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Zoom
Zoom releases a range of new features requested by educators
Zoom debuts virtual background support for Chromebooks, video messages in Zoom Chat, Breakout Rooms enhancements, and Anywhere Polls.
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Webcam
Hands-on review: OBSBOT Tiny 4K PZT Webcam
We get our hands on a very reasonably priced business webcam with a bunch of unique features driven by artificial inteligence.
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Logitech
Logitech launches new service model for A/NZ users
The Logitech Select service will encompass an all-in-one service plan that ensures video collaboration solutions are available when teams need them the most.
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Remote Working
Logitech focuses on work meetings with AI powered RightSight 2
The Logitech RightSight 2 uses audio and video AI to detect people's placement in the room and the location of their voices.
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Pexip
Pexip chooses Equinix to level up business following global growth
"With new levels of demand, video conferencing platforms like Pexip require a robust and sustainable digital infrastructure to consistently deliver low-latency and highly reliable interconnection."
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Collaboration
Poly updates its Microsoft Teams Room Solutions, enhances global collaboration
The solutions are designed to provide a consistent experience for all participants with pro-grade audio, video and Poly DirectorAI technology, ultimately fuelling equitable collaboration experiences, the company states.
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Video Communication
'Zoom fatigue' is turning Australians into frustrated multitaskers - Uniphore survey
72% of consumers felt either somewhat, very, or extremely engaged with other participants.
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Displays
BTC Wholesale to carry MAXHUB range of interactive displays, video conferencing cameras & LED video walls
The MAXHUB range of audio and video products includes flat panels, LED video walls, and endpoints for unified communications.
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Video conference
Supercharge your conference calls with AVerMedia's PW315 webcam & AS311 speakerphone
There’s nothing worse than jumping on a video call and finding that someone’s camera is such poor quality that you can barely see them, or when their speakerphone captures too much background noise.
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Conference calling
Barco and Jabra collaborate on one-click wireless conferencing solution
Audiovisual powerhouses Barco and Jabra have created a new one-click wireless conferencing solution for organisations.
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Video Communication
Hybrid meetings the way forward with new portfolio in market
"We are providing hybrid - a seamless blend of the physical and the virtual, of in-office and remote."
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Video
Hands-on review: Poly Studio P15 Personal Video Bar
Poly takes video conferencing to a new level with the Poly Studio P15 Personal Video Bar.
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Remote Working
Zoom’s first-quarter financial results nearly 1 billion, up 191% year over year
Zoom’s financial results for the first quarter of 2021 have a total revenue of $956.2 million, up 191% year over year.
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Remote Working
AVer launches new video conferencing camera & accessory range
The range includes a camera designed especially for distance learning, as well as four USB plug-and-play cameras, and a collaboration controller panel.
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Video conference
Dialpad brings its AI conference call technology to New Zealand
Conference call company Dialpad has announced plans to expand its New Zealand presence.
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Remote Working
Jabra announces two new additions to PanaCast camera range
The new lineup includes the PanaCast 50 intelligent video bar and the PanaCast 20 intelligent personal camera.
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Remote Working
Poly A/NZ on working from anywhere: Tips and tricks from industry experts
"The clarity in audio and beautiful video allows people to work better together."
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Remote Working
Resellers must prepare customers as hybrid working sticks around
"Video conferencing will continue to drive meeting communications across a mix of remote working and phased office life."
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Unified Communications
Avaya spruces up Spaces collaboration platform
The company has added AI-based background and noise filtering, integrated voice and video calling, and additional interoperability capabilities.
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Video conference
Strong fourth quarter for Zoom in wake of COVID crisis
"Our ability to rapidly respond and execute drove strong financial results throughout the year."
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Video conference
Pexip obtains native integration with new Logitech products
Pexip will natively integrate with Logitech’s new portfolio of video conferencing solutions to provide a consistent user experience from any location.
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Video conference
Logitech: new all-in-one video bar conferencing solutions
The Rally Bar is purpose-built for mid-sized rooms, the Rally Bar Mini for small rooms, and the RoomMate computing appliance.
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Remote Working
Nureva conferencing system now Teams certified
The system uses a combination of cameras and ’8192 virtual microphones’ which capture sound in all areas of a room.
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Video conference
Zoom lifts 40-minute limit on free accounts for the holidays
"COVID-19 has changed how we live, work, and celebrate in 2020, and like everything else this year, the holiday season doesn’t look the same.'