Extron Ships HC 404 Integrated with Zoom Room Control

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Extron told rAVe that it’s already shipping the HC 404 Meeting Space Collaboration System, which extends control capabilities to Zoom Rooms. It provides a one-touch user experience for conferencing, collaboration and AV room control. A single interface on your Extron TouchLink Pro Series touchpanel is all you need to control every conferencing and audiovisual function. […]

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Lenovo to Sell Avocor – This Could Be Great or Bad

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At Enterprise Connect, Avocor announced an alliance with Lenovo that will sell Avocor displays across all of Lenovo’s campuses, but they will also sell the Avocor product via its Vendor Label Hardware Program. This is not good news for AV integrators. Lenovo is not known for value-add selling of third-party hardware. Theoretically, they do have a very […]

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Extron Ships Industry’s Only Adjustable Width Soundbar (With Built-in Camera, If You Want)

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Extron is already shipping the SB 33 A Adjustable Width Sound Bar, designed to enhance the audio experience in collaboration spaces. With its exclusive adjustable width design, the company’s new sound bar can be customized to precisely match the size of the display, offering high performance audio reinforcement that looks great in any space. Offering […]

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TrueConf Makes Major Leadership Change

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TrueConf has appointed Dmitry Odintsov as the new chief executive officer (CEO), effective immediately. Former CEO Michael Gotalsky, who has been at the helm of TrueConf since 2007, will continue to serve as president and chief commercial officer at TrueConf’s group of companies. With more than 10 years experience in the video conferencing market, Dmitry […]

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Avaya Introduces Cloud Transformation Program

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Avaya Holdings Corp has introduced its program to assist organizations considering cloud communications delivery models as part of their digital transformation. Avaya’s cloud transformation program makes it easier and removes uncertainty and risk from the transition. The program provides compelling incentives and the resources of its professional services team to help companies map the most […]

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Avaya Deepens Integration With Google Cloud, Adds AI

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Avaya Holdings today announced further integration with Google Cloud Contact Center AI to provide better experiences. This includes embedding Google’s machine learning within Avaya conversation services powering the contact center, enabling easy integration of AI capabilities regardless of channel, promoting a consistent and intelligent experience for customers and delivering true omni-channel experiences with AI. Avaya […]

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Ribbon Provides Direct Routing Voice and Security Capabilities to Microsoft Teams Customers

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Ribbon Communications today announced the availability of its Session Border Controller (SBC) Software edition Lite (SWe Lite) in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. The SWe Lite is a virtualized enterprise SBC that delivers small and mid-sized businesses cost-effective, advanced unified communications (UC), collaboration and security capabilities, now from the Azure Marketplace. In addition, Ribbon’s SBC SWe […]

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BlueJeans and Dolby Partner, Simplify Purchasing with Rooms-as-a-Service

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Blue Jeans Network, Inc. today announced its plan to offer BlueJeans Rooms-as-a-Service featuring Dolby Voice Room in the near future. BlueJeans Rooms-as-a-Service featuring Dolby Voice Room will be a new service-based subscription model for quickly adopting Dolby’s hardware with BlueJeans’ enterprise-grade cloud meetings platform. The Room-as-a-Service model provides IT decision makers with the benefits of […]

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Nectar Integrates Ear-to-Ear Diagnostics for Jabra UC Headsets

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Nectar Services today announced at Enterprise Connect that it has partnered with Jabra to integrate asset management and user experience telemetry into Nectar’s collaboration performance management platform, Nectar 10. The integration will expand the availability of Nectar’s ear-to-ear (e2e) diagnostics solution to enterprises and managed service providers leveraging Jabra headsets, enabling them to improve quality […]

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Noble Systems Reports Signifcant Growth in Global Cloud Contact Center Deployments

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Noble Systems Corporation today reported that it saw a 40 percent growth in cloud revenue from 2017 to 2018. The company made the announcement in conjunction with its attendance at this year’s Enterprise Connect 2019 event in Orlando, Fla. With an increase in new cloud contract value of more than 30 percent in 2018, a […]

