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Carousel Industries Launches Simplicity Video
Carousel Industries, a provider of enterprise and mid-market level technology solutions, recently launched a new video conferencing offering called Simplicity Video. The cloud-based solution provides businesses with state-of-the art multi-point video tools to equally enhance internal collaboration as well as interactions with consumers and other businesses.
01/28/2015

What to Watch for When Adding Video Conferencing Services
The sheer number of developments coming out around the video conferencing arena is likely making some think twice about how reaching out and touching someone is done in the office. While some believe the old ways of business travel and walking across the room are still perfectly valid, others hear about productivity on the rise and savings to be had and start thinking a video conferencing system is just what's needed to take best advantage. But not all video conferencing services are created equ…
01/27/2015

Video Conferencing Has Greater Impact Outside Meeting Rooms, Says New Study
Video conferencing is rapidly becoming one of the biggest new technological developments of the still-young 21st century, and with good reason. It's a technology with a lot of potential to shake up the way most of us do business every day, from reducing or even potentially eliminating business travel to connecting users in different offices to providing that necessary face time to an increasingly mobile workforce. TelecomReseller, meanwhile, had a look at some of the new trends about to shape th…
01/26/2015

How Long Will Telepresence Endure With the Rise of Holograms?
The hope of using holographic technology for communication has been in the mind of inventors for a very long time, because of all the possibilities it presents.
01/26/2015

Business Travelers Eventually May Not Be Travelers At All
When it comes to the business travel industry, there are a number of people who think the industry might just need to figure out a way to reinvent itself.
01/26/2015

Conferencing Week in Review: Tufts Medical Center, Tele-Maternity, New York State
It was a surprising week in conferencing this past week, as numerous companies and businesses suddenly "discovered" telemedicine as a viable alternative to actual in-person doctor visits. We have the details.
01/24/2015

New Zealand on Telehealth Radar
Recent headlines tell us that New York was most recently made the 22nd state to enact a telehealth bill that will change how doctors and patients communicate, and now it looks as though New Zealand is getting on board with it, too.
01/22/2015

Infant Care Gets a Virtual Edge with Tele-Maternity Technology
For new mothers, worry about the health of the newborn life under said mothers' charge is fairly well a fact of life. But in British Columbia, a temporary relief for the new mothers' worry is often as close as an Internet connection. A new report from the Castlegar Source details how new moms-and new moms-to-be alike-are using video conferencing tools in a new fashion known as "tele-maternity technology".
01/21/2015

Tufts Launches Neurological Telehealth Clinic
When talking about video conferencing, most people immediately think about the business world. The fact of the matter is this technology is getting big enough that all kinds of different professions are using it more and more. While the medical field might not be a place where people automatically land when thinking about video conferencing tech, it is a field that has arguably found the best usage for the growing number of solutions popping up in the vertical.
01/21/2015

Did Video Conferencing Kill the Road Warrior?
It's easily one of the biggest advantages of video conferencing, and one that's often pointed out when it comes to summing up the value of the platform. Specifically, it's the ability to replace business travel, and given new reports that businesses are planning to scale back business travel this year, it's easy to see where video conferencing might well step in to fill in the gap. But has the paradigm been completely shifted? Are we now to a point where video conferencing can take over for busi…
01/20/2015

New York State Enters the Age of Telehealth
New York was most recently made the 22nd state to enact a telehealth bill that will change how doctors and patients, who are otherwise geographically dispersed, will communicate.
01/19/2015

Conferencing Week in Review: Polycom, Quocirca, Skylight Healthcare and InterCall
It appears that video conferencing is finally coming into its own this year, and it's about time. Now there is actual research, according to the Computer Business Review that shows video conferencing can really make the difference between success and failure.
01/17/2015

Skylight Healthcare Systems Launches Video Visit, Next-Gen Video Conferencing
Skylight Healthcare Systems, a leading provider of healthcare technology solutions and specifically the Skylight Interactive patient engagement platform, recently announced the launch of Video Visit, a proprietary next generation video conferencing platform. Video Visit evolved from Skylight's iCareConnect video conferencing solution - found in many hospitals around the nation - with a more robust set of features and an updated user interface.
01/14/2015

