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Vidyo, Compass and State of Kansas to Address Desktop Videoconferencing Deployment at May 16 VCIG-Live

May 6, 2013 | Telepresence Options


Minneapolis, MN-May 05, 2013

The Visual Communication Industry Group will host the next�VCIG-Live event on Thursday, May 16th,�2013 at 1:00 PM ET to explore the deployment and use of desktop video conferencing. Panelists will explore the issues, opportunities and risks to be considered when an organization considers deployment of desktop videoconferencing. Because VCI-Group is the largest videoconferencing users group in the industry, attendees can expect to hear all sides of the issue from the user's perspective. Attendees can also expect to hear about aspects of desktop deployments that have gone well and other aspects and elements that have not.

"It is what we do, "said Todd Hughes, Vice President of the VCI-Group. "We share information so that our members can know in advance what works, what does not and how to manage and mitigate the risks of deployment."

The panelists for this session include: Indika McCampbell, Kansas Research and Education Network, Mark Noble, Vidyo Senior Director of Product Marketing, Jules Trono and Compass Business Solutions. Industry veteran JD Vaughn will moderate the session helping drive home the notion that informed VCI-Group members can count on the VCI-Group to keep them up to date on the most pressing issues facing IT and videoconferencing managers .

"With the rollout of WebRTC, and other easy to use soft codecs, and cloud-based MCUs, desktop videoconferencing will soon become as widespread as any application at the desktop. This is already impacting traditional users, networks and overtaxing MCUs and infrastructure," said J D Vaughn, chairman of the VCI-Group Advisory Council. "Consider that now with the deployment of WebRTC we have jumped overnight from 20 odd million videoconferencing end points to over 400 million PCs equipped to use videoconferencing form the desktop. Some analysts say we will reach 20 billion end points within seven years. It is our job to keep our members informed and prepared for this tidal wave of growth."�
The session will be sponsored and hosted by Cisco WebEx. To register visit� Attendance for VCI-Group members is free and a new user's membership is free for the first year.

VCI-Group is the knowledge-sharing community that influences the Visual Communications Industry and is a community comprised of 550+ end-users and vendors focused on videoconferencing, telepresence, Unified Communications and/or collaboration technology. Membership consists of individuals from organizations that make visual communications purchasing decisions or recommendations and create implementation strategies, and/or support the technology.

The Visual Communications Industry Group (VCI-Group) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to working to influence the development of Industry-based standards for multimedia collaboration technologies and applications, to improve industry products and services, and to facilitate the exchange of information among its members.�

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