“A big congratulations goes out to IVCi. IVCi is consistently one of Cisco’s largest video partners in both bookings and pipeline. IVCi was originally handpicked by Cisco channels for their audio visual expertise. When originally onboarded, IVCi successfully completed the ATP for TelePresence Certification. Now IVCi has taken the next step on their journey. IVCi has become a Master Certified Video TelePresence Partner. ”
“This achievement puts IVCi onto a very short list of partners who have achieved this certification.”
– Cisco Partner Account Manager
IVCi has just announced that we have earned the TelePresence Video Master Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) partner status from Cisco! This is a huge achievement for IVCi because it represents years of hard work and a significant investment in resources to gain the expertise necessary to meet Cisco’s rigorous requirements for the ATP status.
Cisco now officially recognizes IVCi as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco TelePresence video products and solutions at the Master level. In addition, IVCi brings to the table our unique ability to provide custom telepresence solutions to all of our customers, including GE and Duke University.
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The benefits of telepsychiatry have been recognized since the 1960s when Dr. Thomas F. Dwyer, a Massachusetts psychiatrist, predicted video conferencing’s ability to facilitate the treatment of patients. Of course, the technology has come a long way since then and video conferencing is now used in a wide range of health care scenarios including mental health treatment. A recent article in the New York Times discusses how anxious and depressed patients can benefit from therapy without leaving their homes.
If your business is small or mid-sized and you are looking for the perfect video conferencing solution, Polycom has just come out with a system that could be the perfect fit for your organization! The Polycom RealPresence Ready is an affordable, easy-to-use video collaboration solution that is actually a bundle of high quailty Polycom products specially designed for the needs of smaller businesses.
The US government is the world’s largest cosumer of information technology. Now the government is taking steps to cut waste and become more effecient.
CIO of the United States Vivek Kundra said “An interesting case study is what the Social Security Administration is doing with videoconferencing. People don’t have to drive down to a Social Security office — they’re doing it through videoconferencing. The General Services Administration recently moved to Google Apps, and part of what they’re going to be doing is using the consumer tools to do video online instead of building these massive brick-and-mortar platforms.”
Polycom has announced a new addition to its product line of unified communications solutions – the Polycom Telepresence m100. According to Polycom, the m100 is a cost effective was for small and mid-sized businesses to easily add video to their communication tools because it is a video conferencing software application that:
- Delivers HD-quality audio, video, and content sharing to users of Microsoft® Windows® OS.
- Has an intuitive and simplified interface that’s lets users search directories for colleagues or friends and click a name to call, discuss projects, and share virtually anything from their desktop with remote participants and teams.
- Utilizes industry-standard protocols, allowing seamless connection to the millions of room and immersive telepresence systems online worldwide.
Executives across the world are finding they are spending too much time on business travel, so much so that they are missing anniversaries and children’s birthdays, according to a new study by Coleman Parkes research firm. And the worst part – these executives are still arriving late to the meetings they are sacrificing so much to attend, or even missing the meetings altogether.
The answer? Video conferencing. The study points out that many international companies are now using video conferencing for meetings, and those without video are looking to invest in it so that they may experience the time and costs savings reducing business travel affords.
We all know that by bringing people together virtually, video can dramatically cut the costs associated with business travel. But one business took a closer look at the advantages video brings to the organization. For example, video makes remote employees feel more connected, assists with training and recruiting, and facilitates meetings across corporate locations.
The power of video conferencing to help people is truly amazing. Imagine having a debilitating disease like Parkinson’s and not having access to a specialist because you live too far away. Telemedicine is changing that and giving patients improved care by providing much needed access to health care resources.
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Best known for its high-end, immersive systems that are meant to be placed in custom rooms with good lighting and multiple displays, Cisco has broadened its telepresence brand to encompass high-definition video on desktops and smaller units as well. The new Cisco TelePresence MX 200 is designed for use in offices and general-purpose conference rooms.
“It will fit into rooms that aren’t entirely retrofitted,” Thomas Wyatt, Cisco’s vice president of TelePresence Infrastructure, said in an interview. Further, the product is designed for easy assembly and automatic provisioning on the network “so you can be making your first call in 15 minutes, and it does not require an AV or IT technician to get it up and running,” Wyatt said.