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Department 60 Announces Distribution Agreement with Ingram Micro

November 29, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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Las Vegas, NV, November 29, 2016 - Today, Department 60 (D60) announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM) to make Visualz available to Ingram Micro channel partners nationwide. Visualz is an award-winning cloud-based digital signage service that allows customers to turn virtually any display device into cost-effective digital signage for a low monthly rate.

"With revenues in excess of $46 billion annually, Ingram Micro is the world's leading technology distributor," commented Mike Brandofino, CEO, Department 60. "Their focus on cloud services makes them an ideal distributor for us. We're very happy that Ingram Micro recognizes the value that Visualz brings to their portfolio."

GE Chooses Prysm to Power Team Innovation Through Digital Collaboration

November 21, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Prysm, Inc., today announced that GE has chosen Prysm Visual Workplace™ to spark team innovation and collaboration within the company. Prysm technology can be found throughout GE's new interim headquarters in Boston in key business areas, such as the lobby, executive offices, executive conference rooms and the boardroom. Additional locations, such as the new GE office location in New York City, will also have Prysm technology installed.

GE is at the forefront of industrial innovation and is transforming their industry by connecting the physical and digital. By using Prysm Visual Workplace, GE employees, customers, partners and any other invited participants can easily collaborate and share highly visual content in real time across any device or location. Prysm's cloud-based work spaces also allow meeting participants to continue a previous meeting exactly where they left off and enable content from previous meetings to be easily reviewed within the solution.

Synergy Sky Announces Improved Integration for Skype For Business and Video Conferencing Meetings

November 18, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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OSLO, Norway, November 18th, 2016 - Synergy SKY announces Synergy SKY Meeting Server, enabling One Button To Push for Video Conferencing systems participating in Skype for Business scheduled meetings.

"Everybody loves intuitive green and red buttons."

New technologies have made it possible for enterprise collaboration solutions to work seamlessly together. Today it is natural for Skype for Business (S4B) users and Video Conferencing users to participate and join meetings, with high-quality video, audio and content sharing.

Video Conferencing Added to the Phone.com Premium Features Suite

November 18, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 15, 2016 -- Phone.com, the leader in cloud-based business communications, has added Video Conferencing to its premium feature lineup. Paired with our free conference calling, we now offer our customers the flexibility to meet when they want and how they want.

With an intuitive layout and support for up to 25 video callers, Phone.com Video Conferencing is available through Chrome and Firefox browsers on PCs, Macs and Linux and the Phone.com Mobile Office app on iPhone. Android users can access Video Conferencing through the Chrome browser on their smartphone.

TelePastor Launches Unprecedented Campaign, Offering 100,000 Churches Millions of Dollars in Services at No Charge.

November 17, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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The creator of TelePastor, My Client Notes, LLC, is honored to announce an unprecedented offer, committing to give away several million dollars in free 60-day trials of its video conferencing services. The platform solves vital issues that pastors and church counselors face when scheduling and maintaining confidentiality in their counseling ministry by providing flexibility in scheduling appointments and keeping communications entirely private. TelePastor is an affordable, easy to use, program that gives small groups, ministries, and church teams a way to comfortably connect with their people.

TelePastor is effective for churches, denominations and colleges of all sizes. Created by My Client Notes, LLC., a Nuance Communications partner, TelePastor uses the HIPAA compliant e-Psychiatry platform to offer a confidential video chat platform that allows pastors to provide counseling and coaching via any computer or mobile device with a camera.

Yorktel Opens Tokyo Office in APAC Expansion

November 17, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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LONDON, ENGLAND and EATONTOWN, NJ and TOKYO, JAPAN--(Marketwired - Nov 17, 2016) - Yorktel today detailed plans to increase its presence in Asia Pacific (APAC) with the opening of a new office in Tokyo and appointment of Aaron Wentzel as Yorktel Vice President of Business Development, Asia Pacific.

"Trends in APAC align with Yorktel's strategic roadmap, as organisations across the region in vertical markets, like healthcare, increasingly consume cloud-based video communications services," said Ron Gaboury, CEO, Yorktel.

Zoom Named a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing

November 15, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - November 15, 2016) - Zoom Video Communications, Inc., provider of video and web conferencing services, today announced that analyst firm Gartner has named Zoom a new Leader in the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing. This is the second time Zoom has appeared in the Gartner Magic Quadrant; it was positioned as a Visionary in last year's report.

The criteria used by Gartner to evaluate companies selected for the Magic Quadrant evaluation included completeness of vision and ability to execute. This report evaluated fourteen vendors across a range of criteria and positioned Zoom as a Leader in relation to other market services.

Altia Systems' PanaCast 2s and PanaCast 3D Virtual Reality Kit Recognized as CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honorees

November 11, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Altia Systems®, recipient of the 2016 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award and CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree, has been recognized by the CES 2017 awards committee in the Computer Peripherals and Virtual Reality product categories with two CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree designations. The company will demonstrate both products at today's CES Unveiled event in New York.

