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multiCAM Systems Elevates Integrated Production and Delivery for AV Environments at InfoComm Debut

May 23, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Montreuil, France -- May 22, 2017 -- multiCAM Systems, a supplier of integrated video production systems serving the broadcast and professional AV markets, will introduce its complete range of integrated production systems for corporate, education and other AV verticals at its InfoComm debut.

multiCAM Systems differentiates itself from competitors through a strong reliance on built-in artificial intelligence that can be strengthened or de-emphasized to address the desired level of human intervention across the production workflow. Across that workflow, multiCAM's all-in-one systems--to be shown in North America for the first time--bring together advanced video switching, PTZ camera control, storage and recording, and content delivery across live streams and podcasts.

Phoenix Audio Technologies to Introduce the New Stingray at UC Expo and Infocomm 2017

May 23, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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IRVINE, Calif., May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Audio Technologies will unveil its new Stingray Smart DSP Mixer system at the UC Expo in London UK (booth C-103). The Stingray is an all-in-one smart mixer utilizing Phoenix's proprietary distributed array technology. Each unit mixes up to four microphone inputs, performs echo canceling, noise canceling, AGC, and other algorithms required in a conferencing room setup. The Stingray also supports four auxiliary inputs that can be reinforced for local playback. Each unit comes with four 15 watt speaker amplifiers, SIP, USB, and analog interface, supporting any kind of conferencing device.

Phoenix also integrated its Daisy Chain technology into the Stingray. This allows 15 Stingray units to be easily connected to each other, supporting up to 60 mixed microphone inputs, and the playback of the far end through up to 60 amplified 15 watt speakers. The Daisy Chain can be broken into any number of zones using a simple interface setup. This feature makes the Stingray the perfect device for large rooms that can be partitioned. Each zone can interface independently with its own conferencing application through its built-in SIP, USB, and/or analog interface.

ARHT Media Integrates Its Holographic Technology Into The 2017 SALT Conference

May 22, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/18/17 -- ARHT Media Inc. ("ARHT" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: ART), creators of digital human holograms called HumaGrams™, is making waves again as it has successfully integrated its holographic telepresence technology to transport key speakers to this years' SALT Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

ARHT, the creators of digital human holograms, already made international headlines last week when it hosted the world's first holographic press conference for the Audi Cup in Munich, Germany. The Company holds the international patent for HumaGrams™, which deliver realistic 3D human holograms for an immersive and interactive experience.

swyMed Partners with Bassett Healthcare Network to Provide Highly Reliable Video Telemedicine Technology for its School-Based Health Centers

May 16, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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swyMed and Bassett Healthcare Network have announced that they have joined forces to allow for highly reliable video telemedicine encounters within Bassett Healthcare's 15 School-Based Health Centers (SBHC).

Bassett Healthcare's SBHCs are medical offices located within school buildings, in partnership between school districts and their six network hospitals and 46 regional health centers. As a result of this initiative between Bassett Healthcare and swyMed, young patients are receiving reliable access to the healthcare services and support they require via real-time video telemedicine encounters, eliminating the need for students and parents to lose hours of school or work traveling to area hospitals for treatment.

StarLeaf Announces Distribution Agreement with ScanSource

May 8, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--StarLeaf, the leading provider of cloud video conferencing and calling, has announced a distribution agreement with ScanSource, Inc., a leading provider of technology products and solutions. This new relationship will expand greatly the reach of StarLeaf solutions throughout the US and Canada. Teaming with StarLeaf gives ScanSource's reseller partners access to advanced UC cloud solutions, alongside a portfolio of easy-to-use and tightly integrated cloud video meeting solutions.

"This new relationship promises to be a powerhouse that fuses our advanced cloud technology and innovation with one of the industry's most recognized and trusted providers," said William MacDonald, CTO, StarLeaf. "Together we will enable the reseller community to meet the communication needs of all businesses, from the very large right down to the small."

Atlona Ships Color-Matching Two-Input Wall Plate Switcher for HDBaseT AV Systems Large and Small

May 8, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, May 8, 2017 - Expanding the integration and interface options for its HDVS-200 Series of full-featured HDBaseT AV solutions, Atlona is now shipping a new black version of the AT-HDVS-200-TX-WP-BLK 2×1 wall plate switcher for HDMI and VGA inputs with HDBaseT output. Ideal as the central component of small, automated AV systems or as a remote input device for larger switcher applications, the AT-HDVS-200-TX-WP-BLK combines auto-switching with built-in automatic display control and the single-cable simplicity of Ethernet-enabled HDBaseT signal transmission. Multiple included face plate options allow the wall plate switcher to blend inconspicuously into many environments.

The AT-HDVS-200-TX-WP-BLK features one HDMI input, one VGA input and one always-on 3.5mm audio connection, enabling legacy VGA sources to be used with advanced HDMI display devices. HDMI signals up to 4K/UHD at 60Hz, VGA input signals up to 1920×1200, embedded audio, and control signals can be extended up to 328 feet (100 meters).

