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Lifesize More Than Doubles Its Customer Base Through Continued Innovation

September 18, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Lifesize, a global innovator of video conferencing technology, has experienced explosive growth since last year including a 110 percent increase in its customer base to date through continued innovation and a focus on customer success. A perfect example of the company's commitment to drive relentless innovation and lead with customer obsession is the newly rearchitected Lifesize app. This new version of the company's cloud-based collaboration platform -- launched after a successful and thorough beta program -- delivers exceptional, high-definition audio, web and video conferencing.

In addition to net-new customer growth, Lifesize has seen the use of its cloud-based solution spread and grow within individual customer businesses as they add more users and more connected conference room devices to their accounts. Specifically, the number of active users within Lifesize Enterprise plan accounts, those with the highest-tier subscription service, has grown by nearly 50 percent since last year. Moreover, customers on average have added 76 percent more connected devices to their accounts since last year, showcasing just how important the huddle room and conference room are to a productive, collaborative business culture.

Avedon Capital Partners acquires Viju and VisionsConnected to create a leading global provider of video conferencing, audiovisual and collaboration solutions

September 18, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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The ambition for the new combined company is to build a leading global visual collaboration company specializing in designing, installing, servicing and supporting physical and virtual meeting environments for global customers and customers with a strategic need for videoconferencing, collaboration and audiovisual solutions.

The combined company today serves corporate and public customers in over 120 countries. It will have its official headquarter in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and will continue to serve their customers from multiple office locations throughout EMEA, USA & APAC. A new brand, that reflects the evolution of these two reputable businesses into an integrated global organization, is expected to be launched in early 2018.

TrueConf​​Releases​​SDK​​for​​Windows

September 7, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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TrueConf SDK for Windows is based on ActiveX technology and is available in all popular development frameworks, including IDE Microsoft Visual Studio and Embarcadero Delphi. Additionally, the libraries can be integrated into JavaScript applications for Internet Explorer

"TrueConf SDK opens a number of possibilities to developers for creating specialized applications in the sphere of telemedicine, video banking and engineering," says Dmitry Odintsov​, TrueConf CBDO. "The majority of companies already use an existing set of corporate programs and services. With the help of our solution, you can promptly integrate any type of communication into your software. On top of that, SDK features can be customized to specific use cases."

Telestream Announces Wirecast Version 8 with New Rendezvous Feature for Multi-Site Production

September 7, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Nevada City, CA(9/7/2017)-Telestream® (stand 7.B26), a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced version 8 of its award-winning Wirecast live streaming and production software. Wirecast 8 includes many powerful new capabilities, most notably Wirecast Rendezvous, a peer-to-peer remote conferencing and multi-site production feature that supports multiple simultaneous remote streams from any Internet-connected computer or smart device. Telestream also announced a new version of its flagship turnkey hardware system, Wirecast Gear 230, a fully-configured, portable live streaming production system that can create a professional production with only minutes of setup time.

Wirecast provides content creators with intuitive, powerful production capabilities, GPU-accelerated encoding, and a streamlined user interface that enables users to effortlessly create and stream high-quality live broadcasts from their computers to dozens of popular destinations such as Facebook Live, Youtube Live, Periscope, Twitter and others.

TrueConf Server on AWS Opens New Hybrid Opportunities for Corporate Video Conferencing

August 25, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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TrueConf Server on AWS gives administrators the benefits of Amazon cloud infrastructure such as high accessibility, Gigabit Internet connection, compatibility with VPN solutions, along with all the features of TrueConf's video conferencing system including corporate-level communications security and control.

Thanks to Amazon Web Services, TrueConf Server users can enjoy a number of additional benefits. A video conferencing server can turn into a private cloud for corporate communications via the Internet and a VPN. Private cloud is available for all users and is not affected by the channel quality of the company's data centers. Customers can also create a hybrid video conferencing infrastructure based on TrueConf Server deployed within their local network, and an additional TrueConf Server instance deployed on AWS. Сloud benefits of hybrid infrastructure include external users service provision, the creation of a large webinar platform, or connection transcoding when connected to legacy video conferencing systems.

