If You’re in Live Events, Be More Creative …

We’ve got to stop being so reactive. Stop giving them just what they want. “If you don’t tell them it exists, they certainly won’t buy it from you!” Our clients just aren’t that creative. LED Imaging ✅ Stage ✅ LED Lighting ✅ Loud ✅ As Gen Z continues to emerge as the most creative generation […]

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Zoom Releases Zoom Rooms Enhanced Views

Zoom just released Zoom Rooms Enhanced Views, which allows you and room participants to not only more easily see shared content, and in-meeting chat messages, but also get a more engaging view of your meeting participants. The chat panel enhancement for Zoom Rooms provides a new, persistent chat window in all of our existing views, […]

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Following Zoom’s Announcement Last Month, Microsoft Teams Adds Sign Language, Too

Last month at Zoomtopia, Zoom integrated sign language interpretation capabilities into the platform; now MS Teams has it too. Sign Language View is a new meeting experience in Microsoft Teams on Windows, Mac and web that helps signers — people who are deaf or hard of hearing, sign language interpreters, and others who use sign language […]

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Zoom Dumps ChromeOS App and Replaces It With Progressive Web App

The Zoom experience for Chromebook users is about to get a lot better. Thanks to the introduction of Zoom’s new Progressive Web App (PWA), which leverages web-based technology to deliver a native desktop experience, Zoom users in schools will get more features and improved performance over an app-based experience. PWAs are web apps that can […]

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PSNI Welcomes Zoom Video Communications as a Global Preferred Vendor Partner

PSNI Global Alliance continues to expand its worldwide presence and portfolio as it welcomes renowned UCC solution provider Zoom Video Communications, Inc. as a Global Preferred Vendor Partner (PVP). The PSNI Global Alliance Preferred Vendor Partner program is available to an exclusive group of manufacturers, distributors and service providers in the audio-visual, unified communications and […]

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LG’s One:Quick Works Videoconferencing Display Earns Zoom Certification

LG Business Solutions announced that the LG “One:Quick Works” 55-inch all-in-one videoconferencing display (model 55CT5WJ) is the company’s first device to earn the Zoom Rooms Hardware Certification. The display, which combines a large 10-point multi-touch 4K monitor with a high-quality microphone and 4K camera that both tracks and focuses on the current speaker, will be […]

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Nureva Announces Zoomtopia 2022 Plans

Nureva will be at Zoomtopia, Nov. 8-9 at the San Jose Convention Center in California. Visitors to booth 5 will learn how Nureva’s audio conferencing systems make it “easy and affordable to get consistent, full-room audio coverage in mid-size, large and extra-large Zoom meeting spaces.” The company will showcase its HDL410 audio conferencing system, announced […]

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Ask Dr. Ann: What’s the Best Videoconferencing Software?

Is there a “best” videoconferencing software? When would you recommend someone use Google Meet versus Microsoft Teams versus Zoom? The “best” videoconferencing software is the one that meets the needs of your organization and users, and too few AV/IT folks take the time to find out what their users truly need. In today’s environment, all […]

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Zoom Adds Sign Language Interpretation, New Features for Zoom Whiteboard

Zoom has added Sign Language Interpretation, new features for Zoom Whiteboard and the availability of Workspace Reservation on its mobile app. Bring everyone into the conversation and create a more accessible environment with Sign Language Interpretation. Meeting and webinar hosts can designate multiple participants as sign language channel interpreters, and participants can choose which sign language interpretation they see. To give […]

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Black Box Is Now a Zoom Phone Certified Integrator

Black Box announced that the company has become a Zoom Phone Certified Integrator, bringing Zoom’s video communications platform and cloud phone system to market. Zoom Rooms and Workspaces solutions are used around the world in board, conference, huddle and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms, to help users work together comfortably and […]

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DTEN ONboard 55-inch Touch-Enabled Display Now Shipping

The DTEN ONboard is now in stock and available to order. Designed in collaboration with Zoom, DTEN’s ONboard is a touch-enabled 55-inch display optimized for Zoom’s recently introduced Whiteboard feature. However, DTEN says the ONboard can integrate with any Zoom Rooms device — including video bars — “and immediately introduces interactive touch, with the ability […]

