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VidyoWorksTM Powers Swisscom's Cloud-Based Video Solution

December 16, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Switzerland's leading ICT provider, Swisscom, recently launched an innovative video communication and collaboration service based on the VidyoWorks platform. Watch this demo and read this article to learn about the power and flexibility of the Vidia service.

Do you need to enhance an app or service with HD video communication? Learn why Swisscom and leading developers choose VidyoWorks to build high-quality, video-enabled apps that can scale to hundreds of thousands of users.

Clary Icon Names BTX Technologies As National Distributor For OneScreen SoftServe Cloud-based Video Collaboration Solution

December 16, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Clary Icon, manufacturer of OneScreen™ all-in-one video collaboration solution, announces their distributor partnership with BTX Technologies, national, cutting-edge distributor and manufacturer of collaboration, lecture capture, signal processing, video over IP and integration products for the A/V and broadcast industries. BTX Technologies will provide full distribution and support services for OneScreen SoftServe resellers across the U.S., aiming at strong market penetration, sales growth, and solid customer satisfaction.

"OneScreen SoftServe software provides a turnkey video conferencing and collaboration solution with the highest degree of performance and reliability, through a single, central interface. BTX Technologies is a highly regarded, veteran distribution team and Clary Icon is honored to add them to our established channel. Together, our OneScreen SoftServe solution and the BTX team will deliver compelling competitive advantages to integrators looking to provide tangible business impact to their customers' video collaboration and day-to-day workflow ROI," said Sufian Munir, CEO of Clary Icon.

Dimension Data's Principal Unified Communications Consultant David Danto Named To InfoComm University Faculty

December 16, 2014 | Telepresence Options


FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $6 billion global ICT services and solutions provider, today announced that David Danto, principal consultant for unified communications and collaboration, has been selected as an adjunct faculty instructor for InfoComm University. Danto will draw upon his more than three decades of experience in the unified communications field to lead discussions on where the market is headed and how students may guide internal decision-making processes to provide a secure collaboration experience across a wide range of devices and applications.

A leading trade association representing the audiovisual (AV) industry, InfoComm provides AV education and certification programs, designed and taught by expert faculty members that represent the entire spectrum of technical and professional disciplines. InfoComm University courses can be taken online, at the Fairfax, Virginia headquarters, at regional events around the world and at the InfoComm tradeshows. On any given day, there are more than 3,000 students enrolled in InfoComm training and certification.

American Telemedicine Association Launches Program to Accredit Online Healthcare Services

December 15, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Today, ATA launched an accreditation program for online, direct-to-consumer healthcare consultations. The program will accredit U.S. healthcare entities providing real-time, online consultations directly to the patient that meet specific standards.

SPIRIT DSP: VideoMost 4.0 Software Server Enables 100-Point Interactive Video Conference

December 11, 2014 | Telepresence Options


MOSCOW--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SPIRIT DSP, the world's No. 1 voice and video over IP engines provider serving more than one billion users in over 100 countries, announced today release of the new version of its massively multipoint web-videoconferencing software VideoMost 4.0. This new version enables concurrent, interactive video participation of 100 people in each conference on PCs and tablets.

VideoMost 4.0 allows up to 100 participants in a conference to receive and transmit video and voice from all other participants without any additional settings. VideoMost 4.0 allows live video discussion via the Internet providing full interactivity for sharing ideas, like in real life.

Gestural Recognition: Sensors, Cameras and Other Technology Opportunities - 2014

December 11, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Over the next decade, gestural recognition could replace touch sensing as the leading edge computer input technology. Although gestural recognition and control technology has served niche markets in gaming and virtual reality for some time, this report believes that within a few years, gestural recognition will begin to generate significant revenues in general industrial applications, as well as in the signage, healthcare, automotive and telepresence sectors.

We think that this surge in interest in gestural recognition will lead to a broad range of opportunities in the sensor, camera and related businesses. It is also believed that the rise of gestural recognition will have important implications for the 3D display market, possibly bring such displays into the computer display mainstream. Together, these prospects could be worth billions of dollars to components and sub-systems makers.