Panopto Partners with Zoom to Create a Seamless Workflow Between Video Meetings and Video Content Management

August 24, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SEATTLE, Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Panopto, the leader in enterprise video platforms, today announced a strategic integration with Zoom, the leading enterprise video communications provider. The integration brings together the companies' best-in-class technologies, resulting in a seamless end user experience that blurs the lines between video meetings and video content management.

In recent years, live and on-demand video have become critical to university instruction and business communication. As video conferencing becomes as prevalent as email, organizations increasingly need a secure repository to store and share their recordings. Recognizing this market demand, Zoom and Panopto engineering teams worked in close collaboration to deliver an integrated, cloud-first solution for publishing and managing Zoom recordings.

Vyopta Announces Platform to Help Enterprises Improve Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) Performance

August 22, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Vyopta today announced the launch of its UC&C Optimization Platform to improve the performance of enterprise communications including voice, video, messaging, and content sharing. Enterprises now have a single tool to monitor their entire UC&C environment and gain operational and business insights to improve the user experience, grow adoption, and optimize their UC&C resources.

TrueConf and CDNvideo Introduce Their Video Conferencing Streaming Solution

August 15, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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TrueConf and CDNvideo have combined their years of experience in the field of audio and video content transmission and have added mutual support for API interfaces, which are now fully integrated. The new solution allows TrueConf clients to expand the scale of their conferences without buying any additional user licenses.

To set up streaming, the TrueConf Server administrator needs to select CDNvideo profile in the settings tab when creating a video conference. The conference will start automatically as soon as participants enter the conference. The CDNvideo profile can be used for any number of conferences.

Zoom Continues Its Meteoric Ascent -- Leading Video Communications Company Grows YOY Revenue by 150%, Customer Base by 100%

August 14, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, CA --(Marketwired - August 08, 2017) - Zoom Video Communications came rocketing out of the gate at the start of 2017 by announcing Zoom 4.0, a $100M funding round from Sequoia, and a $1 billion valuation -- and it continues to deliver more successes and happiness to its customers. The leading provider of enterprise cloud video communications technology today announced that year-over-year its revenue has grown 150 percent and it has had a 100 percent increase in its customer base. Some of Zoom's other impressive recent accomplishments include:

  • Hosting over 20 billion annualized meeting minutes (up from 6.9B last year),
  • Growing its customer base to more than 700,000 businesses and 6,900 educational institutions, including 50 percent of the Fortune 50 and 90 percent of the top 200 U.S. universities,
  • Extending its reach by opening U.K. and Sydney offices, as well as more international data centers,
  • Introducing new features and enhancements to its platform, including Zoom Rooms Scheduling Display, Zoom for Telehealth, and an increased default capacity of 100 participants,
  • Securing large-scale deployments from customers such as 21st Century Fox, Stanford University, Pandora, and Cornell University,
  • Expanding its customers' options by establishing partnerships with Polycom and Crestron, as well as optimizing its integration with Cisco video endpoints, and
  • Announcing Zoomtopia, the first Zoom user conference, to be held Sept. 26 in San Mateo, CA.

Avaya, Cisco, Polycom Lead Telepresence Equipment Market

August 2, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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A study by Grand View Research concludes that the telepresence equipment market will rise from $1.9 billion in 2016 to $2.5 billion in 2025.

Grand View states in a somewhat obvious conclusion that the main market driver for telepresence equipment is the effort to limit the amount of money employees spend physically travelling to meetings. The study lists health care, education and government as big adopters of the technology

Pexip® Infinity Fusion Certified as Interoperability Solution for Microsoft Skype for Business Server

August 2, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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OSLO, Norway, and NEW YORK, Aug 1, 2017 - Pexip announced its Infinity Fusion product was certified by Microsoft as a video interoperability solution for Skype for Business Server today. Pexip Infinity Fusion allows Skype for Business meetings and calls to be joined by non-Skype users using video teleconferencing.

Pexip collaborated with Microsoft in the certification of the latest version of Infinity Fusion, which features a gateway mode allowing VTCs to participate directly in Skype conferences. Importantly, Fusion retains the native end-user experience, eliminating the need for expensive trainings and lowering the cost of implementation and management. The software is designed for any size organization, and specifically with large companies and enterprises in mind, and is able to scale and accommodate any number of users in any number of locations. Pexip Infinity Fusion is certified for on-premises Skype for Business Server 2015 deployments.

