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February 23, 2013

TMCnet Conferencing Week in Review


By Amanda Ciccatelli
TMCnet Web Editor

The growing virtual workforce has led to greater adoption of applications like VoIP, unified messaging, video conferencing, and Web conferencing – allowing for easy, real-time collaborative meetings.

Kicking off the week, Net4 India, an India-based provider of data center, cloud hosting and network services, has introduced its new Audio and Web Conferencing service, targeting a vast base of small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) in India.


The company leverages XOP Networks’ Universal Service Node Conference Bridge to deliver the audio and Web conferencing platform to Indian SMBs. This collaboration platform allows them to share information from several locations over the Internet in a secure manner. Business customers will benefit from these services as they can conduct business meetings, seminars, presentations or live demonstrations through the medium.

Desi Valli, COO at Net4 said, “The quality and the cost at which we are offering these solutions is far more competitive than existing offerings in the market, both of which will surely lead to wider adoption and uptake.”

In other conferencing news, TelcoDepot (News - Alert).com is offering discounts on conferencing solutions from some market-leading companies. Customers can now buy select solutions from Polycom (News - Alert), ClearOne, Konftel, and Jabra at reduced prices to ultimately get the best, for less.

TelcoDepot.com provides business phone system services and equipment for a variety of needs, offering VoIP phone system supplies, services, and support, hosted PBX services and more. It also offers brand names such as Aastra, Yealink, and NEC (News - Alert), so customers don’t have to worry about getting some second-rate spinoff product.

“TelcoDepot.com provides businesses with a collection of award-winning conference phone systems and accessories to empower their business and optimize their communications,” said Yaron Ram, principal of TelcoDepot.com. “This holiday season, this collection could be theirs for a fraction of the regular price thanks to our special holiday discounts on business phone systems."

Lastly, Draper Inc., a manufacturer of projection screens, window shades and lifts for projectors and flat screens, has introduced new video conferencing accessories. Draper is now catering to this need of the market and launched several new video conferencing accessories and products.

The typical procedure for video conferencing equipment is that once it is installed in one room, it is anchored there, requiring time and effort to reinstall it in other room. For effective video conferencing users needs to have conferencing accessories that can be used in multi-rooms.

Draper’s new conferencing camera is designed to align itself with the projection screen. The company’s Video Conferencing Camera Lift-Ceiling enables the placement of the camera directly behind the motorized projection screen.



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