Video Conferencing Becoming More Popular Tool In 2015
Most big time IT professionals will agree that if there is a tool in the business world that simply doesn't get enough use it is video conferencing. Now there is actual research, according to the Computer Business Review that shows video conferencing can really make the difference between success or failure. The new report, which surfaced late last week says that more than 90 percent of those who regularly use video conferencing are able to see higher productivity and improved teamwork inside th…
01/14/2015

Mixed Message on Value of Video Conferencing
The use of video conferencing to facilitate meetings and keep travel costs down is undisputed; study after study has shown that to be true. Yet a new report says that some firms are still dragging their heels about embracing the technology.
01/13/2015

Video Conferencing Needs Ubiquity
Video conferencing, while it has been around for years, still suffers from key misperceptions in terms of usability and cost. While the reality is that the technology has gotten more intuitive, networks are better and faster, there's more mobility in the mix, and the days of needing a tech to arrive a half-hour early to set up a call are largely over, there are still lingering technology and cultural issues that have prevented video conferencing from become as ubiquitous as industry pundits have…
01/13/2015

Finding: Younger Business Owners Embracing Conferencing Options
In new survey findings that likely surprised no one, younger small business owners were found to use conferencing services and video conferencing to improve their work-life balance more often than their older counterparts.
01/13/2015

Conferencing Zone Week In Review: Shutterstock, Cognosys, More
It was a busy week in the conferencing space as everyone came back to work after the New Year's break and got right into it. We have all the details.
01/10/2015

New Layer in Job Interview Process: Video Chat
Video-chatting platforms gave rise to videoconferencing, and that was widely regarded as a good thing as businesses discovered that it was now possible to have at least some face-to-face meetings without having to engage in business travel.
01/06/2015

Video Conferencing for Verticals: A Cloud-based Webcast/Conferencing Hybrid Targets Enterprises
By all accounts, the onslaught of video is the top story in bandwidth consumption for the foreseeable future. But along with all of the Netflix-watching and Facetiming and Facebook uploads, business use of video conferencing is escalating quickly as advances in technology have allowed video to be deployed easily across different endpoints securely.
01/05/2015

The Next Level of Videoconferencing: Mobile Use, Point of Contact
With 2015 now up and running in earnest, the starry-eyed predictions of 2014 are about to be tested in the crucible of reality that is 2015. Videoconferencing will prove no exception.
01/05/2015

Google Glass Brings Preemies and Moms Closer at Brigham and Women's Hospital
The interaction that takes place between a mother and her new born greatly affects the development of the child. Infants that experience close contact and breastfeeding grow faster with increased weight gain, which eventually leads to a healthier outlook for the child in the long run. Scientists have carried out research validating these points, and that is why they are always trying to find ways to increase the interaction between premature babies and their mothers when they are separated in th…
12/29/2014

ShoreTel Sky Extends Video Conferencing to Mobile
The development of communication tools in the past several years has resulted in allowing individuals and organizations to effectively communicate from virtually anywhere. The increased capabilities of mobile devices, wireless broadband and cloud services now make it possible for companies and their workforce, partners and customers to collaborate without geographical barriers.
12/29/2014

The Impact of Telehealth in Medicine
If there is one common thread that is part of the debate in today's healthcare, it is the lack of resources. Whether it is human or financial, the industry faces measurable shortages on both fronts that is forcing providers to reassess the way they deliver care. The perfect storm has been created with an aging demographic that is living longer than ever before, a fast growing global population with a higher number of middle class, not enough healthcare professionals and budgetary shortages. With…
12/24/2014

Video Conferencing: What to do When the Employees Can't, or Won't
While we've all seen over the course of the last several months just how much video conferencing has to offer enterprises of every size and stripe-from boons to training and education to at least partial replacements for business travel-there are still those who resist technological change. Maybe said resistance is afraid of looking incompetent, never a good sign in a down economy. Or maybe said resistance just prefers "the way things used to be." But Arbitrage Magazine recently took a look at h…
12/23/2014

