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Conferencing Zone Week in Review: FreeSWITCH, Grandstream, Coast Mountains School District


July 22, 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.

The week started off with the news that FreeSWITCH has unveiled a video conferencing solution that’s designed specifically for law firms and related organizations. As TMC’s Paula Bernier writes, “This conferencing solution allows legal organizations to leverage real-time communications, which can aid in and help expedite the discovery process; to do remote arraignment when it makes sense; and to consult face-to-face with witnesses and with one another.” Her full coverage is HERE.

Staying on the legal train of thought, the Bombay High Court in India is putting pressure on the legal system to not only implement more video conferencing solutions, but to make sure they’re kept up to date and functional. After all, what’s the point of having the technology in place if it can’t be used? The hope here is that more inmates will be able to appear in court via video stream, saving them from having to physically show up. Find out why this is a necessary measure HERE.

Next up, we moved on to discuss how video conferencing can be used in the classroom. The Coast Mountains School District in northwestern British Columbia is considering implementing video conferencing into its schools in order to increase course opportunities for its students. Although the district has some reservations about using the technology, the pros far outweigh the cons. Everything you need to know is HERE.

Finally, the week rounded out with a look at Grandstream’s no-cost IPVideo Talk Web Meetings service. As Keith Batter writes, “The readily available personal plan supports up to three participants that can join a meeting anytime, anywhere. This plan is ideal for small business leaders with limited resources and a small staff. But larger organizations stand to benefit with the roll out of plans coming in October of 2017 which will support 25, 50 or 100 participants.” Find out more HERE.

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



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