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Peter Finney of Avaya believes that the age of video communication has arrived. The rapid development of highly affordable infrastructure that enables video conferencing combined with the rise of a more decentralized, distributed workforce means that collaboration is becoming the way we work today.

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by Ray Horak, Technology Editor

During 1930 two-way Television was demonstrated over a circuit connecting the Bell Telephone Laboratories with the headquarters of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company. Persons in booths two miles apart were enabled to see moving images of each other while they conversed.

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Former Ingram Micro Executive to Drive Continued Sales Growth as Jenne Continues to Accelerate Growth and Credibility Within Industry

AVON, OH–(Marketwire – May 9, 2011) – Jenne Inc®, a leading value-added distributor of IP telephony, audio and video conferencing, data networking and IT security products, announced that it has appointed channel veteran Ken Fabozzi to the newly created position of vice president of U.S.

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Interop Judges Declare VidyoMobile “Important Step Towards Enabling Enterprise Mobility”

LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – May 10, 2011) – INTEROP — Vidyo®, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced that it is the recipient of the Best of Interop Award in the Collaboration category, for delivering video communications and collaboration on mobile devices via its recently announced VidyoMobile product. 

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Within 12 months Video Traffic Will Consume One-Third of Network Bandwidth

INTEROP, LAS VEGAS – May 11, 2011 – Despite video conferencing being adopted by the majority of Interop attendees, 38 percent of respondents indicated they lacked metrics and tools to assess video quality, according to the fifth annual study released by Network Instruments®.

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by Jeff Owen

Interop is coming to Las Vegas Sunday, May 8th through Thursday, May 12th and Cisco will have a major exhibit you won’t want to miss.  They are also a premiere sponsor of Interopnet where you can find solutions for the entire network: campus core, access, wireless, security, WAN, and Internet edge.

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for Its Online Care Suite

Vidyo Architecture Enables Natural, Robust HD-Quality Interactions for Telehealth Consultations

HACKENSACK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vidyo, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced a partnership with American Well™, whose Online Care Suite connects providers and patients for live, immediate, and clinically meaningful encounters using the Web or phone.

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New Solutions Eliminate Traditional Barriers to Adoption, Enabling ‘UC Everywhere’ for All Types of Business Users, From Enterprises to SMBs and Teleworkers

PLEASANTON, CA–(Marketwire – Apr 27, 2011) – Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM)

  • Polycom EagleEye Director creates the first unique and intimate personalized conference room experience
  • New addition to award-winning HDX family, the HDX 4500 All-in-One executive desktop telepresence solution enhances productivity with HD quality at up to 50 percent less bandwidth than similar solutions
  • Polycom Telepresence m100 delivers PC-based mobile telepresence

Polycom, Inc.

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Increasing Reseller Access to Advanced, Multi-Vendor IT Certification Training

Jenne University Now Combines Expert-Led, Classroom-Style Training With the Convenience and Flexibility of Pearson VUE Testing System Platform

AVON, OH–(Marketwire – April 18, 2011) – Jenne Inc.

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By Jeff Rodman, Polycom Co-founder and Chief Evangelist

Even while live video is catching on as a popular way for people to have their calls and meetings, we’re starting to see carrier plans that put caps on total data use over the networks. 

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Vidyo Introduces First H.264 SVC-Based Broadcast Platform for Managing Live News, Sports, Entertainment and IP Feeds, VidyoCast at NAB Spotlights Broadcast-Quality Products Based on Next-Generation Vidyo Architecture

LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – April 7, 2011) – NAB 2011 – VidyoCast, the broadcast division of Vidyo, Inc., today announced the expansion of its revolutionary suite of products and services for broadcast production and delivery.

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Vice President Takes Over Top Leadership Role

MINNEAPOLIS – April 6, 2011 – Spanlink Communications, a Cisco partner focused on designing, implementing and supporting contact center and customer collaboration solutions, announced today that the company’s board of directors appointed Eric LeBow, currently vice president of Professional Services, as chief executive officer.

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by Mario Cuello, CEO, Epygi

Looking to install a security system in your business? The correct answer would be yes, because 75 percent of companies who have a security system have reported a reduction of loss, both internally and externally.