"We are honored to be selected as a CES Innovation Awards Honoree for two years in a row," commented Aurangzeb Khan, President and CEO of Altia Systems. "PanaCast 2s delivers 78% higher video resolution than Panoramic-4K and the PanaCast 3D VR kit delivers 4K 3D video with real time, in-device stitching, providing industry-first capabilities which enhance video collaboration, education, telemedicine, virtual / augmented reality experiences, and enable high-performance edge analytics for Internet of Things or 'IOT' solutions."

Yorktel adds Department 60's "Visualz" Cloud Based Digital Signage Service to its Managed Services Portfolio

November 10, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Department 60 (D60), a company focused on developing service offerings that simplify and improve the availability of digital signage, announced today that it has finalized a strategic partnership with Yorktel (@yorktelcorp), the worldwide leader in cloud, UC&C and video managed services.

Visualz (@myvisualz) is a cloud based digital signage service that turns virtually any display device into cost-effective digital signage for a low monthly rate without the need to purchase additional hardware or software. Companies that subscribe to Visualz are typically up and running within 10-15 minutes, delivering and managing content to their various display devices across the enterprise.

AltspaceVR Announces the First Integrated Capture, Playback, and Distribution Platform for Social VR

November 10, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2016) - AltspaceVR today announced VR Capture, the first integrated solution for the capture, distribution, and playback of live virtual reality (VR) performances and events. VR Capture will debut November 10th at 11:00 am PST / 7:00 pm GMT and again at 7:00 pm PST / 10:00 pm EST with a live demonstration in AltspaceVR hosted by CEO Eric Romo. For more information or to attend go here.

"VR Capture is an important breakthrough for the development and growth of VR as a medium," said Eric Romo, CEO, AltspaceVR. "Being able to capture and playback anything that happens in AltspaceVR will encourage artists, creators, and performers to leverage their talents and better satisfy a growing VR market that is hungry for content."

AVI-SPL Awarded Frost & Sullivan's 2016 North American Managed Video Conferencing Services Company of the Year

November 8, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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TAMPA, Fla. - November 7, 2016 - AVI-SPL, the global leader in AV systems integration and collaboration solutions, has been recognized with the 2016 North American Managed Video Conferencing Services Company of the Year award by leading market research firm Frost & Sullivan.

According to Frost & Sullivan, the firm's analysts independently consider two key matrices during the evaluation process: customer impact and visionary Innovation/performance. Scoring the highest marks in the managed services market for each category, AVI-SPL exceeded crucial benchmarking criteria, including: implementation of best practices guaranteeing a consistent level of success, price/performance value, customer purchase and ownership experience, brand equity, and customer service experience.

Cisilion Adds Pexip To Its Portfolio of Collaboration Vendors

November 1, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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OSLO, Norway--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pexip, a leading innovator in scalable, distributed collaboration software, today announced that Cisilion, a leading global IT infrastructure and collaboration expert, has signed an agreement to resell and promote Pexip solutions worldwide.

Rob Quickenden, Chief Strategy Officer at Cisilion, has been deeply involved in the decision to add Pexip to its portfolio, alongside existing vendors, including Microsoft, Cisco, EMC and Dell. "We are recognised by our customers to deliver outstanding and functional solutions across a variety of enterprise IT and cloud solutions, with a focus around collaboration and productivity solutions, network and wireless infrastructure, and security. One of the biggest challenges facing businesses today is how they seamlessly connect to their clients and partners using video technology. Adding Pexip to our product and vendor portfolio was a natural step. Pexip solves some of the fundamental challenges in our collaboration offering, namely that of stitching it all seamlessly together, thereby creating time and cost efficient customer deployments."

Zoom Provides Video Meeting Integration for IBM Watson Workspace

October 30, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, CA - October 28, 2016 - Zoom Video Communications, the leading video conferencing and online meeting service, was selected as a video conferencing provider to work with IBM Watson Workspaces to bring the best in productivity and communications to enterprise teams everywhere. IBM Watson Workspace users will benefit from Zoom's video, audio, and screen sharing to take their teamwork to the next level.

IBM Watson Workspace is a collaboration tool that leverages the cognitive computing capabilities of IBM Watson. The Workspace group messaging client allows people to create shared spaces where they can post questions, share ideas, and collaborate on projects. Watson's machine learning makes it easy to digest vast amounts of information into quick actions, questions and decisions. With the Zoom integration, people can seamlessly move into a face-to-face video meeting without leaving the messaging client.

TrueConf Announces the Release of New Free Video Conferencing Software Room Endpoint

October 27, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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TrueConf Terminal 2.0 is the first free video conferencing software designed for use with meeting rooms. Users can assemble their own video conferencing terminal on a Windows-based PC or laptop.

TrueConf Terminal 2.0 users are free to choose any peripheral AV devices. To achieve perfect sound and video quality, all you need to do is connect your terminal to a speakerphone, PTZ-camera via USB, and a screen or a TV-panel via HDMI. You can set up and manage your terminal through any browser. TrueСonf Terminal 2.0 can also run multipoint conferences for up to 120 participants in Ultra HD resolution.

