If 2011 was a good year for videoconferencing (and it was), the forecast for 2012 is even more upbeat, especially as businesses look to continue trimming travel costs and to improve productivity.

Bandwidth management, interoperability, reliability and quality will continue to be key issues for enterprise customers – but IVCi has solutions that address these and other issues, creating a smooth and successful video conferencing experience every time!

More:

http://www.telepresenceoptions.com/2012/01/count_on_a_sizzling_videoconfe/

 

A new paper to be published next year in the Journal of Business Ethics finds that people are more likely to lie via text compared to face-to-face communications, video conferencing or audio chat

Participants in the study were most likely to be honest if the conversation happened via video, which beat out both face-to-face communication and audio chat.

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http://www.conferencingnews.com/news/40995

 

Public Room Experience is a new service that gives customers access to a world-wide network of over 3000 public video conferencing and telepresence rooms.

Public Room Experience accommodates the frequent requests IVCi receives from clients who need to participate in a video meeting while away from their facility and want the same meeting room experience.

With Public Room Experience customers looking to book a public video conferencing room on their own can utilize IVCi’s web site to check real-time availability of a room and book with any major credit card.. The customer is then provided with all the necessary information about the conference room location, including the number of participants that will fit in the room, the type of equipment installed, and catering options available. When this service is incorporated with IVCi’s Managed Video Experience (MVE), IVCi handles the reservation from start to finish, including testing with the site to ensure excellent call quality prior to the meeting taking place.

Public Room Experience frees users from having to answer questions that are usually asked when setting up a video meeting in a public room, such as what are the bandwidth requirements of the meeting, will IP or ISDN be used, etc. IVCi handles all set up and technical questions for the user.

“The Public Room Experience is part of our full-service approach to unified communications (UC) solutions for our customers,” said IVCi’s CEO Bob Swing. “Our goal is to be there every step of the way for our clients, and to make their video conferencing experience as seamless and worry-free as possible. This new service allows us to serve a segment of the market that been so far been underserved, and we are happy to share our expertise with them because we believe the power of video should be available to all.”

Public Room Experience is a service that can be utilized on its own, or as part of IVCi’s Managed Video Experience.

Polycom has announced a new software update to the Polycom(R) RealPresence(TM) Platform that allows customers using Polycom and other standards-based video collaboration solutions to join calls with Cisco TelePresence Systems, and vice-versa.

The latest RealPresence Platform software update, released today, also further extends interoperability across Microsoft and IBM UC environments.

More here:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/polycom-frees-users-from-vendor-lock-in-with-support-for-tip-allowing-non-standards-based-video-systems-to-connect-with-polycom-standards-based-video-systems-2011-11-16?reflink=MW_news_stmp

According to a recent study by Polycom, more teachers are aware of the power of video conferencing technology and an increasing number want to use it to enhance communication.

More than three-quarters of British teachers would like access to video conferencing technology so they can have digital meetings with pupils, their parents and colleagues when face-to-face meetings are not possible. The driving force behind demand for the technology appears to be its ability to increase engagement.

http://www.conferencingnews.com/news/40354