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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."

TDC leads the global movement towards laser projection as the new industry standard for large scale projection

June 13, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Sydney, Australia, June 2017 - TDC - Technical Direction Company deploys Barco's UDX 4K32 in a world-first large-scale laser projection at Vivid Sydney 2017 at the Museum of Contemporary Art for 'Organic Vibrations' a collaboration between Julia Gorman, an Australian, and Paris-based creative and artistic collective, Danny Rose.

TDC are also the first to take delivery of the UDX-4K32, 31,000 lumens Barco projectors in the APAC region. Unbelievable next-generation projection

Research reveals large interactive displays are vital to the classroom ecosystem

June 13, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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LONDON AND NEW YORK, 7 JUNE 2017: SMART Technologies Inc. a leading provider of education and collaboration solutions, today reveals the findings of an international research study of teachers, education administrators and IT professionals in education that shows that large interactive displays are critical to the modern classroom environment.

SMART Technologies, in collaboration and consultation with a number of IT and education thought leaders and researchers, assessed the best practices and impacts of technology on active learning programs. The resulting study, launched today, represents more than 400 educators, technology specialists, administrators and IT professionals.

Yorktel's FeatherMed Mobile Telehealth Kit Wins MedTech Breakthrough Award For "Best Overall Telehealth Solution"

June 12, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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EATONTOWN, NJ--(Marketwired - Jun 8, 2017) - Yorktel (www.yorktel.com) today announced that its mobile telehealth kit, FeatherMed has won the MedTech Breakthrough Award for "Best Overall Telehealth Solution."

MedTech Breakthrough is an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global health and medical technology market. Award recipients are honored for their innovation, hard work and success in a range of categories, including Telehealth, Patient Engagement, Electronic Health Records (EHR), mHealth, Medical Devices, Medical Data, and more.

Atlona to Debut HDR-Capable 4K HDMI-over-HDBaseT Extender Kit at InfoComm 2017

June 12, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, June 12, 2017 - Expanding its rich array of future-friendly AV integration problem-solver devices, Atlona will unwrap its newest HDBaseT extender in Booth 3961 at InfoComm 2017 this week in Orlando. Delivering exceptional value for residential AV applications and commercial installations, the AT-HDR-EX-70-2PS transmitter/receiver kit extends 4K/UHD HDMI signals over HDBaseT with support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) formats.

Featuring visually lossless compression with no latency, the AT-HDR-EX-70-2PS delivers pristine image quality while leveraging the proven reliability and convenience of HDBaseT to support distances exceeding the practical limitations of HDMI cabling. Transporting HDMI signals up to 4K/UHD at 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling over affordable, easy-to-integrate CAT6a or CAT7 cable, the innovative system transmits 1080p video up to 230 feet (70 meters) and HDR-enhanced 4K content up to 130 feet (40 meters).

Tixeo Launches its New Secure Videoconferencing Android App

June 8, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Tixeo, a European software company specialized in secure video conferencing, launches its new mobile app designed to host or attend meetings from any Android smartphone or tablet. Tixeo provides the first professional secure videoconferencing mobile app that guarantees a high level of confidentiality in meetings for nomad employees.

This app is designed for the uses and needs of mobile users concerned with the security of their meetings.

Polycom Introduces Polycom® Pano™ - The Easiest Way to Share Content at Work

June 8, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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The new Polycom Pano is the easiest way to share content in a business meeting and can share up to four streams of simultaneous content side-by-side, from any device, without the hassle of juggling cables, pucks or dongles. (Photo: Business Wire)

Polycom, Inc., an industry leader in enterprise grade business communication solutions, today introduced Polycom® Pano™, the easiest way to share content at work. Now anyone in a business meeting can share up to four streams of simultaneous content side-by-side, from any device, without the hassle of juggling cables, pucks or dongles.

Atlona to Launch Enterprise-Grade PTZ Camera for Soft Codec Conferencing Applications at InfoComm 2017

June 8, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, June 8, 2017 - AV collaboration and control leader Atlona will use InfoComm 2017 as the launch pad for the company's first PTZ conferencing camera. Built for use with Atlona's HDVS-300 Series soft codec conferencing solution, the new AT-HDVS-CAM provides professional-quality imaging while streamlining integration for today's software-defined conferencing systems. The AT-HDVS-CAM will be showcased alongside other Atlona innovations in Booth 3961 at the event, taking place June 14-16 in Orlando, Florida.

The AT-HDVS-CAM integrates seamlessly with Atlona's AT-UHD-HDVS-300-KIT to form a complete, automated collaboration solution including auto AV switching, USB and HDMI extension, and display control for PC-based conferencing using software and cloud-based services such as Skype® for Business, WebEx® and GoToMeeting®. Ideal for environments including huddle spaces, small to medium-sized meeting rooms, classrooms and training rooms, the versatile AT-HDVS-CAM can also stream standards-based, H.264 video over TCP/IP for applications such as lecture capture, distance learning, central helpdesk monitoring and more.

