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Communications Pros Inks Agreement to Resell AGT's Turnkey Managed and Visual Collaboration Solutions

July 25, 2014 | Telepresence Options



Applied Global Technologies (AGT), a proven provider of managed and visual collaboration solutions, today announces a strategic partnership with Communications Pros, a UC&C consultancy focused on pre-sales consulting, network assessment and readiness, end user training, UC deployments and RFP development services. As part of the agreement, Communications Pros will resell Fathom HD - AGT's advanced video monitoring and management tool, and EncoreB2B - AGT's Video-as-a-Service offering, which extends high-quality video and content to multiple video-enabled devices, including desktops, mobile devices, web browsers and standards-based video conferencing systems. In addition to delivering a cost-effective and valuable solution to its channel community, Communications Pros' resellers will be able to fully white-label these new services, allowing their partners and customers to maintain and showcase their brand identities.

Array Announces Early Access Program & Solicits Reference Designs & Bundles

July 24, 2014 | Telepresence Options


The Array Early Access Program - The Telepresence Industry's Cool Kids Club

Array is warming up on the pad and is looking for a small handful of leading visual collaboration architects, systems integrators, and enterprise video gurus to test drive the first Equal-i 2S & 1S Huddle Room systems. We are looking for exciting projects that value add the Equal-i technology or prove Array in a variety of proof-of-concepts: 8 Seat Rooms, 12 Seat Rooms, Quad Displays, Video Walls, and 4K. We are looking for unique use cases: visualization centers, hundreds of rooms, unique bundles of collaborative and visualization tools: "Bring & Fling", Collaborative PCs, Lync integration, interactive whiteboards, ceiling mounted visualizers, etc. We have some sharp arrows for your quiver.

TrueConf Server 4.2.5 Features Improved LDAP Integration and Instant Messaging in WebRTC

July 23, 2014 | Telepresence Options


TrueConf has released a new version of their software video conferencing server, TrueConf Server 4.2.5. The new update includes instant messaging during WebRTC conferences and the ability to join a conference via a link for browsers that do not support WebRTC. TrueConf constantly develops new features of its WebRTC client application in order for it to match other TrueConf client applications for Windows, OS X and Linux platforms.

In the new version of TrueConf Server, you can join a group conference of any type by clicking a link, even while using browsers for OS Windows that do not support WebRTC technology (for example, Internet Explorer, Safari and others). Joining the conference through browsers that do not support WebRTC is made possible by a client application, which does not require pre-installation. Users connected to a WebRTC conference can also communicate via text messages in group conferences.

HUAWEI MAX PRESENCE redefines the next-generation Command Center

July 22, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Nowadays, whether in the major projects such as rocket launching, or daily operation such as traffic scheduling or even in a major accident and emergency, people cannot handle them well without the command center, since these circumstances all require rapid response, multilateral coordination and efficient command to achieve the successful service operation.

However, most of the current command center in all the units and industries cannot meet the demands of services under the new situation.

Huawei Video Conferencing Products Pass Interoperability Test at IMTC, 2014

July 22, 2014 | Telepresence Options


San Diego, US, 22 July 2014-Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, recently attended SuperOp 2014, organized by the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) in USA. During SuperOp 2014, Huawei's video conferencing products successfully demonstrated interoperability with products from other mainstream videoconferencing vendors. Huawei also garnered the test certificate issued by OVCC (Open Visual Communications Consortium), a proof to its outstanding interoperability capability.

SMART Appoints Westcon Group as Distributor for Enterprise Solutions in Australia and New Zealand

July 21, 2014 | Telepresence Options



SYDNEY, Australia--- July 21, 2014 --- SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, today introduced Westcon Group as a value-added distributor of SMART Enterprise collaboration solutions in both Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). Westcon Group is a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. Building on SMART's 20-year history serving customers in ANZ, Westcon Group will offer reseller partners in the region access to SMART Visual Collaboration solutions, working to provide comprehensive sales, installation and services for customers -- while also developing new and extended Enterprise offerings. Leveraging its unique Global Deployment Solutions, Westcon Group will greatly simplify delivery of SMART's business products for channel partners in ANZ. The distributor will serve SMART's channel for opportunities in the region; managing orders, shipping, customs and trade requirements. The partnership extends SMART's strategic relationship with Westcon Group, who also serve as the company's distributor in North America, Latin America, the Middle East and 13 countries across Europe. This strong relationship sets the stage to better meet the expected increase in demand for business communication and collaboration solutions.

Compass Business Solutions Launching Training Fund Assistance Programs

July 17, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Compass Business Solutions, the leading global provider of visual communications training, has launched an Assistance Program to help customers obtain funds for training.

It can take three to five years to fully train a seasoned professional and make him or her wholly productive. This is an expensive proposition for companies. In fact, spending on corporate training has grown to over $70 Billion annually in the US and over $130 Billion worldwide.

