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Conferencing Zone Week in Review: HP, AnyMeeting, FaceMe, Hello

September 10, 2016

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

HP announced this month the launch of its new Elite Slice personal computer. Now it has also announced the Elite Slice will come with Meeting Rooms so businesses can have conferencing. Included will be modules to handle Skype for Business calls, speakerphone, microphone access and the ability to manage modules during a call.

Also this week, a company taking a different kind of approach to video communications announced it has already passed goal for its Kickstarter campaign. The device its offering will be sold for $199 and easy to use with only an HDMI and power cable plugged into a users computer.

Once this happens, a user’s TV turns into a communications device that can be voice controlled and has wireless screen sharing capabilities.

In partnership news, Cogent announced it has joined forces with FaceMe to offer Videoconferencing for businesses across the country.

Ray Noonan, Cogent CEO commented, “This partnership is another step in Cogent’s vision to provide our customers with exceptional unified communications and networking solutions. We’re very excited to be adding FaceMe to our growing managed services portfolio. Integrating video into contact centers is set to be the next wave in the growth of that discipline.”

AnyMeeting also announced a new update this week to its web conferencing software. The new version, version 4.0, offers WebRTC support, an updated interface and new mobile apps.  The goal was to offer users a more natural interaction when using video and audio conferencing and the company leveraged its many years of expertise to make the updates possible.

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