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July 26, 2014

Conferencing Week in Review

By Julianne Tangney
TMCnet Contributing Writer

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. 

The week started out strong by discussing the growth of video conferencing over time.  By 2016, video conferencing will be the preferred communication method.  This is good news for the conferencing space given that they experienced some decline in 2012 and 2013.  Many studies and surveys predict this outcome due to the growing advantages of video conferencing. 

Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. delivers its CX-E communications platform to many government entities and educational institutions.  This week Ohio’s Department of Administrative Service’s has granted AVST (News - Alert) a new technology contract.  The government relies on AVST’s services as its unified communications (UC) solution. 

Since companies are leaning more on video conferencing for meetings, it’s not surprising to see Huawei (News - Alert), a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, appear in the conferencing zone twice this week.  They were recently recognized at the SuperOp 2014, organized by the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (News - Alert) in the U.S.  Huawei is taking video conferencing to the next level and setting the bar high.  Huawei MAX Presence just introduced a next-generation command center.   This helps converge information from different sources, allows consultations, and includes many other features that will make this command center a game changer. 

Video conferencing around the world is truly being made possible through Skype (News - Alert) adding a translator.  The “Skype Translator” will quickly become a necessary tool of communication because of the need to speak with people who speak other languages. 

Make sure to stay tuned with the conferencing zone for more stories and to keep up with its growing popularity.  Have a great weekend!  


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