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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Futuresource Consulting on What New Tech to Expect at ISE

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ISE 2019, the world’s largest exhibition for AV and systems integration professionals, opens its doors in a few days and is expected to draw more than 80,000 visitors. As the industry gears up for the show, Futuresource Consulting has identified the key trends and technologies that you need to look out for, including: Digital Signage, […]

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Marshall Details ISE Plans and Includes MXL Microphones

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Marshall Electronics and MXL Microphones will co-exhibit at Booth 15-S282 during ISE 2019. Both brands will showcase their latest technologies for AV and systems integration customers including new compact cameras and a range of conferencing microphone solutions. Marshall Electronics has added three new compact and miniature cameras to its range of camera offerings. The new […]

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Extron Intros Collaboration Systems with One-Gang Wall Plate Transmitters

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In its second UCC announcement in less than seven days, Extron has introduced 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 U.S. decora style and international EU and MK-style form […]

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Yamaha Updates CS-700 Collaboration System

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Yamaha Unified Communications today announced a new firmware release for the CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System. The update improves the camera performance and adds access to image setting controls. The version 1.1.1 update adds backlight compensation to provide more image brightness and reduce sharpness. It also unlocks control settings, allowing IT to adjust the image […]

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Extron HC 404 Collaboration System Now Preconfigured for Zoom Room Control

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Extron just announced that the HC 404 Meeting Space Collaboration System is now available preconfigured to extend control capabilities to Zoom Rooms running on an Apple Mac. It provides a one-touch user experience for conferencing, collaboration and AV room control. A single interface on your Extron TouchLink Pro Series touch panel is all you need […]

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ClearOne Intros COLLABORATE Space Cloud Collaboration Service

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ClearOne today announced the addition of COLLABORATE Space to its family of collaboration solutions. Designed as a collaboration suite, COLLABORATE Space provides users with the ability to make calls to landlines and mobile phones, as well as many other unified communications capabilities. With COLLABORATE Space, users can work together one-on-one, or in groups of hundreds, […]

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ClearOne Intros COLLABORATE Live – Four Video Collaboration Room Systems

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ClearOne today just announced something called COLLABORATE Live, a series of four video collaboration solutions for any size room environment that includes audio and video, interactive white-boarding, presentation, recording, streaming and cloud connectivity. Aimed at large sized boardrooms, auditoriums, conference rooms, lecture halls, courtrooms, training centers and telemedicine facilities, COLLABORATE Live 900 is a high-end […]

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Nureva HDL300 System Now Recommended for Zoom Rooms

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Nureva announced that its HDL300 audio conferencing system has been designated by Zoom Video Communications, Inc. as a recommended audio solution for medium to large Zoom Rooms. The addition of the HDL300 system gives Zoom customers an advanced microphone-speaker combo with thousands of virtual microphones for true full-room pickup. The addition of the HDL300 system […]

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IMCCA to Honor Snorre Kjesbu and Jason McGraw At First Ever Collaboration Week NY

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The IMCCA, an association for the UCC (Unified Conferencing and Collaboration) industry, today announced that it will be honoring Snorre Kjesbu and Jason McGraw with special Lifetime Achievement – Emerging Technology Fellow Awards as part of its three-day series of events focusing on new and exciting solutions and trends in the UCC space. Collaboration Week […]

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Bose Corporation Buys Cloud-Based Service ZiipRoom

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Today, Bose announced the acquisition of ZiipRoom, a developer of productivity and connectivity software for meeting rooms, conferences and devices. ZiipRoom will integrate into Bose Professional, the dedicated group within the company that focuses on the needs of professional audio designers, consultants and system integrators. The announcement was made by Akira Mochimaru, general manager for […]

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Crestron Ships All Crestron Flex UCC Solutions

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Crestron is now shipping its complete portfolio of Crestron Flex Unified Communications & Collaboration solutions. Crestron Flex provides a native Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business and Zoom Rooms software experience, including one-touch join. Crestron Flex solutions come in several forms, but all deliver the same experience, regardless of the space in which they’re deployed: Crestron […]

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Altia Systems Debuts PanaCast 3 Camera, Setting New Bar for UCC Cameras with 40 Megapixel Camera

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Altia Systems, known for the PanaCast 2 180° Panoramic-4K USB camera system, today announced the introduction of PanaCast 3, the world’s first UCC panoramic video system with 40 Megapixels capacity. PanaCast 3 integrates three 13-megapixel cameras, stereo microphones and advanced software to deliver 100 percent video coverage, 100 percent audio capture and 100 percent data […]

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Nureva HDL300 System Now Integrates with Intel Unite Platform

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Nureva announces the integration of its HDL300 audio conferencing system with the Intel Unite solution for content sharing and collaboration. The new V4 plugin for the HDL300 system gives Intel Unite users access to the audio system controls, allowing them to quickly change volume or mute a call directly from their laptop. Intel Unite has […]

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Zoom Named Frost & Sullivan’s Company of the Year in the Global Video Conferencing Industry

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Analyst firm Frost & Sullivan announced that Zoom is named the 2019 Company of the Year in the Global Video Conferencing Industry. The selection of this award is derived from primary market analysis and in-depth interviews conducted by the Frost & Sullivan industry analyst team. According to Frost & Sullivan the Company of the Year […]

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Avonic Launches CM20 Wide-Angle Huddle Camera with Built-in Mic Array

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Avonic today announced the availability of the CM20-VCU high-quality 4K camera with a built-in microphone array. Integrated with auto-framing, a digital PTZ (with selectable presets) and a 120 degrees viewing angle, the CM20 is aimed at videoconferencing and recording applications in huddle and meeting rooms. Users can create presets to capture a whiteboard or flip-over […]