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Konftel Launches Konftel Attach, a Series of Video Kits for In-Room PC-Based Systems

Konftel launched a series of video kits for in-room, PC-based systems called the Konftel Attach. They are designed for Microsoft Teams Rooms, Zoom Rooms and more open-based solutions. The portfolio has been specifically adapted for in-room systems such as from Lenovo and Dell. Konftel Attach bundles include conference cameras and speakerphones, accompanied by a long […]

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MAXHUB Receives Zoom-Certification for Three UC Products

MAXHUB just announced that it now has Zoom certified products including the UC BM21 speakerphone, the UC S05 Conference Bar with Camera and the UC W21 Business Webcam. The MAXHUB UC BM21 speakerphone is just under 5 inches in diameter and 1.5 inches high, includes noise reduction and echo cancellation and incorporates a six-element PZM boundary […]

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Zoom Introduces Zoom Whiteboard to Solve Equality in Meetings

A term you’re going to hear a lot the rest of 2022 is “Meeting Equity.” Heck, Barco even owns the website and it’s filled with a podcast series that I host. It’s 12 episodes — you should check it out. Zoom’s approach to solving equality in meetings, so that remote and in-person attendees have the […]

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Videoconferencing Is Terrible! So What Can We Do About It?

OK … put down the pitchforks. There’s a method here. I have had the unique experience of having a front-row seat regarding videoconferencing (VC) over the last 30 years. As I have watched it evolve, I have seen not just WHAT changed but, more importantly, WHY it changed. At the same time, I have also […]

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WolfVision Will Intro Two New Cynap Systems and Multiplatform Web Conferencing Solution at 2022 ISE and InfoComm Shows

WolfVision announced it will introduce two new Cynap systems and a new multiplatform web conferencing solution at ISE and InfoComm USA 2022 shows. The new Cynap Pure Mini is a BYOD wireless screen mirroring system, providing comprehensive wireless screen sharing for all iOS, Android, Windows, macOS and Chrome OS devices onto a central shared screen. […]

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Webinar | The Future of Hybrid, HyFlex and Online Learning is All About AV

**Note: CTS RUs are not available for webinar or educational session recordings. UCC platforms like Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Google Meet have revolutionized classrooms and meetings. But what about meeting equity? To not consider designing HyFlex spaces, those who join future meetings and classes remotely will feel unequal. They may not participate and could, eventually, […]

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Konftel’s Cam20 Video Conferencing Camera Receives Zoom Rooms Certification

Konftel announced its Cam20 video conferencing camera has been certified to work with Zoom Rooms. The plug-and-play device features 4K Ultra HD performance and a 123-degree field of view. The Konftel Cam20 also offers a boosted auto framing functionality. “The Konftel Cam20 is the second in our product range to be certified to work with […]

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Enterprise Connect rePLAY: Featuring Our Favorite Products From the Show Floor

I had a great first Enterprise Connect in Orlando! As you probably know, most people are ready to get back to trade shows. We are ready to get back to in person and figure out more about how to do that in a way that’s respectful and comfortable for all. EC was a great reminder […]

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Get a Glimpse at the Exhibitors Coming to Enterprise Connect 2022

Enterprise Connect will feature the UCC industry’s newest technology products and services. Exhibitors will showcase the latest technologies in the Expo Hall, providing IT decision-maker attendees with a unique opportunity to learn about new solutions impacting the industry. “It’s been almost three years since enterprise communications and collaboration professionals have been able to gather in-person,” […]

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DTEN Now Shipping DTEN Mate Touch-Screen Tablet for Zoom Meeting Management

DTEN is now shipping the DTEN Mate, a touch-screen tablet designed to manage Zoom meeting experiences. DTEN Mate is the only wireless touch-screen-compatible appliance to support Zoom Rooms Controller (ZRC). Developed in close conjunction with Zoom, DTEN Mate works as a controller with any existing Zoom Rooms hardware, including DTEN’s devices. Zoom functions are enabled […]

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Phenomenal Industries Announces New Soft Conferencing Product at InfoComm21

