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'Hologram' lecturers to teach students at Imperial College London

November 5, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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'Hologram' lecturers to teach students at Imperial College London

University classes are set to be given a futuristic spin by letting lecturers appear as hologram-like apparitions beamed in from afar.

 
 

Atlassian sells Jitsi, an open-source videoconferencing tool it acquired in 2015, to 8×8

October 29, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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After announcing earlier this year that it planned to shut down HipChat and Stride and sell the IP of both to Slack, today enterprise software company Atlassian made another move related to its retreat from enterprise chat. It is selling Jitsi, a popular open-source chat and videoconferencing tool, to 8X8, a provider of cloud-based business phone and internal communications services. 8X8 says it plans to integrate Jitsi with its current conferencing solutions, specifically a product called 8X8 Meetings, and to keep it open source.

 
 

Not Your Grandfather's Video Conferencing Industry Anymore

October 25, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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Video collaboration is booming in the enterprise -- at long last. Fully appreciating what that means takes understanding where we've come from and what the market looks like presently.

 
 

Spatial Bursts Out Of Stealth With Cash And XR Telepresence

October 25, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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After two years in stealth, Spatial is launching its cross-platform XR collaboration App that enables holographic telepresence through augmented reality, turning any room into a 3D workspace. With Spatial, users connect remotely and express ideas seamlessly using lifelike avatars, unlocking a new level of computing that is not confined by space, no matter what device they are using.

 
 

T1V Upgrades ThinkHub to Support Multiple Displays Using XCanvas Among Other Product Improvements

October 25, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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T1V announces the ThinkHub 4.4 software release, which focuses on expanding its core ThinkHub feature offering, while also introducing a new set of add-on modules that can be used to further tailor and customize standard ThinkHub to meet more specific needs in the visual collaboration space.

 
 

NEC Launches InfinityBoard Collaboration Solution

October 23, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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The What: NEC Display Solutions of America has launched InfinityBoard, a high-end meeting room tool with Mosaic Hub collaboration software, flexibility via multi-platform support, and ease of purchase for enterprise customers.

 
 

Researchers Reveal Vulnerabilities of Telepresence Robot

October 23, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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New research from Zingbox has detailed vulnerabilities in telepresence robots that hackers could use to access sensitive data, including chat conversations, images, and live video streams.

 
 

InFocus Adds Focus, Enlarges its Palette of Products

October 16, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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Today InFocus - which proudly takes credit for introducing one of the first (if not the first) all-in-one interactive flat panels in the Mondopad - announced what you could call a family of Mondopads designed for specific use cases and environments. Or as they put it in their pre-announcement briefing: "take the Mondopad down market."

 
 

LG launched the Ground Breaking 0.44mm Even Bezel Video Wall

October 16, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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LG is a South Korean multinational electronics company that is known for its technological innovation and the latest range of home appliances, consumer electronics, etc throughout the world. It has added a new member to the family with the launch of the World's first Ground Breaking 0.44 mm Even Bezel Video Wall. The company intends to bring the world's finest technology for the B2B customers with the theme-"Edge- See beyond your imagination".It will be beneficial for professional broadcasters.

 
 

Zoom Expands Communications Platform with Zoom Voice, App Marketplace, Zoom Rooms Device Partnerships & U

October 11, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today at Zoomtopia 2018, Zoom Video Communications, Inc will announce new features that together form an end-to-end modern communications platform. While Zoom remains a video-first platform, these new announcements show the company rounding out its product suite to include every business communications use case, including cloud PBX, cross-platform workflows, and enterprise conference rooms.

 
 

Altia Systems, Zoom and Uber Collaborate to Deploy 850+ Zoom Rooms With PanaCast for Intelligent, Real-Time Video Communications

October 9, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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Cupertino, Calif. -- October 10, 2018 -- Altia Systems, creator of PanaCast ® 2, the world's first 180 degree Panoramic-4K plug-and-play camera system, Zoom Video Communications and Uber today announced the successful deployment of more than 850 PanaCast-equipped Zoom Rooms in Uber offices worldwide to streamline its enterprise scale video communications technology. The camera systems are being used to connect more than 18,000 Uber employees in hundreds of offices across the world.

