Conferencing Week in Review: Highfive, Revolabs, Array Telepresence, More
The conferencing space continued to expand this past week, and we have all the highlights!
To start, it was announced that Highfive has raised $32 million in series B funding for its video conferencing initiative, a hardware plus as-a-service play that aims to take on hardware-heavy incumbents. With the new funding, Highfive aims to double its team of 50 employees this year to support engineering, sales and marketing. Highfive’s solution consists of an $800 device, which contains a video camera, HD microphone and Wi-Fi. It connects to a regular 1080p television and runs on IP, so the company’s cloud software can then route communications between the device and any number of camera-enabled desktops, laptops, tablets, mobile handsets and other gear. More details are HERE.
Elsewhere, it was announced that Revolabs is now shipping its FLX UC 1000 VoIP Conference Phone. What makes this device stand out is that it has Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and USB audio support. The new FLX UC 1000 features first-class sound components and multiple communications channel integration, which brings users a simple and powerful solution for desktop and small room conferencing applications. Click HERE to read all about it.
In other conferencing news, a new tool from Array Telepresence recently got its debut, and it's looking to kick things up a notch in the field. Array Telepresence debuted the Array Equal-i DX Dual Camera Module, as well as the Array Equal-i 2S Image Processor, tools designed to work together and make videoconferencing better as a result. Both tools, as the names imply, use the Equal-i system as a basis, a set of image improvement algorithms, camera and image processor systems that improve the quality of video transmitted and make it more accessible. Details are HERE.
As always, there’s much more going on in the field, so be sure to check in with us daily for the latest updates.