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VoIP Evolution releases SMB Video Conferencing Report

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Want to know more about SMB video conferencing? Robert Poe has just released a 31 or 32 page report “SMB Video Conferencing: Getting Beyond Clouds & Interoperability.”

The report surveys 10 companies “to Watch” and compares 16 cloud solutions in a matrix to clarify strengths and weaknesses.

A complete description of the report [...]

Some things you just can’t DO via telepresence

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Polycom sage Jeff Rodman (@jefferyrodman) and I swapped around tweets last week about things you just can’t DO via telepresence these days. 

My brag was witnessing the last launch of the space shuttle program, STS-135 Atlantis last week. (Yes, like any good gawking media person, I took pictures and video. You can see [...]

SPIRIT DSP unveils “mass market” HD quality web videoconferencing software

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IT EXPO, Los Angeles – SPIRIT DSP (www.spiritdsp.com) has announced VideoMost.com, a spin-off company providing HD quality, “Massively multi=point) web videoconferencing product. 

VideoMost is powered by SPIRIT’s TeamSpirit (squelch the Nirvana flashback, please) video server software, providing scalability of up to 1,000 concurrent video channels on a single standard $4000 PC server, says [...]

Logitech buys videoconference hardware firm LifeSize – is this a good fit?

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Logitech, best known for its PC add-ons such as keyboards, mice, and *ding*ding* video cameras, has gone upscale, purchasing videoconferencing hardware firm LifeSize for $405 million.  Does it make sense? Time will tell.

LifeSize has been targeting its high-end HD video telepresence and videoconferencing solutions squarely into the enterprise space, undercutting the likes of [...]

HD Communications – HD voice as the most cost-effective upgrade

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Videoconferencing and telepresence rigs provide more information for communications options, but HD voice may prove to be the quickest and most cost-effective upgrade for businesses of all sizes.

Don’t get me wrong; TANDBERG and Polycom and all the other visual-solutions have their place in the scheme of things, but they are A) expensive B) [...]

A day of high-touch communication

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I had two separate calls today, each with its own unique high-touch component.

On the first call, I logged into the weekly VoIP User’s conference session using ZipDX and G.722.  Featured speaker was Anthony Stankus, Gigaset Communications product manager for North America — needless to say, he was drinking his own champaigne by using [...]