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May 2014

SMART introduces new line of interactive flat panels. SMART Technologies announced just recently the SMART Board 6065 Interactive Flat Panel (IFP) for education. This is the first in a new line of SMART Board IFP’s, offering improved image quality and new ease of use features. The units measure 65 inches (165 cm) diagonally, include ultra-HD 4K resolution, and the company says they provide crisp, bright images for all learners in a classroom regardless of angle of the display or distance from it.

Polycom: Shrinking its Way to Profitability. Polycom reported total revenues in Q1 of $329 million, down 3% from Q1 a year ago, with GAAP net loss of $4M compared to $2M in Q1 of 2013. Group videoconferencing systems represented 36% of total group revenues, up from 26% last quarter. Polycom’s latest generation of group videoconferencing systems have slightly lower prices than the previous generation, but higher gross margins, which is good news for Polycom’s profitability. Cisco has discontinued its audio relationship with Polycom. So Polycom no longer sells conference phones to
 Cisco. Polycom reported an 8% decline in these conference call systems, but commented that the year-over-year decline would have been just 5% if not counting the Cisco business. These quarterly comparisons with and without Cisco will undoubtedly continue for the rest of 2014.

Huawei recently launched IMAX® Presence, the new generation panoramic HD video conferencing system.

The Microsoft acquisition of Nokia’s devices and business services is now official.

 

24 May 2014
Conferencing News - 2014.05.13

News about SMART TECHNOLOGIES, POLYCOM, HUAWEI, MICROSOFT

May 2014 SMART introduces new line of interactive flat panels. SMART Technologies announced just recently the SMART Board 6065 Interactive Flat Panel (IFP) for education. This […]
18 May 2014
Professional Videoconference: what are the differences with Skype?

Professional Videoconference: what are the differences with Skype?

 May 2014 – On this page we answer some of the most common questions about professional videoconferencing, in particular the ones regarding our cloud-based JOINVIDEO service. WHAT IS […]
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JOINVIDEO Extension for Microsoft Lync 2013

JOINVIDEO Extension for Microsoft Lync 2013 version 3.0.0

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Benefit from Webcasting and Streaming

10 Ways to Benefit from Webcasting and Streaming

Lots of companies have already started using webcasting and streaming tools to spread their influence and get the most out of their events, meetings, messages and various marketing […]
2 March 2014
VIDEOCONFERENCE helps to protect the atmosphere

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28 February 2013

VIDEOCONFERENCE ranks third on executives’ list of preferred means of communication

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