Video conferencing leaders Video Guidance and BCS Global merge to boost global cloud services

December 11, 2014 | Telepresence Options



BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (December 10, 2014) - Video Guidance, one of the nation's premier video conferencing companies, today announced it has merged with London-based BCS Global Networks, Inc. The new company combines the sales and operations of two highly regarded leaders in visual communications, creating a formidable global enterprise that links BCS Global's capabilities in Europe and Asia with Video Guidance's in North America. Video Guidance will become a wholly owned subsidiary of BCS and will retain the respected Video Guidance name and brand in the U.S.

BCS Global identified and sought Video Guidance to complement its product and service offerings, and to develop greater sales and operations in North America. More importantly, the combination of the two visionary firms offers worldwide, cloud-based conferencing that addresses the industry's most glaring needs.

Avizia and Emerge.MD Merge

December 10, 2014 | Telepresence Options



RESTON, Va., Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avizia Inc., a telemedicine hardware solution-provider, today announced that it has merged with Emerge.MD, a telemedicine software provider. An industry first, the combined company brings together Avizia's state-of-the-art telehealth devices and video conferencing solution with Emerge.MD's software to deliver a complete telemedicine platform. The platform enables healthcare providers to use telemedicine to expand access to providers, quickly diagnose patients and improve their overall delivery of care. The combined company is named Avizia.

"Healthcare providers are rapidly integrating telemedicine into their clinical workflows as a means of improving healthcare outcomes, dramatically extending the reach of medical practitioners, and improving the efficiency of care delivery," said Mike Baird, CEO, Avizia Inc. "Providers today don't have what they need to quickly get telemedicine pilots off the ground. They are forced to cobble together various in-house and vendor hardware and software. Providers are clamoring for a packaged, whole solution that tightly integrates carts, peripherals, and software -- all tied to their EHR and systems of record. The wait is now over as the combination of Avizia and Emerge.MD results in the industry's first fully integrated telemedicine solution."

Prysm Expands European Team

December 10, 2014 | Telepresence Options


SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prysm, Inc., a privately held designer and manufacturer of video wall systems that deliver immersive and engaging user experiences, today announced the addition of Mr. Roel Peeters to its European team led by vice president of Europe, Glenn Wastyn. Mr. Peeters as director of sales for Central and Eastern Europe will drive sales growth and partner network expansion in his region.

Europe, with economic leaders ranging from automotive to luxury retail, represents a strategic opportunity for Prysm's video wall and display solutions. Prysm's strategy is to work with high-end partners who are experts in the audiovisual and videoconferencing space to develop world-class solutions tailored for their customers' needs.

Blue Jeans Primetime Reinvents the Online Event

December 10, 2014 | Telepresence Options


December 10, 2014 - Mountain View, California - Blue Jeans Network, the global leader in cloud-based video collaboration services, today unveiled Blue Jeans Primetime, a new interactive online events service that connects thousands of participants through large-scale broadcasting and video collaboration. Blue Jeans Primetime is the only large event platform that gives multiple presenters the power to engage with thousands of viewers, and promote any of these viewers to active participants in real time.

"The way online events and broadcasts are done today, you have a massive barrier separating viewers and presenters, making the thousands of people who aren't part of the conversation essentially invisible," said Stu Aaron, CCO at Blue Jeans Network. "When we met with our customers, we saw so many situations where executives, educators, media companies, and so many others wanted to interact with their audiences in an easy, organized, and controlled fashion, but were frustrated with the one-way nature of traditional streaming technology. We saw an opportunity to redefine a market and provide the easy, open, interactive experience that Blue Jeans is known for, in a service designed for large-scale events."