Startups Can Boost Initial Growth with Video Conferencing
Startups indicate their most pressing condition within their titles: they are just beginning. While some may have more capital than others, it is imperative that, within their early days of operation, they find ways to a step ahead of the competition. Even if they gain one step that is one more than the market players, which seek to take them down by simply fighting for their customers.
12/22/2014

Using Video Conferencing in Business Training: The Power of Being There
Companies, eager to find ways to save money and cut expenses, have been turning to video conferencing for a variety of different purposes, like spurring the growth of a mobile workforce or as a replacement for business travel. But one point that hasn't been so often considered-yet increasingly is-is the concept of using videoconferencing in business training. The Costarican Times took a look at this concept more in-depth, and noted there were several key benefits to putting such technology to wo…
12/22/2014

Conferencing Week in Review: BCS Global Networks, LoopUp, Orange Business Services All Connect
It was an interesting week in the conferencing field, with companies making new announcements about joint efforts and new ways to make conferencing easier. Here are some highlights.
12/20/2014

How Can Insurance Professionals Benefit from Video Conferencing?
It is no secret that video conferencing is becoming a vital part of the professional world. It has opened up a new window of communication within the office, and with clients. Video collaboration is becoming more mainstream, which means more businesses are looking to video solutions for their interoffice and customer relations. How can insurance professionals tailor the benefits of video conferencing to their world? Let me clue you in.
12/16/2014

BCS Global and Video Guidance Merge to Increase Global Video Conferencing Presence
Improvements in mobile technology and wireless broadband now make it possible for individuals to hold video conferences on their smartphones, tablets and other computing devices from virtually anywhere. This has introduced new levels of efficiency and productivity that is giving organizations and employees more flexibility on where and when they can work. With so many opportunities in the marketplace, global service providers are merging to maximize their resources and improve the solutions they…
12/15/2014

Conferencing Company Gets Kudos for Ease of Use
Even though video conferencing is being touted more and more as a cost-efficient, easy way to conduct business, not every company is jumping on board. One of the biggest hurdles seems to be the fear that doing so will be too complicated, and companies don't want to invest money in a technology its people might not use.
12/15/2014

Orange Deploys Managed Video Conferencing with Lync Online for Hilti Group
In a new managed video conferencing service agreement, Orange Business Services is providing solutions for Hilti Group's globally distributed teams. The company, which specializes in fastening and demolition technologies for the construction industry, has around 22,000 employees in more than 120 countries.
12/15/2014

Conferencing Week in Review: TrueConf, Ovum and inDemand
With everyone watching the bottom line as budget reviews for 2015 begin, Conferencing has taken center stage, and we've got all the week's highlights.
12/13/2014

TrueConf Server Now Supports H.323 Video Protocol
TrueConf, a provider of enterprise video conferencing systems, recently announced its support for the H.323 video protocol, which will allow the company's conferencing software, TrueConf Server, to replace many legacy systems without forcing businesses to upgrade their network infrastructures.
12/08/2014

Changes in Unified Communications in 2015
UC provides organizations with real-time communications across all multiple platforms, including instant messaging, data sharing and desktop sharing. It integrates the use of non real time communication services. As technology continues to advance, more UC options are becoming prevalent in organizations throughout the world.
12/08/2014

Delivering Accessibility to Deaf and LEP Patients
According to Ethnologue, which has been cataloguing languages of the world since 1951, there are more than 6,000 languages being spoken by the human race. While some of them are used by hundreds of millions of people like Mandarin Chinese, Manx, in the Isle of Man, only has as few as 100 speakers, which is resulting in the loss of around 25 mother tongues annually. Even at this rate of extinction, the large number of spoken languages around the world makes it difficult to get your point across i…
12/08/2014

Hotline to Santa Now Available as a Conference Call
The traditional days of writing Santa Claus letters addressed to the North Pole are nearing an end as young children are becoming more tech-savvy.
12/08/2014

Conferencing Week in Review: Polycom, ClearOne and More
It was a somewhat quiet week for the Conferencing industry after the long Thanksgiving weekend, but there was some interesting news that crossed the wires, and we have the details.
12/06/2014

