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Conferencing Zone Week in Review: Polaris, BlueJeans, Ricoh

November 12, 2016

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

Polaris, a reseller of videoconferencing hardware and software solutions has announced it will now be reselling offerings from BlueJeans. Specifically, the company will be offering BlueJeans videoconferencing applications so its own clients will gain access to additional conferencing, call recording, screen sharing and text-based chat options.

Polaris is a reseller in Australia and the surrounding region.

Wayne Guest, founder of Polaris, commented on the new partnership, saying, “The quality and effectiveness of BlueJeans’ video communications platform is in-line with our belief that a user’s communication experience is only as good as the software and hardware they use.”

Also this week, Ricoh announced a new interactive whiteboard – the D2200 – which makes video conferencing & whiteboards better for users.

With a specific focus on meeting the needs of the mobile workforce, Ricoh has introduced an offering that makes video conferencing and white boarding portable.

Interactive Whiteboard D2200 comes in a small 21.5 inch package and can be used as a desktop monitor or wall-mounted for presentations and comes with a built-in microphone and video camera so conferencing is never an issue.

Commenting on the importance of this new offering, Ricoh USA vice president of product marketing John Brophy said, “Collaboration is at the core of achieving business and learning goals in the new world of work, from innovation to improved customer service to efficiency. Interactive whiteboards and unified communication systems have long been used to meet these goals, but often within silos. The Ricoh D2200 eliminates these silos and gives users a ‘one stop shop’ for connecting and collaborating via one powerful, portable package – a new, unique experience.”

Speaking of conferencing for today’s worker, TMC’s Susan Campbell wrote a piece this week that talks about the ways to ease into telecommuting today.

The beauty of being able to work from home— or anywhere today— has also presented problems for workers who aren’t armed with the right tools to get the job done remotely.

However, with the right conferencing tools, telecommuting at all time becomes an option.

And video meetings aren’t just good for keeping up with your coworkers and getting tasks done. It’s also a great tool for landing more sales. Read about how interactive videocasting can help your business boost sales and ensure your market share only grows in size HERE.

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