The Smartway2® Successful Meeting Room Resource Scheduling

December 9, 2014 | Telepresence Options


9 December 2014 - Chesham, UK - A revolution in the scheduling of meeting rooms and other essential office resources has been unveiled by Smartway2 Limited, the leading developer of cloud-based resource scheduling solutions. Smartway2 has been designed to respond to the latest developments in cloud-computing and mobile device technology, enabling today's 'always-connected' professionals to easily book onsite resources wherever they are, whenever it is convenient for them.

As well as being able to book resources through stylish, interactive on-premise touch-screen panels and mobile devices, Smartway2 is fully integrated with today's essential Google applications, including maps and language translation functionality. Its phased roll-out will initially target the SME market, although its scalable architecture means Smartway2 for medium and multinational, enterprise-sized organisations, will be announced in due course.

XOEye Technologies Announces $2 Million Series A Round to Fuel Hiring and Company Expansion in Enterprise Wearables Market

December 8, 2014 | Telepresence Options


NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - Dec 8, 2014) - XOEye Technologies; a leading enterprise wearables solutions company that is reshaping industrial business processes today announced the commitment of $1.5 million towards its $2 million Series A funding round. The financing round, which will remain open for 90 days, is currently co-led by venture firms Crestlight Ventures in Silicon Valley and Nashville-based Selous Venture Society.

Once closed, the new round will bring the company's total funding to $5.2 million since its inception in 2010. The proceeds will be used to fuel the company's rapid growth, fulfill initial customer contracts and significantly expand its engineering team.

Do More with Less

December 5, 2014 | Telepresence Options


In October 2014, Huawei has recently launched its high-end video phone---eSpace 8950, and received nearly ten thousands of orders. Soon, the supply is not adequate to the demand. Numerous agents and customers are waiting for goods delivery. What makes eSpace 8950 so magnificent?

Full-touch user experience: Feel fashionable, elegant, and confident at your fingertips

Full-touch operations are ruling the world. The growing popularity of intelligent mobile terminals has fostered user habits in using new communication methods: full-touch operations are gradually replacing traditional push-button operations.

Golkow Global Litigation Services selects Remote Counsel to Power Their New Remote Participation Platform for Depositions, Trials, and other Legal Events

December 5, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Remote Counsel's white label option lets court reporting firms offer all Remote Counsel features, including video and transcript streaming, video and audio conferencing, and more on its own website

Remote Counsel, the leading provider of remote participation solutions for legal events, proudly announces that Golkow Global Litigation Services has selected Remote Counsel to provide a cost-effective, Golkow-branded Case Management Platform for managing and delivering all aspects of remote participation for viewing depositions, trials, mock trials, and other legal events.

InDemand Interpreting Brings Live Video Language Interpreting to Clinicians

December 5, 2014 | Telepresence Options


SEATTLE, Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InDemand Interpreting is proud to announce the availability of its medical Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) application for iPad. Powered by Vidyo, the leading platform for visual communication and collaboration, the iPad App allows healthcare providers to deliver language access to Deaf and limited English proficient (LEP) patients across the continuum of care.

"Thanks to our interpreters, InDemand is already known as the quality leader among medical language service providers," said InDemand Interpreting CEO Jim Ewel. "This application extends our offerings and ensures effective language access for limited English proficient (LEP) and Deaf patients across the continuum of care."

Pexip® Infinity Now Embedded Within Microsoft® Outlook® Using Covene Cohesion Scheduling Module

December 4, 2014 | Telepresence Options


OSLO, Norway -- Dec. 4, 2014 -- Pexip®, a leading innovator in scalable, distributed videoconferencing software, today announced that technology partner Covene, a Midwest-based unified communications and collaboration (UCC) consulting firm, has launched the Covene Cohesion Platform, which introduces Microsoft® Outlook® integration. Available as an optional extension to Pexip Infinity, the Cohesion Platform further simplifies the market's most comprehensive face-to-face communications solution by bringing users incredibly easy meeting scheduling capabilities within Outlook at a minimal cost.

