Dolby Voice® is now integrated across the entire BlueJeans audio stack, from the cloud to the client, for ultra-wideband, spatial audio with noise reduction technology on any device.

"We built the new BlueJeans experience by empathizing deeply with our users and placing the focus of meetings where it belongs -- on the people and ideas that propel business, collaboration and productivity," said Mark Strassman, Chief Product Officer, BlueJeans. "The new BlueJeans provides the most elegant and natural experience in the industry. Users are instantly productive and engaged while administrators have strong security, control and management capabilities for the enterprise."

Introducing NEW LED Video Wall Solutions

March 3, 2018 | Telepresence Options


Leyard and Planar are pleased to announce exciting new additions to our LED video wall product portfolio. The addition of these new innovative LED video wall solutions, along with the recent launch of Clarity Matrix G3 - the next-generation in the award-winning Clarity Matrix line, demonstrate Leyard and Planar's commitment to delivering innovative video wall solutions for even more applications.

BlueJeans and Voicera Partner to Deliver a Modern Meeting Experience Powered by AI

February 28, 2018 | Telepresence Options



MOUNTAIN VIEW and MENLO PARK, Calif. - February 28, 2018 - BlueJeans Network, Inc., the first cloud service to connect desktops, mobile devices and room systems in one video meeting, and Voicera, the leader in voice AI for the workplace, today announced availability of in-meeting transcription powered by an artificial intelligence assistant, Eva. BlueJeans' customers now enjoy full meeting notes of all participants that are easily stored, shared, edited and retrieved for later reference.

"This is a game changer for our industry. We have pushed this platform to adopt technology before the customer asks for it. Meetings are the perfect environment for digital assistants where mundane tasks like note-taking can be automated and the strategic skills are left to the human participants," said Steve Weinstock, Sr. Manager of Business Development and Integration Partnerships. "The BlueJeans meetings platform, with its powerful open APIs, is designed to make it easy for partners like Voicera to build innovative solutions that have a functional and lasting impact for our customers. Just knowing that Eva is present in the meeting helps to increase productivity and ensure that ideas and action items carry over and help move the business forward."

TrueConf Adds Support for Open H.264

February 14, 2018 | Telepresence Options


Cisco open-sourced its H.264 codec implementation as a license-free alternative solution for WebRTC standard along with VP8 video codec. Open H.264 ensures compatibility between a wide range of video conferencing endpoints. TrueConf has supported Open H.264 codec in TrueConf Server version 4.3.9.

The codec maintains excellent video quality at a high compression rate without additional hardware requirements. Thanks to Open H.264 support, TrueConf optimized its multi-protocol gateway performance. In addition, with new codec you can run WebRTC-based web conferences across mobile devices and legacy video conferencing endpoints without the need for transcoding.

Baanto Reveals Next Generation of ShadowSense Touch Technology

February 7, 2018 | Telepresence Options


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, February 06, 2018 -- Baanto International Ltd. announced today the launch of the next generation of their ShadowSense™ touch technology for adding multi-touch and inking capabilities to large sized displays used in corporate conferencing, education and digital signage applications.

The new ShadowSense Pro marks a milestone in Baanto's widely adopted touch technology. The touch frame is now 25 percent thinner than the previous generation while incorporating more of Baanto's patented ShadowSensors. Along with an increase in processing power, the new architecture improves upon ShadowSense's industry leading performance features, providing ultra-low latency and highly accurate shape and size detection. The hardware enhancements also pave the way for an expansion in the number of touch points and pen inputs that are detectable simultaneously.

Lifesize Drives Relentless Innovation, Boosts Customer Satisfaction With New Integrations, Features and Updates

February 7, 2018 | Telepresence Options


AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwired - February 06, 2018) - As the doors open at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018 in Amsterdam, Lifesize®, a global innovator of video conferencing technology, has unveiled new innovations to help customers maximize their collaboration investment and work more efficiently and productively in the ways in which they actually work. The new integrations, features and updates are based on direct customer feedback, a nod to the company's key value of "Leading with Customer Obsession."

Ubiety introduces next generation video conferencing experience and new unlimited host pricing model

February 1, 2018 | Telepresence Options


New York, New York, February. 1st, 2018 - Collaboration Squared, a global cloud collaboration and conferencing service provider, today announced the launch of the next generation of their award-winning Ubiety cloud bridging service powered by Cisco Meeting Server technology.

This release includes a complete redesign and simplification of the in-meeting user interface to deliver the highest quality, most immersive and natural video experience when joining from any platform of choice.... Cisco Meeting app, WebRTC, SIP/H323, Cisco Spark, Cisco Jabber, Microsoft Skype for Business, plus global access phone dial in.

Meeting Room Growth in 2018 Will Continue to Drive Enterprise Collaboration

January 31, 2018 | Telepresence Options


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BlueJeans Network, Inc. (, the first cloud service to connect desktops, mobile devices and room systems in one video meeting, today announced that its BlueJeans Rooms with Dolby Conference Phone has enjoyed a 63 percent increase in demand during the first six months of availability. Interest in the platform supports market data1 that points to continued growth in small-to-medium meeting rooms throughout the year. Companies see these rooms as an integral part of the meeting experience where individuals and teams collaborate using technology that promotes idea creation and sharing.

A new configuration of the product will focus on a premium voice and content sharing experience when video isn't required. The BlueJeans Rooms with Dolby Conference Phone featuring Spatial Audio captures the entire room's conversation with 360 degree voice pickup, making it feel as though each meeting participant is located in a different part of the room. Users hear each speaker clearly and naturally while built-in noise reduction technology limits background interruptions. The BlueJeans one-touch feature from the Dolby Conference Phone interface creates a meeting experience that is easy to use and manage, all delivered over the internet to reduce cost and to leverage the latest in team collaboration.