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Video Conferencing Market to Surpass USD $20 Billion by 2024

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Global videoconferencing market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $11 billion to over $20 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. The falling price of the video conferencing products (and also soft-codec-based systems) is also driving the growth in the video conferencing […]

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UCC Drives PTZ Camera Sales Growth in ProAV Market

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Sales of professional PTZ cameras will grow a steady 37 percent by 2021, as companies from across the broadcast, pro video and AV spectrum look for alternative, cost-effective ways to produce video, finds Futuresource Consulting in its latest Professional PTZ Camera Market Overview Report. Global volumes grew 5 percent to reach 108,840 units in 2016 […]

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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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Mersive Technologies Launches Cloud-Based Software for Meeting Analytics and Room Monitoring

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Mersive Technologies today announced Kepler, a cloud-based software tool that centrally monitors Solstice-enabled meeting rooms to provide powerful analytics on user collaboration and room utilization. These insights empower organizations to optimize their common spaces for greater usability, productivity and ROI. By collecting data from Solstice Pods installed in meeting rooms and huddle spaces, Kepler provides […]

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Barco Announces a SaaS-Based Virtual Classroom Solution with weConnect

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Barco has re-launched its Virtual Classroom (with weConnect) system and, at the same time, announced its first install at the IESE Business School in Barcelona. The newest use case of the weConnect, cloud-based SaaS solution makes remote, higher education more interactive and engaging. Barco says the Virtual Classroom allows Business Schools, Universities and Corporate Learning […]

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Scheduling, Software as a Service and the Day I Sat Through the Same Presentation Four Times

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I don’t know if “As a Service” has replaced “experience” or “convergence” in the AV buzzword bingo game, but it certainly has been a hot topic as of late, opening some interesting questions as to how the business models of traditionally hardware-centric AV companies fit into a software — and software as service — based […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications Announces New Three-Year Warranty Option for CS-700 Series

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Yamaha Unified Communications has announced a three-year extended warranty for its CS-700 Series Video Sound Collaboration System. Currently available in North America, the maintenance coverage provides customers with advanced replacement and unlimited service and technical support calls. The Yamaha Unified Communications Extended Maintenance Service for the CS-700 features full coverage for three years, advanced replacement […]

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Zoom and Dropbox Announce Strategic Partnership to Expand Collaboration Capabilities

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On Friday, Zoom announced a strategic, multi-phase partnership with Dropbox. The first stage of this partnership involves the development of integrated workflows between the two solutions as well as a strategic financial investment by Dropbox in Zoom. The workflows will allow joint customers to collaborate with the combined solutions, extend Zoom’s functionality and expose Zoom […]

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Yamaha YVC-200 Portable USB + Bluetooth Speakerphone Now Shipping

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Yamaha Unified Communications is now shipping the Yamaha YVC-200 portable USB + Bluetooth speakerphone for conferencing. The YVC-200 speakerphone is the ultimate portable device for on-the-go communication. The compact device fits in the palm of a user’s hand and is integrated with Yamaha’s leading sound processing technologies, including adaptive echo cancellation and Human Voice Activity Detection, which focuses on speech rather […]

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Advanced Transforms Law Firm Boardroom with Interactive Conferencing System

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When the owners of the Sudduth & Associates law firm in Lake Charles, Louisiana, moved into their brand new headquarters, they wanted to incorporate a multi-purpose boardroom that allowed patrons of the legal community to make presentations, discuss evidence and conduct depositions. To do just that, they hired commercial AV integrator Advanced. After several site-visits, […]

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Using 4K to Make a Better UCC Room (But Not Because of Resolution)

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Everyone who’s anyone in AV knows that 4K provides four times the resolution of 1080p. 1920×1080, commonly referred to as ‘Full HD’ was the industry’s high-resolution display platform for over a decade and has recently been usurped by 4K — which in ProAV-land is known as UHD, or 3840×2160 (or in DCI-world, 4096×2160) is, in […]

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BenQ Intros RM Series Interactive Flat Panels for Classrooms

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BenQ today introduced two new 4K interactive flat panels (IFPs) specifically designed for the classroom. The new RM Series includes the 65″ RM6501K and 75″ RM7501K IFPs and feature TÜV-certified low-blue-light and flicker-free technologies. There is growing concern that long-term exposure to blue light from displays can be harmful and negatively affect eye health. Like […]

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New Avonic PTZ Camera Debuts

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Avonic today announced its completely redesigned PTZ camera, the CM40 — designed for fixed AV installations. The CM44 camera is specifically designed for video conferencing applications; this USB-based camera is compatible with the most used soft-codec conference tools like Skype, Zoom and GoToMeeting. Avonic says that their selling point is for the price of a […]

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Videxio Announces Interoperability for Hangouts Meet by G Suite

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Videxio has announced that it has signed an agreement with Google Cloud in partnership with Pexip and will be one of the first to offer video conferencing interoperability for Hangouts Meet. The new Hangouts Meet interoperability service means that users will be able to join Hangouts Meet using their existing video communication solution, whether that […]

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Yamaha UC Announces YAI-1 Conference Ensemble Solution for Large Conference Rooms and Boardrooms

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Yamaha Unified Communications announced the debut of a professional audio conferencing solution specifically engineered for seamless and easy installation out of the box into boardrooms and large conference rooms utilizing UC applications. Available only in North America, the Yamaha YAI-1 Conference Ensemble is a preconfigured USB audio system. The audio system comprises an eight-channel Executive […]

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