The Conferencing Zone

TMCnet

Conferencing Featured Articles

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

Remote Job Interviews Driving Videoconferencing Boom in HR
A new report from has uncovered that it's now common practice for human resources officials to look to videoconferencing tools to conduct interviews.
09/16/2014

UberConference Eliminates Annoying Experiences from Conferencing
Craig Walker, founder and CEO of UberConference, can off the top of his head name several annoying things found in conference calling.
09/15/2014

Pakistan's Influential Trade and Commerce Body Adopts Video Conferencing to Boost Overseas Business
From healthcare to entertainment and from parenting to commerce, video conferencing is being used as a useful tool to keep people connected to one another. In an effort to take the advantage of this technology, Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI), has recently launched the video conferencing facility at its premises. According to a recent article, LCCI is Pakistan's first chamber of commerce to implement video conferencing solution.
09/15/2014

Award Winning UK Hotel's Conferencing Package Loaded with Extreme Team Building Activities
Conferences need not necessarily be white collar, boring events. With little imagination, event organizers can turn corporate conferences into fun, enjoyable events. With the attendees taking part in and enjoying together an array of fun activities, the conferences truly become the platform for mingling and bonding with the fellow team members. Nobody knows this better than U.K.-based QHotels chain, which has years of experiences in the conference sector.
09/15/2014

Video Conferencing Service Adds Whole-room Support
A provider of video communications services announced this past week that it has extended its service beyond smartphones and desktops to include huddle spaces and conference rooms.
09/15/2014

Conferencing Week in Review: Making the World a Smaller Place
The Conferencing Zone, like every week, had no shortage of news this week. Time to take a look, and see what happened during the week that was: It's time for the week in review!
09/13/2014

Baby Boomers More Interested in Managing Health using Mobile Technology
According to the AARP, in 2011 the first of the baby boom generation (born 1946-1964) reached the retirement age, and for the next 15 years 8,000 of them will be turning 65 every single day. This will dramatically impact the economic situation in the United States because there will be less people working as the numbers continue to increase. For the boomers, it means having to navigate an increasingly ambiguous future as the fate of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid as well as other social …
09/12/2014

Blue Jeans Web Conferencing Service Brings Educational Opportunities to the Classroom
Video conferencing in the classroom is showing, in many ways, how it can benefit children's learning. For teachers, it is a means for providing distance learning and economical ways to expand existing programs, offer new courses, and make learning more interactive and fun for students. In essence, video conferencing in the classroom benefits everyone.
09/11/2014

Hospital Opens Medical Education Video Conference Room
Dalhousie University is one of Canada's oldest public research institutions established as a nonsectarian college in 1818. The university offers 180 degree programs in twelve undergraduate, graduate, and professional faculties across many different disciplines. As the institution continues to educate students in Canada, it is deploying new technologies to reach as many people as possible. A new collaboration between Dalhousie and the Colchester East Hants Health Authority (CEHHA) is going to be …
09/11/2014

VA Set to Use Video Conferencing
Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs is optimistic that recent efforts in reducing the size of the disability claims backlog will successfully reduce wait time for claimants. A new initiative also promises to help veterans with their appeals: the implementation of video conferencing and telepresence. Veterans can now attend appeal hearings via video conferencing sessions; this is great for those being treated at a VA hospital or for financially strapped veterans who cannot afford to travel,…
09/08/2014

What Companies Can Learn From Metropolitan Bank's Use of Video Conferencing
Most importantly, if your company is going to go through the process of installing video conferencing software and setting up the infrastructure for it, you need to actually utilize the software.
09/08/2014

Conferencing Week in Review: Choose Your Solution Wisely
Conferencing tools are widely used for business collaboration; as such the space is constantly growing and evolving - making conferencing solutions necessary for a successful business. This week in conferencing there was no shortage of news, so get comfortable, it's Week in Review time!
09/06/2014

Videoconferencing Hardware Vendors Shifting Gears, Embracing Software
Recent news suggests that the videoconferencing market is seeing both increased interest in software and video management technologies alongside a multi-year slide in revenue. This mix of fortunes is causing some veteran vendors to reconsider their positions in the market to try to keep pace with startups that are making headway with software-based approaches.
09/04/2014

