Jabra and HP Team for Microsoft Teams and Zoom Room Certified RBS Bundle

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Jabra announced a UCC-based bundle combining video and audio solutions for meeting rooms in collaboration with HP. The bundle features Jabra PanaCast, a 180 degree Panoramic-4K USB camera and HP Elite Slice room PC for UCC systems. The bundle is designed as a RBS — room-based systems — solution to UCC for video and audio […]

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Microsoft Teams Playing Catch-Up With Zoom; Adds Nifty Custom Layouts, Better Breakout Rooms and Killer Meeting Recap Features

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There’s no doubt that Microsoft Teams has been playing catch-up with Zoom for months; some would argue years. But, this week, Microsoft upped its game by adding a host of features that even Zoom power-users will love. Here’s a summary look at each one: Together Mode:  Together mode re-imagines meeting experiences to help participants feel […]

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Microsoft Follows Zoom and Launches Personal Teams Devices for Homes and Offices

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Microsoft has announced new Microsoft Teams displays, a category of all-in-one dedicated Teams devices (basically a personal Teams touch screen) integrated with voice control via Microsoft Cortana. Microsoft is marketing these as personal workspace devices that integrate with Teams collaboration and communication for your home and small office environments — think of them as personal […]

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Poly Sells 17 Million+ Microsoft Teams Headsets and Stocks 20 MS Teams-Certified Models

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Poly (formerly Plantronics and Polycom) announced Thursday that it now has the largest portfolio of Microsoft-Teams-certified headsets available, with more than twenty headsets and personal speakerphones certified for Teams. Poly has sold nearly 17 million Microsoft-compatible devices over the last three years. The MS Teams portfolio of certified devices includes the Voyager 4200 Office Series […]

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Plantronics and Poly Now Offer Microsoft Teams Natively on the Studio X Video Bars

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Plantronics and Poly announced Tuesday that the Poly Studio X30 and Poly Studio X50 video bars now run Microsoft Teams natively. Poly Studio X30 and Poly Studio X50 are both now available for order with native Teams running right out of the box. Organizations that have already purchased and/or deployed the Poly Studio X and […]

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Huddly IQ Now Microsoft Teams Certified

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Last week, Huddly IQ became certified as a Microsoft Teams Room Peripheral for small meeting rooms and focus rooms for both Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business. The camera is also certified as a Microsoft Personal Peripheral for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business. Designed to deliver quality video experiences, Huddly IQ features 150° wide-angle […]

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Plantronics and Poly Have a New Series of Solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms

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Plantronics and Poly unveiled a new series of Poly Room Solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms Friday. These are the Poly G10-T, G40-T and G80-T. The listed solutions include audio and video tools for users on Microsoft Teams and give IT managers the ability to scale for meeting rooms of all sizes. Teams has more than […]

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Crestron Adds Crestron Flex MX, a New UCC Appliance for BYOD or Native Microsoft Teams, Zoom Rooms

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Crestron’s new Flex MX is a UCC appliance that offers both native and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) capability. Crestron Flex MX allows companies to run native Microsoft Teams (UC-MX150-T) or Zoom Rooms (UC-MX150-Z) software or switch to BYOD mode for all other conferencing software. For organizations standardized on Microsoft Teams or Zoom Rooms, Flex MX delivers those […]

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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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Soon Zoom and Microsoft Teams Will Be Natively Interoperable

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Zoom and Microsoft have worked together to enhance conference room interoperability and simplify how you connect to third-party meetings. How? The companies are collaborating to provide interoperability between both conference room solutions and streamlined meeting experiences. Available in early 2020, Zoom Rooms will be able to join Microsoft Teams meetings, and Microsoft Teams Rooms will […]

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Yorktel Adds Two New Services — Univago Teams Voice Service and Microsoft Teams Gateway Service

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Yorktel will unveil two new services at Microsoft Ignite 2019 that are designed to enhance the use of Microsoft Teams. Both services will be added to Yorktel’s portfolio of Univago Cloud Service offerings. The Microsoft Teams Gateway Service, built on the Microsoft certified Pexip platform, enables companies deploying Microsoft Teams to achieve a fully modern […]

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With T1V HubVC, Your Zoom Room Can Launch a Microsoft Teams or Webex Meeting