Video Conferencing Delivers Long Distance Face-to-Face Communication
In this digital age, the importance of face-to-face communication is often forgotten. Emails, instant messaging and texting have slowly become the norms of communication within organizations.
12/02/2014

Psychiatry: As Close as a Computer with Telepsychiatry
Telemedicine has been catching on for some time now, as the medical profession comes to realize the benefits inherent in having a means to offer specialist-grade medical services without having to locate in a place where such specialties would almost never be put to work. But other branches of medicine, as a recent report from Healthline detailed, are starting to get in on the act as well, bringing about one new branch being called "telepsychiatry."
12/02/2014

Polycom Looks at '2015 in Video' at the Workplace
A new report takes a look at Polycom, and what it's seeing in the mists of the future as far as video and the workplace are concerned.
12/02/2014

Telcom Company Rolls Out Complete Video Conferencing Solution
There is very little doubt that the further we go into the 21st century, the more popular technology like video conferencing is going to get.
12/01/2014

TrueConf Launches a Free Enterprise Unified Communications System
Unified communications (UC) technology allows organizations to combine all of their communications solutions into a single platform, letting employees, customers, vendors and partners communicate effortlessly. This gives businesses the ability to develop a comprehensive and effective collaborative experience to create, innovate and respond faster to market changes as they take place. The technology makes it possible to bring together teams across different workgroups to facilitate interactions b…
11/26/2014

How to Make Conferencing on a Mobile Device as Easy as Being There
The rise of the mobile workforce in recent years has given rise to not only a laundry list of new technologies, but it's also given rise to a plenty of new ways to do things. But not all new methodologies-not to mention all new technologies-are equally effective right out of the box. There are considerations which must be taken into account in order to make a successful experience, and recently, Android Headlines took a look at how to make conferencing from a mobile device that much more effecti…
11/26/2014

Cisco Reaches Lower-Midsize Firms with BE6000S
The lower end of the midsize business market may be underserved. Regarding their ability to complete business-wide communications, firms with approximately 25 to 125 people fall into the crack of being a little too big for small business products to address but not yet large enough to merit the use of many of the smaller midsize business software and hardware packages.
11/25/2014

Better Access to Washington's Capital Now Available with Video Conferencing
Involvement in the political process is one of the cornerstones of America, whether it be getting out and voting or engaging officials about the issues of the day. While sometimes it may not feel all that effective, and sometimes it may feel downright impossible to make the trips involved to be a part of the action, there's still a lot of reason to get involved. That's a process about to be made easier thanks to the use of a video conferencing system to be put in place in the Washington statehou…
11/24/2014

Conferencing Week in Review: Forrester Research, Blackberry and More
There was a lot of movement throughout the conferencing industry this past week, and we have some of the highlights for you.
11/22/2014

Ohio Veteran's Assistance Center Employs Video Conferencing Technology
The Wood County Veteran's Assistance Center in Bowling Green, Ohio has become the first of its kind to integrate video conferencing technology into its system. This location is known for its progressive nature, as demonstrated by when Executive Director Mary Hanna became the first woman to hold such a position in the state of Ohio in 1988, or when it became the first office in the state to issue a special veterans photo ID card in 2006.
11/18/2014

VoIP is Foundation of UC
While more businesses, both large and small, or moving to Unified Communications (UC) technology, Paul Desmond, writing in PC World, argued that it's really the overall move to VoIP in general that's driving the growth of UC in small-and-medium-sized businesses.
11/17/2014

Fort Worth Council Adopts Video Conferencing Tech
The use of video conferencing is often seen in the pages of TMC as an element specific to businesses with an eye for technological advancement. It is also, perhaps less so, the domain of consumers who wish to make group chats their medium of communication. Beyond those two arenas, though, there is local government, and a prominent city in Texas proving that local officials can make use of remote video as much as any other group.
11/17/2014