Broadview OfficeSuite HD Meeting Room Connector Enhances and Simplifies Room-Based Video Conferencing

July 26, 2017 | Telepresence Options
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RYE BROOK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Broadview Networks®, a leader in cloud-based unified communications (UC) and information technology services, has announced the release of its OfficeSuite HD Meeting Room Connector, which integrates video conferencing via meeting room systems with desktop and mobile users. This latest feature addition gives businesses the power to eliminate complex scheduling and to lower operation and administrative costs, all while seamlessly communicating across multiple locations and devices with the award-winning OfficeSuite HD Meeting™.

Room Connector works using any internet connection, enabling meeting room systems from Polycom, Cisco, Tandberg, Lifesize and more to instantly communicate with one another, as well as with any desktop, tablet or mobile device. The intuitive design of this new connector, combined with HD Meeting's easy-to-use platform, maximizes collaboration for businesses with multiple locations and meeting rooms. By simply entering an address and meeting number, executives in a conference room can now video chat with other offices and remote workers on one screen, while utilizing HD Meeting's whiteboard annotation features to edit and compare documents.

UCI Interlink Develops Onboarding & Adoption Services for Cisco Spark

July 19, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Starting a Cisco Spark implementation? Not sure how you're going to get all of your users to adopt it? Worried about how to define the User Experience? No worries. UC Interlink offers Onboarding Adoption Services to help get your Users on board and trained with workflows customized to fit your User Experience business goals. Our proven methodologies ensure full adoption from top to bottom.

Changing User Behaviors can be hard. Using the latest best practices in training and End User Awareness Services, along with our Adoption Analytics™ usage metric reporting tool, ensures a complete transition to Spark in the least amount of time. Our Cisco Collaboration Adoption Experts will get you prepared and ready to implement quickly!

Atlona Ships 4K HDR-Capable HDMI Audio De-Embedder and Downmixer

July 18, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, July 18, 2017 - Atlona is now shipping its new AT-HDR-M2C audio converter, a key offering in its growing array of integration problem-solving devices supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. Ideal for commercial or residential playback of multi-channel source content via displays, distributed audio systems, and whole-house audio systems, the AT-HDR-M2C extracts, decodes, and downmixes multi-channel PCM, Dolby®, and DTS® audio from HDMI sources.

The AT-HDR-M2C delivers stereo downmixed audio over HDMI, analog unbalanced audio, and TOSLINK digital audio outputs. It also simultaneously passes through the HDMI input with no downmixing. The successor to Atlona's popular AT-HD-M2C and AT-UHD-M2C-BAL, the AT-HDR-M2C is compatible with HDMI signals up to 4K/UHD at 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling and supports HDR10 plus other HDR formats. The new audio converter is compatible with HDMI data rates up to 18 Gbps and is HDCP 2.2 compliant.

multiCAM Systems Introduces Integrated IP Input Support for All-In-One Production Systems

July 13, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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Montreuil, France -- July 13, 2017 -- On the heels of its first and very successful InfoComm exhibition experience, multiCAM Systems - a supplier of integrated video production systems serving the broadcast and professional AV markets - is launching a new IP interface feature, compatible with its comprehensive line of products, that receives IP video streams directly from the local area network. The new capability, which requires no additional hardware or software, works with the company's entire product line as well as any PTZ camera available today. multiCAM Systems will showcase the IP input functionality at IBC2017 (September 15-19, Amsterdam), where the company will exhibit in stand 12.E56.

multiCAM Systems' integrated IP interface supports a much greater number of cameras than is traditionally available through SDI capture cards. The IP functionality also reduces the size and cost of the central server, as all video streams and PTZ camera control are managed over the network without the need for special IT equipment. Customers retain the flexibility to use IP or SDI for each input to support mixed camera environments.

