If traditional telepresence is expensive, difficult to implement and tricky to use, robotic telepresence is meant to be the the opposite. And if companies like Revolve Robotics have their way, robotic telepresence is the wave of the future. Marcus Rosenthal, founder and CEO of Revolve Robotics, recently spoke with FierceEnterpriseCommunications about the emerging robotic telepresence market, as well as his company's Kubi product. And part of what makes robotic telepresence interesting is the more interactive nature of the technology.
If you are alive and working in 2015, odds are you have used videoconferencing tools or have at least participated in a videoconference during your career. Why go the traditional, boring conference call route when you can see your partners face to face? We tested out AVer's VC520 videoconferencing hardware – what they call a Plug-N-Play USB Video Conference Camera System – and here's what we found.
Skype video calling and multi-party video calling is getting a wider release as Microsoft continues to move the communications tool toward a more ad-driven model. Now the video calling services are available to Skype for Web and end users using Outlook.com.
Logitech's LifeSize division has added a personal video conference recording service to its cloud hosted video conferencing product. The new service, dubbed LifeSize Cloud Amplify, lets participants record, save and share video conferences without having to download and store them on their own equipment or systems.
Cisco has dominated the networking market for decades. But let's face it; nobody's perfect. As we look ahead to a new era of the big networking vendor, let's reflect on some of the biggest, less-than-stellar moments of the company's history.
Microsoft is adding a host of new features to Skype for Business, including the ability to broadcast meetings to as many as 10,000 people. Office 365 enterprise customers can register now to get a preview of the features.
The demand for videoconferencing is increasing at a rapid rate, mostly because of consumer tools like Skype and Apple FaceTime, but that doesn't mean every aspect of videoconferencing is growing. In the case of LifeSize, its leaders found they had to reinvent the company over the last couple of years, shifting from a hardware focus to a software one.
Polycom unveiled additions to its RealPresence product portfolio at Infocomm 2015 that expand its videoconferencing and collaboration capabilities in the cloud while also connecting users on browsers.
HP is rolling out new low-cost collaboration products based on Intel Unite software. The new products, which include collaboration-centric PCs and a videoconferencing monitor, aim to provide cost-effective ways to collaborate and hold real-time meetings.
Enterprises with Cisco TelePresence units deployed may want to grab the latest security patches. Cisco released several patches to address vulnerabilities in a few of its telepresence products.