Finding the Right Video Conferencing Solution for Your Organization
In the past, the implementation of video conferencing technology was primarily put in place in order to cut costs as organizations continued to expand operations. With the development of the Internet, mobile and cloud services, the right video conferencing strategy has to include not only cost-cutting measures, but also strategies to grow the business using this platform and the new available technologies. So finding the right video conferencing system requires companies to consider many differe…
09/02/2014

Start with the Most in Video Conferencing
There's little doubt that video conferencing offers some impressive value for a business. From keeping its employees more connected to allowing said employees to connect to offsite colleagues and beyond-not to mention the sheer potential savings posed by a replacement for at least some business travel-there are plenty of reasons to consider bringing this tool into normal operations.
09/02/2014

Survey: Global Videoconferencing Revenue Fell by Nine Percent in Q2
The videoconferencing market is undergoing a revolution of sorts as new technology now makes it possible for businesses and individuals to communicate using video without expensive equipment.
09/02/2014

Conferencing Week in Review
Check back during the week to keep up with all the comings and goings in this always fluid, and never dull space. See you next week!
08/30/2014

Upgrade Announced to Videophone for the Hearing Impaired
The hearing-impaired community will now have access to a more improved communication experience with Purple Communication's newest version of its SmartVP videophone.
08/28/2014

Verizon's Advanced Calling 1.0 to Bring HD Voice, Video Calling
It was only a couple of years ago when AT&T's Randall Stephenson advanced the idea that, one day, mobile providers would no long offer voice service, but only offer data plans. The idea had some merit, allowing network providers to consolidate systems and only offer one kind of traffic, but there were some issues involved in getting such a program out, like the fact that people did occasionally want to make voice calls. But we may be closer to such a development, thanks to Verizon, who will be b…
08/27/2014

ZTE Inks New Partnership Agreement with Blue Jeans Network
Blue Jeans Network has made it possible for people to connect with video conferencing across variety of programs and tools, including Skype and Lync. The company's real time video sharing allows meeting participants to easily play stored video files such as movies, trailers, commercials, product vignettes, or training videos, in real-time, across all desktop, mobile, and conference room platforms in a meeting.
08/26/2014

60 Percent of Companies Prefer Videoconferencing to Face-to-Face Meetings
Globalization has dispersed the workforces of many organizations to countries around the world. With companies establishing branches throughout developed and developing countries, traditional face-to-face meetings are no longer feasible for the vast majority of businesses. A YouGov survey carried out on behalf of RingCentral UK has revealed just as much, with 60 percent of companies surveyed stating that they preferred videoconferencing over face-to-face meetings.
08/25/2014

Why Telecommuting Benefits the Employer and the Employee
Telecommuting has its supporters and detractors, with each strongly arguing the advantages and disadvantages of having flexible work location initiatives. As with every decision a business makes, it is based on how it can benefit the company in order to improve the overall operations of the organization, and a policy that is fantastic for one could be disastrous for another.
08/25/2014

Conferencing Week in Review
Conferencing brings business together by offering collaboration and open communication regardless of geography. There is never a shortage of news in the Conferencing Zone, so let's get to it!
08/23/2014

Web-based Video Archiving Solution Lowers Costs
An archiving workflow solutions company has announced that its newest client, a post-production video services company, will be able to benefit from its Web-based interface, archiving, and data search capabilities.
08/20/2014

Research Company Makes New Analysis of Enterprise Video Market
With the abundance of bandwidth that many countries around the world have, we're all looking for better ways to communicate that we may have not have been able to afford in the past.
08/20/2014

RingCentral Meetings Scores INTERNET TELEPHONY TMC Labs Innovation Award
Honored for exceptional innovation, RingCentral has been awarded a 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY TMC Labs Innovation Award for its RingCentral Meetings product.
08/20/2014

Surge in Mobile Workforce and Proliferation of Smartphones Fueling Growth in Global UC Market
Interestingly, hosted unified communications solutions are likely to overtake their on premise siblings in popularity. The reasons are obvious: the installation and maintenance costs associated with hosted solutions are lot cheaper than the premise-based UC solutions.
08/20/2014

