Nureva Adds QuickShare Features for Groups Using Span Workspace

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Nureva announced that multiple QuickShare groups can now be enabled in Span Workspace, Nureva’s cloud-based digital canvas for visual planning and team collaboration. The QuickShare feature allows all participants in a collaboration session to contribute digital notes and images to a group on the Span canvas from their phone, tablet or laptop by simply scanning a QR code. With […]

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Collaboration in 2020 and Beyond: Predictions for Next Year

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By David Danto Director of UC Strategy and Research, Poly Turning the page into a new decade gives us the opportunity to put our past into perspective and predict where we’re going. In the world of unified communications and collaboration, this exercise reveals a space that is eliminating most of the poor experiences and exploding […]

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Vivitek Previews Its ISE 2020 Plans

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At ISE 2020, Vivitek, a brand of Delta, together with Delta Display Solutions, will exhibit under the banner ‘Beyond Visual Communication’ on its stand in Hall 5-S30. In addition to it showing its NovoConnect Solution ecosystem, Vivitek will also introduce three new additions to its existing visual display and collaboration solutions. Debuting at ISE 2020, […]

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Microsoft Teams Now Available for Linux

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Starting today, Microsoft Teams is available for Linux users in public preview, enabling collaboration experiences for the open source community at work and in educational institutions. Users can download the native Linux packages in .deb and .rpm formats here. The Microsoft Teams client is the first Microsoft 365 app that is coming to Linux desktops, […]

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CTOUCH to Launch Leddura 2Share Pro Collaboration Board at ISE 2020

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At ISE, CTOUCH will officially launch a new member of the BRIX family of collaboration boards in the form of the Leddura 2Share Pro. The Leddura 2Share Pro is an interactive whiteboarding (with built-in wireless content sharing) that adds ideation in the form of digital sticky notes and text recognition in addition to the capability […]

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Whatever Happened to Polycom? And Is Adobe the Next Zoom?

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Remember when Polycom and Cisco were always mentioned in the same sentence? Seems like a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, huh? Do you remember when we were all saying, “Why don’t Polycom and Cisco just make their stuff interoperable?” Well, that was what led to their ultimate demise — in […]

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Extron Adds to PLUS Series of Matrix Switchers

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Extron just added the DXP 42 HD 4K PLUS to the DXP HD 4K PLUS Series of high-end HDMI matrix switchers. This 4×2 model supports data rates up to 18 Gbps and video resolutions up to 4K@60Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling. To maintain signal integrity and reliability, it provides automatic cable equalization on each input […]

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Vaddio Ships Plenum-Rated USB 3.0 Active Optical Cable

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Vaddio just started shipping its plenum-rated USB 3.0 Active Optical Cable. Vaddio’s shielded Type C to Type A active optical fiber cable supports the full bandwidth of USB 3.0 and can be used to extend products up to 30 meters without additional hardware or external power. Since it is port-powered and does not utilize any […]

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The AV Bill of Materials (BOM)

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Standardization… the holy grail of the corporate customer. Years ago, when building out a technology space, enterprises relied 100% on the expertise of AV integrators and consultants. This worked well when the spaces consisted almost exclusively of just a few really big complex ones (auditoriums, boardrooms, EBCs, etc.), but over time, starting in the early […]

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Almo Professional A/V Acquires NewComm Distributing

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Almo Professional A/V detailed its acquisition of NewComm Distributing (also known as NewComm Technologies). As a result of the acquisition, Almo Pro A/V is now sourcing all of NewComm’s ClearOne inventory. The company is also giving former NewComm customers access to Almo Pro A/V’s more than 60 AV brands, nine warehouse locations, Sound Options dedicated […]

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Extron Launches New Portrait Wall Mount TouchLink Pro Touchpanel

