Commercial Content Sharing Booms, as Shipments Hit 1 Million in 2018

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AV collaboration is booming — that’s the word from Futuresource Consulting, the company that tracks this data. According to the latest Wireless Presentations Solutions (WPS) Market Report from Futuresource Consulting, WPS passed a major milestone in 2018 with shipments reaching 1 million units for the first time. This equates to about $2.6 billion in total […]

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Globally, NEC Is First to Platinum Partner With UC Workspace QuickLaunch for Collaboration Boards

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NEC Display Solutions of America and UC Workspace, creators of Quicklaunch, announced today that NEC Display Solutions’ has Platinum Partner status with UC Workspace Quicklaunch. The Quicklaunch meeting application is customized for use with NEC’s innovative InfinityBoard solution and is conferencing-provider agnostic. The solution is designed for easy use and delivers optimized integration with the not only NEC, but also its ecosystem […]

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Pexip Tries to Fend Off Giant Competitors by Focusing on Relationships via PexAdvantage

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Pexip has announced PexAdvantage — a partner program to help the channel. The unified communications (UCC) market value is expected to reach $45.7 billion by 2022, according to Gartner. By reselling Pexip’s cloud-native video conferencing platform, partners can increase their recurring revenue and help customers collaborate on any device, from any location. The PexAdvantage program […]

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Yamaha and Huddly Announce Partnership at InfoComm 2019

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At InfoComm 2019, Yamaha Unified Communications announced a partnership with UCC camera company Huddly. With the partnership, the new Yamaha ESB-1080 Enterprise Sound Bar will bundle with Huddly’s AI wide-angle USB camera to create the Yamaha Collaboration Kit. The Yamaha Collaboration Kit (currently available only in North America) combines Yamaha’s ESB-1080 Enterprise Sound Bar and […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications Details InfoComm 2019 Plans

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Yamaha Unified Communications has announced it will show the latest additions to its broad portfolio of UC solutions at InfoComm 2019. At booth 4961, Yamaha UC will demonstrate the new wireless extension mic for the CS-700 SIP Video Sound Bar, new solutions for medium sized conference spaces and open spaces, along with the award-winning YVC-200 […]

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Acoustic Magic Voice Tracker III UCC-Based Mic Array to Debut at InfoComm

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Acoustic Magic is using InfoComm to introduce the Voice Tracker III, which is based on the technology of the Voice Tracker I, but has 2 dB better signal to noise ratio and a flatter frequency response curve leading to a brighter sound quality. The $450 Voice Tracker III is designed for lecture and meeting recording […]

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New AC-360 From MXL Aims to Become the Only UCC Microphone You Need

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At InfoComm 2019 next month, MXL Microphones will debut its new universal USB-powered, table-top Web conferencing microphone, the MXL AC-360 in booth 3725. The AC-360 is a step-up from its predecessor, the AC-360-Z, which MXL says was co-designed with engineers from Zoom Video Communications to be a preferred hardware selection for Zoom Rooms and Zoom […]

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Extron Adds 5″ Cable Cubby Touch Panel to UCC Line

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Extron has announced the addition of the TLP Pro 525C, a five-inch Cable Cubby Series/2 TouchLink Pro touch panel with a flip-up touchscreen built into an all metal cable access enclosure. They designed this latest TouchLink Pro touch panel with a quad-core processor, more memory and a 800×480 capacitive touchscreen built with scratch and smudge-resistant […]

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One-Gang Wallplate Transmitters Make Entry-Level Collaboration Systems from Extron

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Extron announced the availability of the HC 402 Series of Meeting Space Collaboration Systems. They combine video switching, scaling, signal extension, and system control into a one-gang wallplate transmitter paired with a receiver. Wallplate transmitters are available in decorator, EU and MK-style form factors suitable for professional installations, worldwide. Advanced Extron scaling technology ensures excellent […]

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Collaboration Squared Just Launched an ‘Always-On’ Video Conferencing Portal

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Collaboration Squared launched something called Video Window today, which the company is marketing as the world’s first immersive, always-on video conferencing portal for teams. Install and connect two or more Video Window devices in the common areas of your offices for up to 24 hours a day connectivity. The goal of Video Window is to […]

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New UCC-Based Audio Ecosytem Called Stem Debuts from Phoenix Audio

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Today, Stem Audio announced the launch of their “conference room ecosystem” aimed at conference rooms and huddle rooms. It includes five networkable products that can be mixed and matched into any meeting room aiming to solve audio connectivity and quality problems in UCC rooms. The Stem ecosystem includes three audio devices: Table, Wall and Ceiling, […]

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BlueJeans and Dolby Partner, Simplify Purchasing with Rooms-as-a-Service

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Blue Jeans Network, Inc. today announced its plan to offer BlueJeans Rooms-as-a-Service featuring Dolby Voice Room in the near future. BlueJeans Rooms-as-a-Service featuring Dolby Voice Room will be a new service-based subscription model for quickly adopting Dolby’s hardware with BlueJeans’ enterprise-grade cloud meetings platform. The Room-as-a-Service model provides IT decision makers with the benefits of […]

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Theta Lake Announces Product Integration for Compliance AI Listed on Zoom App Marketplace

