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June 23, 2012

TMCnet Conferencing Week in Review

By Ashok Bindra
TMCnet Contributor

As the virtual world expands, more solutions for unified communications and video and audio collaborations are emerging from the conferencing sector. Besides improved plans and enhanced services, this past week new video and Web conferencing appliances were introduced to streamline the operations of community assistance network. In addition, a vendor improved website to promote video conferencing solutions and another celebrated 30 years in business.

TMCnet reported that RHUB (News - Alert) Communications’ TurboMeeting video and Web conferencing appliances are going to streamline the operations of Community Assistance Network (CAN), a Baltimore-based not-for-profit group that provides shelter, food, daycare and job training for the needy. Lately, the network has been affected by budget cuts and is hoping that RHUB’s TurboMeeting video and Web conferencing appliances will enable CAN to save precious dollars on meeting trips and provide remote support to employees, volunteers and community partners.

While Danbury, Conn.-based Connex International, a certified woman-owned meeting solutions provider, celebrated its 30th year in business. Connex generates a wide variety of Web and audio conferencing tools, both for custom and personal applications. The report present statistics from the Center for Women's Business Research, which shows that most of the women owned companies produce more than $2.8 trillion annually and employ more than 23 million people.

Similarly, in another report, Global Conferencing Solutions unwrapped a portfolio of improved teleconferencing products. Global Conferencing Solutions introduced an assortment of phone- and web-based communications solutions for corporate applications, ranging from unplanned conference calls to planned company-wide meetings and web-based meetings and webinars. “Businesses can organize conference calls at the spur of the moment with the GCS (News - Alert) solutions,” wrote Dawson.  

Meanwhile, GCS has also redesigned its website and is promoting its audio and Web conferencing solutions with limited-time specials online, reported contributor Anuradha Shukla.

TMCnet also reported on IOCOM’s new Cash for Clunkers program. Through this initiative, IOCOM is enabling companies to trade in old video conferencing infrastructure and devices for new servers and licenses to IOCOM's software-based solution that can be run across the entire organization, wrote Shukla. 

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