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Conferencing Zone Week in Review: Microsoft, COMSATS & More

February 04, 2017

Welcome back to the Conferencing Zone Week in Review, where we take a look at all the top stories making headlines this week. Everything from new product updates to industry predictions filled the headlines. Grab your cup of coffee and read the highlights right here.

This week, COMSATS Internet Services announced this launch of a new on-site HD video conferencing service that will make it easier for Pakistani businesses to communicate with their staff and clients and reduce business travel expenses.

The new Viacon facility will allow video conferencing sessions that are powerful and use top of the line hardware to be accessible to business users in the region.

In addition, the company is also offering trained on-site staff for help with scheduling and other troubleshooting.

This news comes as a sign of hope amidst reports that courts in India are lacking video conferencing services.

Of the 2,200 state courts in the Indian nation that deal with civil and criminal courts. These courts have been able to utilize video conferencing sessions to assist with remote lawyers and even allow inmates to testify.

Reports say there are still 187 courts without the technology and who would p=benefit greatly from its availability.  And since the conferencing market is only expected to keep growing, this would be a great move for the country to make.

Transparency Market Research released a report showing the trajectory of the conferencing market through 2023 which shows healthy growth ahead.

According to the findings, the market is expected to see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.5 percent through 2023. By 2023, the market is expected to hit $7.85 billion with North America accounting for better than a third of that number.

With this much promise ahead, its excepted that big players like Microsoft will be advancing their offerings to serve the market as well.

The company is reportedly working on a new device that’s expected to take the conferencing market up to the next level.  

The device, which will be powered by Cortana and focused on home automation will supposedly include a portable projection unit, a rotating capture module and the ability to display the image of the person at the other end of the conference by showing the image against a screen or a flat white wall. We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for more details on this in the near future we hope.

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