Fujitsu Develops Hosted Unified Communications Solutions for the Enterprise

July 17, 2014 | Telepresence Options


SUNNYVALE, CA, July 15, 2014 - Fujitsu, a leading information communication technology company, today introduced Fujitsu Cloud Enterprise Communication Service (ECS) Connect, the first offering in its portfolio of cloud-hosted, end-to-end Unified Communications (UC) solutions. Ideal for North American companies with more than 1,500 end users and capable of supporting more than 100,000, ECS Connect delivers robust voice, communications and collaboration integration services that are designed to help customers simplify business processes, reduce technology integration complexities and optimize operating costs.

"Our customers are demanding a more simplified approach to communicating and collaborating with each other, partners and their own customers," said David Berry, executive vice president of Infrastructure Services at Fujitsu America, Inc. "Our collaboration with Microsoft and other partners to provide cloud-hosted UC solutions empower our customers with instant collaboration, from a desktop or handheld device. ECS Connect delivers the high-quality experience that employees and customers want, and the reliability and security that businesses need."

Easynet and Acano complete next generation video conferencing with new set of features

July 16, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Businesses looking to improve collaboration and accelerate decision-making now have even greater choice, as Easynet announces a host of exciting new features added to its Managed Video Collaboration (MVC) solution. Now, businesses benefit from truly mobile collaboration as Easynet moves the video conference beyond the confines of the conferencing suite and extends it to the smartphone, tablet and laptop.

New features include Easynet Virtual Rooms, a virtual meeting room where employees, customers and partners can join a conversation from any device or technology. New content sharing, presence and instant messaging tools have been added, as well as new support and security options. Also available is WebRTC integration, which enables voice, video and content sharing from a user's

AVTEQ introduces TeamSpace Eco - Minimalist Collaboration Space

July 15, 2014 | Telepresence Options


This minimalist model in the TeamSpace line is a chic addition to a small conference room or collaboration space.

Standard features & functionality:

  • Supports a single display up to 55"
  • Adjustable height display mount
  • Choose camera position above or below display
  • Cable management features in mounting column and under table top
  • Cut out for pop-up included
  • Durable powder coated finish in either black or silver
  • 100% solid steel construction


VeriSilicon Introduces Hantro H2 HEVC Encoder Semiconductor IP

July 15, 2014 | Telepresence Options


SHANGHAI, Jul 14, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. (VeriSilicon), the Silicon Platform as a Service (SiPaaSTM) company providing IP-centric and platform based custom silicon solutions, today announced its next-generation Hantro H2 HEVC video encoder IP. Hantro H2 builds on the success of VeriSilicon's Hantro H1 encoder IP, bringing ultra-high definition (UHD) and 4K resolution video encoding capability to the HEVC video format.

VeriSilicon's latest Hantro hardware encoder solution is based on silicon-proven designs deployed in millions of smartphones, feature phones, digital still cameras, tablets, set-top boxes, surveillance cameras and video cameras worldwide. Hantro H2 provides semiconductor manufacturers with a minimal risk solution for integrating high-performance video capability into their chips.

Whitlock Announces the Acquisition of Certain Business Operations of Xerox Audio Visual Solutions (XAV)

July 15, 2014 | Telepresence Options



Richmond, VA (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Whitlock is pleased to announce the acquisition of certain business operations of Xerox Audio Visual Solutions (XAV) from Global Imaging Systems (GIS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox. While XAV had built a strong audiovisual business with increased emphasis on enterprise and government customers, after strategic review, GIS decided that XAV did not align with the rest of its extensive business services portfolio.

Whitlock has a strong commitment to culture and a long history of organic growth, but this opportunity with XAV matched perfectly with our core business principles and values, states Doug Hall, Whitlocks CEO.

CROSSMARK Selects Prysm Video Walls for State-of-the-Art "Center for Collaboration"

July 15, 2014 | Telepresence Options


SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Prysm, Inc., a privately held designer of total display solutions that create unrivaled immersion and engagement, today announced the installation of two video wall solutions at the CROSSMARK Center for Collaboration in Bentonville, Arkansas. CROSSMARK provides a broad range of services to Walmart, the world's largest retailer. The Prysm video walls are centerpieces of CROSSMARK's new state-of-the-art facility designed to create an innovative and collaborative environment for Walmart's retail planners and suppliers.

Each of the 16ft wide by 8ft high video walls has been designed to create a digital environment that reproduces the retail experience. Walmart's suppliers and retail planning teams can simply touch the screen to interact with simulated store shelves and easily access a range of real-time product and sales data.

BCS Global Provides Simplified Collaboration Experience

July 11, 2014 | Telepresence Options


BCS Global Networks Ltd, the visual communication and collaboration specialist, continues to build on its Unified Communications portfolio with the launch of SmartSpace, a new offering which reduces the complexity, time and costs involved in successfully deploying traditional A/V collaboration equipment and Telepresence systems in meeting rooms.

SmartSpace is a result of a partnership with the team at Ashton Bentley to design a solution to these challenges, as well as to simplify and enhance the whole collaboration user experience. SmartSpace is a unique range of advanced and stylish products, which are simple to install, operate, manage and maintain across the globe.