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Extron has launched the TLP Pro 300M 3.5-inch portrait wall mount TouchLink Pro Touchpanel. The TLP Pro 300M can control video, audio, lighting, shades, HVAC, security and other systems within virtually any environment and uses a native 320×480 capacitive LCD that’s scratch and smudge-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. The TLP Pro 300M also features Power over […]

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Why Everyone Has “as a Service” Wrong — Including (and Especially) AVaaS

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After writing a couple blogs in 2017 about the equally loved and hated potential of “as a Service” (aaS) models to take off in AV, I took a break for a while and watched as the industry discussed the idea. If you missed my original posts on this, you can catch up here: AV as […]

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Collaboration Squared’s Video Window Now Features Portrait Mode

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Collaboration Squared announced the addition of portrait mode usage for its Video Window video collaboration system. The Video Window is an always-on videoconferencing portal for teams that need multi-location communications without having to schedule it. Collaboration Squared says it added a portrait mode to make personal interactions more immersive and feel even more like the […]

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Logitech Personal Collaboration Kits Now Available

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Recently, a study of 1,500 employees by ResumeLabs showed that companies that offer an open layout with some private offices have high employee morale. As open office plans continue to provide a collaborative work environment and increased job satisfaction, some employees still need to take calls and private meetings from a desk. With the newly […]

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Nureva to Build Bigger Presence in Asia

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Nureva has announced it is expanding distribution of its audio conferencing solutions in Asia through the recruitment of new channel members now and at ISE in February. Priority countries include Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong, where the company recently received certification for distribution, with plans to expand into other countries. New value-added distributors in […]

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Yamaha Now Shipping New Portable USB Bluetooth Speakerphone

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Yamaha Unified Communications is shipping the YVC-330 portable USB and Bluetooth speakerphone. The latest addition to Yamaha’s portable speakerphone family, the YVC-330 virtual meeting solution features Yamaha’s new SoundCap technology. SoundCap is specifically engineered to convert background noise prevalent in open workspaces into a signal that makes the meeting sound as good as being in […]

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Atlona Releases New 4K/UHD HDBaseT Receiver

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  Atlona just told us about the AT-OME-RX11 4K/UHD HDBaseT receiver with audio de-embedding capabilities, as part of its Omega Series. Atlona will demonstrate the OME-RX11 alongside other Omega Series innovations in stand 5-T50 at the upcoming ISE 2020 show in Amsterdam. Paired with an Atlona HDBaseT transmitter or HDBaseT-output switcher, the OME-RX11 enables the […]

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NSCA Continues Ethical Awards Program with No Entry Fees (Which We Celebrate!)

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NSCA just opened its 2020 Excellence in Business Awards entry period. Submissions will be accepted through Jan. 17, 2020; there are no entry fees. Winners will receive recognition in various NSCA and industry publications, blogs, social media channels and newsletters, as well as recognition at NSCA’s 22nd annual Business & Leadership Conference on Feb. 26-28, […]

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Yamaha UC Announces Integration With Intel Unite

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Yamaha Unified Communications announced today that its CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System and USB speakerphones now integrate with Intel Unite, a customizable wireless collaboration solution that enables users to start meetings quickly and securely without the need for dongles, adaptors or cables. From the Intel Unite app, users can control Yamaha audio and video products […]

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Kandao Technology Now Shipping Kandao Meeting 8K Conferencing Camera

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Kandao Technology is now shipping its 8K, 360-degree videoconferencing camera dubbed Kandao Meeting. Kandao Meeting combines two high-quality fisheye lenses, eight mic arrays and a speaker. It can be put in the center of a meeting room to capture all the attendees at 8K resolution, while automatically focusing on people as they speak. The remote […]

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BenQ Unveils DuoBoard Corporate Interactive Flat Panel

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BenQ today unveiled DuoBoard (CP8601K), an all-in-one interactive display solution designed for the modern meeting room. DuoBoard includes BenQ’s Collaboration+, a suite of features designed to maximize efficiency, productivity and teamwork, including: Duo Boards: Connect two DuoBoards together to create one large continuous workspace, giving ample room for multiple collaborators. Duo Windows: Partition a single […]