Blackberry Launches BBM Meetings Voice and Video Conferencing Solution
While Blackberry had been talking about adding VoIP services to its BBM solution as early as last May, the company announced it was actually going to do one better late last week. The Canadian Smartphone maker announced BBM Meetings, an audio and video conferencing service. The service has already gone live for BBM users on Android and Blackberry 10 phones, as well as Windows PCs and Mac users on the desktop. The company said that the service will be available on iOS "soon."
11/17/2014

UCaaS Market Set for Explosive Three-Year Growth
A new study just released on the worldwide Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) market shows that all signs are pointing to the UCaaS industry growing rapidly, as both telephony and non-telephony service providers compete for enterprise mindshare.
11/17/2014

Conferencing Week in Review: Vidyoworks, Videxio, Davinci Virtual
As word of the ease of video conferencing continues to spread, the technology is gaining ground in new and different areas.
11/15/2014

Video Conferencing Gains a Foothold in Legal Circles
As video conferencing continues to make gains in the business world as both a cost- and a time-saver, other industries are starting to take notice. One area that is keenly interested is the legal profession, where it's easier to have remote participants dial in for a fast, visual conference, so that they can get back quickly to the more profitable work that bills by the hour.
11/12/2014

Are Your Videoconference Efforts Working? New Portal Will Tell You
Companies want to be able to determine easily how many video conferences were initiated, how long the conferences lasted and check these numbers against financial data to determine their ROI.
11/12/2014

Vidyoworks Forges Ahead with WebRTC Support
Vidyo, Inc. recently announced that it has added long-awaited WebRTC support to both the VidyoWorks platform for video communication and collaboration as well as the VidyoConferencing product portfolio.
11/10/2014

Conferencing Week in Review: TelyLabs, Fontel and More
Communication, collaboration and productivity are three integral pieces to a successful enterprise, which is why it comes as no surprise this week in the conferencing was a busy one. Yes, it is most certainly that time again: Time for the week in review!
11/08/2014

Video Conferencing Coming into Sharper Focus as Budgets Shrink
One area of technology that has been enjoying an especially robust boom this year has been video conferencing. With companies watching the bottom line and trying to save wherever they can, many in the enterprise have begun to realize that it's easier and cheaper to send an employee down the hall to a conference room for a video chat, instead of to the airport and across the country for the same meeting.
11/06/2014

Jackson County Jail Brings Family, Friends to Inmates with Video Conferencing
A jail sentence is tough enough on anyone-the loss of freedom, the graphic and sometimes dangerous changes in lifestyle-but it's perhaps even tougher on those the new prisoner left behind. While it's possible to stay in touch with visits, and sometimes with phone calls-though this practice has had its share of controversy due to the amount prisoners are billed for the contact-a new development has emerged in Jackson County, Wisconsin. A new report from WXOW in La Crosse spells out how a new vide…
11/05/2014

Using Video Conferencing to Improve Operational Efficiencies
For a long time, businessmen had to travel near and far to make the necessary connections to increase market share. This was and still is a time-consuming and expensive proposition, and while modern transportation has improved the price point and the amount of time it takes to establish new opportunities in faraway places, the process still remains costly and time intensive.
11/03/2014

A Check List for Your Next Video Conference
Today's workforce not only looks to being adequately compensated for the tasks they perform, but increasingly quality of life is becoming more important. Even though they work just as many hours as previous generations, they want the option of working from anywhere and anytime
11/03/2014

Conferencing Week in Review: It's There, Use it!
As the leaves change color and the temperature cools, the conferencing space is steadily heating up with happenings. This was another week chock full in the Conferencing Zone, let's take a look at the week that was-it's time for the week in review!
11/01/2014

Increased Smartphone Presence Opens Employer Opportunities for Real Time Video Conferencing
Smartphones are becoming more and more present all over the world, and though they are incredibly powerful, many users are not getting the most out of their devices. Specifically, smartphones are capable of accessing the Internet and other wireless data networks and are equipped with cameras, allowing them to partake in real time video conferencing.
10/29/2014

Demand for Video Conferencing Getting Higher in Russia
Video conferencing technology not only acts as a great tool for business and commercial channels but also for families and friends, as it allows them to have effective communication at a reasonable cost. TrueConf, a Russian company and a vendor of enterprise and consumer products and equipment for video conferencing in Eastern Europe, clarified that video conferencing technology in Russia is gaining in popularity.
10/29/2014

