Cybersecurity Lessons Learned from Zoom, Logitech and Draper

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By Paul Konikowski, CTS-D Last week was a big week for cybersecurity news pertaining to the audiovisual industry. Vulnerabilities in Zoom’s Mac desktop client were disclosed, hijacking flaws in Logitech’s Unifying USB dongles hit the mainstream and Draper, Inc. announced that its computer systems and communications networks were being held hostage by ransomware. Let’s take […]

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Logitech Adds Salamander Designs to Collaboration Program

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Salamander Designs has joined the Logitech Collaboration Program (LCP) in the program’s complementary solutions track. Customers who purchase Logitech video collaboration products, along with Salamander mobile stands, credenzas and huddle tables from Salamander, now receive a solution that is optimized for groups to collaborate anytime and anywhere. Users can order custom technology furniture that seamlessly […]

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The Themes of InfoComm 2019

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Over the years I’ve been in this industry (this was my 33rd InfoComm — 34th annual show with InfoComm/AVIXA though as my first, back in 1987, the show was called COMTEC — before the name was changed to InfoComm in 1988), the show has evolved from a technology-based show to a product-based show and, more […]

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Crestron UCC-Based Mic and SpeakerBar with Built-in 4K Camera at InfoComm

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Crestron just launched three new SpeakerBars for the UCC market; the UC-SB1, the UC-SB1-AV and the UC-SB1-CAM. All three are SpeakerBars with built-in beamforming mic arrays that are designed for huddle rooms, UCC spaces and small meeting rooms — and use the same form-factor, 43″ wide, 3″ deep and 5″ high. The difference is: UC-SB1: […]

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Logitech Intros Kits for Zoom Rooms

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The Logitech Tap (a development partnership between Extron and Logitech) touch controller and Logitech conference cameras (MeetUp, Rally and Rally Plus) will now support single-SKU bundles that include all the core components needed to deploy Zoom Rooms for huddle rooms and large conference rooms. These kits will include Logitech Tap and an Intel NUC i5 […]

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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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Extron and Logitech Team to Deliver Conference Room Experiences

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Extron announced that they will deliver some collaboration solutions stemming from its joint work with Logitech through the Logitech Collaboration Program. Logitech collaboration products can be equipped with Extron control systems, audio signal processors, and digital video switching and distribution. Meeting attendees will benefit from a significant expansion of meeting collaboration features and the convenience […]

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Logitech Tap Brings One-Touch Video to Collaboration Platforms

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Today, Logitech introduced Logitech Tap, a touch control display that makes collaboration rooms easy to deploy and use. Tap is part of pre-configured room solutions for major collaboration platform providers such as Google Hangouts Meet Hardware, Microsoft Teams Rooms (formerly Skype Room Systems) and Zoom Rooms. Like other Logitech conferencing equipment, Tap is built on […]

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Audio Tips & Tricks for Video-Enabled Meeting Rooms

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If you’ve been in the conferencing industry for a while, you know that vendors (both legacy and new entrants) are constantly introducing new and improved video and audio solutions. When it comes time to roll out video solutions or refresh technology in in existing rooms, or even install video in large spaces like classrooms and […]

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Zoom Expands Communications Platform: Zoom Voice, App Marketplace, Zoom Rooms Partnerships & More

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At Zoomtopia last week, Zoom announced new features including cloud PBX, cross-platform workflows and enterprise conference rooms. Platform enhancements announced include: Zoom Voice is a cloud phone system that will be available as an add-on to Zoom’s video communications suite. Support for inbound and outbound calling through the public switched telephone network (PSTN) and seamlessly […]

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Best Practices for Mid-sized Meeting Room Collaboration

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When it comes to workplace collaboration, huddle rooms are all the rage these days, and it makes sense — the number of huddle rooms, which are great for ad-hoc and small group collaboration, is growing at staggering rates. And while huddle rooms are well worth the hype, it’s important that we don’t overlook the mainstay […]

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Seven Best Practices for Huddle Room Collaboration

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Huddle spaces are the Goldilocks of meeting rooms: not so big and formal they stifle creativity, yet not too small for a team to get work done. And while they’re great at facilitating collaboration, it’s important to note that they’re not “just another meeting room” when it comes to implementing video conferencing. These ad-hoc collaboration […]

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Logitech and Extron Team to Deliver Integrated Skype for Business Experience

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Extron today announced that it has joined the Logitech Collaboration Program (LCP) as an Integration partner in the program’s Complementary Technology Provider track. The LCP provides a unique framework for delivering high-quality video collaboration experiences within modern meeting spaces. Through the Logitech Collaboration Program, Extron delivers an integrated, exceptional user experience, as validated by the Logitech Software Reference Kit – SRK. […]

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Prysm Adds Enterprise Collaboration Features Including Co-Browsing

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Prysm, Inc announced today new functionality for its digital workplace platform. The new features include: Co-browsing – allows all Prysm participants accessing content via an approved mobile device to view and interact with web content. Prysm is the first to offer web application co-browsing among teams, enabling all users to make edits while empowering the content owner to monitor […]

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Logitech Intros Logitech MeetUp Conference Camera Aimed at Huddle Rooms

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Logitech just announced a USB-based conference camera called the Logitech MeetUp. Designed specifically for small conference rooms and huddle rooms, MeetUp’s 120-degree field of view makes every seat at the table clearly visible during a meeting. With acoustics custom-tuned for huddle rooms and a compact all-in-one design, MeetUp is USB and connected to any USB-conferencing […]

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A Walk Down Memory Lane

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Nearly six years ago to the day, Cisco closed on its $3.3 billion acquisition of Tandberg. Although it was announced six months earlier, the path acquisition was impeded by investor challenges and regulatory hurdles. During that time, I was part of the Polycom PR machine that highlighted the fact that with Logitech’s recent acquisition of […]

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Logitech Introduces Harmony Touch

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Logitech announced this month the next generation of its line of Harmony remotes, the Logitech Harmony Touch. The Logitech Harmony Touch lets the end user or integrator add, remove and re-order up to 50 favorite channel icons from a cable or satellite provider right on the 2.4-inch color touch screen. After online setup, a user […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2011 Edition

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I simply cannot believe that I’ve been writing this for 12 straight years! I spent more than five weeks on this particular version of my annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball feature article due to the fact that the continued economic issues that have plagued our market, the growth of emerging markets (each discussed below) and the […]

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