Conferencing Week in Review
While the summer is inching to end, we are just getting started with what can be done in the conferencing space. Let's take a look at the week that was in conferencing!
08/16/2014

Video Conferencing Technology Provides Career Training for Arizona Students in Remote Areas
Video-conferencing technology is rapidly expanding in educational settings for students from elementary school to college. In particular, school districts are implementing video conferencing to expand services to students in remote areas, offering opportunities that were previously logistically challenging as well as cost prohibitive.
08/14/2014

The Digital Oilfield Market to Grow by Forty Percent
Research and Markets unveiled the listing of a new report titled, "Global Oilfield Communications (Upstream and Midstream, Unified, M2M, Video Conferencing, WiMax, VSAT, Onshore and Offshore) Market - Forecast to 2019", which estimates the oilfield communications market will reach $3.18 Billion by 2019.
08/14/2014

Video Conferencing Developer Releases New Whole-room System
Video conferencing products are taking the business world by storm, and one group of engineers that was once part of a prominent video communications development company has launched a new product that will address conferencing across all manner of devices.
08/13/2014

Video Conferencing Developer Allows More Free Conference Participants
As video conferencing becomes more prominent through the business and consumer sectors, organization and individuals are always looking for the most cost-effective ways to communicate in groups. Among its sea of competitors, now one video conferencing software developer has released its restrictions on how many people can connect through its program at a single time.
08/12/2014

Christmas Island Immigrants Receive Video Conference Medical Care
Christmas Island, an Australian territory in the Indian Ocean, has recently come into the news for allegations against immigration detention services that are reportedly providing sub-par medical care. To combat this state of affairs, doctors on the mainland of Australia are using video conferencing to provide patients with care via remote video links.
08/12/2014

ZoomPresence Introduced to Conference Rooms
Zoom, the cloud meeting company, has introduced ZoomPresence, the easiest and most affordable way to transform your conference room into a video and collaboration space.
08/11/2014

HD Video Conferencing Adoption still not Fast Enough
In the video conferencing world, there is a trend of people and companies who might be settling for technology that isn't really doing them justice. The same is true, ten-fold when talking about federal and state government and the offerings they use when talking about video conferencing. The fact of the matter is the government would be better served if they were using top of the line equipment and technology.
08/11/2014

Harsul Prison in India Adds New Conference Room for Under Trials
The Times of India newspaper recently published a report stating that the Aurangabad Central Jail 'Harsul', in India, which is currently accommodating around 1,600 inmates, will soon add a video conferencing room for the under trials.
08/11/2014

Conferencing Week in Review
It is that time again, refill your cup of coffee; sit back, relax, let's enjoy the week that was in conferencing news!
08/09/2014

Blue Jeans Network Ranked as a Leader by Forrester
Blue Jeans Network has announced that the company has been named a "leader" by analyst firm, Forrester Research, in a recent video conferencing report. The report looks at important OEMs in the videoconferencing infrastructure and cloud services.
08/06/2014

yWorld Launches Advanced Video Conferencing Platform
yWorld, a new Vancouver based tech company, recently introduced an advanced state-of-the-art video conferencing platform.
08/05/2014

Lifesize Launches New Video Conferencing Service, Lifesize Cloud
Cloud-based unified communications offer businesses a wealth of tools for collaboration, and Lifesize has met the demand with the launch of their newest video service according to Business Standard, Lifesize Cloud.
08/05/2014

Apple Acquires Video-Conferencing Patent
Video conferencing has risen in the ranks as a means communicating on both personal and professional levels; and with potential new technology from Apple, the process may become quicker and better than ever.
08/04/2014

Vidyo Offers VidyoDesktop VE: A Scalable, Multi-PointHDVideo Solution
Vidyo has announced VidyoDesktop Virtual Edition (VE), a powerful video conferencing desktop client designed specifically for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments.
08/04/2014

Conferencing Week in Review
The Conferencing Zone is never short on news, and this week was no exception. With the week's end in sight, you know what time it is, that's right; it's the Week in Review!
08/02/2014

New Teleconferencing Choice Offers WebRTC Option
Teleconferencing is an economical, efficient and technologically impressive way to have a business meeting, and now there are some new approaches that make this option even more impressive.
08/01/2014

