Aveo Systems Adds Office 365 Calendar Integration to Mira Connect Control System

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Aveo Systems has announced the addition of Microsoft’s Office 365 Calendar support to its continually-expanding list of features supported by the Mira Connect smart control appliance and its cloud management platform, Mira Portal. Audio and video meetings scheduled via Office 365, including meetings scheduled for popular video and web conferencing services such as Zoom and BlueJeans, can now be […]

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Google and BenQ Ship Jamboard Collaboration Board

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The category of Collaboration Boards really became big earlier this year with the launch of 10+ new brands into the space at ISE in Amsterdam. One of those was Google. The Google Jamboard is a 55″, 4K (3840×2160) digital whiteboard that teams can use to brainstorm, write notes, sketch plans and receive immediate feedback from remote team members […]

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Phoenix Audio Technologies to Introduce the New Stingray at UC Expo and Infocomm 2017

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Phoenix Audio Technologies is introducing its new Stingray Smart DSP Mixer system at the UC Expo in London UK (booth C-103) and will show it in June at InfoComm in Orlando, Fla. The Stingray is an all-in-one smart mixer utilizing Phoenix’s proprietary distributed array technology. Each unit mixes up to four microphone inputs, performs echo […]

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Revolabs Works to Solves Unified Communications Challenges at InfoComm 2017, Will Show First Joint Solutions With Yamaha

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Revolabs (now owned by Yamaha Corporation), will demonstrate its portfolio of unified communications (UC) solutions at InfoComm 2017, June 14-16, in Orlando, Florida in booth 3281. At the show, attendees will see the all-new Yamaha CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System for Huddle Rooms, an AVB networked audio station, wired and wireless microphone systems and the […]

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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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AVF’s T526 RDY2GO Table Is Industry’s Most ‘Huddle-Ready’

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Audio Video Furniture has designed the perfect huddle room. Dubbed the T526 RDY2GO it seats up to 6-people and it features a slim base – which houses PC components, switchers, DAs and even accommodates cable management — and, best of all, it allows for custom cutouts for accommodating your electronics grommets/cubby’s for easy plug in […]

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Enterprise Connect: The Booth Videos – Day One

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Enterprise Connect delivers a unique opportunity for enterprise end users to meet the industry’s thought and market-leaders and hear comprehensive analyses of the products, technologies and applications that are — or soon will be — in the market. Unified communications, WebRTC, video, wireless, contact centers, the cloud and more make up the focus of Enterprise […]

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Bad Video Conferencing Advice

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Most articles about “video conferencing best practices” are fluff pieces (yes, including several written by yours truly). There is one piece of advice, however, that is wrong. It’s bad for the user’s experience and for video conferencing in general. The most egregious error in these articles is to “look into the camera” and not at […]

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KUBI Turns iPad into Robotic Telepresence Platform

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Revolve Robotics today announced KUBI Video 2.0 — the latest version of its video collaboration app for its flagship KUBI telepresence platform. Japanese for neck, KUBI is a robotic cradle plus app for tablets that is basically a telepresence solution. KUBI leverages the consumer conferencing capabilities of tablets by introducing a robotic platform or cradle […]

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rAVe Scoop: Jupiter Systems Debuts Canvas CRS-4K Wireless Collaboration System at ISE

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We have an ISE scoop as high-end videowall and collaboration system manufacturer, Jupiter Systems brings technology down to small meeting room-sized applications with its new Canvas CRS-4K. Yes, 4K stands for 4K resolution. This will be the only huddle-room system that does 4K BYOD – so you can display found 1080p native screens simultaneously with […]

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Barco Partners with Vidyo and Gets Deeper into UCC Market

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Barco and Vidyo jointly announced a partnership this week. In case you don’t know Vidyo, it’s a provider of cloud-based HD and UHD video conferencing solutions. The plan is to integrate Vidyo into Barco’s TransForm C enterprise collaboration solution to enable high-quality universal VTC communications. This will be demo’d at ISE next week in Amsterdam […]

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SMART Technologies Launches 84″ kapp Along with New Premium Services

