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Magewell Launches New Generation of USB Video Capture Devices

January 17, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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January 16, 2017 -- Nanjing, China: Magewell announced today the new USB Capture Plus series, the latest additions to the company's popular USB Capture family of robust, high-quality video interface devices. Building on the powerful functionality that made earlier models the preferred choice of both video professionals and high-end hobbyists, the new dongles add features including expanded audio support, enhanced user controls, and signal loop-through on select models. Magewell will showcase the new devices in booth 8-F235 at ISE 2017, taking place February 7-10 in Amsterdam.

Magewell's cost-effective USB Capture Plus devices enable all types of computers including laptops to capture professional video and audio signals through a standard USB 3.0 interface. Featuring a driver-free design and automatic input detection for true plug-and-play operation, the dongles support Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems and offer broad compatibility with popular streaming, encoding, live production, collaboration, video conferencing and lecture capture software.

Yorktel Achieves Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification, and TelePresence as a Service Specialization

January 17, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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EATONTOWN, NJ--(Marketwired - Jan 17, 2017) - Yorktel (www.yorktel.com), the worldwide leader in unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), cloud, and video managed services, today announced that it has achieved the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification, and designation for TelePresence as a service (TPaaS) Specialization.

Cisco's Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP) is a comprehensive framework through which partners offer enterprise-class cloud, managed, or virtual managed services based on Cisco technologies. To earn the coveted 'Cisco Powered' designation, partners must complete an objective, rigorous third-party audit of each service, proving they meet defined, enterprise-class standards.

GoToConference Delivers Instant Collaboration for Dispersed Teams

January 13, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS) today introduced GoToConference, a business video conferencing package that transforms any room into a conference room to help teams collaborate. GoToConference combines in-room hardware with GoToMeeting video conferencing in a single solution, offering a new way for teams to instantly conduct both impromptu and scheduled meetings from the conference room.

Businesses are increasingly incorporating small working spaces into their offices for team huddles, but with employees increasingly dispersed in different locations, organizations need a simple and affordable meeting solution that supports anytime teamwork, despite geographical barriers. Coupled with the fact that 20-25% of the U.S. workforce is teleworking at some frequency, the cross-office collaboration that occurs in today's modern workplace creates the demand for an easy way to bring distributed teams together. GoToConference aims to eliminate all the frustrations commonly associated with setting up, joining and managing meetings with employees by providing "conferencing in a box" for a seamless meeting experience.

"Alexa, start my meeting!" VideoCentric combines Virtual Assistants with VideoCloud

January 12, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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VideoCentric's in house developers have integrated the VideoCloud 365 Virtual Meeting Room service with the Amazon Echo to enable video collaboration that can be controlled and managed via intuitive voice-commands, with the aim of enabling smarter, more efficient and more accessible collaboration.

Recognising the power that virtual AI assistants and connected devices can bring to the collaborative workplace, VideoCentric developers have been working with Alexa alongside their own Virtual Meeting Room service, to understand and develop ways in which IOT devices can increase efficiency of virtual meetings, substantially reduce decision-making time and remove the need for remote controls or touch screen devices.

Video Wall Installations Simplified with Unicol's 'Simplex' Range

January 10, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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UNITED KINGDOM - 10 Jan, 2017 - For businesses seeking to advance their advertising and marketing strategies, video walls have already become a popular choice. With a properly-designed and installed video wall, businesses can benefit from a highly-advanced, dynamic, and innovative advertising tool which is guaranteed to give their customers the right impression and help their enterprise move forward.

And when it comes to video wall installations, Unicol is the name that comes to mind. Unicol has been providing various businesses in all sectors with ideal mounting solutions for years, whether it's for their televisions, projectors, or other types of displays. But Unicol keeps up with advancements in technology, as proven by its range of video wall installations perfect for any type of advertising strategy.

Questmark and Yealink Announce Video Conferencing Partnership in the UK

January 9, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Xiamen, China - January 5, 2017 - Questmark are very excited to announce their new partnership with Yealink, the global leading unified communication (UC) terminal solution provider.

As a highly accredited, skilled and innovative reseller of videoconferencing, and now a certified partner of Yealink, Questmark are able to offer all future and existing clients the latest hardware for all of their conferencing and meeting needs, ranging from desktop video phones to large executive boardroom systems.

World's First 32-inch 8K & World's Overall Thinnest Monitors at CES 2017

January 6, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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As the world's number one monitor brand for three years running, we are relentless in our commitment to delivering the best visual experiences for our customers. It's a mantel we don't take lightly, which is why we're so excited to deliver the world's first 32-inch 8K and the world's overall thinnest monitor, as well as a slew of other exciting products at #ces2017 in Las Vegas.