InterCall and Esna, the New Power Couple of Real-Time
This week, Esna Technologies announced a partnership with InterCall. Esna will benefit greatly from InterCall's experience with Cisco's Jabber and WebEx Web conferencing solutions. The combination affords users the ability to seamlessly work within various cloud applications without the need to install additional software.
08/01/2014

Video Conferencing Can Positively Impact Education
Though there is often talk about how video conferencing is becoming a necessity for many businesses, the business of education is sometimes swept under the rug concerning how video can impact the lives of teachers, staff, and, most importantly, students.
07/31/2014

8x8 Solutions Announces New London Office
To meet the growing demand for cloud-based communications throughout the U.K., 8x8 Solutions, the U.K./European arm of 8x8, Inc., has announced its new London office.
07/31/2014

Video Conferencing: Got Chromebox?
'Just Google it' has become part of generally understood vernacular; even Grandma who doesn't know who Miley Cyrus is knows what Google does-finds things. It will always be a customer-facing search engine, but additionally it appears Google is making a large effort to be more business friendly-in particular, by updating its Chromebox for Meetings video conferencing system. It's not that Google applications aren't currently business friendly, but Gmail and Drive were not designed for commercial u…
07/31/2014

Conferencing Week in Review
It has been a popular week for The Conferencing Zone, so let's take a look at what you missed this week in the world of conferencing.
07/26/2014

HUAWEI MAX PRESENCE: A Game Changer for Command Centers?
Star Trek may be fiction, and the starship Enterprise, complete with chrome panels, computer stations, flashing lights and Captain Kirk's chair, may be imaginary, but the concept of a command center is very real and of great import. Be it a traffic management or disaster management- nothing can be handled successfully without coordination that originates and ends with such a center. In keeping with evolving industry needs, HUAWEI MAX Presence has reportedly introduced a next-generation command c…
07/24/2014

Communication Game Changer: Skype Translator
Skype is rolling out a new feature that has the ability to change the way people communicate globally. According to Microsoft's CEO, Satya Nadella, the "Skype Translator" will have the ability to facilitate video conferencing between two individuals speaking completely different languages.
07/24/2014

Huawei Successfully Raises the Bar for Video Conferencing Products
As the practice of holding video conferencing meetings (as opposed to physically traveling) takes on greater importance, the stakes in this nascent technology are getting higher. Companies are beginning to see the benefits of keeping staffers close to home and holding meetings down the hall instead of across the country, and are willing to invest in the technology to make it possible.
07/24/2014

Engage Employees for Better Virtual Meetings
Both employees and managers are witnessing a sea change. Instead of attending and conducting meetings in person, they are attending and conducting through their mobile devices and workstations. How, then, do managers -- or any team leaders for that matter -- keep their constituents engaged when they cannot look them directly in the eyes?
07/23/2014

AVST Wins New Technology Contract from State of Ohio
For more than 30 years, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) has delivered its CX-E communications platform to 1,400 federal, state and local government entities, and more than 1,100 educational institutions. The company's CX-E's productivity-enhancing applications include unified messaging, speech recognition, context-aware personal assistant, mobile client, automated attendant, call processing, voicemail, fax, notification, and other business process integration capabilities.
07/23/2014

Video Conferencing Expected to Be Preferred Communication Method in Two Years
When it comes to video conferencing technology taking over the business world as the preferred method of communication, the prevailing question is not if, but when it will happen. This is good news for an industry that experienced some decline in 2012 and 2013. According to e-Week, Q4 2013 sales for video conferencing equipment declined 17.9 percent from Q4 2012.
07/23/2014

Conferencing Week in Review
Conferencing experienced no shortage of news this week, let's take a lap around the track and see what we missed from the week that was in The Conferencing Zone.
07/18/2014

Fresh Round of Funding Will Help Vidyo to Bring Video Communication to IoT
According to a recent CIOL Bureau report, Vidyo, a venture backed startup in the visual communication technology space, has amassed $20 million funds from existing investors, bringing the total capital to an impressive $139 million.
07/15/2014

