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Verint and Vidyo Collaborate to Integrate Video Calls into Omnichannel Customer Engagement Centers

August 26, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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MELVILLE, N.Y. and HACKENSACK, N.J., August 26, 2015 -- Verint® Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: VRNT) and Vidyo, Inc., a leading provider of affordable cloud-based visual communication technology, today announced their collaboration to bring video to today's customer engagement centers. The combined offerings allow businesses to bring greater insight into customer interactions by integrating video calls using the VidyoWorks™ platform with Verint's engagement management and voice recording solutions--both part of the company's broader customer engagement optimization portfolio.

Together with the VidyoWorks platform, Verint Engagement Management™ helps enable video interactions between customers and service employees. The Verint solution is designed to deliver consistent, complete and contextual service capabilities for true omnichannel customer engagement. The VidyoWorks platform is a software-based video collaboration solution that provides consistent HD quality video communication across consumer devices over the Internet and 3G/4G/LTE mobile networks. Verint's engagement management solution combines the benefits of knowledge-based interaction support and enhanced customer engagement with video interactions.

Avotus Awarded 2015 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award

August 26, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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OAKLAND, New Jersey - August 25, 2015 -TMC, a global, integrated media company, has awarded Avotus' Intelligent Communications Management - Enhanced Usage Reporting (ICM EUR) a 2015 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award.

ICM EUR is an integral tool in Avotus' Intelligent Communications Management program. It integrates, tracks and reports on usage for Unified Communication services. It allows communication managers to gain unprecedented visibility into the full suite of Unified Communication features, including: Instant Messaging, Presence, Voice, Wireless and Video Conferencing with one unified tracking and reporting platform. Deployed as either a cloud-based service or on-premises, Avotus' ICM EUR delivers unmatched visibility into corporate communications, improving overall UC asset usage visibility, reporting, monitoring and security across wireline, wireless, VoIP, UC and legacy platforms.

Yealink Works with Zoom to Combine Video Conferencing Endpoint and Cloud Service

August 26, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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Xiamen, China - August 26, 2015 - Yealink, the global leading unified communication (UC) terminal solution provider, announced today that its VC120, a full HD video conferencing endpoint, is now compatible with Zoom's cloud-based HD video conferencing service. Yealink is now an official member of Zoom's Partner Program, which certifies products from industry-leading technology companies as Zoom-compatible to provide best-in-class solutions to businesses.

Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-based conference room solution into one easy-to-use cloud platform. Thanks to successful interoperability testing, users can rely on Yealink's VC120 to effortlessly access video, audio, and content sharing across Zoom Rooms, Windows PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Blackberry, and H.323/SIP room systems.

Leading Cloud Video Conferencing Service, Fuze, Added to U.S. Federal Government Authorized Supplier List

August 26, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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Fuze, a leading internet video conferencing company reinventing how distributed teams work, today announced it has been added to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) list of authorized suppliers to the U.S. Federal Government. The Fuze service allows people to work more effectively across locations and devices, which aligns to a number of key government agency initiatives, including operational efficiency, interagency coordination, telework, business continuity, and emergency preparedness and response.

As part of its government initiative, Fuze is working with Winvale, a leading government contracts consultancy and solutions provider. "Agencies continue to look for solutions like Fuze that can help them better collaborate with other agencies and more effectively connect their teams whether they are in another office, in the field or at home," said Kevin Lancaster, CEO of Winvale.

Screensharing Added to WebRTC Leader IceLink: From Any Device Across All Platforms

August 21, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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Frozen Mountain is pleased to announce that it has added support for screen sharing to their WebRTC product, IceLink, on all platforms - both browser and native - covering Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer (Windows), Safari (Mac), Windows (.NET), Mac, Java, iOS, Android and Xamarin.

"As our own natively written WebRTC stack, IceLink has always been fully customizable as to where media is captured from and where it is rendered to, even allowing you to write your own custom providers," said Ted Venema, VP of Business Development for Frozen Mountain. "What we have now added is an 'out-of-the-box' video provider that captures screen images and sends them through standard IceLink WebRTC connections."

ScanSource Announces Execution of Letter of Intent to Acquire KBZ, a Leading Cisco Video Conferencing Distributor

August 18, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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GREENVILLE, S.C., Aug 18, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ScanSource, Inc. SCSC, -1.62% the leading international value-added distributor of specialty technology products, today announced the execution of a letter of intent to purchase the assets of KBZ, an award-winning Cisco Authorized Distributor specializing in video conferencing, cloud, and services.

