Here’s How Logitech and Microsoft Are Integrating Copilot AI into Meetings

Using Logitech‘s videoconferencing device capabilities and Microsoft Teams’ Ai-based features accessible through both personal computers and native Teams Rooms, the two companies have a partnership in AI using Copilot. How does Copilot work in Microsoft Teams? In Microsoft Teams environments, Copilot enhances collaboration and helps employees get the most out of their Teams chats and […]

Here’s How Logitech and Microsoft Are Integrating Copilot AI into Meetings

Becoming UnGlued

Remember Glue Collaboration? The cool head-and-torso avatars that made the metaverse seem like it was filled with legless players off a tabletop “foosball” field1? The parent company of Glue has now filed for bankruptcy. A letter from the CEO, Jussi Havu, explains that without a definite solution in sight the Glue service may be (soon) […]

Becoming UnGlued

Lightware Taurus Switchers Can Be Used to Add a BYOD Option Inside MS Teams Rooms

Lightware Visual Engineering says its Taurus Switcher solutions can be integrated with Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows to make BYOD solutions; sort of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) functionality and room control capabilities for Teams meeting spaces. The solution augments the Microsoft Teams Rooms experience by allowing users to integrate their personal laptops with the […]

Lightware Taurus Switchers Can Be Used to Add a BYOD Option Inside MS Teams Rooms

MS Teams Tracker: March 2024

Welcome, readers, to this month’s Microsoft Teams Tracker article, where each month, I round up some of the latest and greatest updates to the application. Whether you’re an MS Teams user or you integrate tech that works with Teams, this will be a perfect monthly article for you to find all the information you might […]

MS Teams Tracker: March 2024

Since ClearOne Is a Public Company, Lack of MS Teams Rooms Certification Hurt It

ClearOne reported financial results for the three- and twelve-month periods ended Dec. 31, 2023. Q4 2023 (October – December) revenue was $4.2 million, compared to $4.0 million in Q4 2022 and $4.9 million in Q3 2023. The company says the decrease was driven by lower demand for microphone products (and lack of MS Teams Rooms […]

Since ClearOne Is a Public Company, Lack of MS Teams Rooms Certification Hurt It

Barco ClickShare Now Provides Usage Insights Directly to Microsoft’s Teams Rooms Pro Management Portal

Barco entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft around Teams devices that will enable ClickShare devices to provide data that will be available through Microsoft’s Teams Rooms Pro Management Portal. As you likely know, the Barco ClickShare solution enables users to host calls from their own laptop with their preferred videoconferencing platform, using the audio […]

Barco ClickShare Now Provides Usage Insights Directly to Microsoft’s Teams Rooms Pro Management Portal

AVer VB350 Receives Microsoft Teams Certification

AVer Information announced the VB350, a dual-lens enterprise-grade video bar, has been certified for Microsoft Teams. AVer’s VB350 integrates dual 4K lenses, delivering an expansive 113-degree field of view and versatile 18X optical zoom capability to capture vivid, detailed images across wide and deep perspectives. With its cutting-edge lens-shifting technology, the VB350 aptly captures all […]

AVer VB350 Receives Microsoft Teams Certification

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1291: Here’s What Yealink Has Planned for ISE 2024

Yealink is one of the fastest-growing UCC gear and systems manufacturers in the world. The company is focusing on its partnership with Microsoft Teams and Teams Rooms-certified products at the upcoming ISE 2024 show in Barcelona — Yealink will be in stand/booth #2S130. Today’s pre-ISE 2024 podcast features Yealink’s marketing director, Lisa Zhang, to talk […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1291: Here’s What Yealink Has Planned for ISE 2024

Biamp Parlé Now Microsoft Teams Rooms Certified

Biamp announced that its line of Parléä all-in-one video and audio conferencing bars are now Certified for Microsoft Teams. The Parléä bars now Certified for Microsoft Teams means the product is validated to work seamlessly within the rigorous standards of the Microsoft Teams unified communication (UC) platform and provide exceptional 4K video conferencing experiences in […]

Biamp Parlé Now Microsoft Teams Rooms Certified

Nureva’s HDL410 Now Certified for Microsoft Teams

Nureva announced that the HDL410, part of its pro series of audio conferencing systems, has “completed the rigorous certification process for Microsoft Teams.” Meeting the high standards of one of the world’s most popular collaboration platforms, the HDL410 becomes the first microphone and speaker bar solution certified for extra-large Microsoft Teams Rooms. It joins the […]

Nureva’s HDL410 Now Certified for Microsoft Teams

HP | Poly Announces Updates for Suite of Solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms

HP | Poly announced the Poly Lens App for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows as well as the Poly Studio Base Room Kits for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows. The Poly Lens Room App for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows is a software solution designed to streamline device management for Microsoft Teams Rooms. Offering management […]

HP | Poly Announces Updates for Suite of Solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms

The First Spacial Audio Solution for Microsoft Teams Debuts

Q-SYS just launched the first Certified for Microsoft Teams solution for Microsoft Teams Rooms that supports spatial audio. This solution includes any Teams-certified Q-SYS Core processor, SPA Series amplifiers, AcousticDesign Series surface mount loudspeakers and the Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 (TCC2) beamforming microphone array. By adopting this solution, Q-SYS says organizations can enjoy “crystal-clear spatial […]

The First Spacial Audio Solution for Microsoft Teams Debuts

Biamp Releases Project Designer Version 1.35, UC Connect Microsoft Teams Rooms Plug-In

Biamp says that with the latest release of Project Designer, users are ready to integrate Biamp room control with any UC meeting room computer. Biamp released Project Designer 1.35 along with the Biamp UC Connect, a Microsoft Teams Room plug-in that “makes adding room control functions to your Microsoft Teams Room UCC easy.” Users can […]

Biamp Releases Project Designer Version 1.35, UC Connect Microsoft Teams Rooms Plug-In

MS Teams, Zoom Room Solutions With Biamp UCC-Lenovo TSC Now Shipping

Complete Microsoft Teams Room and Zoom Room Solutions with Biamp UCC-Lenovo TSC started shipping today. Biamp partnered with Lenovo to deliver a compute device that enables Biamp to offer complete conference room solutions. Add smarter collaboration technology to meeting rooms of all sizes with the Lenovo ThinkSmart Core and Controller Kits. ThinkSmart Core Key Features: […]

MS Teams, Zoom Room Solutions With Biamp UCC-Lenovo TSC Now Shipping

Logitech Debuts Rally Bar Huddle

Logitech is debuting Rally Bar Huddle, an all-in-one appliance-based video bar for huddle and small rooms and the newest addition to Logitech’s family of conference cameras. Designed to deliver equitable video conferencing meetings with ease, Rally Bar Huddle is quick to set up, simple to manage and easy to integrate with Tap IP through CollabOS. […]

Logitech Debuts Rally Bar Huddle

Microsoft Teams Adds New Security, Compatibility with Cisco, Embeds New Features and Debuts Partner Solutions

Through collaboration with its partners, Microsoft is using the new version of Teams Rooms to lighten the load for IT teams who have to manage numerous BYOD (bring your own device) rooms. As promised, native Microsoft Teams Rooms experiences are now available on Cisco’s video technology — a portfolio of Teams-certified devices by Cisco covering all workspaces. Cisco […]

Microsoft Teams Adds New Security, Compatibility with Cisco, Embeds New Features and Debuts Partner Solutions

AVI-SPL Achieves Microsoft Advanced Specialization for Microsoft Teams Meetings, Meeting Rooms

AVI-SPL announced it has achieved the Microsoft Advanced Specialization for Microsoft Teams Meetings and Meeting Rooms. This specialization “validates AVI-SPL’s exceptional skill and proven success in managing meeting room modernization projects based on Microsoft Teams.” For current and prospective customers, the company says this designation showcases how AVI-SPL improves the workplace experience while reducing cost […]

AVI-SPL Achieves Microsoft Advanced Specialization for Microsoft Teams Meetings, Meeting Rooms

Lenovo Announces ThinkSmart View Plus Microsoft Teams Personal Collaboration Device

Lenovo just announced the ThinkSmart View Plus running Microsoft Teams display, a standalone (personal) collaboration display with audio, video and whiteboarding features. The smart collaboration solution is purpose-built for hot desking, phone booths, executive desks and home office use cases. In addition, Lenovo just launched the IP Controller for collaboration spaces as well as the […]

Lenovo Announces ThinkSmart View Plus Microsoft Teams Personal Collaboration Device

AVI Systems Announces MTR Pro Advanced Service

AVI Systems announced a new managed services offering for organizations that have deployed Microsoft Teams Rooms in their environments. MTR Pro Advanced service allows enterprise IT teams to transition the management and support of their Teams room solutions to AVI. The service ensures customers’ MTR rooms are optimized for maximum performance and with more than […]

AVI Systems Announces MTR Pro Advanced Service

Why MTR With Front Row Looks So Bad

During the pandemic, Zoom made a fortune. The company could do no wrong, even when it did — like in 2021 having to pay an $85 million fine to settle claims that it lied about offering end-to-end encryption and in 2020 when it accidentally used its Chinese servers to generate encryption keys. The number of […]

Why MTR With Front Row Looks So Bad

Following Zoom’s Announcement Last Month, Microsoft Teams Adds Sign Language, Too

Last month at Zoomtopia, Zoom integrated sign language interpretation capabilities into the platform; now MS Teams has it too. Sign Language View is a new meeting experience in Microsoft Teams on Windows, Mac and web that helps signers — people who are deaf or hard of hearing, sign language interpreters, and others who use sign language […]

Following Zoom’s Announcement Last Month, Microsoft Teams Adds Sign Language, Too

Ask Dr. Ann: What’s the Best Videoconferencing Software?