Comings & Goings: Jenne Inc. Hires New Senior Director of Cloud Solutions and Product Management
Jenne Inc., a distributor of IP telephony, audio and video conferencing, unified communications, data networking and security and surveillance products, has announced a new addition to their team. Patrick Howard, an experienced sales and vendor management executive, has been hired by Jenne Inc. as their new senior director of cloud solutions and product management.
07/14/2014

Lane End Conference Centre Now Equipped with LCD Data Projection Systems
Lands End Conference Centre has improvised its conference room by adding new state-of-the-art LCD data projection systems.
07/14/2014

Video Conferencing: The Key to Teamwork
Non-verbal communication is often overlooked for the extremely important role it plays in a discussion. Face-to-face interaction is the most direct way to communicate ideas, but in today's society it is more often than not impractical.
07/14/2014

Conferencing Week in Review
The Conferencing Zone did its fair share of reporting this week; the news was fast and furious in the conferencing space. It's time once again, to do a lap around the block and do the Week in Review.
07/12/2014

Cablevision Enters the Managed Video Conferencing Space with the Expansion of Its Lightpath Offering
Lightpath, a division of Cablevision Systems Corporation, recently announced the launch of its hosted video conferencing service under its flagship Lightpath line of managed services.
07/08/2014

Poland and CIS View Videoconference Integration Differently
Videoconferencing enterprises TrueConf and Garets Sp z o.o. recently conducted a survey of workers living within Poland and Commonwealth of Independent States to determine their views on the usage of videoconferencing software and hardware. Overall, they found that Polish workers are accustomed to using videoconferencing inside meeting rooms while their CIS counterparts are accustomed to using it as a personal workspace communication tool.
07/07/2014

Blue Jeans Debuts New Customer Community
Blue Jeans Network, a provider of cloud-based conferencing services, is all set to enhance user experience and bring its customers together to share their ideas and solve problems.
07/07/2014

More Schools Using Video Conferencing To Make Learning Easier
In this age of advanced telecommunication, video conferencing has become a powerful medium of classroom teaching. For the new age, tablet-using students, video-conferencing technology has become the means to connect to real-world use cases.
07/07/2014

Conferencing Week in Review
There was no shortage of news in The Conferencing Zone even though it was a short week. Let's take a look at some of the major happenings this week.
07/05/2014

2014 Nemertes PilotHouse Top Provider Named for Video Conferencing
Avaya, a provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, recently announced that it has been named 2014 Nemertes PilotHouse Top Provider for Video Conferencing for the enterprise.
07/02/2014

Businesses Turn to PBX and Video Phones to Lower Costs
Video conferencing is becoming an integral part of many businesses' daily operations. Staff members need to keep in touch with one another, working groups need to converse with managers, and chief officers need to remain connected with employees and managers at all business levels. Virtual meetings, made possible with video conferencing technology, allow such groups and individuals to complete work smoothly and efficiently.
07/01/2014

Riverside County to Add New Jail in 2017: Use Video Conferencing Instead of In-Person Visits
In an effort to ease inmate overcrowding, Riverside County, Calif. plans to build a new jail in Indio that is scheduled to open in 2017. Known as the East County Detention Center (ECDC), the new facility will house over 1,200 inmates and use video conferencing in place of in-person visits.
07/01/2014

Study Finds Videoconferencing in Healthcare Lowers Stress for Pediatric Patients
Video conferencing has become the tool of choice in many business practices to bridge the distance gap when travel is not an option, impractical or not desired; it allows users to carry out live, real-time meetings or engage in any other type of online activity where face-to-face interaction is essential. Today, videoconferencing is driving business growth, and is an important element for those that want to save on costs and enhance productivity; it brings a valuable solution in the business wor…
07/01/2014

Yamaha Takes Your Conferencing to the Next Level with the YVC-1000
In a market where companies want to eliminate unnecessary travel yet still promote the value of collaboration, conferencing plays an important role.
07/01/2014

Video Conferencing Can Enhance Medical Practices
Even for the most seasoned professionals, conducting the operations of a medical practice can be taxing. As a recent blog post at Telepresence Options points out, there are a host of regulations practitioners must follow, and the pressure does not end there. Doctors must worry, on top of everything else, about keeping the lights on and, if they are lucky, turning a profit. After doctors cope with the stress of managing a practice, how do they remember that the top concern for any medical practic…
07/01/2014

