WolfVision Launches New Cynap 365

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WolfVision has a new addition to the Cynap portfolio with the new vSolution Cynap 365 — marketed as the first and only collaboration device to offer full wired and wireless 4K AV connectivity with an intuitive Office 365 and Skype for business endpoint for a more robust, open VC solution. It is designed for collaborative meeting rooms, huddle spaces, and interactive […]

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Avocor and Nureva Partner for Avocor Note

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Avocor Note by Nureva is a brand-new update to the Avocor Note, partnering with the experienced software development team at Nureva to create a powerful whiteboarding software tool that allows anyone to create fast and professional looking content. The software has been specifically designed with collaboration in mind and takes full advantage of the Windows […]

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AmpliVox Intros New Collaboration Huddle Table

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AmpliVox Sound Systems has launched the Collaboration Huddle Table CT4880 for conference rooms and other meeting space. Included with built-in power receptacles as well as an optional table-mount stand for monitors, the Collaboration Huddle Table is ADA compliant and is constructed of scratchproof, impact-resistant high pressure laminate in a maple finish and black vinyl edges. […]

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Creating Conference Room Standards for AV

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By Pete Kolak Senior Manager, Conferencing Services (Unified Communications), Juniper Networks In an era of self-driving cars, self-lacing shoes (thanks, Marty) and privatized space travel, shouldn’t we be farther along with corporate communication tools? Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of great stuff out there but in our corporate search to meet basic needs, […]

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NEC Debuts Reactiv STAGE Software

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NEC Display Solutions has added interactive presentation software Reactiv STAGE to its range of multi-touch displays and interactive projectors, giving organizations new capabilities to create dynamic and engaging presentations in collaborative environments. The presentation software meets the needs of business and educational organizations, helping them to share large amounts of information whilst engaging their audience […]

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Can There Finally Be a “New UCC Mindset?”

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To refresh the memories, when entering the UCC Pavilion at InfoComm 2016 this is what you were witness to: Videoconferencing and telepresence systems Remote worker / teleworker technologies Cloud services Unified communications and collaboration technologies Networked interactive whiteboards Unified communications as a service (UCaaS) providers Videoconferencing as a service (VCaaS) providers Managed services providers Collaboration […]

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Collaboration Squared Launches Its Cisco Spark Offering with Integration to Cloud Acano Video Conferencing Service Ubiety

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Collaboration Squared, a global collaboration and video conferencing service provider and winner of the 2015 InfoComm and Enterprise Connect Innovation showcases, today announced the launch of its Cisco Spark offering, including a deep integration to their cloud Acano service Ubiety. Cisco Spark is the next generation cloud collaboration platform that unifies messaging, meeting and calling; […]

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Ricoh Upgrades Videoconferencing System

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Ricoh just announced its Unified Communication System, the P3500M — the size of a laptop, the 3.5-pound device includes an HD camera, microphone and speakers that fit inside a soft-sided carrying case. Boasting the same simple startup as the P3500, the P3500M can be unpacked, plugged in, connected and made entirely ready in about 60 […]

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Scalable Display Technologies Introduces Huddlewall – Aimed at Nureva SPAN

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Scalable Display Technologies has joined forces with Anoto to build the Huddlewall collaboration system with an integrated Anoto Microdot Pattern, enabling the concurrent use of up to seven pens on a single Huddlewall. Huddlewall collaboration systems feature an interactive surface powered by Anoto’s digital pen technology to enable a natural pen-on-screen collaboration experience. Windows desktop […]

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UCC and the Road To InfoComm 2016 – Part 4: An Interview with Joan Vandermate at Logitech Video Collaboration

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In my blog UCC and the Road To InfoComm 2016 I outlined UCC at the show, what you can expect to see at the UCC Pavilion, what the IMCCA will be providing in terms of education and training, as well as mention of certain industry company developments. This part four in the series is an interview with Joan Vandermate, […]

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Boardroom Technology and Unified Communications — The DATA

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Futuresource Consulting has released its latest corporate AV end user report, which provides insight into the converged world of unified communications. It highlights the challenges and opportunities for both businesses and suppliers to enhance employee collaboration, communication and efficiency in the meeting room and beyond. In this latest report, Futuresource interviewed both corporate AV purchasers […]

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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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Revolabs to Demo Full Range of Communication Solutions at InfoComm

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Revolabs, now owned by Yamaha Corporation, announced today that it will demonstrate its range of audio collaboration solutions that enable effective communications in any meeting environment, at InfoComm 2016. Attendees can stop by Revolabs’ booth N2212 in the UCC Pavilion during the show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, June 8-10, to explore the solutions […]

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UCC and the Road To InfoComm 2016

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Last year at this time I decided to take a look at the UCC space prior to InfoComm 2015, which also involved interviews with notable executives in UCC. As we’re about a month before this year’s show, it’s that time again. Experience the latest collaboration and conferencing solutions in the Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) Pavilion! You’ll see […]

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Combined UCC Power: Mitel and Polycom Announce Merger

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Mitel and Polycom announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement as talks had recently reached final stages after months of discussions. This has created what has been termed by both a new company with shared vision for seamless communications and collaboration – and according to a statement in a Polycom […]

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UC&C Requires a T.E.A.M Approach

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The audiovisual industry has been converging and will continue to converge with the IT industry to deliver unified communications and collaborative solutions. The convergence of these markets bring the best of what AV has to offer with the best of IT has completely together. AV brings to bear the enhanced lighting, acoustics and collaboration technology […]

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InFocus Buys Avistar

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InFocus today announced the acquisition of Avistar  a videoconferencing software provider specializing in technology that enables seamless video calling from mobile devices, video phones, tablets, desktops, touchscreen solutions and large-format video walls. This acquisition, following the recently announced acquisition of Jupiter Systems, adds U.S. to the InFocus product line and makes them a full-service end-to-end […]

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The Conversation

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Those who know me know I like to talk. I’ll leave that thought there for now. Recently, in a business discussion I was asked “Why do you answer every question with a story?” I sat there for a few moments and – yes – was speechless (imagine…). Now I’m not sure exactly what my answer […]

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Convergent TechWeek

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As some may have noticed in the profile description on the webpage, as well as if anyone has checked out my LinkedIn profile, you’ll notice the Convergent Tech Project which I’ve described as one which leverages technologies in audio visual, IT, video conferencing, Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC), cloud-hosted and virtual machine technologies, mobility/BYOD, Internet of […]

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Covering InfoComm 2015 – A UCC Discussion with Carol Zelkin, Executive Director, IMCCA

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It all began for me about 15 years ago in my AV integration sales days (even though I had worked in the AV and IT markets since 1991) when Tandberg and Polycom were of course the main brands for integrated as well as stand-alone hardware-based videoconferencing systems. This continued on of course until 2010, when […]

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