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Telepresence Options Announces Visual Collaboration Webinar Series

July 30, 2013 | Telepresence Options

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Series Kicks Off with Webinar on Four Reasons Why Visual Collaboration will make Audio Conferencing Extinct and Release of Whitepaper

ASHBURN, JULY 30, 2013 - The technology publishing company Telepresence Options announces the launch of a new monthly webinar series offering key insights and trends from leading experts in the field of visual collaboration.

The first webinar in the series, Four Reasons Why Visual Collaboration will make Audio Conferencing Extinct, will be held on Thursday, August 8th at 1pm EST.� Participants can register here for live access or on demand viewing.�

Presenters David Maldow, Editor of Telepresence Options, and Ofer Shaprio, President and Co-Founder of Vidyo Inc will explain why leading companies are now saying good-bye to audio-only conferencing in favor of the productivity gains of face-to-face visual collaboration.

Telepresence Options Publisher Howard Lichtman will moderate the webinar.


The webinar is presented in conjunction with the release of the latest publication from Telepresence Options, a whitepaper titled "Visual Collaboration for Small to Medium Enterprise". �Available online, author David Maldow outlines how organizations are revolutionizing their workflow and communications with the use of flexible software based videoconferencing.

Subtitled "Today's Video Solutions Are Ready to Connect Your People and Power New Innovative Uses", this report includes detailed examples of two medium sized companies leveraging today's cutting edge solutions to improve productivity, reduce project completion time, and improve quality of life for their employees.

"The time is now for every competitive organization to begin implementing modern visual?collaboration capabilities. The benefits go far beyond the travel savings and the scheduled?meeting dynamic of yesterday's videoconferencing solutions. Today, visual collaboration can be used to connect your team anytime and anywhere to immediately enable productive collaborative work. Learn how your organization can avoid being left behind," states Maldow.

As a special bonus, webinar participants will receive a free copy of the whitepaper.

About David Maldow

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David S. Maldow, Esq. is a visual collaboration technologist and analyst with the Human Productivity Lab and an associated editor at Telepresence Options.� David is a graduate of Tulane Law School with extensive experience in testing, evaluating, and providing in depth coverage of telepresence and other visual collaboration/rich media solutions.� David is focused on provided third-party independent analysis and opinion of these technologies and helping end users better secure their telepresence, videoconferencing and visual collaboration environments.�

About Ofer Shapiro

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Ofer Shapiro, Vidyo's co-founder and CEO, has been an innovative force at the heart of two major architectural transformations in the videoconferencing industry seen over the past two decades. Ofer was integrally involved in the development of the H.323 specification and the first IP based multi-point control unit architecture, which provided a platform for multi-point conferences that were unconstrained by bandwidth limitations of an externally programmable Gatekeeper, enabling the transition from ISDN to IP transport. The products introduced by Ofer during his tenure at RADVISION were adopted by Cisco, Tandberg and Polycom, and reached almost 100% market share. A decade later, he innovated the use of Scalable Video Coding for video conferencing and led the development of a new media relay based architecture designed for affordable scale and extended reach over unmanaged IP networks and general purpose computing devices. The Vidyo architecture has been hailed and accepted as the market shifting innovation necessary to address the burgeoning $19B personal telepresence market. Ofer is a named inventor on 20 issued and 19 pending patent families and has 14 years of experience in bringing innovations in this field to successful, wide-scale adoption.

About Telepresence Options

Telepresence Options�is the world's leading publication covering videoconferencing, telepresence and visual collaboration. The brand includes: the flagship Telepresence Options�website which hosts 35,000+ unique visitors a month from 190+ countries, the annual�Telepresence Options Magazine, and the monthlyTelepresence Options Telegraphnewsletter.� The publication has a strong social media following on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Scribd, Google+ and Issuu.�

About Vidyo

Since its launch, Vidyo has steadily gained�industry recognition, attracted prestigious partners�and customers from a variety of global markets, and earned the sought-after moniker of "technology disruptor" from�media and analysts�alike.�Simultaneously, Vidyo has changed the business model for telepresence-quality, multipoint video communications from one that's dependent on expensive hardware and high QoS networks, to a highly flexible and scalable software solution that is affordable, easy to use and manage, and universally available.

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