The world has taken a number of baby steps on the road to effective video conferencing. A new offering from US company Vidyo has opened the possibility of real telepresence for everyone.
on 05/21/2010 – Made popular on 05/21/2010
When Polycom, one of the best-known names in video conferencing and telepresence, warned of weak quarterly earnings yesterday, it raised a red flag for The VAR Guy. Has Polycom (NASDAQ: PLCM) hit a temporary bump, or is there a bigger industry issue here involving soft demand for video conferencing and telepresence solutions?
There’s no shortage of unified communications (UC) and telepresence offerings in the market for SMBs, the latest of which is an integrated solution from Vidyo and Mitel, combining Vidyo’s HD, multipoint video communications solution with Mitel’s unified communications and collaboration (UCC) platform.
Through a single cloud-ready software stream, Mitel’s Freedom architecture provides flexibility a
Cisco Systems‘ (NASDAQ: CSCO) Q4 2012 earnings, announced yesterday, confirmed booming data center sales but revealed serious weakness in the TelePresence (high definition video conferencing) market. The VAR Guy is starting to wonder if big, expensive TelePresence conference rooms are a passing fad, crushed by free, personal video conferencing software like Skype.
Another day, another iOS-based telepresence rig. The Helios is a tiny little two-wheeled car that drives around with your iPhone or Touch in the passenger seat, allowing you to move around a scene and interact with remote subjects through the magic of telepresence.
They are raising money through Kickstarter.
Telepresence is a hard nut to crack.
Cross-platform video conferencing company Blue Jeans Network announced today that it will integrate with Salesforce.com.
Blue Jeans makes a cloud hosting video conference service that makes it possible for people using different video conferencing and telepresence systems to talk to each other.