Prediabetes Patients Can Now Connect with Web-Based Video Conferencing Treatment Visits
Prediabetes is a multifaceted disease caused by many factors. When a person has prediabetes, there are negative processes happening in the body that require targeted action. To offer more convenience to prediabetes patients, PreDiabetes Centers has recently introduced a new program that enables users to get direct in-home access to the prediabetes physician and health coach using a Web-based video conferencing system.
10/29/2014

Video+Conference Russia 2014 Boasts Record Number of Participants
The video conferencing market is showing no signs of slowing. Even more evidence that it is expanding originated from this year's Video+Conference Russia event. The 13th running of the conference was hosted in Moscow this year and expanded on its predecessors with its number of attendees, reports, and demonstrations.
10/29/2014

Teachers Mutual Bank Shoots for the Honor Roll with Video Conferencing
Banking is a field that's seen a great many changes in the last few years. With changes from law and statute kicking in-the Patriot Act actually made quite a few changes in terms of how accounts are established-and changes from technology contributing to the field, banking has to make some modifications accordingly or face the possibility of losing ground in the market. This is a lesson not lost on Teachers Mutual Bank, and so it's offering up a new service to its better than 166,000 customer ba…
10/28/2014

Video Conferencing Etiquette: Do's and Don'ts
The market for corporate video conferencing has exploded due to the increased adoption in the business world. Today, the technology is more reliable and many use it to communicate with colleagues, partners, and friends.
10/28/2014

Virtual Meetings to Storm the Irrigation Department?
Most people do not look forward to meetings - they are exhausting, mind-numbing and de-energizing, but remember it needn't be that way; today there is a way out- video conferencing. According to the Pune Mirror, this is what the state irrigation department in Pune (Mumbai) has in mind and has mandated all its offices across the region to resort to the use of video conferencing on a priority basis.
10/28/2014

Companies Adopting Conferencing Tools, but Few Employees Using Them
A new survey shows that while more businesses are implementing new communications technologies like videoconferencing at a rapid pace, few employees are really taking advantage of them.
10/28/2014

European Conferencing Services Market to Reach $2.58 Billion in 2019
Market research company Frost & Sullivan's recent study on the European Conferencing Services Market revealed that it generated revenues of $1.78 billion in 2013, and estimates this to reach $2.58 billion in 2019.
10/27/2014

Conferencing Week in Review: New Forecasts, Partners and Competition
Conferencing is quickly becoming a ubiquitous technology for a number of industries. This week in the Conferencing Zone the news covered new figures, new partnerships and new competition. Let's dig in to the week that was in conferencing news, it's time for the week in review.
10/25/2014

Firefox's Free In-Browser Video Client Could Pose a Threat to Skype
The popular Internet browser Firefox is stepping up its game with a new browser-based video platform that could give services like Skype and Viber a run for their money.
10/22/2014

Frost & Sullivan Forecasts EU Conferencing Market to Reach $2.58 Billion in 2019
The videoconferencing landscape is undergoing dramatic changes as organizations continue to opt for low-cost alternatives that are providing feature-rich solutions that can be accessed by companies of virtually any size.
10/21/2014

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Improves Stroke Diagnosis with TeleNet:Stroke
The new TeleNet:Stroke service launched by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) looks to reduce the damage caused by strokes by providing treatment as soon as possible.
10/20/2014

Radisys Corporation's MPX-12000 Selected by Zoom Video Communications
Radisys Corporation, a company that provides wireless infrastructure solutions, recently announced that Zoom Video Communications, a cloud meeting company, has selected its MPX-12000 Broadband Media Resource Function (MRF) for HD media processing.
10/20/2014

Suitable Technologies Joins Hands with Orange
Suitable Technologies Inc. recently announced that the company, along with its French partner Awabot, has joined hands with Orange SA, a company that provides telecommunication solutions.
10/20/2014

