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PTZOptics announces far end camera control integration with Zoom Video Conferencing

November 24, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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Philadelphia, PA - PTZOptics is a pan tilt zoom camera manufacturer focusing on live streaming and video conferencing products. This week PTZOptics announces far end camera control integration with Zoom Video Conferencing. This integration allows Zoom Video Conferencing users to pan tilt and zoom PTZOptics cameras directly through the Zoom interface. The technology used is called UVC camera control and it represents one of the many control protocols PTZOptics supports including: VISCA, PELCO, TCP/UDP, ONVIF and UVC.

SPIRIT DSP Released VideoMost SDK 5.0 for Mobile Videoconferencing Service Providers

November 23, 2015 | Telepresence Options


MOSCOW--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SPIRIT DSP, the world's #1 voice and video over IP engines provider serving more than 1 billion users in 100+ countries, announced today VideoMost SDK 5.0 - new version of its software videoconferencing server with mobile clients that easily integrates into other software products and allows service providers and software vendors to immediately offer videoconferencing services and functionality under their own brand and billing.

New version of VideoMost SDK 5.0 is designed for the markets of developing countries and ensures best possible video quality on low bandwidth networks with high packet loss like satellite channels, 3G mobile networks, overloaded Wi-Fi and LTE. VideoMost SDK 5.0 optimizes video streams in multi-point conferences without transcoding by automatically adapting video frame rate and resolution for each mobile device capabilities and bandwidth available at each particular moment.

Biamp Systems Welcomes Bill Nattress as Director of Channel Strategy -- Paging

November 20, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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BEAVERTON, Oregon -- Nov. 18, 2015 -- Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today introduced Bill Nattress as its director of channel strategy with a specific focus on paging. In his new role, Nattress will report to Vice President of Global Sales Ron Camden and be responsible for expanding and deepening the worldwide presence of Biamp(TM) within large-scale paging projects.

"Bill comes to Biamp from one of the most respected consulting firms in the industry, and we feel honored to welcome him aboard our team," said Camden. "His passion for the AV marketplace, project management expertise as an integration consultant, and experience working with some of the most impressive installations in the world make him a remarkable asset. We look forward to what the future holds as we move into new areas."

Vidyo and Mitel Expand HD Video Conferencing Partnership and Announce Integration of MiCollab

November 20, 2015 | Telepresence Options


HACKENSACK, N.J. & OTTAWA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vidyo Inc., a leader in high-quality visual communications and collaboration, and Mitel® (NASDAQ:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a global leader in real-time business, cloud and mobile communications, today announced a global expansion of the companies' partnership to deliver high-definition video conferencing capabilities to the enterprise. The new OEM agreement extends the original distribution partnership established in 2013 and allows Mitel to leverage Vidyo's APIs to embed multi-point video, audio and collaboration features inside various Mitel solutions.

IVCi Significantly Expands Its Presence in the State of California

November 18, 2015 | Telepresence Options


IVCi announced today that is has continued the expansion of resources deployed in the state of California. These resources, in the form of facilities, sales, and technical employees, will continue to provide life cycle support services for its large and prestigious customer base as well as its expanding list of new customers.

Earlier this year, IVCi opened a new facility in Haywood, California. This facility is designed to be a central focal point for IVCi implementation and service technicians with the capability to stage equipment for local delivery to IVCi customers.

Array Telepresence Announces Revolutionary New Capabilities for Improving Videoconferencing

November 18, 2015 | Telepresence Options


WEST CHESTER, November 18, 2015 - Array Telepresence, the leader in telepresence and videoconferencing image improvement announced three new revolutionary capabilities to its award-winning Equal-i technology: Immersive Everywhere, Immersive PTZ, and Letterbox+Content™. The new capabilities dramatically improve the videoconferencing experience and will be available as a free upgrade to existing customers and standard on all systems in Q1 of 2016.

Whitlock Highlighted in Managed Video Conferencing Services Analysis by Frost & Sullivan

November 16, 2015 | Telepresence Options


RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan released a study of North American conferencing service providers, which shows market share in the industry and also projects future growth. Whitlock landed in one of the top spots for delivering managed video conferencing, and was the company with the highest revenue compound annual growth rate (CAGR) within the last three years.

Frost & Sullivan defines managed video conferencing as overseeing "the on-premise video conferencing infrastructure and endpoints of a business." This includes a range of services delivered on-site or remotely through a video network operations center (VNOC). Whitlock has a full service VNOC in Dallas, TX, which is also connected to centers around the world for full service global customer support.