Hall Research Introduces 4K Video Test Generator and Analyzer

May 8, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Hall Research has announced the availability of PGA-VHD, its latest Video Pattern Generator and Signal Analyzer. This battery operated instrument provides both analog VGA and the latest HDMI video outputs and also has an HDMI input. The PGA-VHD features a 4K UHD touch screen for user operation that also acts as a TV/monitor for the HDMI input.

The HDMI input and output support resolutions to 4K UHD @ 60Hz 4:4:4 and are compatible with HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2 and HDR standards. Virtually all PC (VGA or DVI) and HDTV resolutions are available. The PGA-VHD provides various tools for verification and troubleshooting of complex AV systems.

Oblong Industries Releases Total Economic Impact™ Study

May 3, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 11, 2017) - Oblong Industries, Inc., the pioneer of interactive spatial operating environments for the new era of collaborative work, today announced the results of a commissioned Forrester Total Economic Impact Study that projects Mezzanine customer payback in 7.6 months and 226% ROI.

Mezzanine transforms routine meetings and workflows into agile, immersive experiences by making content more visible and accessible in a collaborative setting. We call this Infopresence.

e-con Systems' new high-performance 8 MP USB 3.0 Auto Focus camera

April 29, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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ST. LOUIS and CHENNAI, India - April 12, 2017 - e-con Systems Inc., a leading embedded camera solution company, today announced the launch of See3CAM_81, an 8 megapixel Autofocus USB 3.0 camera. See3CAM_81 is based on the 1/3.2-inch OV8865, an 8 MP CMOS image sensor from OmniVision. See3CAM_81 is a successor to e-con Systems' hugely successful 8MP autofocus USB 3.0 camera, See3CAM_80 based on OV8825. The See3CAM_81 streams uncompressed video 720p@60fps (HD), 1080p@30fps (cropped) and 8 MP@ 11 fps in YUY2 formats over USB 3.0 interface. See3CAM_81 features high performance Image signal processor (ISP) that provides superior high and low-light images, making this camera ideal for customers designing kiosk, multimedia applications, high resolution OCR, barcode scanning applications and medical and scientific applications such as tissue vision, pathology examination and microscopic applications [cid:image003.png@01D2C0C7.E2CA7670]

First Multi-Language Web Conferencing Software with Automatic Voice Translation, Captions, and Interpretation Launched by Translate Your World

April 27, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Translate Your World ("Tywi"), developers of cutting-edge language and accessibility solutions with previous inventions licensed by Intel, Cisco Systems and others, today announced the availability of its new product Tywi-Vox Multi-Language Web Conferencing software, the first truly global collaboration system designed for international meetings and conferences that also includes the deaf and deaf-blind in every aspect.

Users enjoy audio and video conferencing, share their screens, display Power Point, PDFs, web pages, camera, and video. And all the while, the words that are spoken by presenters and participants become instant captions and subtitles in up to 78 languages. At a click, the subtitles can also become an attractive computer voice spoken in the translation language for each attendee.

Yorktel Unveils Latest FeatherMed Portable Telehealth Kit at ATA 2017

April 27, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Apr 24, 2017) - Today from booth 1133 at Telehealth 2.0, the annual conference of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), Yorktel (www.yorktel.com) unveiled enhancements to its mobile telehealth kit, FeatherMed, which empowers caregivers with customization, flexibility, interoperability and versatility to improve clinical workflows and provide a higher level of patient-centric care.

FeatherMed kits combine FDA-approved medical diagnostic tools and Yorktel's secure communication software application that integrates with any healthcare delivery system, improving the ease and efficiency of multi-site collaboration between hospitals, specialists, home healthcare providers and their patients.

Atlona Prepares North American Debut of AV Innovations in Collaboration and Control at InfoComm 2017

April 27, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, April 25, 2017 - Fresh off its most successful ISE to date, Atlona has earmarked InfoComm 2017 (June 14-16, Orange County Convention Center) as the North American debut for several key new innovations, with a focus on emerging trends in collaboration and control across commercial AV environments.

"As our customers in corporate, education and other AV environments seek higher modes of efficiency and flexibility in how they install and use systems, Atlona is bringing new solutions to market that reinforce our commitment to their needs," said Ilya Khan, Atlona CEO and co-founder. "This includes helping them solve problems, streamline infrastructure, enhance connectivity and simplify management."

Arkadin's SmartStart is a Game Changer in Solving User Adoption Headaches for Unified Communications Services

April 27, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Apr 26, 2017) - Arkadin, an NTT Communications company, and one of the largest and fastest growing providers of Unified Communications and Collaboration solutions, has introduced a new tool that is driving higher levels of adoption for its services, and significantly shortening the time from deployment to everyday usage. Custom built for the digital workplace, SmartStart is an online portal designed to get users up and running in less than 10 minutes allowing organisations to minimise business change disruption.

"One of the biggest headaches faced by IT is getting their people to use new services," says Nikki de Kretser, Arkadin Vice President of Marketing. "We decided to tackle this problem head on through an online portal that makes it simpler and faster to get users activated and productive. SmartStart has everything required for the onboarding journey in one easily accessible place that can be accessed from any mobile device and personalised based upon each end-user's preferences. It's a game changer for our customers."