Conferencing Week in Review: Conference Room Makeover
Conferencing is not what it was ten or even five years ago. New technology is quickly reshaping the conferencing experience and in doing so, is making enterprise collaboration easier and far more effective. Let's see what was in the news this week, it's week in review time!
10/17/2014

Highfive Debuts New Cloud-Based Video Conferencing System
Small to medium sized businesses looking for an affordable video conferencing solution with exceptional features now have an option. Highfive's cloud-based video conferencing suite makes video conferencing easier and more cost-effective.
10/14/2014

Worldwide Market Forecasts for HD Voice Market to Hit $2.29 Billion by 2019
With so many organizations using conferencing technology to communicate with their employees as well as customers and partners using voice, the quality is becoming increasingly more important.
10/14/2014

Fort Collins Detention Center Finalizing Cloud-based Video Visitation System
According to a report released by the Prison Policy Initiative (PPI), a criminal-justice research and advocacy group, in March of this year the United States had around 2.4 million people locked up, with 1.36 million in state prisons. As the prison population continues to increase, the system that is in place is integrating new technologies to manage resources more effectively while at the same time generating opportunities for revenue.
10/14/2014

Highfive Introduces a Low-Cost Video Conferencing Solution
Video conferencing solutions was only used by large organizations who could afford the expensive hardware and maintenance associated with the technology. However, today affordable systems with an impressive list of features costing less than $1,000 are available in the market place. As the price point continues to decrease, more businesses are using video conferencing to save costs on travel, collaborate with partners and engage employees. Highfive has announced a new cloud video conferencing se…
10/14/2014

Electronic Signatures Now Available with Adobe Connect Using EchoSign
Adobe has introduced new options that should go a long way in lowering the use of paper with the integration of EchoSign, the company's electronic signature solution, developed by eSync Training.
10/13/2014

The Conferencing Zone Week in Review: Product Proving Ground
Conferencing, in voice and video alike, offers a terrific proposition to businesses as a means to both save money and bolster opportunity. But reducing business travel and opening up mobile workforce possibilities doesn't happen in isolation; it requires products to bring the power of conferencing into our very hands. This week proved no slouch in new products, and with a weekend at hand, we've got a great time afoot to take a look at the biggest developments in conferencing products with our We…
10/11/2014

Secure On-Premise Web Conferencing now Possible with OmniJoin Private Cloud
With Web and video conferencing solutions making it to the center page, there is a tussle as companies compete with each other to sell their wares. Brother International Corporation joins the bustle with its OmniJoin Private Cloud, a secure, on-premise conferencing solution that can be implemented without making a large upfront investment in expensive new hardware.
10/09/2014

Centerprise Introduces Mix Connect to Improve Lack of Video Conferencing in the UK
Almost half of business leaders in the U.K. do not use video conferencing, according to tech supplier Centerprise International. The IT service provider and distributor conducted a survey of business leaders and found that half of all respondents do not current use the technology. Twenty-nine percent have tried video conferencing before, yet don't currently use it, while 21 percent of haven't attempted it at all. Centerprise believes this is due to a negative experience with previous versions. O…
10/08/2014

TrueConf makes Video Conferencing Easier for Android Users
Mobility has altered the notion of fixed videoconference and telepresence rooms. This, coupled with the current ability to have content on any device, anywhere - has allowed mobile video conferencing to come of age.
10/08/2014

Blue Jeans is Making Videoconferencing More Accessible to All
The number of employees working remotely is on the rise, mobile devices are increasing, and BYOD is becoming more and more widespread in the workplace; hence the expectation for companies to participate in video conferences anywhere, anytime and on any device is slowly becoming the norm. In an effort to level the playing field for people with a range of disabilities, Blue Jeans has added new features to its video conferencing services.
10/06/2014

Conferencing Week in Review: Uses Across the Spectrum
The uses of conferencing technology are ever-expanding as its benefits are many-and industries across the spectrum are realizing just how valuable this burgeoning technology is. Let's take a look at the week that was in conferencing, it's time for the week in review!
10/04/2014