AVI-SPL, an H.I.G. Capital Portfolio Company, Completes Acquisition of VideoLink

January 6, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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H.I.G. Capital, LLC ("H.I.G."), a leading global private equity investment firm with $21 billion of equity capital under management, is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, AVI-SPL, Inc. ("AVI-SPL"), has acquired VideoLink, LLC ("VideoLink"). AVI-SPL is the global leader in enterprise grade audio visual ("AV") systems integration and collaboration solutions. VideoLink's best-in-class broadcasting and production technologies, including its patented ReadyCam® video studio and EnhancedIP® transmission network, will enhance AVI-SPL's leading broadcasting capabilities and bolster its unmatched collection of technology solutions essential to today's organizations.

Headquartered outside Boston, VideoLink has provided broadcast quality production solutions to simplify live, on-air appearances for top cable and network television organizations worldwide since the company was founded nearly 25 years ago by Doug Weisman and Gina Chudnow. Deploying the same high-quality, easy-to-use technology, VideoLink is a trusted partner for Fortune 500 and enterprise companies, as well as institutions seeking a wide variety of video services to achieve their marketing and communications goals. With a rising number of millennial workers triggering digital workplace transformation worldwide, AVI-SPL's one-stop-shop provides top technology solutions to support the vast needs of its customers. The acquisition will expand AVI-SPL's leading enterprise video platforms and continues its enrichment of technology solutions offerings.

Suitable Technologies Unveils an Upgraded Beam®

January 6, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Suitable Technologies, Inc., creator of Beam and BeamProTM remote presence systems popular with many Fortune 500 companies, announced an upgraded Beam -- a more powerful version of the entry-level Beam device. With two dual-band Wi-Fi radios, up to 8 hours of battery life, enhanced speed and additional administrative controls, it's perfect for bringing remote teams together. This new Beam will serve as a mid-level product offering for enterprise customers.

Atlona now shipping flagship 4K HDBaseT matrix

January 4, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Atlona has announced the debut of the AT-UHD-CLSO-840, an eight-input, four-output 4K HDMI and HDBaseT matrix switcher built for videoconferencing, multi-screen presentations, and divisible room installations.

The CLSO-840 offers both local and remote inputs and outputs for flexibility across AV formats and connectivity options, providing a matrix suitable for classroom, corporate, and hospitality environments.

ClearOne Awarded a New Patent on Negotiation of Camera and Display Capabilities in a Conferencing Environment by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

January 4, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), a global provider of audio and visual communication solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a new patent on technology that automates the mapping of data streams from at least one local video camera onto at least one remote display in a video conference.

On December 20, 2016, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") issued United States Patent number 9,525,846 entitled "Method and Apparatus for Negotiating Video Camera and Display Capabilities in a Video Conferencing Environment."

AVI-SPL Acquires VideoLink, Boosts Digital Video Broadcast Business

January 4, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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To Our Valued Customers,

We're pleased to announce VideoLink and its employees have officially joined AVI-SPL effective December 21, 2016. VideoLink brings to AVI-SPL full service video production with a suite of live broadcast and on-demand video solutions.

For more than 25 years, VideoLink has been the trusted partner of TV and cable networks worldwide, as well as a trusted video resource for F500 companies and higher education institutions. Today, we see enterprise video employed in all areas of an organization - from executive broadcasts to all-hands meetings, hiring, training, sales force enablement, and product or service updates. Video defines a brand and creates a connected customer experience for better business and organizational outcomes.

Fuze Strengthens Leadership Team with Appointments of Two Executives

December 20, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fuze, the leading cloud-based communications solution for the modern global enterprise, today announced it has strengthened its leadership team with the appointments of Brian Day as Chief Financial Officer and Mary Good as Chief People Officer.

As CFO, Brian Day will oversee financial strategy, planning, and operations for Fuze, reporting directly to CEO Steve Kokinos. Day has a 25-year track record as a successful financial leader and operator at high-growth companies, most recently at Apperian where he served first as CFO and then President and CEO of the firm. Prior to Apperian, Day held senior leadership roles at Goal.com (acquired by Perform Media PLC), Gomez, Inc. (acquired by Compuware), and Octave Communications, Inc., among others. He began his career with Fleet Financial Group as a Vice President in the bank's structured finance group. Day earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of New Hampshire and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in Boston.