Zoom and Fuse named to 2nd Annual Forbes 2017 Cloud 100 List

July 12, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, CA - July 11, 2017 - Zoom Video Communications, Inc. is named to the Forbes 2017 Cloud 100 list, the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, published by Forbes in collaboration with Bessemer Venture Partners. Zoom will be celebrated tonight in San Francisco at The Cloud 100 Celebration, an exclusive event hosted by Bessemer Venture Partners, Forbes and Salesforce Ventures. The celebration is attended by the CEOs of the public cloud companies and the CEOs named to The Cloud 100 and The 20 Rising Stars lists.

"Zoom was built from the ground up as a cloud communications platform that provides the modern enterprise with frictionless, flexible, and scalable video conferencing. Our solution delivers happiness to over 650,000 businesses by making it easy for organizations to collaborate using video and audio conferencing, messaging, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems," said Eric S. Yuan, founder and CEO of Zoom. "We are delighted and honored to be among the world's top private cloud companies recognized by Forbes for the second year in a row, and want to thank our dedicated employees and customers for their hard work and support."

Magor Corporation Completes Sale Agreement for the Sale of its Operations

July 12, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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OTTAWA, July 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Magor Corporation ("Magor" or the "Company") today announced that it has closed the transaction that involved the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Magor Communications Corp. ("MCC") to N. Harris Computer Corporation ("Harris") for cash consideration to be paid out over a period of eighteen months. Harris intends to continue the operations of MCC from its Ottawa location. This transaction was approved by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on June 22, 2017 as contemplated under the proposals filed by Magor and MCC and approved by Magor's and MCC's creditors under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act pertaining to sale of MCC as per the Share Purchase and Investment Agreement dated April 26, 2017, as amended, between Magor, MCC and Harris. Subsequent to closing this transaction, Magor will no longer have any operations.

StarLeaf and Synergy SKY Remove the Last Traces of Complexity and User Frustration

July 10, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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LONDON & OSLO, Norway--(BUSINESS WIRE)--StarLeaf, the leading cloud video conferencing and calling provider, and Synergy SKY, the leading provider of collaboration and video conferencing management software, join forces to deliver an integrated solution that removes the last traces of complexity, faced by users when joining a scheduled Skype for Business Meeting from an incumbent video system. The integration makes it possible for third-party video systems, such as those from Cisco and Polycom, to have their proprietary 'one button to push' feature fully operational, when joining a scheduled Skype Meeting or StarLeaf event. This new development is available for all Skype for Business on-premise deployments and Office 365.

The seamless pairing of the Sky Meeting Server (SMS) from Synergy SKY with the StarLeaf OpenCloud unifies the two very different and incompatible worlds of Skype for Business and legacy video, into one smooth collaborative environment. Specifically, StarLeaf's OpenCloud paves the way for all systems to participate in a single meeting by taking care of incompatibilities, and SMS ensures a smooth user experience by reinstating the third-party systems' one button to join feature. This integration allows StarLeaf to offer complete connectivity for all instances of Skype for Business, covering on-premise and Office 365.

GL Introduces HD Platform for Voice, Video and Data Testing

July 10, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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GL Communications Inc., announced today its latest stand-alone and automated Voice, Video and Data Testing probe referred to as VQuad™ Probe HD (High-Definition).

Speaking to the press, Mr. Robert Bichefsky, a Senior Manager for product development of the company said, "GL's VQuad™ Probe HD is an all-in-one self-contained probe supporting multiple physical interfaces for connecting to practically any wired or wireless network while automatically performing voice and data testing. This comprehensive hardware probe incorporates all the features of the VQuad™ with Dual UTA HD along with portability and remote accessibility."

GoToMeeting Unlocks the Value of Team Collaboration by Turning Any Space into a Conference Room

June 28, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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BOSTON, June 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LogMeIn, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOGM) today announced GoToMeeting has released a new feature, InRoom Link, which enables quick and easy integration of existing conference room equipment with GoToMeeting's leading web conferencing solution at no additional cost for GoToMeeting Plus and GoToMeeting 100 customers. InRoom Link and the recently released GoToConference "conference room in a box" system, provide two affordable and turnkey ways to help companies turn any meeting space in to a high-quality group video and audio conference to further unlock the value of team collaboration.

VisiInc PLC to Acquire VIA3

September 29, 2011 | Hogan Keyser