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Ribbon Shows Microsoft Teams Solutions and New Software Running on AWS and Microsoft Public Clouds

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Ribbon Communications is featuring several newly enhanced solutions designed to deliver enterprises advanced communications capabilities at Enterprise Connect, this week, in Orlando. Featured demonstrations include recently certified session software solutions for Microsoft Teams, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and a new Microsoft Azure Marketplace public cloud offering. Also on display is Ribbon’s cloud-based Kandy Communications Platform […]

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Jabra Unveils Analytics Partnerships for Data-Driven Clients

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Jabra has opened up its software development kit (SDK) to external partners, allowing them to build Jabra data into their UC platforms and therefore provide detailed, real-time insight into factors affecting call quality. As a result, you would hope, both end users and business management can make better-informed and faster decisions that have a direct […]

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Nectar Intros Next-Generation Monitoring and Reporting Platform for Real-Time Collaboration

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Nectar Services today at Enterprise Connect launched its Nectar 10 solution, the most powerful and easy-to-use performance management, monitoring, diagnostics and reporting platform. The solution is purpose-built for the unique characteristics of voice, video and real-time collaboration applications, and enables enterprise businesses and managed service providers to harness the power of the cloud to streamline […]

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Oblong Targets Zoom Video with Debut of Rumpus Multi-Stream Collaboration Video System

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Oblong Industries just announced something called Rumpus, a new visual collaboration application for purely virtual teams. Oblong is marketing it saying that Rumpus makes web conferencing both content and context rich. It provides simultaneous access to shared screens from meeting participants, and delivers a new layer of communication with shared cursors, annotation and emojis for […]

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Plantronics and Polycom to Become One Company with New Name: Poly

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Plantronics today announced that the company will transform into a new company called Poly. In explaining the new name, their press release explained that Poly, which means “many,” leverages the legendary audio and video expertise of Plantronics and Polycom and its breadth of smart endpoints that connect across and between unified communications platforms to reduce […]

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PanaCast 3, With Three 13 Megapixel Cameras, Makes Enterprise Connect Debut

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Following the recent news of their acquisition by GN Audio and integration with GN Audio brand Jabra, Altia Systems, announced that they will showcase the new PanaCast 3, the world’s first intelligent panoramic video system with ~40 Megapixels capacity for today’s generation of distributed teams, at Enterprise Connect 2019 in Booth # 23032 at the […]

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Extron and Logitech Collaborate for AV Control with One-Touch Collaboration

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Extron Electronics has announced that Extron AV control can now be part of Logitech SmartDock and forthcoming Logitech Tap collaboration spaces. Their work with Logitech through the Logitech Collaboration Program allowed them to extend automation and professional control integration capabilities to a workspace. The Logitech SmartDock and, soon Logitech Tap, can be equipped with Extron […]

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JOAN Teams Up with Amazon Alexa and Cisco Webex

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Joan officially announces its collaboration with Amazon Alexa for Business and Cisco Webex for the kick-off of the Enterprise Connect expo in Orlando, Fla. on Monday March 18, 2019. This collaboration brings together Joan and two of the most used communication smart devices in the world to offer high-end integrated solutions for the workplace. Companies […]

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Newest Audio and Visual Communication Solutions from ClearOne to be Featured at N. America’s Leading Enterprise Collaboration Event

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ClearOne is gearing up for Enterprise Connect with an opportunity for IT professionals and other visitors to be among the first to see, hear and experience the new line-up of audio and video collaboration solutions from ClearOne. Enterprise Connect is the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise unified communications (UC) and collaboration in North America, […]

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Extron Debuts Full-Featured AV Control with Integrated Dolby Audio Conference Phone

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Extron today announced it will work with Dolby on enabling the Dolby Conference Phone to operate seamlessly with the Extron Pro Series AV control solutions. This extends Extron control capabilities to the Dolby Conference Phone, providing complete AV and conferencing control for the modern meeting space. When incorporated with an Extron Pro Series control system, […]

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Avaya to Showcase Experiences That Matter at Enterprise Connect 2019