 
 

Introducing HELLO 2 - The World's Most Powerful End-to-End Encrypted Communication Device including a 4K Touch-Screen TV and an Open-Platform for Creators

October 9, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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Los Angeles, CA - After HELLO's very successful Kickstarter campaign in 2016, Solaborate is launching the new and improved, End-to-End Encrypted HELLO 2, 4K Touch-Screen TV, HELLO Creator Edition, HELLO Controller, and free unlimited end-to-end encrypted video, audio and messaging. HELLO 2 will also support the best video conferencing platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, Google Hangouts Meet, Zoom, Cisco WebEx, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, BlueJeans, Fuze, Unify, and more.

 
 

Bye, Google: Alternatives to Google Products (Updated)

October 8, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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Google does a great job of casting itself as your friendly neighborhood Internet pal. Its clever doodles on the search engine home page delight us with puzzles or give credit to seldom-remembered pioneers.

Google is also spying on you by collecting massive amounts of personal information and tracking your every move, swipe, like, and browse across the Internet. Google is the kind of entity we all fear the government of being: Big Brother who is constantly tracking everything you do, say, and buy. And there appears to be no real reason behind it; at least not one that makes sense to the average user. Google is mostly just doing this to its own ultimate purpose: Making as much money for Google as possible by manipulating what advertising you see every single time you go online. Google's algorithms decide what you need to see and what you don't.

 
 

Videxio and Pexip Announce Intention to Merge

October 8, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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Two leading innovators in the enterprise collaboration market, Videxio and Pexip, today announced their intention to merge. Videxio, founded in 2011, is a global provider of cloud videoconferencing and collaboration with solutions that fit companies and organizations of all sizes, from start-ups to enterprises. The company has been profitable since 2014 and has grown Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) by more than 270% over the previous three years while paid user traffic has grown over 875% during the same period. Pexip, founded in 2012, provides a software-based meeting platform that is designed for cloud and used both as a dedicated enterprise application and a service provider platform. Pexip Infinity is a Microsoft-certified interoperability solution for both Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. In 2018, Google Cloud partnered with Pexip to enable interoperability to Google Hangouts Meet. The company has been profitable since 2016 and has almost tripled ARR over the previous three years. Both organizations are privately held.

 
 

Exclusive: Microsoft aims for the holy grail--video conferencing that actually works

September 25, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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Microsoft let me sit in on the rehearsal for its futuristic "meetings of the future" demo in Orlando. Here's what I learned.

 
 

Like a camera, only smarter. Meet Huddly IQ.

September 25, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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"This is a day that we've been looking forward to for a very long time - finally the world gets to see what the team has been working so hard on for so long. We are delighted to be launching Huddly IQ today and proud to take our partnership with Crestron to the next level with IQ as part of the Flex UC series." - Jonas Rinde, Huddly CEO

 
 

Cisco launches Cisco Webex Edge and new videoconferencing hardware

September 20, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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In the nearly 10 years since Cisco snatched up on-demand online meeting platform Webex, the San Jose company has become a veritable juggernaut in the videoconferencing space. More than 300 million customers tap its eponymous Cisco Collaboration suite every day and log more than 6 billion meeting minutes in Webex a month, and 1.5 million meetings rooms around the world have Cisco video devices.

 
 

Holographic video conferencing system uses 5G network to connect users in 3D

September 17, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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South Australian volumetrics business Voxon Photonics demonstrated its three-dimensional, two-way holographic video conferencing system over a 5G network at the Mobile World Congress Americas 2018 event in Los Angeles.

 
 

Temi is a telepresence robot with Harman Kardon speakers and an AI voice assistant

September 17, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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Telepresence robots tend to be underwhelming. They're expensive, for one, and not exceptionally user-friendly. And most aren't intelligent, by any stretch of the imagination.

Temi is the rare exception.

 
 

Lenovo debuts smart video conferencing solution

September 11, 2018 | Telepresence Options

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Hardware manufacturer Lenovo today launched its ThinkSmart Hub 500 for businesses with remote teams.

The all-in-one video conferencing device was developed with Microsoft and Logitech, and has a 360-degree rotatable 11.6-inch display. It runs Microsoft Windows 10 IOT (Internet of things) Enterprise and uses Logitech cameras.

 
 
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