Vidyo Helps the Royal Bank of Canada Delight Small Business Customers with Flexible, Video Chat Service

December 14, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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Embedded video technology leader Vidyo has helped the Royal Bank of Canada, Canada's largest bank, become the first bank in Canada to offer flexible and immersive remote video chat as a free service to its many small business customers across North America. RBC's innovative video chat service will let small businesses converse face-to-face with their banker from anywhere, on virtually any device, helping them conveniently connect with their bank adviser and be more efficient while on-the-go. RBC is now the first bank in Canada to offer remote video banking as a valuable free service to customers.

The Royal Bank of Canada provides personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services to more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients throughout Canada, the U.S. and 36 other countries. Video chat will help RBC re-create the in-person, local bank branch experience from wherever customers are the coffee shop, on the road or from their homes.

R-HUB Communications Announces New HD Video Conference Servers

December 12, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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LONDON, December 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Collaboration Technologies LTD, a European Distributor for R-HUB Communications, Inc., the leading provider of video conferencing, web conferencing and remote support server technologies, today announced new HD video conferencing servers starting at $795.

The new TVC family of servers provides HD Video Conferencing along with Web Conferencing, Webinar, and IM features. The TVC server supports 1080p HD video quality with up to 30 webcams in a meeting and the telepresence feature, which powers up to 8 monitors at an end point. All models come with an enterprise-level free landline based audio conferencing service featuring dial-in numbers in up to 28 countries.

BlueJeans Network Eliminates the 'Video Tax' with Introduction of BlueJeans Huddle

December 7, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA-- Dec. 8, 2016,-- BlueJeans Network, the global leader in cloud-based video communication services, today unveiled BlueJeans Huddle, a cloud-connected video system that introduces a whole new way to work. BlueJeans Huddle makes it as easy to initiate a video meeting as it is to talk to a colleague in the next cube.

The BlueJeans Huddle system is a combination of standard hardware and BlueJeans proprietary software that can turn any room into an interactive meeting space for a fraction of the cost of legacy in-room systems. Currently an average of eight to 15 minutes of every video meeting is wasted getting participants connected. BlueJeans Huddle democratizes video by freeing employees from difficult to navigate systems and giving them an in-meeting experience they will love.

Broaden Your Reach: Lifesize Creates Seamless Skype for Business Interoperability with Direct Calling

December 7, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - December 07, 2016) - Today, Lifesize®, a global innovator of video conferencing technology, announced it has enhanced its Skype® for Business interoperability* to simplify cross-platform audio, video and web conferencing, and extend the Skype for Business environment to the conference room by making it easy to pair with award-winning Lifesize HD camera and phone systems. With this enhanced interoperability, Lifesize is the only SaaS-based video conferencing provider to date that enables users to make direct calls to and from Skype for Business for one-to-one and group calls.

Microsoft® Office 365® and its communication application, Skype for Business, is a cornerstone for modern businesses, with more than 100 million people using Skype for Business worldwide. Yet, despite the popularity and regular use of Skype for Business, seamless integration between video conferencing solutions and Skype for Business remains limited. Far too often, workers get stuck in this type of situation:

ShoreTel Teams with StarLeaf to Offer Video Collaboration for Cloud Users

December 6, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. and LONDON, Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- To address the growing demand for UCaaS and video collaboration, ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR) and StarLeaf today announced they have worked together to integrate video collaboration for multiple users with ShoreTel Connect™ CLOUD. StarLeaf is a global service provider with a platform that delivers secure and reliable video conferencing services.

The ability to conduct business via video conference improves collaboration, increases communication accuracy and enhances customer interactions.

BroadSoft Announces One-Click Video Conference Room Experience

December 6, 2016 | Telepresence Options

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GAITHERSBURG, Md., 2016-12-06 08:00 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BroadSoft, Inc. (BSFT), a global unified communication software as a service (UCaaS) leader, today announced the commercial availability of BroadSoft UC-One® Conference Room - a one-click conference room system experience that enables businesses to easily and affordably connect existing conference rooms to any UC-One virtual conference.

Today`s conference room system experience is not only cost-prohibitive for most businesses, but complex to install and use. Meeting organizers and participants navigate TVs and video cameras that don`t work together properly, requiring different remote controls for each individual component. These legacy systems make it difficult to add remote participants or share content. It is no wonder that 47%1 of employees view meetings as the number one time-waster at the office.

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."

VisiInc PLC to Acquire VIA3

September 29, 2011 | Hogan Keyser

In the deep

August 19, 2011 | William Zimmerman