More Powerful Next-Generation 1 Beyond StreamMachineTM Line

October 25, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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Boston, MA - Oct 24, 2016 - 1 Beyond, Inc., a leading manufacturer of video systems for streaming and recording, announced a new, more powerful line of StreamMachine systems for affordable professional live streaming and recording. The 1 Beyond StreamMachine, an all-in-one video switcher, recorder, streaming encoder with graphics and media playback for live event production, now comes in five models designed for different needs.

"The next generation of our StreamMachine systems provides more functionality at lower prices," said President and CEO Terry Cullen. "For $3,995, customers can now produce professional multi-camera events and stream 1080p."

HuddleCamHD releases new USB based video conferencing systems

October 25, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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Philadelphia, PA - HuddleCamHD announces today that a set of new USB based video conferencing systems will now be able available through select distribution partners. The HuddleCamHD Team and Team Plus kits feature the latest third generation Intel NUC computers, USB conference cameras and beam-forming microphones creating complete turn-key video conferencing systems that can be used with any cloud based service. Each video collaboration system comes with a new dashboard software called Quick Launch simplifying meeting spaces and enabling conferences rooms for 21st century collaboration.

"At the heart of each HuddleCamHD Video Collaboration System is an Intel NUC with Quick Launch" explains Partner Manager Margaret Wilman. Quick Launch is a meeting room dashboard software integrating with the top cloud based video conferencing software including, GoToMeeting, Skype for Business, Vidyo, WebEX and Zoom. "We now have the ability to lock down the Intel NUC which is a popular customer request" says Wilman.

BlueJeans, NTT's Arkadin Integrate Conferencing Products

October 25, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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PRESS RELEASE -- LONDON and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA., October 19, 2016 - Arkadin, an NTT Communications company and one of the largest and fastest growing providers of Unified Communications and Collaboration solutions, and BlueJeans Network, the global leader in cloud-based video communications services, increased their on-going collaboration by integrating Arkadin's premium audio into BlueJeans' video conferencing offering.

BlueJeans provided by Arkadin® removes the most common obstacles to video conferencing, opening the technology to millions of businesses globally who consider it a vital workplace requirement. Simple, one-click access enables anyone to meet virtually from any device, any location and any endpoint, without the need for expensive hardware. Since collaborating two years ago, businesses worldwide have hosted thousands of meetings with the service, underscoring the need for easy, accessible face-to-face communication that is interoperable with any device and endpoint.

Pexip Infinity V13 introduces fully automated Cloud Bursting for its meeting platform infrastructure

October 17, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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October 17 (Oslo, Norway) -   Pexip, a leading innovator in scalable, distributed collaboration software, has announced the release of Infinity V13. The newest version of its collaboration software platform enables fully-automated resource cloud bursting to Amazon Web Services.

Pexip's award-winning Infinity platform allows organizations of any size to improve work efficiency by simply enabling everyone to benefit from visual communication and collaboration tools. Pexip's industry-leading platform interoperability seamlessly ties together enterprise communication solutions such as Microsoft® Skype™ for Business, traditional video and telephone conferencing, and web-based communications so that organizations can improve workplace efficiency.

Prysm to Exhibit at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, Featuring new Guest Mode for Prysm Visual Workplace

October 17, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- (Booth #721) - Prysm, Inc., the cloud-based visual workplace company, announced today that it will be at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016, where the company will demonstrate the award-winning Prysm Visual Workplace.  As part of this demonstration, Prysm will showcase its new Guest Mode feature for the first time in North America.  Guest Mode expands the reach of Prysm Visual Workplace, enabling customers to invite their clients into real-time interactive sessions.

The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is one of the most important gatherings of CIOs and senior IT leaders in the industry, bringing together more than 8,500 CIOs, IT and business leaders - with over $30B in spending power - who will gather insights, strategies and solutions to help ensure that their IT initiatives help power their enterprises' success.

Vidyo Expands Partnership with Computacenter to Deliver Universal Cloud-Based Video Communications to European Markets

October 12, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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HACKENSACK, N.J. & HERTFORDSHIRE, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Embedded video communications pioneer Vidyo today announced its partnership with Computacenter, Europe's preferred IT provider, furthering their goal of helping organizations throughout Western Europe better connect with one another through outstanding video collaboration technology, wherever they are, from any device and under any conditions. Computacenter will now offer VidyoCloudTM to their customers across the United Kingdom, France and Germany to provide greater efficiency in operational costs, flexibility and agility for IT leaders.

"Partnering with Computacenter was a natural fit for us, as they have a sterling reputation and a thriving business, and we share the same vision in terms of the value of video," said Bob Smith, Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Vidyo. "We are very happy to help Computacenter customers connect closely and consistently, and achieve their overall communications goals."

VisiInc PLC to Acquire VIA3

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