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Targets Avaya, Cisco and Several Other Communications Platforms

Camarillo, Calif. – VPI (Voice Print International, http://www.VPI-corp.com), the premier global provider of interaction recording and analytics, contact center reporting and workforce optimization solutions, has announced the availability of VPI EMPOWER version 5.2.

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Annual enterprise video conferencing and telepresence system revenue grew 18% in 2010 to $2.2 billion worldwide

BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – March 24, 2011) – Market research firm Infonetics Research (http://twitter.com/infonetics) released its new Enterprise Telepresence and Video Conferencing report, which provides market size, vendor market share, and analysis for PBX-based video phones and software, as well as dedicated video conference infrastructure and endpoints, including immersive telepresence and software.

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Vidyo Wins 2011 Mobility Award at CTIA for Outstanding Mobile Video Conferencing and Collaboration Solution

LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – March 23, 2011) –   CTIA — Vidyo®, Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced that it is the recipient of the MobileTrax Mobility Award for Enterprise Mobility/ Mobile Video Conferencing for delivering video communications and collaboration on mobile devices using a differentiated architecture that is available today through Service Providers.

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to Its Firebar Conference Bridge

XOP Networks, Inc, a manufacturer of Value Added Service platforms that provide Audio Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Video Conferencing, Enhanced Firebar (emergency conferencing), Voice Mail, Mass Notification (emergency alerting), and other applications, announced today that American Broadband, a local phone company in Blair, Nebraska has successfully added XOP Networks’ Mass Notification Application to its Universal Services Node (USN) based Firebar Conferencing system.

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Since 1993, Metropolis Technologies has been a leader in call accounting software applications. With a major focus on hospitality with its ProfitWatch Hotel Call Accounting, but also writing products for the wider enterprise community with its popular OfficeWatch Call Accounting for Business, Metropolis counts hotels, resorts, casinos, call centers, hospitals, school districts, universities, government agencies, military bases and Hollywood studios among its customers.

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Callers can now reach call center agents with one click – no phone menus, no waiting on hold, Virtual queuing from the cloud is an industry first, Cloud-based approach means easy deployment

TORONTO, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Fonolo, the company that makes it easier and less frustrating to call large companies, announced today that Sirius Canada, the country’s leading audio entertainment company, has signed an agreement to use Fonolo to improve the calling experience for its subscribers.

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Jabra SPEAK 410 Series is a speakerphone ideal for one-to-one and small-group conference calls

Cloud. SIP. Avaya. Cisco. Lync. If you were at Enterprise Connect last week, you were surrounded by the major OEM and solution providers and near ubiquitous buzz about SIP, Cloud and more.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2011

Florham Park, N.J. – Drawing on its extensive expertise in global IP networking and collaboration services, Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) today introduced Global Crossing® Communications as a Service (CaaS), the first phase of its network-centric, cloud-based solution set. 

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Aastra BluStar™ Delivers a True HD Desktop Video Conferencing Solution

Enterprise Connect 2011, Orlando, FL, February 28, 2011 - The Aastra BluStarTM video conferencing solution, announced today at Enterprise Connect in Orlando, marks a new era in enterprise communications.

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Enterprise Connect 2011, Orlando, FL, February 28, 2011 - The Aastra BluStar video conferencing solution was announced today at Enterprise Connect in Orlando

BluStar marks a new era in enterprise communications. The BluStar 8000i desktop media phone combines true HD video conferencing quality with unified communications and business applications into a powerful collaboration and easy-to-use device.

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of Desktop Videoconferencing Solutions

at Enterprise Connect Booth #1031

SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Avistar Communications Corporation (www.avistar.com), a leader in unified visual communications solutions, will showcase the industry’s most comprehensive suite of desktop videoconferencing solutions at Enterprise Connect 2011, in Orlando, Florida from February 28 – March 2, 2011 at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center.

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RADVISION Showcases Interoperability with Microsoft Lync Platform at Enterprise Connect

RADVISION SCOPIA Video Gateway for Microsoft Lync Will be Available in March 2011

Enterprise Connect 2011

booth #311

ORLANDO, Fla. & TEL AVIV–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RADVISION® Ltd.

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In early Janaury, Alteva, a Unified Communications (UC) solution provider rolled out the industry’s first on demand video auto attendant. As the IP communications industry continues to expand, a significant portion of end users are seeking ways to integrate video capabilities into their business.

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