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TMCnet Telepresence Week in Review

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July 29, 2011

TMCnet Telepresence Week in Review

By Stefania Viscusi, Assignment Desk Editor

Welcome to this week’s edition of the TMCnet Telepresence (News - Alert) Week in Review – where we highlight all the top headlines and savory tid-bits related to video conferencing that made the news this past week.

Nexus IS announced this week it achieved TelePresence Video Master Authorized Technology Provider (ATP (News - Alert)) status from Cisco.

This status means Nexus IS met the training requirements and program prerequisites needed to sell, deploy and support Cisco TelePresence Video products and solutions at the Master level.

Also this week, Nefsis a provider specializing in online services, said its cloud-based HD video conferencing sessions will now include the ability to share PDF files.

Tom Toperczer, Nefsis’ vice president of Marketing said, “Talking heads alone don’t cut it anymore, the demands of inter-office meetings, training and sales presentations require secure, high-quality video, and advanced collaboration features such as PowerPoint, PDF, and media file sharing.”

If you’re interested in learning more about how video conferencing is being incorporated into today’s workforce, check out this article by TMC (News - Alert) contributor David Sims.

Finally, making a big splash this week in the headlines was the announcement that Ricoh (News - Alert) would make an entrance into the UC market with the launch of their portable conferencing room system.

The new offering is based on Vidyo’s infrastructure and platform and includes the ability for users to share documents, videos and photos.

The Ricoh Unified Communication System P3000 is the first Ricoh product resulting from a recent partnership between the two companies.

 “With Vidyo’s platform, based on their patented H.264 scalable video coding architecture, we were able to use Vidyo’s APIs and dramatically decrease the time to market for this compelling new product. In the end, it is our corporate and enterprise customers who benefit from the speed and ease with which we were able to unveil this extremely high-quality and stress-free unified communications product,” said Hidefumi Nakamura, general manager, UCS Business Department, Ricoh Company.

That’s all for this week. Be sure to check back with TMCnet for all the latest Telepresence news as it happens. Until next week…

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Stefania Viscusi is an assignment editor for TMCnet, covering voice and Voice over IP technologies. She also oversees production of TMCnet's e-Newsletters in the areas of Internet telephony and speech technology. To read more of Stefania's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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