Zoom's Cloud-based Meeting Services Available for Australian Academics and Researchers
The use of cloud-based video conferencing has become widespread on campuses all across the globe. The technology enables live interaction among a number of participants, facilitating online workshops and webinars and even remote tutorial sessions where real time communications are required.
06/30/2014

Verizon Announces Virtual Visits
For many patients, making plans to get to the doctor's office can be more than a hassle. Juggling a family, work, and other concerns can make it nearly impossible to complete doctor's visits in a timely or convenient manner. To combat this issue, Verizon is stepping in, and on Wednesday it announced a new video conferencing app made expressly for doctors and patients.
06/30/2014

Telepsychiatry Improves Emergency Room Patient Care
According to a recent article posted at Government Technology, it is state-mandated policy that hospitals complete face-to-face evaluations with persons deemed "a danger to themselves or others." Psychiatrists tend to make these evaluations; they have the power to determine whether or not a hospital can discharge such individuals.
06/30/2014

Conferencing Week in Review
It has been another exciting week in The Conferencing Zone, so let's dive in and see what happened this week in the world of conferencing.
06/28/2014

Global Tel Link to Acquire Renovo Software
Global Tel Link (GTL), a provider of integrated correctional technology solutions, recently announced that it is all set to acquire Renovo Software, a provider of video visitation and visitation management solutions. As a result of the acquisition, Renovo solutions will now be part of GTL's portfolio for corrections' applications, tele-medicine, courtroom and distance learning.
06/26/2014

NASA: Virtual Conferencing Can Cut Costs
In October 2012, NASA conducted its first Virtual Executive Summit, saving $750,000 in travel expenses and $250,000 in logistics and venue costs.
06/25/2014

Technological Collaboration May Improve Team Success
Unify, a well-known communications and software services provider, this month released the second volume of its New Way to Work Index. The Index, its accompanying news release explains, shows the results of a survey of 137 business executives and describes a picture of how teams across the world utilize technology to their benefit.
06/24/2014

ArkadinAnywhere: Collaborate Anywhere, Anytime
Arkadin, an NTT Communications company, and one of the largest and fastest growing Unified Communications and Collaboration Service provider, is Introducing the new ArkadinAnywhere, an intuitive and ergonomically designed web conferencing tool.
06/23/2014

ACT of Communication Helps Witnesses Use Video Conferencing Techniques
It is a known fact that the digital age has enhanced everything including education, entertainment, medicine, and so on. Now video conferencing is finding its way into the court room also, as its efficacy in witness preparation has been tested and proven to be effective. However adoption of digital technology has been slow in the legal sector.
06/23/2014

AMX Unveils New Sereno Video Conferencing Camera as Part of AMX Enzo Platform
Many organizations are striving to reduce their carbon footprint and are hence reducing travel options and heading towards audio or video conferencing techniques. In cases where collaboration requires, checking of designs, viewing samples and models, making presentations and so on, video conferencing is the norm. The cost prohibitive nature of such technologies takes it beyond the reach of small companies.
06/23/2014

Polycom RealPresence One Now Available in India
Polycom recently announced in a press release that its RealPresence One solution, which is used in industries like manufacturing, healthcare, education, government, financial services and various other verticals, is now available across all the cities in India.
06/23/2014

Sennheiser Launches a New Streaming Solution for the Hearing Impaired
Going to a theater and watching a movie is an experience most of us take for granted. If on the other hand you are visually or hearing impaired, the process becomes more complicated and it requires theaters equipped with assistive listening, closed captioning and descriptive video. While the technology in this market has not evolved that much, Sennheiser, a 70 year old German audio technology company, has introduced a new low latency streaming solution designed to deliver content to cellular dev…
06/23/2014

In-Room Connectivity Easier than Before with Meru AP122
Gone are the days when showers and good beds were the first priority of travelers- these spots have been usurped by wireless access. Next to good food, which very obviously ranks first, having an Internet connection and wireless coverage, comes a close second. Hotels and resorts world over realize this and a number of them are planning to deploy Meru Networks' AP122 802.11ac wall plate access point to ensure high performance.
06/23/2014