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On the heels of last week’s Microsoft Surface Hub 84-inch multi-touch collaboration board announcement, SMART Technologies has launched its own 84” product with the kapp 84. SMART is also announcing something called SMART kapp Premium Services, which enables SMART kapp app users to unlock a range of enhanced features to the already revolutionary SMART kapp […]

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Pexip Infinity Now Embedded Within Microsoft Outlook

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Pexip today announced that technology partner Covene, a unified communications and collaboration (UCC) consulting firm, has launched the Covene Cohesion Platform, which introduces Microsoft Outlook integration. Communicating with Pexip Infinity through an API, the solution’s Active Directory native plug-in for Outlook 2010 and 2013 allows organizations to provide employees with a branded button within the […]

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Pan Tilt Zoom

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We tend to forget that video conferences are supposed to be a technological way to have meetings. Gadgets, gadgets, more gadgets and expensive widgets are getting in the way of us just sitting down and having a meeting. The worst culprit of all is the PTZ camera. The PTZ, by its name alone reminds us […]

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Polycom and Crestron Use Sharp BOARD to Compete with Cisco

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The recent success of the new MX Series from Cisco is driving Sharp Imaging, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, and its 80-inch (diagonal) AQUOS BOARD (PN-L802B) to partner with Crestron (for the RL) and the Polycom (for the CX8000) group collaboration solutions. The interactive display comes as part of Crestron and Polycom’s Lync Room […]

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Clary Icon Adds Screen Skills Guru Button For OneScreen, On-Demand Support

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Clary Icon OneScreen users will have immediate access to live technical support via video. Once a user touches the Screen Skills Guru button, they are instantly connected to a live tech support person who can answer product usage questions, teach users new screen skills, or help diagnose any product issues. For teams and students working […]

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InfoComm: Finally, Unified Communications and Collaboration for All

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By Cindy Davis InfoComm international Until fairly recently, when technology managers got a request to set up videoconferencing and collaboration systems, the options were separated by a chasm of options and price. At one end were very expensive, immersive telepresence rooms offering the highest quality audio, video and collaboration technologies to enable remote meetings. At […]

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Making Meetings Smarter for a New Generation

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By Patrick Lee Vice President, Entertainment & Corporate – Barco We’ve all been there: Sitting around a conference table fidgeting while awaiting the arrival of the IT specialist to untangle the mass of cables, get the presenter’s PowerPoint on screen, the clock ticking away as attendees lose interest and contemplate life beyond the meeting room. […]

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New InFocus Software Applications Are Designed to Simplify Collaboration from Tablets and PCs

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InFocus Corporation has launched two new applications: BigNote 1.2 interactive whiteboard software for PC and BigConnect PC video calling software. InFocus designed the applications to improve how people communicate ideas and capture information wherever they are located. BigNote: BigNote 1.2 interactive whiteboard software, which runs on either a Windows 7 or 8 operating system, enables […]

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SMART Intros SMART Board 6065 4K Interactive Flat Panel

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SMART Technologies Inc. has announced the SMART Board 6065 interactive flat panel (IFP) for education. The first in a new line of SMART Board interactive flat panels, the 6065 IFP offers improved image quality and new features. Measuring 65 inches (165 centimeters) on the diagonal, the SMART Board 6065 interactive flat panel offers ultra-HD 4K […]

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Pexip Announces Infinity Version 4

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Pexip today announced the version 4 release of Pexip Infinity, which adds native interoperability with Microsoft Lync 2010, 2013 and Lync Online/Office 365. Pexip Infinity naturally extends Lync’s capabilities by adding Virtual Meeting Rooms for everyone in the organization. Participants joining via WebRTC can connect without any browser plugins. In technical terms, Pexip Infinity version […]

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Clary Icon Releases BYOD Capable OneScreen System

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Clary Icon has released an all new OneScreen system dubbed the h1, with the “h” standing for hubware. Clary Icon’s OneScreen h1 is still an interactive, flat touch panel, l but now it’s integrated with collaboration BYOD features. The company says it’s platform agnostic and built on open architecture for complete compatibility and interoperability. The […]

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