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Conferencing Zone Week in Review: HuddleCam, R-HUB, Google, ClearOne

January 14, 2017

Welcome back to the week in review, where we take a look at all the top stories making headlines in the Conferencing Zone this week.

This week was all about making improvements to video conferencing in one way or another. The week started off with the news that ClearOne has received a new patent. TMC’s Steve Anderson writes, “The new patent, titled “Method and Apparatus for Negotiating Video Camera and Display Capabilities,” will one day allow users to automate data stream mapping from video cameras to remote displays when a videoconference is involved.” The purpose of this patent is to make video conferencing easier to use overall. People often have difficulties due to the multiple data streams together in one layout. However, thanks to ClearOne, any and all problems will hopefully be cleared up. You can find out more HERE.

While ClearOne was working to fix video conferencing issues, R-HUB Communications was adding more features. R-HUB’s new Version 6.1 of TurboMeeting provides a remote support server that lets its users own and control how they communicate without monthly subscription fees or third-party surveillance risks. The platform also allows companies to provide access to real-time collaboration services for any number of employees, anytime and anywhere, whether it is 10, 100,000 or more participants. This could effectively get rid of the rigidity that is often associated with video conferencing. Everything you need to know is HERE.

Next up in the line of improvements, HuddleCam released a new camera for online conferencing. The new camera can be plugged into the USB port of any commercial device and is designed to allow users to conduct more dynamic meetings. The camera also has other advanced features, such as auto-tracking, which should allow users more freedom when it comes to moving around during a conference. You can learn more about the camera, its features, and the cool way HuddleCam announced the new device HERE.

Finally, the week rounded out with the news that Google is acquiring Limes Audio to improve voice quality. There is absolutely nothing worse than poor sound quality on a video conference. The whole point is to communicate, and you can’t do that very well if the audio is patchy or keeps cutting in and out. Google is looking to remedy that problem in its Hangouts and Chromebox for Meetings offerings by acquiring Limes Audio and its TrueVoice solution. Find out what this strategic move means for Google and the future of video conferencing HERE.

That’s all for this week. Come back next week to read all the latest news in the Conferencing  space.