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Conferencing Week in Review: TrueConf, Ovum and inDemand


December 13, 2014

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.

To kick it off, TrueConf, a provider of enterprise video conferencing systems has 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. TrueConf is popular with businesses that wish to keep legacy infrastructure but still want the benefits of modern conferencing software. With Server now supporting H.323, this provides its software with a popular method of addressing those businesses' needs while not forcing them to alter their entire business structures just to complete multi-party chats. 

Taking a broader perspective on conferencing, as the year is coming to end there have been new predictions made about the future of one aspect of it, unified communications. UC provides organizations with real-time communications across all multiple platforms, including instant messaging, data sharing and desktop sharing. It also 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. Ovum’s recent 2015 Trends-To-Watch report on Unified shows that the market for UC technology is undergoing a serious change. Organizations large and small are looking to new ways of buying and managing business communications technology. Details are HERE.

In other news, InDemand Interpreting, provider of medical interpreters, announced it is making its medical Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) application for iPad, which will be powered by Vidyo, a platform that delivers scalable video conferencing, collaboration solutions and cloud-based services over public networks. With this new solution, InDemand will allow healthcare workers to interact with patients who are deaf and have limited English proficiency throughout the entire care process. The lack of accurate translation in a medical setting has resulted in tragic consequences in the past, bringing about heartache for family members and heavy financial loses to healthcare organizations as result of malpractice lawsuits. The new partnership between InDemand Interpreting and Vidyo makes it possible for healthcare professionals to instantly access HD quality VRI for about 20 popular languages, which includes American Sign Language.

As there’s always conferencing news breaking, be sure to check back often for the latest updates.