It seems that many industries are looking to use telepresence robots, those disembodied heads on wheels roaming the corridors of the modern office, these days.
Logitech's LifeSize division has added a personal video conference recording service to its cloud hosted video conferencing product. The new service, dubbed LifeSize Cloud Amplify, lets participants record, save and share video conferences without having to download and store them on their own equipment or systems.
Just as others are getting back to basics with their conferencing solutions, Altia Systems is looking to beef up the video capabilities of Microsoft Lync users. Or are those Skype for Business users? I lost track.
Expect video traffic on the network to continue increasing. As the technology has matured, so too has the interest in using it for webconferencing, whether using a cloud-based service or an on-premise unified communications system.
Polycom introduced a handful of new products, including one that tracks how many people were in a meeting and how long they stayed.
An inspiring deployment in a New Jersey hospital connects domestic violence victims with judges. The example shows how people and processes can both help and hinder the value of a video conferencing setup.
As the U.S. population continues to age, the demand for remote patient monitoring, video telemedicine and mobile health will intensify, predicts Frost & Sullivan.
The ability to connect to conferencing solutions via mobile devices and improvement in user interfaces are helping to fuel growth in the European conferencing services market, judges Frost & Sullivan.
Highfive, a startup that focuses on video conferencing, has put on sale a portable video conferencing tool that relies on cloud-based software.
IP telephony services with mobile integration and single number reach options are among the top collaboration technology deployments planned by enterprises over the next 12 months.