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Nureva Adds 13 Agile-Based Templates to Span Workspace

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Nureva announced that it has added 13 agile-based templates to Span Workspace, Nureva’s cloud-based digital canvas for visual planning and team collaboration. These customizable templates are designed to help teams accelerate common, recurring agile and scrum activities while improving team engagement and collaboration. They cover a broad range of activities including persona development, empathy mapping, […]

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ATEN Technology Launches UC9020 StreamLIVE HD

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ATEN Technology today launched the UC9020 StreamLIVE HD, an all-in-one multi-channel AV mixer that allows users to capture, stream and switch between two full HD inputs over the Internet. The UC9020 is designed for commercial product promotion, conferences and meetings, lectures and seminars and individual live event broadcasting. The UC9020 integrates dual-source 1080p video capture, […]

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Vivitek Intros NovoTouch EK Series of Collaboration Boards for Education

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Vivitek’s NovoTouch EK Series is a collaboration board aimed specifically at the education markets. The new NovoTouch EK Series interactive flat panels combine wireless collaboration, a digital whiteboard and active digital signage into one display in sizes ranging from 65″, 75″ to 86″. The displays are native 4K-UHD (3840×2160) resolution, and include wireless mirroring (Windows, […]

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Making Deeper Connections at ISE 2020

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM INTEGRATED SYSTEMS EVENTS By Anastasia Burdeeva Public Relations Executive, ISE ISE returns to Amsterdam next February with a programme that will attract AV end-user and channel professionals alike.  Tuesday, 11 February 2020 sees Integrated Systems Europe – the world’s largest exhibition for AV and systems integration – return to the […]

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URC Integrates Total Control System with Russound MCA Controllers

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URC launched a two-way IP module Thursday. The module is for integration of its Total Control system with Russound MCA controllers. The module — available immediately to authorized URC installers via URC’s dealer portal and also on Russound’s dealer portal — provides easy control of Russound’s MCA-66/MCA-88 controller amplifiers using any URC Total Control touch screen, […]

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Cloud-Based Interop: It’s Finally How It Should Have Been… Or Is It?

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Earlier this month at Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft announced that soon Microsoft Teams, the company’s web based video meeting and productivity applications, would be natively compatible with Zoom and later WebEx. If you missed this part of the story, rAVe founder Gary Kayye wrote about it here and it’s been a very popular article, especially in […]

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ClearOne Ships COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT and CONSOLE AI Software

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ClearOne today said that its COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT and CONSOLE AI configuration software are both available globally. COLLABORATE Versa Pro CT is a room solution for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) collaboration using any cloud-based service such as COLLABORATE Space, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, Zoom and more. The simple CONVERGE Huddle audio DSP and the […]

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FSR Smart-Way Raceway Adds In-Floor Capabilities

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FSR announced Thursday that its Smart-Way Raceway wire management system can now be used as an in-floor solution in addition to its original on-floor installation configuration. The system is the most cost-effective and easiest way to get power, data and AV across the room to where it’s needed — making it prime for offices, conference […]

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Barco Launches Canvas 3D Visualization System

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Barco has launched something called Canvas, a VR-based system that allows companies to conceptualize projects. The Canvas is applicable in all markets where 3D images are coupled with business objectives, with a focus on AEC (architecture, engineering and construction). Many VR users want to enhance their 3D visualization capabilities and shake off the disadvantages of […]

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Nureva to Debut New Audio Conferencing Products at ISE 2020

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Nureva announced its participation in ISE 2020 with the worldwide debut of new audio conferencing products that will be announced in January. Visitors to ISE at the RAI Amsterdam can visit Nureva’s stand 11-D160 in the Unified Communications hall from Feb. 11-14 to learn how the company’s audio conferencing systems make it easy to solve […]

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