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

Ribbon-SBC.jpg

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 […]

Read more

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

BlueJeans-RoomsasaService.jpg

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 […]

Read more

Jabra Unveils Analytics Partnerships for Data-Driven Clients

Jabra-AnalyticsPlatform.jpg

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 […]

Read more

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

uc-network-management-0319.gif

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 […]

Read more

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

rumpus-oblong-0319.gif

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 […]

Read more

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

poly-0319.gif

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 […]

Read more

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

Extron-Logitech.jpg

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 […]

Read more

Here Are the Best of ISE 2019 Awards – AV’s Only NOT-Pay-for-Play Awards

best-of-ise-2019.gif

You can’t enter a product in them. And, you can’t ask us to nominate you. And, you can’t get an award by advertising or sponsoring us or paying for it. There are NO award entry fees. We sent reporters to EVERY booth/stand at ISE 2019 and we selected the TOP products in every possible product […]

Read more

JOAN Teams Up with Amazon Alexa and Cisco Webex

Joan-Alexa-Cisco.jpg

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 […]

Read more

Yamaha Unified Communications to Demo First SIP-Compatible Video Sound Bar at Enterprise Connect

Yamaha-CS700.jpg

Yamaha Unified Communications has announced that it will show the CS-700 SIP Video Sound Collaboration System at Enterprise Connect. Yamaha says that the CS-700 SIP is the first video sound bar to integrate PBX and UC applications to deliver audio from all communication channels and address video and collaboration requirements from one device. The CS-700 […]

Read more

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

Extron-Dolby.jpg

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, […]

Read more

Chief Expands TiLED LED Video Wall Mounting System

Chief-TiLED.jpg

Chief has expanded its TiLED LED Video Wall Mounting System to include the Samsung IFH Series, the Absen Acclaim Series and the Unilumin UpanelS Series. The mounts will officially debut at DSE Booth 1312. Chief’s latest design for digital signage solutions, the TiLED Series, is a modular, LED mounting system to support creative video wall […]

Read more

Extron Now Shipping eBUS Partition Sensor Set for Divisible Rooms

Extron-eBUSpartition.jpg

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 […]

Read more

KT Corp Connects With Oracle for New 5G Business Services

KTCorp-Oracle.jpg

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 […]

Read more

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

ThetaLake-Zoom.jpg

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 […]

Read more

Vaddio Intros Next Generation of Professional PTZ Cameras

Vaddio-PTZ.jpg

Vaddio recently launched the RoboSHOT Elite Series of professional PTZ cameras, designed for university lecture halls, houses of worship, government chambers, corporate meeting rooms and UCC environments. RoboSHOT Elite Series cameras use a 1/2.5 Type Exmor R generation CMOS image sensor to deliver 8.5 megapixels of 1080p/60 video and more powerful image signal processing. This […]

Read more

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

Clearone-COLLABORATE1000.jpg

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, […]

Read more

IntelliVision Awarded Patent for Scalable Video Cloud Services

Intellivision-patent.jpg

IntelliVision Technologies today announced it has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office titled “System and Method for Scalable Could Services,” number US 10,142,381 B2. This technology of scalable cloud-based services is a component of the IntelliVision video analytics service, which can also be deployed on the device or at […]

Read more

Extron Adds More Control for Zoom Rooms

Extron-Zoom.jpg

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 […]

Read more

The Joy of Change Orders

change-order-0319.jpg

It’s a truism that the first casualty of every battle is the plan. One of the realities of building things is that sometimes the plan gets changed. While ideally every eventuality gets considered and decided upon during the design and planning stages, we don’t live in an ideal world we live in this one. Consequently, […]

Read more

Dante AV Networking Pavillion debuts at Enterprise Connect

Dante-EC2019.jpg

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 […]

Read more

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

MXL-AC360.jpg

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 […]

Read more

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

GN-AltiaSystems.jpg

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 & […]

Read more

Aveo Systems Annouces Zoom Rooms Support

Aveo-ZoomRooms.jpg

Zoom Rooms make an off-the-shelf computer (PC or MAC) a video and audio-conferencing codec, replacing dedicated hardware-based video codecs. Mira Connect controls the Zoom Rooms codec and manages all the other equipment in the room including cameras, microphones, displays, video switchers, DSP audio products and more. Using Aveo Systems’ Mira Portal cloud-based platform, Mira Connect […]

Read more

Extron Ships Ethernet Connected Decorator Series Button Panels

Extron-Decorator.jpg

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 […]

Read more

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

UCC-market60billion.jpg

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 […]

Read more

Extron Ships Its First 5″ Tabletop TouchLink Pro Touchpanel

Extron-TouchLinkPro-table.jpg

Extron is already shipping its new TLP Pro 525T 5″ tabletop TouchLink Pro Touchpanel. The company’s first 5″ tabletop model, it has eight times more memory than previous visions and it also features an 800×480 capacitive touchscreen built with scratch and smudge-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass and an enclosure with a sweeping back. The TLP Pro […]

Read more

Announcing New 1 Beyond Automate Multi-Camera Media Processing Solutions

1Beyond-Automate.jpg

1 Beyond announces its newest product line — 1 Beyond Automate multi-camera media processing solutions for streaming, recording and video conferencing. Triggered by voice or simple selectable scenarios, the Automate product line automates camera motion and switching in addition to providing multi-window compositing and titling for meetings, conferences, panel discussions, lecture capture, distance learning and […]

Read more

TrueConf Intros White Label Video Conferencing Apps

TrueConf-EC.jpg

TrueConf announced the introduction of white label video conferencing and collaboration apps. The new approach enables customers to fully customize video conferencing apps according to their needs and corporate identity. iOS users will be the first to tap into the next feature. TrueConf has released fully-customizable video conferencing app for iOS. The new offering allows […]

Read more

AtlasIED IPX to Debut 3rd Generation Audio-over-IP Line at Enterprise Connect

AtlasIED-IPX.jpg

AtlasIED will debut its new IPX Series of IP Endpoints in booth #1301 of Enterprise Connect this March 18 – 20, 2019, at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Fla. In partnership with Cisco, the IPX Series IP endpoints make VoIP (audio) communications for mass notification systems networkable. Aimed at the K-12 educational, healthcare and […]

Read more