Atlona Amplifies North America Sales Team

June 6, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, Calif., June 6, 2017 - Atlona continues to broaden its sales reach throughout North America to keep pace with customer growth, and a rapidly changing business environment driven by an influx of disruptive technologies. Joining the company effective immediately are Bruce Moses as National Sales Manager, Western Region; and Nicki Kupecz as Regional Sales Manager, serving Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas

Based in Seattle and reporting to Atlona CEO and Co-Founder Ilya Khayn, Bruce brings nearly 25 years of experience to the company. His experience includes 17 years in AV systems integration as a principal at Wire Ways/Premier Technology Group, and six years at Crestron as a regional sales manager.

e-con Systems launches 4K enabled 13MP Custom Lens USB 3.0 Camera

June 1, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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India - April 12, 2017 - e-con Systems Inc., a leading camera solutions company, today announced the launch of See3CAM_CU135, a 4K Custom lens USB 3.0 Camera. See3CAM_CU135 is based on the 1/3.2-inch AR1335, an 1.1 pixel BSI CMOS image sensor from OnSemi(tm). The See3CAM_CU135 is provided with the S-mount (M12) lens holder that enables customers to choose a lens of their choice. The See3CAM_CU135 streams Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) at 30fps and 4K Cinema (4096 x 2196) @ 30fps over USB 3.0 in compressed MJPEG format. This See3CAM_CU135 streams FULL HD (1920 x 1080) at 60fps and HD (1280 x 720) at 60fps in both uncompressed (UYVY) and compressed MJPEG formats. e-con Systems launched the AR1335 based Autofocus camera See3CAM_130 last year. Now it comes with Standard Mount (M12) Lens option as See3CAM_CU135.

See3CAM_CU135 is ideal for customer applications where high resolution 13MP still images or Ultra HD / HD video are required. With S-mount lens holder, the See3CAM_CU135 is ideal for Medical applications such as digital microscopy, Document Scanning cameras, Optical Character Recognition applications, smart surveillance, smart parking lot management applications, high-resolution Microscopic/Magnification applications, Drones etc. The See3CAM_CU135 also highly suitable for high resolution video streaming, video conferencing and surveillance applications. Its outstanding low light sensitivity, ROI based Auto functions and iHDR feature makes this camera standout compared to other high resolution cameras.

Vaddio to Launch OneLINK Bridge Interface at InfoComm

May 25, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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The What: Vaddio (booth 2600) will introduce the OneLINK Bridge AV Interface, its latest camera and HDBaseT extension solution, at InfoComm 2017. OneLINK Bridge is a crossover appliance that combines a camera extension system with an audio mixer, creating a USB bridge that connects professional AV sources to PCs, all in a single device. It allows end users to convert an audio/video source from any PTZ camera or AV switcher into a USB 3.0 media stream and easily use applications like Skype for Business, Google Hangouts, WebEx, and Zoom.

The What Else: OneLINK Bridge uses HDBaseT technology to extend power, control, and video from Vaddio RoboSHOT Cameras, third-party PTZ cameras, and compatible HDBaseT AV switchers up to 100 meters (328 feet) over a single HDBaseT Cat-5e/6 cable. It includes HDMI and HD-SDI outputs, two mic line inputs with echo cancellation, two line outputs, and associated digital audio channels. It also provides a composite USB stream with 1080p/60 video and stereo 48kHz audio./p>

Panopto and BlueJeans Team Up to Simplify the Management, Search and Replay of Video Conference Recordings

May 25, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Seattle, WA and Mountain View, CA-- May 25, 2017 - Panopto and Blue Jeans Network today announced an integration partnership to automate the process of managing, sharing, and searching inside video conference recordings. In recent years, the ability to record online meetings and web conferences has become critical as organizations seek to improve employee collaboration and preserve institutional knowledge through the use of video. Now, as organizations accumulate meeting recordings, they need a centralized repository to securely publish, manage, and share them to get the most out of the valuable conversations and presentations.

Lifesize Discovers 56 Percent of IT Professionals are in the Dark About Collaboration and Conferencing Costs

May 25, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - May 23, 2017) - Results from a recent Spiceworks survey commissioned by Lifesize®, a global innovator of video conferencing technology, confirm that collaboration is essential to an organization's strategy, but that IT professionals are in the dark about the true total cost of ownership (TCO) of these solutions. A surprising 56 percent of IT decision makers surveyed do not know how much they are spending on subscriptions and licenses for conferencing and collaboration solutions.

IT professionals are taking the path of most resistance. According to the survey, organizations, on average, are using 4.4 different solutions (web, audio, video, chat, etc.) across three different providers in an attempt to successfully meet the high demand for collaboration. Managing multiple systems not only increases the cost, but also creates other challenges for IT professionals including network limitations, service quality issues and management challenges.

HuddleCamHD Introduces TEAM and TEAMPLUS Video Collaboration Kits Through Jenne, Inc.

May 25, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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AVON, Ohio-May 23, 2017-HuddleCamHD has released its new TEAM Kit and TEAM Kit PLUS Video Collaboration Solutions (VCS) through Jenne, Inc., a leading value added distributor of technology products and solutions focusing on voice, video, data networking, premise security and the cloud.

The HuddleCamHD TEAM Kit and TEAM Kit PLUS are easy to install video collaboration solutions designed for video conferencing, live streaming and webinars that flawlessly integrate with HuddleCamHD solutions and other outside applications.

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