Dateline 10/29/21 Orlando, Florida Phenomenal Industries, known for announcing innovative products at Infocomm like OpenOffice 247365 in 2019 and ShareChair in 2018, has announced a NEW cross-platform soft conferencing product for InfoComm21. We at rAVe caught up with AVPhenom, president of Phenomenal Industries, who arrived at the show a couple of days late after an […]

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AVer Information’s FONE540 Speakerphone Is Now Zoom Certified

AVer Information announced its FONE540 Speakerphone received official certification from Zoom Video Communications, Inc. The FONE540 is the latest in a growing collection of AVer audio and videoconferencing innovations to pass Zoom’s certification process. FONE540 went through various laboratory tests to ensure it integrates with Zoom’s conferencing platform. Zoom users can upgrade from built-in laptop […]

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Zoom Invests $30 Million in Neat

Zoom announced a $30 million investment in Neat — bringing Zoom’s total investment in the company to $41 million. In a blog posted by Zoom, the company said, “Neat’s devices are an outstanding complement to Zoom’s communications platform and help deliver an optimal Zoom Rooms experience for our users.” “Since Neat’s launch in 2019, we’ve […]

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Avocor’s Latest Launch Includes Stealing BenQ’s Thunder via Partnership with Google Workspace

Avocor today announced a global partnership with Google Workspace and also launched two new all-in-one videoconferencing and digital whiteboarding devices — the Google Meet Series One Desk 27 and Board 65. Both are touch-enabled video devices designed as part of the Google Meet Series One hardware portfolio (think Zoom Rooms and Microsoft Teams Rooms, but […]

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Poly Expands Voyager Wireless Bluetooth Headset Line With 4300 UC Series

Poly announced the addition of the Voyager 4300 UC Series to its family of Voyager wireless Bluetooth headsets. According to Poly, the Voyager 4300 UC Series is Microsoft Teams certified. It includes a dedicated Microsoft Teams button on the headset that instantly invokes the Teams app and provides visual alerts when a Teams notification occurs. […]

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Two AVer Information Cameras Achieve Zoom Rooms Camera Certification

AVer Information says the new VB130 4K Video Bar and CAM130 4K Camera have been granted Zoom Rooms Camera Certification from Zoom Video. “Zoom consistently delivers high-quality video communication technology that is easy to deploy and manage. We are excited for the end-user experience the AVer VB130 4K Video Bar and CAM130 4K Camera will […]

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The Struggle for ‘Seamless’ Hybrid Experiences

There are 1,001 blogs on the hybrid workplace and hybrid classrooms. Heck, I may have even contributed to that total. But before you dismiss this one, I’ll tell you it’s short, intuitive and not quite the same as the others. If you’re doing hybrid meetings or classrooms, you already know the main components: Audience facing […]

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Zoom Announces Certified-Phone Appliance Program

Zoom Video announced the launch of Zoom Phone Appliances, a new category of hardware optimized for the hybrid workforce from home offices to shared huddle spaces. Zoom Phone Appliances combine Zoom technology with hardware from Poly and Yealink to provide video and audio capabilities and touch display in an all-in-one desk phone solution for HD video meetings, phone […]

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I Miss ‘POT’ Calls

Remember way back when, when phone calls didn’t include video? I miss these days. Unbeknownst to my clients — sans the occasional siren or Harley Davidson motorcyclist, there were many, many times where I would jump on a call with them and walk, and walk and walk while strategizing. I loved it. Not only was […]

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Zoom Updates Zoom Meetings, Webinars Software, Hardware for Zoom Rooms

Zoom just delivered a few new updates for the Zoom Meetings and Zoom Video Webinars application as well as announced new hardware solutions for Zoom Rooms. Adding something called “vanishing pen annotation,”a Zoom user can now highlight text or objects on the shared screen without having to undo or erase highlight annotations. Use the vanishing pen […]

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Here’s How to Perfect Zoom’s Audio Settings for a Live Multisite Music Jam Session or Broadcast

Are you one of the tens of thousands who miss jamming and playing music together? Well, Zoom’s now amped up its audio settings to allow for a more professional music experience for both the participants and the listeners. And, a longtime friend of mine, Brian Huff CTS-D, CTS-I, a Berklee College of Music graduate, and […]

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