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Avaya Holdings will showcase its comprehensive portfolio of solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, and feature its subject matter experts as key speakers at the 2019 Enterprise Connect Conference and Expoheld at Gaylord Palms Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. from March 18-21. Avaya is a Platinum sponsor exhibiting at booth #1519 in Hall […]

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Extron Now Shipping eBUS Partition Sensor Set for Divisible Rooms

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Extron is shipping the ECM S10, a transmitter and receiver partition sensor set for Extron eBUS-enabled control systems and other devices that feature a digital I/O port. The set connects to an IPCP Pro control processor and uses an infrared beam to sense the position of a movable partition wall within divisible rooms. The position […]

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KT Corp Connects With Oracle for New 5G Business Services

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KT Corp has selected Oracle Communications for the 5G Policy Control Function (PCF) in the buildout of its 5G network and to enable new Network as a Service (NaaS) offerings for businesses. An early adopter of 5G, KT Corp is known for innovation and selected Oracle for its overall 5G readiness, product maturity and competitive […]

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Theta Lake Announces Product Integration for Compliance AI Listed on Zoom App Marketplace

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Theta Lake has announced a new partnership with Zoom Video and the availability of Theta Lake for Zoom on the Zoom App Marketplace. The product integration enables regulated organizations to seamlessly archive Zoom video, chat, and audio to comply with long-term regulatory retention requirements as well as leverage purpose-built AI and ML to automatically detect […]

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ClearOne Combines New Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile and DSP Mixer Technology in New Collaboration Solution

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ClearOne today announced that the COLLABORATE Live 1000 system now includes the company’s new Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile (BMA CT). Designed for large conferencing space environments, it includes audio and video connectivity, interactive whiteboarding, presentation, recording, streaming and cloud connectivity — all in one. Designed for large-sized boardrooms, auditoriums, conference rooms, lecture halls, courtrooms, […]

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Extron Adds More Control for Zoom Rooms

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Extron has announced a series of system enhancements and updates to Extron control for Zoom Rooms including a single user interface on an Apple iPad or Extron Pro Series touch panel. This latest release adds a number of enhancements, including improved GUI elements, contact presence information, content sharing, new camera controls and more. Extron and […]

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Dante AV Networking Pavillion debuts at Enterprise Connect

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Dante will be demonstrating how networked audio can revolutionize conferencing and collaboration at Enterprise Connect 2019. The inaugural Dante AV Networking Pavilion will showcase how Dante-enabled products from Bose, Sennheiser and SoundTube can transform enterprise conferencing and collaboration. In addition, Zoom Video Conferencing will be demonstrating how Dante networking can bring audio to conference spaces […]

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MXL Debuts AC-360-Z Web Conferencing Microphone at Enterprise Connect 2019

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MXL Microphones will exhibit its new USB-powered table-top web conferencing microphone, the MXL AC-360-Z, at this year’s Enterprise Connect Show in Orlando, Fla., March 18-20, (Booth #1138). The new MXL AC-360-Z has been co-developed with engineers from Zoom, a leading web conferencing and communications software provider, to enhance the microphone solution for Zoom Rooms and […]

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It’s Official: The Panacast Camera System Is Now in the Jabra Headset Family

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GN Audio announced a conditional agreement to acquire Altia Systems Inc. (“Altia Systems”). Altia Systems, based in Cupertino, California (USA), is the developer of the Panacast multi-camera array technology. All necessary conditions have now been met and GN Audio has completed the acquisition of Altia Systems. This allows GN Audio to expand into plug & […]

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Extron Ships Ethernet Connected Decorator Series Button Panels

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Extron is now shipping their NBP Decorator Series Network Button Panels, a new product family that brings convenient, easy-to-deploy control to a broad variety of AV applications. Network Button Panels connect to a control processor using standard Ethernet. These customizable, easy-to-use control panels work in conjunction with an IP Link Pro control processor or HC […]

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Unified Communications & Collaboration Market to Be $60 Billion by 2025

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Unified Communications & Collaboration Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $32 billion to over $60 billion by 2025, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. The unified communications and collaboration market growth is attributed to the growing penetration of mobile devices and increasing adoption […]

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