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Conferencing Zone Week in Review: Polycom, Revolabs, Vidku

August 20, 2016

Welcome to another weekly look at all the top stories making headlines in the conferencing market this week.

One company we all know well, Polycom, made headlines when it gained industry recognition from two separate, influential analysts firms – IDC and Gartner.

Both named the collaboration solutions provider as a leader in the videoconferencing market both for its ability to be easily integrated and improve productivity.

The company made Gartner’s July 2016 Group Video Systems Magic Quadrant and IDC’s MarketScape report on Worldwide Enterprise Videoconferencing Equipment.

“We believe the recognition of two of the industry's most influential analyst firms provides validation of our vision, strategy and solutions in the video collaboration market,” said Jim Kruger, Chief Marketing Officer at Polycom.

Also this week, Compunetix announced its latest app, the Olympus HD voice collaboration tool.

Currently available on iTunes at no charge, the app makes it possible for users to access an encrypted conferencing tool that uses an Internet connection for users to connect with audio.  Android users will have a chance to get the app this fall.

Another updated offering out this week came from Vidku, which provides a way for teachers and students to have better engagement using video communications.

The offering, Flipgrid version 4.0 offers new customization capabilities, expanded access from any browser, mobile and even sidebar conversations.

Finally, a feature from TMC’s Laura Stotler this week looks more closely at how open standard networking is an important feature for conferencing solutions today.

The technology world is increasingly moving toward open standards and interoperability, as mobility, applications and services take center stage while legacy hardware and software are slowly phased out. This is certainly the case in the audio and videoconferencing market, where Audio-Video Bridging (AVB) is becoming a popular choice for transmitting audio and video over networks.

Stotler also highlights what Revolabs had to say about the topic in a recent blog post. Check out the article HERE.

That’s all for this week – be sure to check back for all the latest Conferencing news as it happens. Until next week…