Conferencing Week in Review
This week in The Conferencing Zone we saw a multitude of ways conferencing is utilized and new solutions improving the quality of the conferencing experience. Let's take some time and see what we missed, it's time for the Week in Review!
06/21/2014

Sennheiser to Add New Accessories to its TeamConnect Conferencing System
Sennheiser, a company specializing in audio systems, will be launching new accessories for its TeamConnect conferencing system, which helps conduct audio conferences easily. The company is now previewing accessories like SL Mic Hub 1 and the MEB114-S TC, which are expected to simplify deployment and provide optimum audio quality.
06/19/2014

VidyoRoom Revolutionizes the Way People Communicate in All Industries
Video Conferencing has come a long way since it was first released on the market. In the beginning, the conferencing was done through a set of telecommunication technologies that allowed for a one on one conversation between two people that could be located anywhere in the world. It was a huge step in the business industry as both domestic and international companies were able to have face-to-face meetings.
06/19/2014

InterCall Study Highlights Global Conferencing Practices
Technology and globalization has made the world we live in much smaller. This has introduced many new opportunities and challenges as new markets become available; and the competition now involves everyone around the world with a digital presence. A technology that has made this world much smaller is video conferencing. It is no longer necessary to travel across cities, states or countries to have a face-to-face meeting and collaborate with business associates. The new study by InterCall, a glob…
06/18/2014

Yamaha Soon to Release YVC-1000 Microphone and Speaker System
Yamaha has announced that it is rolling out new YVC-1000, a unified communication microphone and speaker system in mid-July, which is very useful in remote conferencing situations.
06/17/2014

ClearOne Unveils COLLABORATE Room Pro
ClearOne's COLLABORATE Room Pro with the Beamforming Microphone Array is anticipated to push the technology envelope with its extensible features that can increase workforce productivity.
06/17/2014

NTT Plans Global Rollout for Arcstar Conferencing Services
With the ever-changing advancement in video conferencing technologies, running global operations has become as easy as pie.
06/16/2014

Videxio Offering, New Way to Manage Video Conferencing
Videxio, a video service provider that makes it easy for organizations of any size to use professional video communications has taken another step forward to fuel end-user adoption and further improve user experience. By releasing MyVidexio, it has ushered in a completely new way for users to manage their video conferencing experience.
06/16/2014

How Video Conferencing is Driving Business Growth
Video conferencing has come a long way in the enterprise; this technology has begun to dominate business communications as it is the most appealing choice for enterprises to hold productive online meetings and make contact with others instantly when communication is essential; in particular, video conferencing is important when face-to-face collaboration between colleagues is necessary in a distributed workforce. Video along with rich-media applications, voice and data sharing between participan…
06/16/2014

Nonprofits Embrace Video Conferencing to Support Outreach Efforts
Video conferencing is evolving rapidly with enterprise users leveraging the technology across devices, and environments - in the office and conference rooms, on PCs, and/or remotely on mobile devices - as a solution for collaboration and productivity.
06/16/2014

Conferencing Week in Review
Conferencing technology is experiencing exciting levels of innovation and possibility, and this week was no exception. It's time for the Week in Review!
06/14/2014

Lane End Tells How to Get the Numbers Rolling
Live conferencing and broadcasting is gradually becoming a more accepted way to communicate and share information, and is starting to pave the way for newer learning environments. Naturally, organizations want everyone to make the best out of this tool, and always want a 'full house,' so to speak. Lane End Conference Center, a reputed U.K. training and experiential learning venue, offers tips to help companies get just that.
06/12/2014

Stay-at-Home Healthcare Could Significantly Help Those with Depression
For those with moderate to severe depression, just getting out of bed in the morning can be one of the hardest parts of the day. This makes it difficult to leave the house to go to work or even get groceries, which makes the process of going to a doctor's office to seek psychiatric help an incredibly daunting task. Fortunately, telemedicine could be part of the solution, as it would allow these patients to connect with doctors through a video conference instead of having to appear in person. In …
06/11/2014

Featured Ebook

The Conference Room in 2012
and Beyond

The Conference Room in 2012 and Beyond

An in-depth look at how cutting-edge conferencing solutions are overhauling the collaboration experience.

Featured Podcast

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.