The new Suitable technologies BeamPro PTZ+L telepresence robot for the healthcare industry has a laser

April 20, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Suitable Technologies®, Inc., creator of the Beam® and BeamProTM presence systems that are used by more than 40% of the Fortune 50 companies, today introduced two new models to the BeamPro family: the BeamPro PTZ and BeamPro PTZ+L, providing a more professional videoconferencing solution for the healthcare industry.

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World's Major Showcase of Human-Computer Interaction Research Opens May 6

April 20, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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New York, NY, April 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction (SIGCHI) presents the premier international conference on human-computer interaction, CHI 2017, which takes place in Denver, Colorado May 6-11, 2017. CHI 2017 addresses the use of technology in all areas of life, and brings together people from multiple disciplines and diverse cultures to explore new ways to practice, develop and improve methods and systems in human-computer interaction.

"With the dramatic changes this past year, we decided to hold events at the conference to discuss and plan how we could continue our commitment to inclusion," said Gloria Mark, CHI 2017 Co-chair. "The conference includes organized panels and special interest group meetings to discuss impacts of current political events on civil liberties in science. Additionally, to provide access to all who study human-technology and human-computer interaction, we are offering telepresence options for remote participants who would otherwise be unable to attend due to mobility impairments, chronic health issues, temporary travel limitations, or visa issues."

Atlona Brings New HDR-Compatible 4K AV Devices to Market

April 20, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, Calif., April 20, 2017 - Atlona's aggressive strategy to address emerging 4K and HDR requirements in AV systems marches forward with the availability of its JunoX Series switcher and Rondo Series video distribution amplifiers. Now shipping and available worldwide, all three products support 4K/UHD video @ 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling, and HDMI data rates up to 18 Gbps.

The JunoX™ Series (AT-JUNO-451) is a 4x1 HDMI switcher ideal for applications requiring the latest generation of 4K/UHD and HDR sources and displays. It is compatible with all video resolutions, audio formats, and color space formats supported in the HDMI 2.0a specification, and passes metadata for HDR content.

Orange Business Services Creates Virtual Fitting Room Service for Melon Fashion Group to Improve Global Apparel Manufacturing

April 19, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Melon Fashion Group has chosen Orange Business Services for a virtual fitting room solution using immersive video conferencing. Designers for its three brands, Zarina, Love Republic and befree, are now able to easily collaborate with manufacturing teams all along the design and production process of clothes.

Melon Fashion Group's design teams are based in its Saint Petersburg's head offices, while its manufacturing facilities are located in China. The company was losing several weeks from its production schedule, because it had to ship specimens from the factory back to the designers for each internal product quality evaluation. The Orange solution helps Melon Fashion Group recover this time and eliminate unnecessary transport costs. Now interim fabric and material changes can be made instantly, reducing the risk of poor-quality products - although the final decision will still be made on-site.

AMD Global Telemedicine Announces New, Major Release and Enhancements to AGNES Interactive

April 14, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. (AMD), the pioneer of clinical Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions (TEMS) ®, announces their latest and sixth major enhancement release of AGNES Interactive software. The new release provides users with dramatically enhanced features and additional functionality that deepens third party integrations and expands collaboration between patients and healthcare providers.

AGNES Interactive is web-based telemedicine software that aggregates medical device data and shares it in real time with the remote physician(s). New features of AGNES Interactive include; integrated third-party video conferencing - utilizing Vidyo as its first use case; significantly enhanced system Utilization Reporting; and a universal mechanism for capturing and integrating all telemedicine encounter data with EMR systems.

OhmniLabs launched its telepresence robot: Ohmni

April 12, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Santa Clara, California -- April 12, 2017 -- OhmniLabs, a Silicon Valley-based robotics startup, today announces the launch of Ohmni, a home robot that lets families connect in a more natural and engaging way than any video chat. During the crowdfunding campaign, the robot will be available for an introductory price of $1,395. This price is $500 off the MSRP.

Ohmni is a fresh approach to telepresence that's designed specifically for homes and families. Ohmni makes it natural and effortless to join in and share experiences like cooking with mom, family dinner, movie night or game day with dad -- across any distance. The team at OhmniLabs studied families around the world and found that these "shared experiences" were what people missed most since standard video chat was too cumbersome to enable these richer interactions.

Tixeo Enhances Secure Videoconferencing Interoperability

April 5, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Montpellier, France (PRWEB) April 05, 2017

An easier integration with the H.323 / SIP world

Having a powerful and secure videoconferencing service thanks to the Tixeo client software is fine. Granting these services to the H.323 / SIP users is even better.

This is what the TixeoGateway offers in its latest version: it already allowed an H.323 / SIP system to join a Tixeo meeting through an incoming call. Now, a Tixeo user can as well call any legacy videoconferencing system within a single click, making H.323 / SIP outgoing call.

VisiInc PLC to Acquire VIA3

September 29, 2011 | Hogan Keyser

In the deep

August 19, 2011 | William Zimmerman