Blue Jeans Network Makes Video Conferencing Accessible to Customers with Disabilities
People with disabilities often have problems using the latest gadgets and technologies. There are very few technologies that have been designed keeping them in mind and hence, they are often at a disadvantage when exploiting modern technology.
10/01/2014

Telecommuting Gives Video Conferencing Wings
Telecommuting and virtual workforces are becoming hallmarks of the modern workplace. And no wonder: it's a movement that allows companies to recruit talent from outside their geographic footprint, reduce office and physical overhead costs, and improve employee satisfaction by offering more flexibility. But all too often telecommuters feel cut off or isolated from the company community, or have trouble implementing true collaboration. Video conferencing is increasingly emerging as a solution to t…
09/29/2014

Telcom & Data Unveils the Revolabs FLX Conference Phone
Telcom & Data is a company that has been providing thousands of telecommunication solutions to organizations around the world. Recently, the firm launched the new Revolabs FLX conference phone.
09/29/2014

Using Video Conferencing for Patient Consultation
The healthcare industry is going through a period of transition as it adopts many of the mandates the Affordable Care Act requires of healthcare providers. Besides introducing millions of new patients into the healthcare system, the Act also demands the industry to start implementing different technologies in order to introduce more efficiency and cost cutting measures. Telemedicine is seen as one of the technologies that can easily be integrated with existing technology already being used by co…
09/29/2014

Conferencing Week in Review: Latin America Bound
With the dispersion of employees, clients and prospective clients around the globe the use of conferencing technology is more important than ever-and the news this week certainly reflects its expanded use. Yes, it's that time again; it's the week in review!
09/27/2014

Latin American Video Conferencing Poised to Grow 21.9% by 2020
New research has revealed the video conferencing market in Latin America is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.9 percent for the next seven years.
09/24/2014

Command Center from Blue Jeans Network to Offer More Visibility for Video Conferencing
Video conferencing technology is being used by more organizations as the platform becomes readily available with price points virtually all businesses can afford.
09/23/2014

Latin America: The Next Big Market for Hosted Conferencing Services?
It appears that Latin America may become the next hot market for hosted conferencing services, despite the fact that the region has traditionally been dominated by on-premises solutions. Better and faster Internet services in the region alongside an increased general knowledge of how advanced collaboration tools assist business practices has led to an increased demand for hosted conferencing services, which have been proven to reduce costs and increase productivity.
09/23/2014

TrueConf Becomes RUSSOFT Member, Set to Advocate for Domestic IT Developers
Government patronization can go a long way to improve the health of any domestic industry. RUSSOFT was born with the goal of tapping government support for Russia's IT industry. An active lobbyist in the Russian government, RUSSOFT demands for better taxation and educational reforms in science and technologies. It also works toward garnering government support for international marketing of indigenous IT products and services.
09/23/2014

Conferencing Week in Review: From Boardrooms to Extreme Team-Building
Blue Jeans and Tely Labs are working together on new video conferencing solutions that will include both cloud-based as well as on premises offerings. "With Blue Jeans for Tely, you can connect your conference rooms with the people who can't be in them, making it possible to collaborate face-to-face with many more colleagues, customers, and partners. Thanks to Blue Jeans and Tely Labs, businesses don't have to be big or spend big to experience the big value of face-to-face collaboration" proclai…
09/20/2014

Blue Jeans Collaborates with Tely Labs for Building Affordable Video Cloud Conferencing Systems
Blue Jeans Network, a provider of interoperable cloud-based video collaboration services, is working with Tely Labs, a provider of affordable of video conferencing systems, in order to design and develop a new video collaboration tool that caters to the requirement of small and medium businesses.
09/16/2014

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With 35 years of experience in the communications industry and a true understanding of the ever-changing advancements in technology, Fontel is positioned to deliver its customers cutting-edge solutions that carry them into the future. With a specialized focus on conferencing, Fontel has partnered with major manufacturers to offer revolutionary voice and data communication products and services. Our discussion today will highlight Fontel and its affiliation with Yamaha and focus on Yamaha's Projectphones, a series of arrayed microphones that feature an acoustically-engineered structural design, as well as its echo canceller, a technology that eliminates audio cut-out and echo for smooth performance.