Altia Systems' PanaCast Named As CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree

November 11, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Altia Systems® today announced that it has been named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree for its PanaCast 2 real-time video camera. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a pre-eminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers, and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 27 product categories.

PanaCast 2 - the world's first Panoramic-4K Plug-and-Play USB video camera - is transforming the way people engage and connect electronically. It gives users an ultra-wide natural looking field-of-view with unparalleled visual clarity that they can interact with and control immediately and directly. The camera delivers an 180º wide by 54º tall field-of-view with 3840X1080 pixels in each video frame.

EventBoard Secures $6.5 Million in Series A and Unveils New Workplace Productivity Platform

November 11, 2015 | Telepresence Options


"Our mission is to dramatically improve how organizations optimize the way their people, places, and technologies come together. People meet everyday and with meetings becoming an increasingly bigger part of employees' working hours, it's important to make them as productive as possible," said Shaun Ritchie, EventBoard co-founder and CEO. "Our recent financing round is a testament to our strategic direction and will help power EventBoard's analytical insights aimed at creating a better means to solve the biggest productivity issues organizations face today."

Zoom Joins Forces With AVer on the New Launch of AVer CAM520

November 10, 2015 | Telepresence Options



FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AVer Information Inc. and Zoom, Video Communications, Inc. announce their partnership supporting AVer's new product launch of the AVer CAM520. The dynamic software and hardware collaboration offers customers cutting-edge technology seamlessly fitting for all businesses.

"Simply put, the AVer CAM520 video conference camera is a perfect match for Zoom Rooms, Zoom's software-defined video conference room system. AVer and Zoom's innovative technologies combined will provide the ultimate video conferencing experience for users. The collaboration of AVer CAM520's high quality video experience and Zoom's top-quality meeting interface will help customers gain all the essential tools needed to conduct productive meetings. We look forward to growing with Zoom and continuing to find ways to provide the best collaboration solutions for our customers," stated Arthur S. Pait, President of AVer Information Inc. Americas.

Vyopta's new vAnalytics platform radically simplifies the management of enterprise video collaboration

November 10, 2015 | Telepresence Options


AUSTIN, TX (Oct. 14, 2015) - Vyopta Incorporated, the industry leader in video and web collaboration analytics, today launched a new version of vAnalytics™, simplifying how companies tackle the challenge of monitoring, managing and optimizing their enterprise video networks. The updated analytics platform combines data from multiple technology providers with a powerful, intuitive user experience to help enterprises improve video collaboration.

"Enterprise video collaboration usage has doubled over the last two years and we expect growth to accelerate as more employees participate in video meetings from their laptops and mobile devices," said Rick Leung, CTO at Vyopta. "The new vAnalytics platform makes it easier for IT teams to address that growth head on, and helps them make faster, data-driven decisions when resolving video issues."

Cyviz Simplifies the Use of Skype for Business in Traditional Video Conferencing Environments

November 10, 2015 | Telepresence Options


STAVANGER, Norway--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cyviz, a leader in visual collaboration and command and control systems, today announced that the company has developed a more intuitive, user-friendly way to incorporate the use of Microsoft's Skype for Business (formerly Lync) in traditional video conferencing environments. The company will be demonstrating this new capability at this year's Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Barcelona, November 8-12th in booth #109.

"Current room solutions for Skype for Business have flaws related to interoperability, security, ad-hoc scenarios and user-friendliness," commented Eirik Simonsen, COO, Cyviz. "With our new solution, a Cyviz system offers end-users full interoperability with traditional video endpoints and Microsoft Skype for Business clients, plus support for multiple participants on both incoming and outgoing calls. By utilizing state of the art technology we have create the best 'Lync room' without using Lync."

Zoom Names New President David Berman and Board Member Peter Gassner

November 6, 2015 | Telepresence Options


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SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 3, 2015) - Zoom Video Communications, Inc. today announced that it has added two new members to its leadership team. David Berman, Former President of RingCentral, is the new President of Zoom, and Peter Gassner, Founder and CEO of Veeva, is the newest member of Zoom's Board of Directors. These additions will help Zoom reach new markets with its all-in-one video collaboration solution.

As President, David Berman will have responsibility for Zoom's go-to-market efforts and administrative operations, reporting to Zoom's Founder and CEO, Eric S. Yuan.

