IVCi has just announced a new partnership with Blue Jeans Network to connect consumer desktop video, such as Skype and Google Talk, with business class offerings from Polycom and Cisco.

This service, called the Desktop Experience, is powered by the Blue Jeans Network, and allows IVCi’s team of managed video experience (MVE)  professionals to securely connect consumer desktop video solutions as part of the standard MVE meeting process. 

Main points:

  • The Desktop Experience is truly device agnostic, allowing for support of numerous consumer based systems as well as mobile devices such as iPad and iPhone.
  • Business level video can be joined with multiple business and consumer desktop solutions, allowing even more participants to join business critical video meetings.
  • This service is cost effective and scalable. 
  • Video conferencing rooms stay secure while road warriors and mobile users connect with their preferred application or device.

More here:

http://www.ivci.com/ivci-introduces-the-desktop-experience.html

 

“A big congratulations goes out to IVCi.  IVCi is consistently one of Cisco’s largest video partners in both bookings and pipeline.  IVCi was originally handpicked by Cisco channels for their audio visual expertise.  When originally onboarded, IVCi successfully completed the ATP for TelePresence Certification.  Now IVCi has taken the next step on their journey.  IVCi has become a Master Certified Video TelePresence Partner. ”

 “This achievement puts IVCi onto a very short list of partners who have achieved this certification.”

 - Cisco Partner Account Manager

 

IVCi has just announced that we have earned the TelePresence Video Master Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) partner status from Cisco! This is a huge achievement for IVCi because it represents years of hard work and a significant investment in resources to gain the expertise necessary to meet Cisco’s rigorous requirements for the ATP status.

Cisco now officially recognizes IVCi as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco TelePresence video products and solutions at the Master level. In addition, IVCi brings to the table our unique ability to provide custom telepresence solutions to all of our customers, including GE and Duke University.

Read more here:

http://www.ivci.com/ivci-recognized-as-cisco-telepresence-video-master-authorized-technology-provider-atp-partner.html

The benefits of telepsychiatry have been recognized since the 1960s when Dr. Thomas F. Dwyer, a Massachusetts psychiatrist, predicted video conferencing’s ability to facilitate the treatment of patients. Of course, the technology has come a long way since then and video conferencing is now used in a wide range of health care scenarios including mental health treatment. A recent article in the New York Times discusses how anxious and depressed patients can benefit from therapy without leaving their homes.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/10/technology/bringing-therapists-to-patients-via-the-web.html?_r=1&scp=5&sq=video%20conferencing&st=cse

 

If your business is small or mid-sized and you are looking for the perfect video conferencing solution, Polycom has just come out with a system that could be the perfect fit for your organization! The Polycom RealPresence Ready is an affordable, easy-to-use video collaboration solution that is actually a bundle of high quailty Polycom products specially designed for the needs of smaller businesses.

http://www.itbusinessedge.com/cm/blogs/mah/polycom-unveils-new-videoconferencing-product-for-smbs/?cs=47905