IVCi created a custom design for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business using Cisco’s TelePresence technology. The results are remarkable.

Read the full story here:

http://www.ivci.com/video-conferencing-case-study-duke.html

In another exciting turn of events for our industry, Polycom has announced that it is acquiring HP’s visual collaboration business including Halo, and will become an exclusive partner to HP for telepresence and certain video UC solutions.

Also included in press release:

  • Polycom will integrate video applications in HP’s WebOS platform
  • Establishes open video exchange cloud with leading service providers
  • Expands strategic relationships with Microsoft
  • Announces 2-for-1 stock split

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Polycom-Groundbreaking-iw-3458141717.html?x=0&.v=1%20ut:blank

Polycom is certainly on a roll! Motley Fool has listed Polycom as one of the top five performers in the communications equipment sector, with a 47.2% YTD return. According to the web site, companies that do well may indicate either savvy moves from the business itself, or a larger trend out there in the market place. Either way let’s keep this type of good news coming!

http://www.fool.com/investing/high-growth/2011/05/31/the-top-5-communications-equipment-stocks-of-2011.aspx

Dr. Steven Hacker has begun to use a new robotic telemedicine system for his patients. Using this robotic technology, dermatology patients in Palm Beach County can communicate with him during emergencies even if he is present in a remote location.

http://www.azorobotics.com/news.aspx?newsID=1550

Telepresence Options has broken down the telepresence marketplace by matching various solutions with the appropriate target audience. Great overview for those considering investing in new or additional systems. IVCi client Duke University’s virtual lecture hall is featured in the section ‘Large Group Systems and Telepresence Classrooms.”

http://www.conferencingnews.com/news/37303