Mobile Boardroom Sets Sail with Videoconferencing Enabled by WAN Bonding

November 6, 2015 | Telepresence Options


Viprinet® Americas partner TCA Services Corp., in conjunction with ViP4NET, will showcase a powerful Viprinet-enabled videoconferencing solution for high-end vessels at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show November 5-9, 2015.

A key challenge for boat owners is the lack of high-speed Internet connectivity that is resilient, cost-effective, and secure even when vessels are away from shore. Because Viprinet can bond 4G and VSAT along with other WAN types to create a secure connection, remote videoconferencing and other management activities can take place near and away from shore. Socrates Romay, Vice President at TCA Services, said "we're pleased to bring value to our clients by enabling remote offices on yachts and other vessels without sacrificing any aspect of performance." Andrea Mantovani, Channel Sales Director for Viprinet Americas, noted that Viprinet technology enables a reduction in the use of costly satellite connectivity.

Global webcam market set to grow according to forecasts

November 6, 2015 | Telepresence Options


Global WebCams Market Shares, Strategies and Forecasts 2015 to 2021 Membership expired, renew now to activate link promise to grow significantly because of the more economical visualization and navigation provided by systems. Visualization includes mapping from the air, inspection from the air, surveillance from the air, and package delivery from the air.

The unmanned aircraft equipped with cameras are able to do things that cannot be done in any other way. This bodes well for market development.

IVCi Launches LiveAssist, the Innovative Customer Engagement Solution

October 29, 2015 | Telepresence Options


IVCi, LLC ( a leading provider of collaboration services and solutions announced today an innovative service called Live Video Assist that will forever change the repair process for its current and future video collaboration and AV service customers.

Live Video Assist offers virtual support for audio visual and video conferencing rooms via INTERACTIVE VIDEO sessions with IVCi Help Desk technicians.

Librestream Announces the Expansion of Its Onsight Virtual Presence System and Milestone of Over 10 Million Installations Globally

October 29, 2015 | Telepresence Options


WINNIPEG, MB, Oct 26, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Librestream, the leader in Virtual Presence systems for enterprise video collaboration, announced the latest 7.0 release of the Onsight platform. Recently selected by Frost & Sullivan as the top video collaboration solution in the manufacturing industry, Onsight is now deployed globally on over 10 million smartphones, tablets, and computers, bringing immediate visibility of issues to remote experts with live collaboration from the field.

Frost & Sullivan awarded Onsight top honors for video collaboration within manufacturing and service in North America as part of its independent Best Practice award program.

Tely Breaks into Enterprise Video Conferencing with Focus on Huddle Spaces to Fuel Creativity

October 29, 2015 | Telepresence Options


REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 27, 2015) - Tely today announced its vision to enable enterprises to deliver video collaboration to the growing millennial workforce with a new solution to video conferencing and collaboration. Tely is introducing the Tely 200, an affordable, simple to use video collaboration endpoint that integrates and connects with the cloud-based video service of your choice. Tely is also launching Tely Portal, a cloud based management platform that makes it easy for IT departments to deploy and manage the endpoints from the cloud. With the Tely 200, customers can easily share content and initiate a virtual meeting with a single click.

Workforce demands by millennial workers to increase flexible work styles have been met with employers shifting their working model to foster an environment that enables more visual collaboration. According to Wainhouse Research, 55 percent of conferencing managers are facing demands for video deployments from the next-gen workforce.

AVTEQ Announces Partnership with Rep?Firm Symco

September 22, 2015 | Telepresence Options


AVTEQ, Inc., the largest manufacturer of videoconferencing carts and A/V furniture, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Symco Inc.

"We are excited for Symco to help strengthen our market reach in the Northeast," said Aaron Rubner, VP of AV Sales at AVTEQ. "They bring the knowledge and expertise we were looking for in a manufacturing rep group, and AVTEQ's line of AV furniture fits perfectly with their other brands."

Kubi From Revolve Robotics Is Now Integrated Into Cloud Video Conferencing Leader Zoom

September 18, 2015 | Telepresence Options


SAN FRANCISCO CA--(Marketwired - September 17, 2015) - Revolve Robotics, a leading innovator in robotic telepresence today announced seamless integration between the controls for Revolve's innovative Kubi robotic telepresence platform and Zoom's cloud video collaboration software.

Zoom, already a leader in cross-platform video, audio, and content sharing, and has now added greater engagement via robotic telepresence in the form of Kubi. These solutions work together to deliver telepresence to businesses, schools, healthcare institutions, and remote workers.

VisiInc PLC to Acquire VIA3

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