Zoom Announces Expanded Platform, New Technologies at Zoomtopia 2019

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Zoom Video Communications just announced at Zoomtopia 2019 (its annual user conference) that major additions are coming to its software platforms. All of these, which are outlined below, will be become available on the platform by the end of January 2020. New Zoom Rooms Appliances: These are purpose-built Zoom Rooms hardware devices that Zoom is […]

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Utelogy Announces USB Device Monitoring

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Utelogy has announced that USB device monitoring has been added to its platform to allow IT departments to manage UCC systems (web-based conferencing software) easier and more quickly. How does it work? With companies rapidly moving to unified communications (UC) including Microsoft Teams, Webex, Zoom and Ring Central and other computer-based collaboration platforms, a growing […]

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Why AI Will Make Collaboration Experts of Us All

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By Kelly Bousman Sr. Vice President, Marketing, AVI-SPL Editor’s note: Seventeen unified communications (UC), video and collaboration leaders from Fortune 500 and large enterprises met at AVI-SPL’s 2018 Customer Advisory Board (CAB) meeting and a subset of six CAB members met over three months in 2019, to envision AI’s role in improving collaboration and meetings. […]

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The Isolated Worlds of Video Conferencing

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I participated in a unified communications panel at InfoComm about three years ago. It was a great panel with representation from companies like Cisco, Polycom, and (the now defunct) Tely Labs. I was the oddball of the bunch; promising the audience that a focus on software to improve proximate meetings was needed at least as […]

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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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TrueConf Announces ISE 2019 Plans

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TrueConf has announced its participation in ISE 2019. The trade show is scheduled to be held in Amsterdam on 5-8 Feb. 2019. Visitors to TrueConf’s booth 11-C160 will have the opportunity to experience the latest company’s products and solutions first hand at the Unified Communications pavilion. This is the company’s sixth consecutive exhibition at Integrated […]

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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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Ricoh Partners with Videxio to Offer a Cloud Videoconferencing Service

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It looks like Fridays are becoming the big news days in UCC, and today happens to be no exception. It was announced today that leading cloud video service provider Videxio has signed a global agreement with Ricoh, where the worldwide technology solutions provider will offer the Videxio service branded as RICOH Unified Communication System Advanced […]

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Say Cheese! The Past and Future of the Videoconference Room Camera

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By David Danto IMCCA This article originally ran in my my Network World column “Workspaces for Tomorrow” earlier in the year. Enterprise videoconferencing has been around in one form or another for decades. The space has been – and continues to be — owned by many diverse silos (facilities, AV, IT, UC) which is one […]

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The UCC Roadmap in 2015 – An Audio Interview with Michael Frendo of Polycom

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Over the last several years we’ve seen the realm of Unified Communications and Collaboration grow exponentially, with new players consistently entering the market and building on technologies in cloud computing, virtualization, mobility/BYOD as well as providing extensive interoperability and integration with Microsoft Lync/Skype for Business. Certain companies, which had existed as long-standing entities in the AV […]

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CES 2015: A Followup From the Show — IoT, Smart Home, Robotics and UCC

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As a followup to my blog Where the Internet of Things Takes A Center Stage, I wanted to bring some perspectives from the Consumer Electronics Show to include AV/IT industry companies — Savant, Lutron, Revolve Robotics and Plantronics which involved IoT, Smart Home technology, robotics and unified communications. Savant is a recognized leader in home control […]

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2014: Unified Communications and Collaboration Further Redefined

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The “Disruptors” Enter the Market In 2013, executives, engineers, salespeople and others who came from well-known industry videoconferencing manufacturers entered the market and continued to build upon a newly growing landscape of communications innovation through the implementation of advanced technologies – cloud computing and virtual machine (VM). Certain companies had already existed in this space […]

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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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Revolabs to Distribute Yamaha YVC-1000 UC Microphone and Speaker System in North America and Europe

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Revolabs today announced that the Yamaha YVC-1000 unified communications (UC) microphone and speaker system will be available through all of its certified sales channels in North America and Europe beginning January 2015. The UC solution is Yamaha’s first since the company’s acquisition of Revolabs earlier this year. Featuring Yamaha’s latest microphone and speaker technology, including […]

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Sennheiser Adds D 10 Headset Designed for Conference Calls and Webcasting

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Sennheiser’s new D 10 Series wireless headset was created specially for office professionals who use either a desk phone or a softphone/PC for their calls. D 10 Series headsets provide exceptional sound quality and a streamlined design that brings DECT headset solutions within reach of even more business users. Together with Sennheiser’s existing wireless DECT […]

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Learn About the Future of UC, Smart Buildings and Digital Signage at Integrate 2014 in Sydney

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On-trend and future focused insights, will be on offer at the inaugural Future Trend Talks at upcoming AV and systems integration trade show Integrate, which will take place in Sydney, Australia next month. Crafted to address the growing convergence of AV and IT, and to raise the benchmark of industry education available in the Asia […]

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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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InfoComm Offers a Plethora of Collaborations Solutions

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Practically everyone now offers a collaboration solution was the clear take away from my recent visit to InfoComm 2014. From telecons to document sharing; from video calling to video conferencing; solutions in all shapes and sizes could be had. I met with a number of companies at InfoComm and learned about many solutions, but clearly […]

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Disruptive at the InfoComm — My Top 10

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Sure disruptive, it’s just about become my middle name. However, the industry is almost ready to re-name itself as a newly formed arena of disruption to go along with the standards like digital signage, control systems and more. But then again if I search hard next year, I’ll likely come up with disruptive technologies there […]

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Clary Icon Introduces OneScreen SoftServe, a Collaboration Hub In The Cloud

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Clary Icon’s new OneScreen SoftServe is a cloud-based collaboration hub for video, audio and web conferencing, whiteboarding, presenting, innovating, selling and more. Clary says that the OneScreen SoftServe removes the barriers to workflow and bridges the gaps between disparate technologies so that teams don’t have to be concerned with technology, they can simply choose their […]

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Cycling Our Way to InfoComm 2014

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Well, June approaches again, and with it, among other things, comes the InfoComm show. And I don’t mean InfoComm Patagonia or InfoComm New Zealand or whatever they’re up to these days. I mean the original, accept-no-substitutes, convince-the-boss-I-NEED to-go, InfoComm show. Actually, that’s not to disparage InfoComm’s ever-widening pantheon of AV shows around the world. I […]

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IMCCA Announces InfoComm Training Schedule

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IMCCA, the videoconferencing and telepresence association, has announced its training schedule for InfoComm 2014. Sessions include: State of the Industry Lunch and Learn: Wednesday June 18th, 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM Join industry experts and senior executives as they address the latest issues related to conferencing, collaboration, and unified communications. How are mobility and interoperability […]

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ISE Becomes World’s Largest AV Trade Show and Has Six Clear Tech Themes

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Before the doors closed on the 2014 edition of the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) last week in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, nearly every exhibitor already knew it was a record show. NEC reported to us on Day 2 of the show that they’d seen a 40 percent increase on leads on Day 1 over 2013’s totals. […]

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