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM T1V Last week, I had the opportunity to officially launch (using LinkedIn’s new Live video feature) the new T1V HubVC, a new collaboration board from T1V. You can watch the LIVE videocast here: What’s T1V HubVC? It’s a collaboration board that teams can use to wirelessly share devices, whiteboard […]

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It’s Official: QSC Ships Q-SYS NV, Entering the AV-Over-IP 1G Market and Competing Head-On with Crestron

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QSC says the Q-SYS NV Series (NV-32-H) 1G-based AV-over-IP system (AES-128 encryption) is shipping. As a native peripheral to the Q-SYS Ecosystem, NV Series allows integrators to add HDMI video distribution to an existing Q-SYS system without any control programming. The NV Series video endpoint is software-definable as either a video encoder or decoder. The […]

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Jabra Releases Certified PanaCast for Microsoft Teams

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Jabra today launches the Jabra PanaCast, a smart panoramic-4K plug-and-play video solution certified for Microsoft Teams. Jabra PanaCast is aimed as a UCC camera for huddle rooms and meeting spaces as well as collaboration. Jabra PanaCast uses three 13-megapixel cameras that work together as one via core technology embedded in the built-in Jabra PanaCast Vision […]

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Microsoft Teams Rooms and Surface Hub 2 Gets Pexip CVI

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Pexip has announced it will offer free Cloud Video Interop (CVI) services for customers of Microsoft Teams Rooms and Surface Hub 2 systems. The offer is available directly via Pexip and participating partners and is valid for new customers of Microsoft Teams Rooms and Surface Hub 2 solutions. Cloud Video Interop enables third-party video conferencing […]

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Crestron Adds Microsoft Teams to Flex Line

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Crestron’s Flex platform grew this month, adding the M-Series and B-Series single display kits designed to integrate Microsoft Teams in UCC applications. The new Crestron Flex M-Series MX models combine BYOD connectivity and a native Microsoft Teams experience, providing users with multiple ways to collaborate within their space. They can either access Microsoft Teams with […]

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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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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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CTOUCH Launches a Collaboration System for Microsoft Teams

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CTOUCH entered the UCC market with a collaboration system for Microsoft Teams called Leddura 2Meet Teams. Following up on their Leddura 2Meet Skype for Business back in 2017, CTOUCH aims to make the transition to Microsoft Teams collaboration easy. The integrated system allows you to draw, meet, share and book a room directly on a […]

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Windows Collaboration Displays by Avocor Debut

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Avocor today introduced the first Windows collaboration displays featuring touchscreen, Windows 10 and Microsoft 365. The first Windows collaboration displays by Avocor will ship in December of 2018. Avocor says they worked with Microsoft to create a single-cable solution that connects a Windows PC to the display. It allows for immediate control of the camera […]

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New Crestron Flex Communication & Collaboration Solutions Debut Integrated with Microsoft Teams

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Crestron just debuted the Crestron Flex portfolio, the company’s new line of Communications & Collaboration (UCC) solutions for Microsoft Teams. Crestron Flex P100 Series: Crestron’s first voice-over-IP desk phones, the P100 Series includes Microsoft Teams in a desktop phone and enables businesses to take advantage of Cortana skills. Also available for Skype for Business, the P100 Series features a touchscreen. […]

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Plantronics Intros Elara 60 Series UCC Phone Integrated with Microsoft Teams

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Plantronics today announced the Plantronics Elara 60 Series mobile phone station integrated with native Microsoft Teams support. Plantronics Elara enables a mobile phone with desk phone-like capabilities, including headset, speakerphone, and handset options.  This mobile phone station receives Microsoft Teams notifications and provides users with a touch or voice-activated Microsoft Teams experience.  To operate, a mobile […]

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Crestron Expands Support of Microsoft Teams

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Crestron has expanded its solution portfolio with Microsoft to include Microsoft Teams integration to equip meeting spaces of every size with innovative Intelligent Communications technology. With the newly announced capabilities, Crestron SR and the Crestron Mercury conference system will not only be able to run Microsoft Teams in spaces of all sizes: from huddle rooms and multi-purpose rooms to executive meeting rooms and large auditoriums; organizations can […]

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