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TMCnet Telepresence Week in Review

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October 08, 2011

TMCnet Telepresence Week in Review

By Stefania Viscusi, Assignment Desk Editor

Welcome to the latest edition of TMCnet’s Telepresence (News - Alert) Week in Review where we keep you up-to-date with all the biggest headlines in high definition video conferencing services from the week.

This week, Glowpoint (News - Alert) released two telepresence offerings delivered from their OpenVideo cloud: Notify Remote Monitoring and Express Remote Monitoring and Support.

These solutions offer helpdesk support for IT organizations looking to offload support calls in cases where users may be able to diagnose and resolve incidents to bring their video conferencing system back online.

Also this week, IOCOM Collaboration Services announced successful integration of their Collaboration services with Tandberg/Cisco (News - Alert) Videoconferencing and Telepresence devices.

"The IOCOM solution makes integration a straightforward process. We had been told by the tech department of the traditional systems that they could not interoperate but it came together quite well as we had expected," Gary Refka, IOCOM Vice-President of Operations, said.

In more product related announcements, RADVISION also made headlines this week with the general availability of its SCOPIA Mobile v3 application in the Apple (News - Alert) App Store.

The offering is a standards-based mobile video application that makes HD video conferencing possible and offers data collaboration with review capabilities as well as a number of other capabilities found in today’s telepresence offerings.

On the partnership front, Cisco and Thailand Hospital also announced this week they would collaborate on a telepresence system that would create “develop a borderless hospital for the next-generation in patient care and hospital administration.”

Together, Cisco and Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun Hospital will have a telepresence network that makes use of Cisco’s borderless network architecture, along with the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series of switches, Cisco Nexus 2000 Series of fabric extenders, and the Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series of switches.

Also this week, Australian telepresence provider eVideo announced it signed Blue Jeans as its first partner in the region.

Blue Jeans Network provides multi-party bridging as well as multi-vendor and multi-device video calling.

For a look at what Vu TelePresence, a longtime leader in the telepresence space has been up to – check out these feature articles on TMCnet:  

  • IT Consulting Firm Expands Client Base, Improves Productivity with Vu Telepresence  
  • CEO Minimizes Travel, Engages with Clients and Staff through TelePresence

Be sure to check back for all the latest in Telepresence news as it happens. Enjoy the early fall weather. Until next week…

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.

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