We are excited to announce that our client Vermont Interactive Television was awarded a 21st Century Best Practice Award in Distance Learning for its extensive video network that connects remote residents throughout the state of Vermont. Working with Polycom, a leading manufacturer of unified communications solutions, IVCi helped architect the IP network and implement multipoint calling with bridging technology for this impressive project.

VIT supports the economic health and development of the state of Vermont-the second least-populated state in the U.S.-and its citizens by providing the technical infrastructure and operational expertise necessary to deliver education, training, and information equally to all areas of Vermont via video.

Today, there are 17 VIT locations throughout Vermont, capable of connecting to anywhere in the world. And, unlike other video conferencing networks that belong to one company, one school district, or one government agency, VIT is available to all Vermonters. Using a tiered pricing system, VIT leases conference time in one-hour increments, enabling nearly 300 organizations and 32,000 people annually to collaborate across the state and around the world, without requiring them to purchase or maintain video equipment.

Polycom is right on the money with its UC offerings and recent additions to its telepresence product portfolio:

http://www.conferencingnews.com/news/36804

According to a press release that just hit the Web, Polycom’s new EagleEye Director creates a user experience that we haven’t seen before. This dual-camera tracking system actually makes sure that whoever is speaking is always highlighted (zoomed in and centered), creating a more personal and realistic meeting experience.

Polycom’s Eagle Eye should limit the need for camera and remote control adjustments.

“Unlike simple camera tracking technology of the past, the EagleEye Director gracefully transitions between highlighting individual speakers to capturing the entire room, allowing users to replicate a life-like conversation and drive more productive meetings.”

More here:

http://www.ivci.com/polycom-eagleeye-director.html

Polycom Is On Fire!

April 22nd, 2011 | Posted by Nina Parker in Industry News | Polycom - (0 Comments)
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Polycom continues to energize the market place as the only leading pure-play video conferencing provider. Some wise moves by management are growing opportunities and revenue around unified communications (UC), and the market is reacting!

http://www.thestreet.com/story/11091180/1/polycom-after-hours-trading.html?cm_ven=GOOGLEN

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Join IVCi and Polycom April 13 -15 at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center in Roanoke, Virginia.

Get one-on-one instruction in the latest technologies for the classroom when you visit IVCi’s booth!

Engage with colleagues to discuss best practices in teaching and learning and discover the best applications of rapidly evolving tools and technologies. Immerse yourself in a learning environment that will benefit your teaching for years to come and see your horizons grow.

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