"The release of our Cohesion Platform is an extremely exciting evolution for collaboration technology," said Mark Turpin, principal consultant at Covene. "Sustaining Pexip's commitment to provide a simple and efficient method for making video available to everyone, this innovation maintains the ability to significantly lower cost of ownership in comparison to traditional solutions. Developed in response to customer demand, the addition of Outlook integration further simplifies the way users seamlessly book, meet, and manage their Pexip Infinity meetings."

Worldwide Enterprise Videoconferencing and Telepresence Equipment Market Showed Mixed Results in Third Quarter, According to IDC

December 3, 2014 | Telepresence Options


FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Enterprise Videoconferencing and Telepresence Equipment Qview showed mixed results in the third quarter of 2014 (3Q14) with overall videoconferencing equipment revenue increasing 9.6% compared to the second quarter, but decreasing -7.7% compared to the same quarter in 2013. Total worldwide enterprise video equipment market revenue in 3Q14 was $529 million, up from $483 million in 2Q14. The total number of videoconferencing units sold in 3Q14 increased 16.6% quarter over quarter and 16.9% year over year.

Bit6 Adds PSTN Interoperability to SDKs, Connects Apps with the Entire Communications Ecosystem

December 2, 2014 | Telepresence Options


HOUSTON, December 2, 2014 - Bit6 (, a communications as-a-service platform provider that helps transform the app experience by allowing developers to easily embed real-time communication features to any mobile or Web application, today announced the addition of PSTN (public switched telephone network) integration capabilities for their iOS, Android and JavaScript SDKs (Software Development Kits). This is a major advance in helping app developers leverage the entire communications ecosystem, enabling their apps to connect voice calls with legacy telephony systems including landlines and feature phones.

The Bit6 platform, which is currently in beta, helps developers create new ways to deliver real-time voice, video and text/multimedia messaging capabilities that are integrated into their Web and mobile applications. With Bit6, app developers gain the ability to quickly and easily add features that enable user-to-user communications across smartphones, feature phones, tablets and Web browsers. As a result of today's announcement, Bit6's APIs (application programming interfaces) now include PSTN interoperability, making it possible for app users to initiate calls to landlines or mobile phones in addition to VoIP and WebRTC connectivity.

Videxio's My Meeting App Extends Conferencing Connectivity to the Mobile Worker

December 2, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Oslo, Norway, 2 December, 2014 - Videxio, a leading cloud video service provider, today announced the availability of the My Meeting App for smart phones. With the escalating use of mobile devices in the enterprise, Videxio is committed to making videoconferencing widely accessible, independent of location or device. When the user is unable to participate in a meeting over video, it's only natural to provide them with a means to easily join over audio through a single click. The My Meeting App gives users the ability to stay connected over audio while remaining in control of their conferencing experience including scheduling and inviting people into their meeting. Staying connected has never been easier.

"Videxio is committed to providing the best and most flexible videoconferencing cloud video service in the market", said Tom-Erik Lia, CEO of Videxio. "We realize, however, that it's not always possible to be in a location conducive to videoconferencing. We wanted to ensure that when our users were on the go and incapable of participating in a meeting over video that they could simply and effectively join their meetings over audio and also be in control of their experience through their smart phone".

Huawei Unveils New-Generation Recording and Streaming Engine

November 28, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Huawei announces the introduction of the RSE6500 1080p, 60 frames per second (fps) video conference recording and streaming engine, which enables recordings for point-to-point or multipoint calls, live streaming, and mobile Video-on-Demand (VoD) anytime, anywhere. The RSE6500 meets today's requirements for stable, full-HD capabilities that can be integrated with third-party systems to support a wide range of secure, high-quality video conferencing applications for future expansion.

Recording and streaming with the latest enhancements
The Huawei RSE6500 reaches a wider video conferencing audience -- ranging from government agencies and educational institutions to medical organizations and large enterprises -- with advanced features to make high-capacity recordings of multi-group concurrent conferences, view live streams and recorded video on any endpoints, anytime, anywhere. Many users are replacing their traditional video conference recording servers because of drawbacks such as weak performance in concurrent recording, lack of backup mechanisms, poor stability, and low resolution.

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In the deep

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