Is there a “best” videoconferencing software? When would you recommend someone use Google Meet versus Microsoft Teams versus Zoom? The “best” videoconferencing software is the one that meets the needs of your organization and users, and too few AV/IT folks take the time to find out what their users truly need. In today’s environment, all […]

Ask Dr. Ann: What’s the Best Videoconferencing Software?

Konftel Launches Konftel Attach, a Series of Video Kits for In-Room PC-Based Systems

Konftel launched a series of video kits for in-room, PC-based systems called the Konftel Attach. They are designed for Microsoft Teams Rooms, Zoom Rooms and more open-based solutions. The portfolio has been specifically adapted for in-room systems such as from Lenovo and Dell. Konftel Attach bundles include conference cameras and speakerphones, accompanied by a long […]

Konftel Launches Konftel Attach, a Series of Video Kits for In-Room PC-Based Systems

Yamaha Receives Microsoft Teams Certification for Its ADECIA Tabletop Solution

Yamaha has received Microsoft Teams certification for its ADECIA Tabletop Solution. Part of the company’s ADECIA family of complete, customizable conferencing tools, the tabletop solution meets the medium-sized room standards that defines the Teams experience. The Yamaha RM-TT wired tabletop array microphone is one of the several standalone microphone options also available in ADECIA, a […]

Yamaha Receives Microsoft Teams Certification for Its ADECIA Tabletop Solution

Crestron Announces New Flex Phones for Microsoft Teams

Crestron announced the new Crestron Flex Phones for Microsoft Teams. The Crestron Flex Phones for Microsoft Teams Display provide a dedicated conferencing companion for Microsoft Teams-based collaboration that gives access to channels, chats, files, calendars and all other Microsoft Teams features. The Microsoft Teams Displays also communicate individual and device status across team personnel and […]

Crestron Announces New Flex Phones for Microsoft Teams

Videoconferencing Is Terrible! So What Can We Do About It?

OK … put down the pitchforks. There’s a method here. I have had the unique experience of having a front-row seat regarding videoconferencing (VC) over the last 30 years. As I have watched it evolve, I have seen not just WHAT changed but, more importantly, WHY it changed. At the same time, I have also […]

Videoconferencing Is Terrible! So What Can We Do About It?

WolfVision Will Intro Two New Cynap Systems and Multiplatform Web Conferencing Solution at 2022 ISE and InfoComm Shows

WolfVision announced it will introduce two new Cynap systems and a new multiplatform web conferencing solution at ISE and InfoComm USA 2022 shows. The new Cynap Pure Mini is a BYOD wireless screen mirroring system, providing comprehensive wireless screen sharing for all iOS, Android, Windows, macOS and Chrome OS devices onto a central shared screen. […]

WolfVision Will Intro Two New Cynap Systems and Multiplatform Web Conferencing Solution at 2022 ISE and InfoComm Shows

Webinar | The Future of Hybrid, HyFlex and Online Learning is All About AV

**Note: CTS RUs are not available for webinar or educational session recordings. UCC platforms like Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Google Meet have revolutionized classrooms and meetings. But what about meeting equity? To not consider designing HyFlex spaces, those who join future meetings and classes remotely will feel unequal. They may not participate and could, eventually, […]

Webinar | The Future of Hybrid, HyFlex and Online Learning is All About AV

Pexip Announces CVI Availability for Microsoft’s Government Community Cloud High

Pexip announced it is the first and only Microsoft Teams Cloud Video Interop (CVI) solution available for Microsoft’s Government Community Cloud (GCC) High. Federal customers who have deployed Microsoft Teams in GCC High can now enable video teleconferencing systems to join Teams meetings in GCC High as well. Government agencies with video-calling devices that support […]

Pexip Announces CVI Availability for Microsoft’s Government Community Cloud High

Yamaha’s ADECIA Receives Microsoft Teams Certification

Yamaha Unified Communications announced ADECIA is now certified for Microsoft Teams. Available immediately, the ceiling microphone and speaker system has passed Microsoft Teams’ tests for medium-sized rooms. Yamaha’s ADECIA conferencing solution is a family of communication products designed to work together to provide a customizable audio solution for any meeting or learning space. The solution […]

Yamaha’s ADECIA Receives Microsoft Teams Certification

NDI Now Fully Compatible With Microsoft Teams

NDI is now fully compatible with Microsoft Teams, allowing Teams users access to the full capabilities of NDI 5 enabled technologies for broadcasts, webinars and other video applications. NDI 5 is a high-performance connectivity and control standard that allows NDI devices to operate on a single IP network for ultra-low-latency video production. The NDI Tools […]

NDI Now Fully Compatible With Microsoft Teams

5 Things You Missed During the Mimo Monitors LAVNCH & LEARN

So you missed the Mimo Monitors LAVNCH & LEARN, did you? If only there were a way you could watch it on your own time, at your own pace … wait a second, there is! In fact, you can tune in right now to rewatch the event. In case you want a quick overview of what […]

5 Things You Missed During the Mimo Monitors LAVNCH & LEARN