Vidyo Acquired by Enghouse Systems Limited

Enghouse Systems Limited announced today it has acquired Vidyo for around $40 million. Vidyo’s annual revenue is approximately $60 million. Headquartered in Hackensack, New Jersey, Vidyo is a provider of video software solutions that support visual communications across diverse end-points, networks of varying bandwidth and geographically dispersed locations. The company’s infrastructure software platform leverages patented […]

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Sonic Foundry Demos Latest Release of Mediasite at ISE 2019

Sonic Foundry today announced the latest innovations to its Mediasite Video Platform. Updates include enhanced collaborative video capture solutions, real-time video monitoring and DVR capabilities, a caption editor and easily accessible video for any training room, huddle room or classroom. The features include: Comprehensive video and web conference capture with Mediasite Join. Live streaming capabilities, […]

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The Future of Development in AV and Collaboration

Some say the future is now. I say the future is now, as well as in the innovations that continue to present themselves for the end user, as well as the industry integrator. In April 2013 I wrote one of my first rAVe blogs where I detailed the purchase of a new Windows laptop after […]

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The Need to Develop an IT-Based Mindset to Sell Cloud and Software Solutions

I had an interesting conversation the other day with someone who has been talking about possibly bringing me on to do sales for his company. He has been talking for a while about a recurring revenue based solution sales position and then goes on to call it a “cloud salesman.” Then I think to myself […]

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Latest Developments in Videoconferencing and Collaboration with Vidyo

As I have chosen to dedicate focus to UCC in May on rAVe, here I take a look at recent developments that have taken place at well-known vidoconferencing solutions provider Vidyo. Eran Westman, CEO at Vidyo Vidyo™ technology innovations put HD-quality, multipoint video communications within reach of anyone using any device, anywhere. Vidyo’s video collaboration solutions power […]

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This Week (In AV and IT) 12/18

Vidyo Secures Strategic Investment from Kaiser Permanente Ventures for Telehealth and Video Collaboration (12/14) Vidyo, Inc., a leader in high quality visual communications, announced a $10M strategic investment from Kaiser Permanente Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Kaiser Permanente, and $5M from existing investors, for a $15M follow-on round of funding.  Vidyo has raised […]

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This Week (In AV and IT)

A new series – I’ll be looking at news and developments in both AV and IT within the industry during the week. Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Acano (11/20) Today, Cisco announced its intent to acquire Acano Limited, a privately held company based in London that provides collaboration infrastructure and conferencing software. Acano’s hardware and […]

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So What Should Go Under the Tree This Year? The Drones Discussion Continues

On Twitter today, as I was posting more information and pictures from InfoComm Connections, I saw this one from good friend and UAV expert Christina Engh who appeared on our techXchange episode 7 podcast: Sadly Watson predicts Legos and Barbies over drones for Christmas this year @droneanalyst @TheDroneDealer @Cbmoss https://t.co/g8TBn3hnQ7 — Christina Engh (@missenghwyoming) November 18, […]

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Convergent TechWeek 10/9

Telemedicine and the World’s First Virtual Care Center At first glance, it looks like the inside of any office with cubicles and computer monitors – with one exception – many of the employees are dressed in hospital scrubs. These workers are actually nurses taking care of patients, though there are no hospital beds, no waiting rooms […]

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Vidyo: Online-Video Customer Service

Vidyo: Online-Video Customer Service from rAVe [Publications]

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Vidyo-enabled Healthcare Consultations Aim to Increase Efficiency, Improve Patient Outcomes – The Interview

In my second Convergent TechWeek, I included a recent story on teleheath and the utilization of a well-known industry company’s videoconferencing solution: Vidyo-enabled Healthcare Consultations Aim to Increase Efficiency, Improve Patient Outcomes HACKENSACK, N.J. AND AURORA, CO. – August, 2015 – Diabetes is a costly chronic health condition that places immense strain on patients, families, healthcare providers […]

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Convergent TechWeek 9/4

Google Life Sciences to Focus on Diabetes Outcomes Through Data and Disease-Centric Approaches  Earlier in the week, it was reported in WIRED (and other publications) that the newly created Alphabet holding company’s Google Life Sciences has its first big mission — developing new ways to treat and manage diabetes. In a sign that the company is serious […]

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Sony Adds New PTZ Camera –SRG-120DU With Plug and Play Functionality

Sony Electronics’ new SRG-120DU is the latest member of its SRG high definition remote-operated camera line-up. Taking its place alongside Sony’s SRG-300SE, SRG-120DH and SRG-300H PTZ cameras, the SRG-120DU is the first in the PTZ line to feature a USB 3.0 interface and is UVC video compatible. The SRG-120DU is designed to easily bring professional […]

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Enterprise Connect: The Booth Videos – Day One

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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Barco Partners with Vidyo and Gets Deeper into UCC Market

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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Disruptive Forces: The Leaders Speak – Ofer Shapiro, Vidyo

Profile: Ofer Shapiro, Vidyo co-founder and CEO, has been an innovative force at the heart of major architectural transformations in the videoconferencing industry since 1996 and led the successful commercialization and go-to-market strategies. Vidyo is a 300-person company with worldwide sales to the leading enterprise, service providers and vertical solution providers. Ofer’s backstory: Ofer was integrally involved […]

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A Pixel-And-Ink-Stained Mini-Update: Infocomm 2014

Some super-quick pixel-and-ink stained impressions from Day 1 of my InfoComm experience. Expect a longer update when I return to New York and have the time to digest the events of the show and figure out what the overall story is. For now, quick impressions: Pat Brown remains smart. I had the pleasure of a […]

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Disruptive Forces in AV/IT – Part 5: Vidyo

Here it is, the final chapter of a series that included highly worthy participants that exist in this new age of communications and collaboration. I decided to look up the term “disruptive forces” on Google and I came up with another term on Wikipedia – “disruptive innovation,” which is defined as an innovation that helps […]

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Google Integrates Vidyo Technology in Professional Hangouts Feature

Vidyo announced details of a partnership with Google – a software-based solution that enables H.323/SIP video conferencing and IP PBX systems to connect users into Google+ Hangout Sessions. The new product will extend usability by allowing connectivity with existing business voice and video solutions from Cisco, Polycom, Lifesize, Avaya and Vidyo. VidyoH2O for Google+ Hangouts […]

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InfoComm 2013: Scalable Software Stupid!

Required disclaimer: This represents the opinion and experience of me personally and does not represent any specific policy, law or official guidance. One of my wow moments of InfoComm 2013 was checking out two amazing products, which in my opinion are game changers in each of each of their specific markets. Spending time with QSC […]

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Vidyo Adds Interoperability with Microsoft Lync

Vidyo, Inc., a telepresence company, this month announced it will deliver extended interoperability with Microsoft Lync, which will enable organizations that use Microsoft Lync to offer employees accessibility to the Vidyo platform. The VidyoConferencing infrastructure provides continuous presence video layout to the Lync client as well as enables Lync interoperability with legacy systems and Vidyo […]

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