Product Launch: Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS) with Live-Streaming Capabilities

User generated Content to build engaging live stream experiences -- Video, Podcast and Audio Books are Perfect Ways to Interact with Audience Groups and Generate Revenue with Scalable Effectiveness “Hey, create your own Amazon Prime Videos Series!” How would you feel if someone from Amazon Web Services informs you can actually do this now? OK, joking right? Oh, really, it’s awesome. I like watching videos, but can’t create one. I want to do it… let’s do it. That’s OK… The truth is, AWS has actually…

DocuSign Continues Agreement Cloud Expansion With Liveoak Technologies Acquisition

Deal to accelerate delivery of solutions for remote online notary and other “assisted agreements” Amid increasing demand for solutions that enable the remote completion of agreements that traditionally required in-person contact, DocuSign announced its acquisition of Austin-based startup, Liveoak Technologies, for $38 million in an all-stock transaction. The news builds on the companies’ existing partnership, where DocuSign eSignature is integrated with Liveoak’s secure agreement-collaboration platform. Liveoak uses…

Lifesize Enhances Connectivity with Microsoft Teams and Other Video Collaboration Platforms

New capabilities will further streamline video conference experiences between Lifesize meeting room systems and third-party video conferencing services Lifesize, a global innovator of immersive enterprise communication solutions, announced expanded connectivity with Microsoft Teams video meetings and other third-party video conferencing services for its 4K family of Lifesize Icon meeting room systems. The enhanced support will allow customers to more easily and flexibly switch between a variety of cloud video conferencing…

Orange Business Services Delivers Collaboration and Contact Center Services

Supports ZIM’s focus on providing its customers with a differentiated customer experience ZIM Integrated Shipping has extended its contract with Orange Business Services for cloud-based contact center and collaboration services, including network connectivity and audio and web conferencing. This solution will continue to boost collaboration and productivity across 20 contact centers globally, resulting in an enhanced experience for ZIM’s customers. ZIM is one of the largest carriers in the global container shipping…

New Mediasite Mosaic Delivers One-Click Video Capture for Distance Learning and Remote Work

Manage and upload collaborative recordings from Zoom, Teams and other video and web conference systems in addition to creating video communications At InfoComm Connected 2020 Mediasite launches its powerful new one-click video capture tool, Mediasite Mosaic. This lightweight, cross-platform app enables teachers, students, trainers and remote workers to have a video studio at their fingertips and manage recordings from web conferencing tools. This is one of many new enhancements to Mediasite’s suite of award-winning video…

Lifesize Unveils New Intelligent, Hands-Free Video Meeting Experience with Alexa for Business Integration

Alexa voice commands on Lifesize meeting room systems allow customers to collaborate more efficiently and safely, enabling seamless work-from-anywhere options Lifesize, a global innovator of immersive enterprise communication solutions, announced a new native integration with the Alexa for Business intelligent assistant from Amazon Web Services (AWS), empowering Lifesize customers to tap into a wide range of productivity-enhancing, voice-activated controls via their existing Lifesize meeting room systems, without…

AVer Announces Certified Video Collaboration Solutions for Microsoft

AVer Information Inc., an award-winning provider of video conferencing solutions, announced a collaboration focused on creating video conferencing technologies that work seamlessly with Microsoft software. AVer Video Collaboration Solutions for Microsoft will be a complete line of AVer USB video conferencing products developed and certified with Microsoft Teams in mind. These AVer products will feature HD cameras, professional-grade speakers, far-field microphones, and will easily connect to any Windows 10 PC via a single…

Poly Studio X Family and Poly G7500 are the First Zoom Rooms Appliances to Receive Zoom Certification

Zoom Rooms certification broadens Poly's native, purpose-built portfolio of solutions for secure, seamless video conferencing Plantronics, Inc., a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration, today announced that the Poly Studio X30 and Poly Studio X50 video bars and the Poly G7500 video conferencing system are now the first Zoom Rooms Appliances to receive Zoom certification. As the first Android-based appliances to offer native Zoom Rooms functionality, the Poly Studio X30,…

PanTerra Announces Streams Update – Enhances Security and Expands Collaboration, Video, and Remote User Features

PanTerra Networks, a leading provider of unified cloud services for mid-market enterprises, announced today significant updates to its Streams service, improving the collaboration and remote user experience as well as security. The Streams video conferencing service, called ConnectMe, provides secure video conferencing and screensharing services with added controls for both moderator and participants, which includes features such as full session recording with unlimited SmartBox cloud storage as well as local storage…

Nielsen Advances Shopper Research With Extreme Reality And Gaming Technology

Introducing Nielsen's New Virtual Suite of Smart Solutions Nielsen Global Connect introduced its virtual suite of Smart solutions to the U.S. market.  This virtual suite includes three distinct solutions—Nielsen SmartStore, the first, immersive virtual reality tool designed to transform in-store testing; Nielsen SmartShelf, the next generation of virtual retail shelf and planogram testing; and Nielsen SmartShopper, an interactive, augmented reality-fueled shopper marketing tool that helps to uncover in-store shopping…