Founded in 1987 and based in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, KBZ operates in the United States and has approximately 75 employees. The company's sales for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2015 are estimated to total over $225 million. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to earnings per share and ROIC in the first year after closing, excluding one-time acquisition costs.

VBrick® Reports Record Annual Software Subscription Growth

August 18, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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VBrick today announced record growth in annual software subscription sales, driven by high market demand for its Rev® next-generation enterprise video platform. This momentum includes a 59% growth in new software and subscription sales in Q2 2015 compared to the same period the prior year and a massive 274% increase in first-half FY2015 subscription annual contract value.

The positive sales momentum comes from large-scale, enterprise-wide deployments of its Rev enterprise video platform within VBrick's traditionally strong North American and European base, as well as dozens of new customers in the U.S., U.K., France, India, Canada, Australia and Indonesia. VBrick also announced plans to expand its global sales reach, with France and Australia being the first markets with added sales presence.

OneMob Transforms Customer Outreach with Personal Video and Announces Strategic Relationship and Funding to Drive Explosive Growth

August 17, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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OneMob Inc. announced today that it is seeing tremendous customer growth as new companies leverage the OneMob platform to personalize the way they connect with prospects, customers, partners and employees. Using OneMob's apps, these customers have seen explosive results including a 15X increase in email CTRs and a 10X increase in response rates. More importantly, they are building trust and improving relationships through personal video, two key components that get lost with canned voicemails and automated emails. OneMob's video and voice messaging platform for Salesforce enables companies to harness the power of video to transform the way they sell, service, market and engage with customers.

With Internet speeds increasing and mobile smartphones vastly improving, video is becoming the new medium of communication. OneMob is leveraging this trend and layering personalization into the fold by making it incredibly easy to record and send personal, company branded video and voice messages that are fully integrated and tracked in Salesforce. According to CEB, 53% of customer loyalty is driven by the sales experience, and OneMob customers can now be more personal, trusting and engaging across the entire customer journey, ultimately producing more closed revenue.

Global WebCams Market Worth $15.2 Billion by 2021

August 12, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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MarketReportsHub.com adds WebCams Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2021 research report that says strong webcam market growth is triggered by the increasing availability of broadband and Internet connectivity.

ClearOne Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results

August 7, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), a global provider of audio and visual communication solutions, today reported financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015.

For the 2015 second quarter, revenue decreased 1% to $14.0 million from $14.1 million for the second quarter of 2014. Gross profit was $9.0 million, or 64% of revenue, compared with $8.1 million, or 57% of revenue, for the second quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP operating income increased 79% to $2.9 million from $1.6 million for the second quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP net income increased 39% to $1.9 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, from $1.4 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA increased 70% to $3.2 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, from $1.9 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2014.

Commercial Integrator Magazine Names Verrex a 2015 AV Industry Leader

August 6, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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New York, NY, August 06, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Verrex, the global provider of superior AV technology solutions and experiences, has once again been named to Commercial Integrator Magazine's Industry Leaders list. This marks the fourth consecutive year CI has included Verrex in its annual recognition of top system integrators. The "2015 CI Industry Leaders" celebrates AV integration firms at the forefront of 11 key vertical markets. Verrex was once again named a top integrator to the Corporate market.

MediaPlatform Raises $12 Million Round to Accelerate Growth

August 5, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 5, 2015) - MediaPlatform, Inc. (www.mediaplatform.com), the leading enterprise video and webcasting platform for corporate communications, training and collaboration, today announced that it has closed on a $12 million round of growth equity. The financing was led by TVC Capital with follow-on participation from existing investors Barshop Ventures and Jim McGovern, MediaPlatform's CEO. The new capital will be used to accelerate the company's momentum and meet the growing demand for enterprise video and webcasting solutions. Jeb Spencer and Mykel Sprinkles of TVC Capital will join the company's board of directors.

Compass Business Solutions Launches IT Hot Topics for its Training-as-a-Service Mentored and Blended Learning Program

August 5, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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Compass Business Solutions, a leading specialized learning partner for Cisco, has launched IT Hot Topics training sessions as part of its Training-as-a-Service Program. IT Hot Topics sessions provide 30 minutes of information relevant to today's IT Professionals followed by an open question and answer period for active participation.

