Sonic Foundry Demos Latest Release of Mediasite at ISE 2019

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Sonic Foundry today announced the latest innovations to its Mediasite Video Platform. Updates include enhanced collaborative video capture solutions, real-time video monitoring and DVR capabilities, a caption editor and easily accessible video for any training room, huddle room or classroom. The features include: Comprehensive video and web conference capture with Mediasite Join. Live streaming capabilities, […]

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ClearOne CONVERGE Pro 2 Series Now Supports Built-In Skype for Business

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Skype for Business has been available on ClearOne‘s COLLABORATE Pro product line and a new update adds it to the CONVERGE Pro 2 48V, 128V and 128VD DSP Mixers. The announcement was made at ISE 2018 in Amsterdam in Stand #1-N120 of the RAI Exhibition Centre. Skype for Business in CONVERGE Pro 2 VoIP units is available through a free upgrade for […]

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TrueConf Announces Skype for Business Interoperability

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TrueConf has announced an integration with Microsoft’s Skype for Business through its latest offering, TrueConf Server v. 4.3.9. The integration adds interoperability for TrueConf and Skype for Business users, including audio, video and instant messaging functionality. TrueConf and Skype for Business users can easily participate in joint video calls and conferences, as well as invite legacy room endpoints. TrueConf […]

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Yamaha UC Finally Ships YVC-1000MS Unified Communications Speakerphone

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Yamaha UC (formerly Revolabs) is now shipping the Yamaha YVC-1000MS, a USB speakerphone and Yamaha’s first product certified for Skype for Business. It is engineered with Yamaha’s audio technology and works in both small and large meeting rooms. Available worldwide, the microphone and speaker system passed Skype for Business Certification Version 3 tests — Microsoft’s highest standards. The unified communications speakerphone […]

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ClearOne COLLABORATE Pro Now Natively Integrates Skype For Business

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ClearOne today announced a system upgrade that allows users, at an additional cost, to enable Skype for Business on any COLLABORATE Pro model. ClearOne’s COLLABORATE Pro is a series of low-cost room appliances, audio endpoints and PTZ cameras, containing a mix of built-in solution tools for any type of group-room collaboration, including: traditional video conferencing, audio conferencing, Skype for […]

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Yamaha Announces YVC-1000MS Speakerphone for Skype for Business

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Yamaha today announced the Yamaha YVC-1000MS, a USB speakerphone solution engineered with Yamaha’s quality audio technology and expertise to enhance the Skype for Business meeting user experience. Available in October 2017, the Yamaha YVC-1000MS microphone and speaker system has passed Skype for Business’ Certification Version 3 tests, meeting the high standards that define the Skype […]

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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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Communication is Key

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Communicating is a part of life. Whether you are at the grocery store, a sporting event, or work, at some point in the day you communicate your likes, dislikes, needs, and wants. Effective communication is important, especially in the workplace. So why is it that we are still trying to figure out how to communicate […]

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A UCC Story in Real Life

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I like sitting at Starbucks for an hour or two occasionally, writing a blog, listening to music. One day recently I’m there, not too crowded, some guy walks in and sets up his laptop at a table near mine. He gets on the phone and after about 10 minutes he’s talking a bit loud, sounds […]

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Prysm Launches Prysm Enterprise for Scalable Collaboration

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Prysm today unveiled Prysm Enterprise, a hardware and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution which enables businesses and their employees to easily collaborate in-real time across every size screen — from mobile devices to custom large-scale video walls. With Prysm Enterprise, the newest offering in Prysm’s Visual Workplace portfolio, applications, content, video conferencing and the web are all […]

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A Grand Day for Polycom With New Market Solutions

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Today, Polycom marked a 25th anniversary in the industry by announcing Innovative Solutions that will Transform Collaboration Experiences along with being the First to Put People at the Center of Collaboration. They conducted a pre-launch day yesterday for press and analysts (which I was invited to but unfortunately was not able to attend), followed by an […]

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An Evening with Polycom — On Software and Experience

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Last week my fellow consultants and I were invited to an event at conferencing stalwart Polycom’s New York City experience center. It’s a pretty and shiny new spot at One Penn Plaza, with a nice river view outside and their technological toys inside. For me the more interesting part isn’t the specifics of a single […]

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Extron Takes Aim at Vaddio and ClearOne With New MediaPort 200 AV to USB Box

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Extron is launching into a completely new market category with their new MediaPort 200, an HDMI (and audio) to USB bridge for integrating pro AV sources or systems with software codec conferencing applications. The cool thing about this product is it will give integrators a way to make money integrating consumer videoconferencing products and apps […]

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Barco Hints at New ClickShare and We Know What It Will Be Like

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Exactly three years ago, Barco announced its wireless presentation and collaboration (BYOD) system called ClickShare. The product has generated a lot of buzz and steady sales growth since it was launched, and it is now the reference for wireless presentation and collaboration. With an exciting product development roadmap ahead, Barco is determined to facilitate collaboration […]

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Crestron Ships RL 2

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Crestron’s RL 2 is the company’s second generation Microsoft Lync and Skype for Business collaboration system. The RL 2 codec claims a number of new features including a fully integrated DigitalMedia receiver, native Crestron Fusion connectivity for room monitoring, multiple audio input configurations, and versatile mounting options. Crestron RL 2 includes a TSW-style touch screen […]

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Sennheiser Makes All USB Headsets on Lync 2013 Certified for Skype for Business

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Sennheiser says that its headsets and speakerphones that are qualified on Lync 2013 are also Certified for Skype for Business. This certification means that Sennheiser products enable Skype for Business users to communicate in the most effective way, wherever they are, with plug-and play simplicity, proven compatibility  and high-quality audio. The combination of Skype for […]

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