Now Deploy VIDIZMO’s Video Platform Solutions Directly from Azure Marketplace

VIDIZMO LLC, a Microsoft IP co-sell ready gold partner recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Video Content Management (EVCM), announced the availability of its live and on-demand video streaming and management solutions, digital asset media solution (DAM), and digital evidence management solution (DEM) for purchase and deployment directly from Azure Marketplace and Azure Government Marketplace within minutes. Built on top of the Azure cloud platform, which provides the compute, storage, networking, and…

Interactive Content Rakes the Moolah: NextVR Sold to Apple?; Facebook Brings Home Giphy

The time spent on video and chat messaging platforms is rising. Lockdown has further fueled the growth in mobile-based digital interactions. Tech giants are in a ballistic race to acquire and test new-age capabilities in delivering interactive content for seamless experiences. Vlogging platforms like YouTube and Instagram have given us a fair share of celebrity moments already. But, with new AR VR technologies readily available to general masses, we should expect in the rapid spurt of neo-celebrity and influencer…

TechBytes with Paul Ryan, CTO at OpenX

Hi Paul, tell us more about your role and team you handle at OpenX. My role as CTO at OpenX covers a variety of functions across the business. Part of this involves overseeing and structuring internal tools and technology, looking at everything from the Cloud platform our business runs on (GCP) to the processes we set up to run our global help desk. I also oversee our Product team -- thinking about what we’re building and how that ties to benefits for our partners and revenue for OpenX. Whether looking at internal…

TechBytes with Tom Simpson, SVP Brand & Exchange at AdColony APAC

Hi Tom, please tell us about your journey into MarTech/AdTech. Tell us more about your role and team you handle at AdColony. I started my journey as a marketer 15 years ago, and gradually voyaged through industries. I began my career in the agency world, and then on into tech, which is where I am now. Every move I made was done with the simple goal of learning something new, as the foundation of my interests lay with people, and the world I live in. As time went by, my interests went from aspiring to be the best…

50 Questions You Should Ask To Test Your Preparedness Against a Pandemic-induced Lockdown

If you are planning your pandemic preparedness plan against the backdrop of ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, here is a list of 50 questions that would help your cause. It’s aimed to benefit a CIO or a Chief Security Officer, in addition to enabling every CXO to strive to become a Chief Pandemic Officer in the organization. Questions 1-9: Remote Workforce Management Questions 10-15: Communications, and Access Control Questions 16-25: Customer Support Questions 26-35: IT Security and War Preparation Have you empowered…

8×8 and Jabra Partner to Expand Work from Anywhere Capabilities

8x8’s Guaranteed Call Quality Combined with the Audio Performance of Jabra Headsets Delivers Increased Productivity and Support for Remote Working 8x8, Inc., a leading integrated cloud communications platform, announced a partnership with Jabra to expand equipment offerings to include the Jabra BIZ, Engage, Evolve and UC VOICE mono and stereo headsets. The additional support for these headsets ensures companies can continue to use their preferred audio solutions with 8x8 cloud communications, video collaboration and…

MultiVu Adapts to Changing Media Landscape with Virtual Tactics for Comms Pros

We acknowledge that many comms professionals are working extra hard to meet the needs of their clients (and employees) during this extraordinary time. To best serve the needs of our own community, MultiVu is offering a suite of virtual/remote communications tactics that we've adapted as a necessity, so they don't require travel or in-person contact. "As MultiVu turns 18 next week, I'm amazed to reflect on the innovations in our – and more importantly, our clients' – worlds in just a couple decades. As we all continue to…

CitNOW Drives Business Transformation with Vonage Communications Solutions

Vonage, a global business cloud communications leader, announced that CitNOW has implemented its fully-integrated unified communications and contact centre solutions to drive better customer experiences and support its global expansion. Established in 2008, CitNOW is a UK-based automotive digital communication industry specialist, providing app-based video and imaging solutions that create a more transparent and easy car buying and owning experience. CitNOW selected Vonage’s communications solutions to enhance internal…

Crunch Selects Vonage to Transform Business Communications

Vonage, a global business cloud communications leader, today announced that online accounting software provider Crunch has implemented Vonage’s fully-integrated contact centre and unified communications solutions to better serve its growing customer-base by delivering exceptional experiences. Crunch Selects Vonage to Transform Business Communications With more than 10,500 clients, Crunch provides unlimited accountancy support for sole traders, freelancers, contractors, small businesses and startups. Following a market…

LogMeIn Extends Free Phone and Unified Communication Services

Amidst unprecedented demand across portfolio, company expands complimentary “Emergency Remote Work Kit” offerings with addition of GoToConnect UCC platform LogMeIn, Inc. has expanded its Emergency Remote Work Kit offerings to include GoToConnect, the company’s cloud phone and Unified Communications & Collaboration (UCC) platform, to help K-12 schools make the shift to remote learning.  Aimed at both customers and critical service providers like schools, hospitals and health care companies, municipalities and non-profit…