TrueConf Releases TrueConf Tracker in Collaboration with Phoenix Audio Technologies

January 31, 2018 | Telepresence Options


TrueConf, a leading video conferencing provider, has released the new TrueConf Voice Tracker. The Tracker is designed to enhance video conferencing experiences in collaboration spaces by allowing for automatic speaker tracking with the help of a PTZ camera and the direction-finding technology of the Phoenix Audio Condor beam forming microphone array. TrueConf Tracker allows automatic tracking of meeting participants in rooms equipped with a Phoenix Audio Condor and any UVC-compatible PTZ camera.

"Phoenix Audio Technologies provides best-in-class audio communications solutions, and we are pleased to cooperate with them", says Dmitry Odintsov, Chief Business Development Officer at TrueConf. "Through our collaboration with Phoenix Audio Technologies, we hope to bring next generation video conferencing experience into meeting rooms and ensure seamless integrated experience for our customers".

TrueConf Announces Skype for Business Interoperability at Integrated Systems Europe

January 26, 2018 | Telepresence Options


The integration adds interoperability for TrueConf and Skype for Business users, including audio, video, and instant messaging functionality. TrueConf and Skype for Business users can easily participate in joint video calls and conferences, as well as invite legacy room endpoints.

TrueConf clients can call, invite Skype for Business users to the conference or add them to the address book from their client applications. Skype for Business users can call TrueConf users with the help of simple chatbot commands, e.g. /call to start a video call or /conf to create a multipoint conference.

CDS Introduce Ruggedised PCAP Touchscreens and Monitors without the Ugly Copper Wires

January 25, 2018 | Telepresence Options


Crystal Display Systems LTD (CDS), the leading designer, distributor & value-added reseller of flat panel display solutions, have launched Ruggedised PCAP Touchscreens and Monitors without the Ugly Copper Wires!

With the development of CDS's PCAP touchscreens and the ability to work through up to 6mm of glass you no longer have to accept the ugly copper wires that inhibit contrast and viewability for the user on your Displays and digital signage. You no longer have to accept second best with CDS's "Rugged-Vue" ITO PCAP touchscreens.

e-con Systems Launches SONY STARVIS(r) IMX290 based Ultra-low Light Camera for NVIDIA(r) TX2

January 25, 2018 | Telepresence Options


-CAM21_CUTX2 - SONY STARVIS(r) Series 1/2.8" IMX290 Sensor based Full HD Camera for NVIDIA(r) Jetson TX2, Uncompressed image streaming Full HD - 1080p @120fps ST. LOUIS, USA and CHENNAI, India - Jan 24, 2018, e-con Systems Inc., a leading imaging solutions company and NVIDIA(r) Preferred Partner announces the launch of the much-awaited SONY STARVIS(r) series IMX290 CMOS Sensor based MIPI CSI-2 camera module for NVIDIA(r) Jetson TX2 developer kit - e-CAM21_CUTX2. The STARVIS(r) is back-illuminated pixel technology used in Sony CMOS image sensors for Smart Surveillance camera applications. Its excellent low-light sensitivity realizes high picture quality in the visible-light and near infrared light regions. e-CAM21_CUTX2 produces outstanding visibility under the starlight. The IMX290 is a RGB 10/12-bit Bayer format image sensor that can stream 1080p @ 120fps. e-con Systems partnered with NVIDIA(r) to develop this camera leveraging the powerful Image Signal Processor of NVIDIA TX2. e-con Systems worked closely with NVIDIA on the driver development, image sensor characterization and ISP tuning for realizing excellent image quality under various lighting conditions including near darkness. The e-CAM21_CUTX2 camera is an ideal camera for smart applications powered by Machine Learning and Deep Learning technologies on the powerful Tegra X2 platforms including smart surveillance, smart parking and other innovative applications requiring cameras with excellent image quality.

New Research Reveals 75% of Healthcare Delivery Organizations Are Investing in Telehealth

January 25, 2018 | Telepresence Options


Hackensack, NJ, January 22, 2018 - Vidyo, Inc., the leader in embedded video technology, today released a study detailing the commitment of healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) to telemedicine in 2018. The data reveals that remote and video-enabled care is becoming a critical cornerstone of healthcare delivery, with over 75% percent of respondents operating or planning to launch telehealth services in the year to come.

The findings are collected in a new ebook surveying over 300 clinical and IT professionals responsible for healthcare and technology investments across the country. Telehealth ranks as one of the top four IT investment priorities for HDOs and two-thirds of respondents plan to spend 20% or more of their technology budget on telemedicine solutions.

ARHT Media Announces Upsizing of Private Placement Financing

January 24, 2018 | Telepresence Options


TORONTO, Jan. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARHT Media Inc. (the "Company" or "ARHT") (TSX-V:ART), creators of digital human holograms called HumaGrams, is pleased to announce that following higher than anticipated interest the Company has increased the size of its previously announced private placement financing from $4 million to $5 million (the "Offering"). The Company will now issue up to 12.5 million units of the Company at a purchase price of $0.40 per unit.

Each unit (a "Unit") consists of one common share of the Company (a "Share") and one-half of one Share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a "Warrant"). Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to acquire one Share at a price of $0.60 for a period of 24 months following the closing date. If at any time after four months and one day from the closing of the financing the common shares of the Company trade at $0.80 per common share or higher (on a volume weighted adjusted basis) for a period of 20 consecutive days, the Company will have the right to accelerate the expiry date of the Warrants to the date that is 30 days after the Company issues a news release announcing that it has elected to exercise this acceleration right