Enterprise Video Market worth $32.87 Billion by 2019

July 11, 2014 | Telepresence Options


The report "Enterprise Video Market by Delivery modes (Web Conferencing, Webcasting, Video Conferencing), Applications (Corporate Communication, Learning and Development, Knowledge Sharing and Management) - Global Advancements, Worldwide Forecasts & Analysis (2014-2019)" by MarketsandMarkets, provides a comprehensive market and forecast analysis of the overall market, segmented by delivery modes, applications, regions and verticals. The report covers all the major sub-segments of the Enterprise Video Market and provides the quantitative (market size and market growth) and qualitative (trends, analysis and insights) for those segments.

Browse 52 market tables and 15 figures spread through 180 pages and in-depth TOC on "Enterprise Video Market"

New InFocus Software Applications Ease Collaboration from Tablets and PCs

July 10, 2014 | Telepresence Options


PORTLAND, Ore. - July 9, 2014 - Collaboration technology pioneer InFocus Corporation ( is complementing its lineup of teamwork-inducing devices with the addition of two new applications; BigNote 1.2 interactive whiteboard software for PC and BigConnect PC video calling software. InFocus designed the new applications to improve how people communicate ideas and capture information wherever they are located.

Hubbell Building Automation Unveils New Family of Energy-Saving LightHAWK2™ Lighting Control Sensors Video Monitoring App Manything Enters the Connected Home with IFTTT Extron Introduces Compact HDMI to HDMI Scaler CLIQ.lite Drives Automation Entry Point Lower in CLIQ Family Update Home Technology Specialists of America Enhances Reach Across Midwest, Welcomes New Member, Sound & Vision eMagazine Articles News releases from InfoComm 2014 Sentrollers, and the World of Small Data 7 Raspberry Pi Projects for Home Security Why do I Need a Subwoofer? Handling Digital Storage Growth The Media and Entertainment Industry "These programs move us closer to our goal of creating collaboration that works for everyone; not just those using our devices but also those using devices they already have," said Dave Duncan, product manager. "When everyone can actively participate, whether in the room or across the country, the best ideas and results can surface."

Chief Expands Mobile XL Cart Solutions

July 10, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Chief is helping installers with several cart options for XL applications.

"We saw a need for greater stability to support the extra large displays and touch panels that were on the market," said Kathryn Gaskell, Product Manager. "Fusion's extra large carts come with the versatility needed to support rack-mounted equipment and even two displays at once."

Fuze Extends Free Enterprise Video Collaboration Service to Windows Devices and iPhones

July 10, 2014 | Telepresence Options


SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -Â Fuze, a leading enterprise video communication and collaboration service that allows people to work from anywhere, today delivered a new Fuze for Windows application that extends its breakthrough service to Windows PCs and tablets such as the new Surface 3 Pro. In addition, a new Fuze for iPhone application completes support for Apple platforms adding to recently introduced Fuze for iPad and Fuze for Mac applications.

Featuring a completely new, dynamic user experience that is consistent across devices, the new Fuze applications are designed to drive higher adoption, use and business value over traditional web and video conferencing tools. The new applications build on accelerating adoption of the Fuze service, which averages nearly one million global meeting minutes per workday. Since launching the freemium service in September 2013, Fuze has been adopted by users at more than 25% of Fortune 500 companies and thousands of small, mid and large-sized organizations.

Sonus Announces General Availability of the SBC 7000 Session Border Controller

July 10, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Performance Verified to Deliver More than Twice the Scale and Transcoding Capacity of the Top Performing Competitive Solution for Secure, Reliable Delivery of Real-Time, Multimedia Communications

Key Takeaways:

  • The Sonus SBC 7000 Session Border Controller (SBC) is the industry's highest performing platform - with scale up to 150,000 sessions with fully-enabled security, media and transcoding features, enabling support for real-time communications such as high definition (HD) voice, video, Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) and Rich Communications Services (RCS).
  • The SBC 7000 has been selected by multiple tier one service providers for use in some of the world's largest real-time communications networks, establishing a new performance benchmark for fastest time-to-sale of a new product within Sonus.
  • The Sonus portfolio of software- and hardware-based SBCs features the same common code base across all core network platforms

Sonus Delivers Enhanced Investment Protection for Microsoft® Lync® Enterprise Voice and Real-Time Communications

July 10, 2014 | Telepresence Options


New Software Upgradable Configurations for the Sonus SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 Session Border Controllers Deliver Investment Protection by Minimizing the Requirement for Hardware Upgrades

Key Takeaways:

  • Increased session and port capacity on the SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 Session Border Controllers (SBCs) can now be activated via a license key, removing the need for technician-assisted installation of additional hardware.
  • Sonus is the only SBC vendor enabling session and port capacity on branch office SBCs to be upgraded using software without the requirement of hardware upgrades, thereby reducing upgrade expenses and service disruptions.
  • The new capabilities of the SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 enable resellers to better serve end customers while reducing operational expenses or deploying additional field personnel.

VisiInc PLC to Acquire VIA3

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In the deep

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