Collaboration Squared Launches Its Cisco Spark Offering with Integration to Cloud Acano Video Conferencing Service Ubiety

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Collaboration Squared, a global collaboration and video conferencing service provider and winner of the 2015 InfoComm and Enterprise Connect Innovation showcases, today announced the launch of its Cisco Spark offering, including a deep integration to their cloud Acano service Ubiety. Cisco Spark is the next generation cloud collaboration platform that unifies messaging, meeting and calling; […]

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Captured at #ISE2016 Part 2: The Show

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In Part 1 I explained that I’ve previously written blogs capturing Twitter and Facebook moments at InfoComm 2015, InfoComm Connections in NYC and other trade shows. This time I decided to do a “4000 mile” social media view of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam – the AV industry’s largest trade show event which takes place […]

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Captured at #ISE2016 Part 1: The Pre-Show

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As I’ve written blogs before capturing Twitter and Facebook moments at InfoComm 2015, InfoComm Connections in NYC and other trade shows, I decided, while remaining in the U.S., to do a “4000 mile” social media view of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam – the AV industry’s largest trade show event which takes place over four […]

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Cisco to Acquire Acano for $700 M

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Today, Cisco announced its intent to acquire Acano Limited, a privately held company based in London that provides collaboration infrastructure and conferencing software. Acano’s hardware and software includes gateways, and video and audio bridging technology that allows customers to connect video systems from multiple vendors across both cloud and hybrid environments. This acquisition will help […]

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This Week (In AV and IT)

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A new series – I’ll be looking at news and developments in both AV and IT within the industry during the week. Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Acano (11/20) Today, Cisco announced its intent to acquire Acano Limited, a privately held company based in London that provides collaboration infrastructure and conferencing software. Acano’s hardware and […]

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Disruptive Forces: The Leaders Speak — Mark Blake, Acano

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This is the third blog in the series Disruptive Forces: The Leaders Speak. Profile: Dr. Mark Blake is one of the founders of Acano. Mark brings extensive technology expertise to the team and serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Mark’s backstory: Mark Blake is an expert in high performance computing and distributed media processing architectures and has created media […]

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Disruptive at the InfoComm — My Top 10

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Sure disruptive, it’s just about become my middle name. However, the industry is almost ready to re-name itself as a newly formed arena of disruption to go along with the standards like digital signage, control systems and more. But then again if I search hard next year, I’ll likely come up with disruptive technologies there […]

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InfoComm: Five Trends Changing Unified Communications

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By Monica Heck Special to InfoComm International Whether you call it simply unified communications (UC) or you also throw collaboration into the mix (UCC), it’s clear that this years-old-yet-bleeding-edge technology has finally gained its footing. Even if you struggle to define the collection of videoconferencing, chat, email and other solutions that fall under the UC […]

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