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Theta Lake has announced a new partnership with Zoom Video and the availability of Theta Lake for Zoom on the Zoom App Marketplace. The product integration enables regulated organizations to seamlessly archive Zoom video, chat, and audio to comply with long-term regulatory retention requirements as well as leverage purpose-built AI and ML to automatically detect […]

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Vaddio Intros Next Generation of Professional PTZ Cameras

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Vaddio recently launched the RoboSHOT Elite Series of professional PTZ cameras, designed for university lecture halls, houses of worship, government chambers, corporate meeting rooms and UCC environments. RoboSHOT Elite Series cameras use a 1/2.5 Type Exmor R generation CMOS image sensor to deliver 8.5 megapixels of 1080p/60 video and more powerful image signal processing. This […]

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Unified Communications & Collaboration Market to Be $60 Billion by 2025

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Unified Communications & Collaboration Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $32 billion to over $60 billion by 2025, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. The unified communications and collaboration market growth is attributed to the growing penetration of mobile devices and increasing adoption […]

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Announcing New 1 Beyond Automate Multi-Camera Media Processing Solutions

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1 Beyond announces its newest product line — 1 Beyond Automate multi-camera media processing solutions for streaming, recording and video conferencing. Triggered by voice or simple selectable scenarios, the Automate product line automates camera motion and switching in addition to providing multi-window compositing and titling for meetings, conferences, panel discussions, lecture capture, distance learning and […]

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AtlasIED IPX to Debut 3rd Generation Audio-over-IP Line at Enterprise Connect

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AtlasIED will debut its new IPX Series of IP Endpoints in booth #1301 of Enterprise Connect this March 18 – 20, 2019, at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Fla. In partnership with Cisco, the IPX Series IP endpoints make VoIP (audio) communications for mass notification systems networkable. Aimed at the K-12 educational, healthcare and […]

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Enterprise Connect 2019 Spotlights Women in Communications

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Enterprise Connect today highlights new additions to this year’s programming that encourages productive, collaborative and inspiring conversation around the importance of creating opportunity for women in the communications industry. In addition to a keynote lineup comprised of more than half women headliners, the 2019 event will offer insightful panels, valuable networking, and important conversations on […]

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Can We Finally Throw Away the Dreaded Videoconferencing Remote?

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Videoconferencing technologies have improved tremendously over the past several years. Cloud services have made it possible to cost effectively scale deployments to thousands of desktops and conference rooms. Improvements in video encoding, compute power and broadband services mean anyone can join a video call, from almost anywhere, via practically any device. And USB conference cams […]

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GN Audio Acquires Altia Systems

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Today, GN Audio has signed an agreement to acquire Altia Systems Inc. (“Altia Systems”). Altia Systems, based in Cupertino, California (USA), is the maker of the PanaCast camera systems used in UCC applications. This market is expected to grow significantly from a currently low penetration rate fueled by easy to use (plug and play), integrated […]

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Sony and UbiCast Join Forces

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Sony and lecture capture solution provider UbiCast have announced the launch of Miris Netcapture software and Miris Video Platform. The new network-based lecture capture solution integrates with Vision Exchange, Sony’s active learning and interactive lecture solution. While Sony’s Vision Exchange allows students and teachers to share and annotate content wirelessly from their laptop, smartphone or […]

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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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Crestron Flex Unified Communications & Collaboration Solutions Debuted at ISE 2019

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The Crestron Flex Unified Communications & Collaboration solutions, which debuted at ISE 2019 this month in Hall-2, Stand C20, delivers a native Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, and Zoom Rooms software experience, including one-touch join. The Crestron Flex includes: Crestron Flex P100 Series: Crestron’s first ever voice-over-IP desk phone, the P100 Series delivers the Microsoft Teams or Skype for […]

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UC Workspace Debuts Quicklaunch 4.0 at ISE 2019

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UC Workspace just debuted Quicklaunch Version 4 — making all UCC collaboration boards look the same. Quicklaunch 4 will be on display at ISE 2019 with Avocor (Booth 13-C110), Dell (Booth 3-B140), InFocus (Booth 2-B60) and Tech Data Maverick (5-U30) from Feb. 5-8, 2019. Quicklaunch has a number of new and improved features including: Meeting […]

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New desono Conferencing Speakers Aimed at the Conference Room

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At ISE 2019 (Stand 3-B120), Biamp introduced its new desono line of conferencing speakers with an optional AMP-450BP backpack amplifier. The desono C-IC6 conferencing speakers incorporate design features like termination-free connections using standard category cables, a removable magnetic grill and acoustic performance designed for conference rooms. Accompanying the desono speakers is the optional PoE+ AMP-450BP amplifier that mounts  onto the back […]

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Vivitek Intros NovoProjector at ISE 2019 — Industry’s First Collaborative Laser Projector

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Vivitek just launched a laser projector with in NovoConnect wires collaboration solution in the form of the NovoProjector DH3665ZN, which is technically the first wireless collaborative laser projector on the market. The NovoProjector officially debuted in Vivitek’s stand 5R60 at ISE 2019. The NovoProjector is aimed at meeting rooms and it can be managed along […]

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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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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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ClearOne Introduces COLLABORATE Space

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ClearOne today announced the COLLABORATE Space collaboration solution. With COLLABORATE Space, users can work together one-on-one or in groups of hundreds with integrated file sharing, searchable archives and user presence information. They can connect with colleagues and contacts, via audio and video. Users can meet immediately or schedule a meeting and access a full suite […]

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