Yealink's Video Conferencing Systems Receive 2015 Unified Communications TMC Labs Innovation Award

August 4, 2015 | Telepresence Options
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Xiamen, China - August 4, 2015 - Yealink, the global leading unified communication (UC) terminal solution provider, is pleased to announce that the company's VC series of HD video conferencing systems, including the VC400 and the VC120, won the 2015 Unified Communications TMC Labs Innovation Award. The annual award is presented by Internet Telephony magazine from TMC, a globally integrated media company.

The Innovation Award honors products that demonstrate innovative and unique features coupled with noteworthy developments that improve communications technology.

Altia Systems Launches PanaCast ePTZ App for its Industry-First PanaCast 2 Camera Providing a Richer and More Detailed Video Collaboration Experience

August 4, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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Altia Systems® - a Gartner® Inc. 2015 Cool Vendor in Unified Communications - today announced the availability of the free PanaCast ePTZ app for its PanaCast 2 camera, the world's first Panoramic-4K USB camera that delivers video with natural human perspective. Targeted towards web video collaboration, the new app enables local control of digital pan, tilt and zoom within the video stream of a PanaCast 2 camera connected to the PC handling the web conference connection.

Extron Introduces AV To USB Scaling Bridge

August 4, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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It works with a PC using generic USB video and audio drivers. The MediaPort 200 features an HDMI input with HDCP-compliant loop through, accepts signals up to 1920x1200, and scales video to a USB 2.0 output.

Audio features include program and mic inputs, HDMI audio de-embedding, and USB bidirectional audio, plus AEC reference and line level outputs. The MediaPort 200 also includes DSP with EQ, filters, mixing, dynamics, and ducking.

Yealink's VoIP Terminals Achieve Full Interoperability with PortaOne's Newest Version (MR49) of PortaSwitch B/OSS & Softswitch Platform

July 31, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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XIAMEN, China, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Yealink, the global leading unified communication (UC) terminal solution provider, announced today that the company's Diamond IP conference phone CP860 and its T2 series of enterprise-grade IP Phones successfully completed interoperability testing (IOT) with PortaOne's PortaSwitch, an integrated B/OSS and softswitch platform (Maintenance Release 49). With the successful IOT, Yealink is pleased to announce that its full range of VoIP terminals are now compatible with the PortaSwitch platform.

Intellinote adds Video Conferencing, Audio Calling and Screen Sharing

July 30, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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RESTON, Va., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellinote, Inc. today announced the addition of video conferencing, audio calling and screen sharing to its award-winning mobile team communication and collaboration platform. Available to the 20,000+ organizations using Intellinote immediately, these new features complement Intellinote's existing real-time communication and collaboration features, and further enhance team productivity.

59% of UK Business Users Believe Video Conferencing Increases Productivity

July 30, 2015 | Telepresence Options

Bluejeans_logo.jpgBlue Jeans Research highlights that, whilst businesses recognise the benefits of video conferencing, almost half still lack the technology to use it effectively

July 30, 2015 - London, UK - Blue Jeans Network, the global leader in cloud-based video collaboration services, today announced research, which shows that three in five (59%) UK business users believe video conferencing has led to increased employee productivity in their business.

However, despite this the research also identified that amongst 116 IT and Operations decision makers surveyed in the UK, the vast majority of businesses still have not invested in the tools needed to gain the benefits that come with video conferencing. In fact just four in ten (41%) agree that their organisation's video conferencing hardware puts them in the best position to achieve business goals - highlighting a significant gap between what businesses see as a useful tool and the number of businesses who physically have the right technology in place to make use of it.

InFocus Takes ConX™ Video Conference Solution to the Next Level with More Connection Options and Lower Prices

July 28, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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PORTLAND, Ore. - July 28, 2015 -- Visual communications industry pioneer InFocus Corporation (www.infocus.com) makes it easier for people to connect and collaborate across platforms and the globe with a major expansion of its ConX Video Meeting (pronounced "Connects") cloud-based group video conferencing service. The enhanced abilities include: the addition of full HD meeting rooms that can connect up to 25 participants, new Web browser plug-ins and mobile apps that make it easier for people to participate from their devices, and more affordable pricing.

"In today's business world where BYOD is the norm, it's important that people are able to use their own devices to meet face-to-face from anywhere, in HD quality, and for an affordable price," said Glenn Jystad, director, product marketing at InFocus. "With ConX, it doesn't matter if you join a meeting from a landline in audio only, from legacy video conferencing equipment in your meeting room, or an iPhone; you can have an effective HD collaboration session with any device."

VisiInc PLC to Acquire VIA3

September 29, 2011 | Hogan Keyser

In the deep

August 19, 2011 | William Zimmerman