Polycom today unveiled a new video conferencing application, RealPresence Mobile, that will run on the iPad 2 and Android tablets. The app runs on Polycom’s RealPresence platform, which runs its standard videoconferencing rooms and terminals that include larger high-definition televisions and speaker systems. The idea is to encourage even more video conferencing use by enabling the tablets to talk with the larger video conference rooms. IVCi has the experise to help our clients with all of their mobile video conferencing needs, including a managed service offering that extends to mobile devices. Read more: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-12261_7-20118376-10356022/polycom-brings-videoconferencing-to-ipad-android-tablets/#ixzz1aVPpuc00

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Davis Memorial Hospital soon will offer more advanced care to stroke patients. Neurologists from West Virginia University’s Stroke Center will communicate with the hospital using video conferencing devices. The team will be able to view, and interact with patients while viewing diagnostic data. Hospital officials said they’re excited about the partnership. The hospital will conduct mock drills, and that it expects the devices to go online next month. Watch video here: http://www.wboy.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=109008&catid=36    

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Cisco has announced video sharing – a new feature that allows TelePresence users to archive video sessions, replay them on demand, and search them by keywords. http://www.conferencingnews.com/news/39549  

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Visit IVCi at VCI Group

October 3, 2011, by nparker in Cloud Services, IVCi

IVCi will be exhibiting at the second annual VCI Group conference at the New Orleans Sheraton October 10 – 12. Make sure to stop by booth #307 to see how your company can bridge the gap with IVCi’s desktop experience, powered by Blue Jeans Network. Info at about the VCI Group Conference: http://www.vci-group.org/level1/Conference/VCI-G-2011-Brochure.pdf    

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A recent report details Cisco’s changes to its enterprise video conferencing line, including major software revamping. Cisco is really focusing on optimizing/simplifying the user experience as companies increase their use of video conferencing and unified communication (UC) technology. Expect to see more good things from Cisco coming soon! http://wallstcheatsheet.com/stocks/cisco-announces-major-changes-in-its-enterprise-videoconferencing.html/

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A new study published by Cisco demonstrates the importance of the Internet to young people (college students). The  study found that the Internet is ranked as important to their lives as water, food, air, and shelter. In addition, two-thirds of students (66 percent) and more than half of employees (58 percent) cite a mobile device (laptop, smartphone or tablet) as “the most important technology in their lives.”  The future of video conferencing and cloud-based services!  http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Midmarket/Internet-as-Important-as-Food-Air-Cisco-Report-364137/  

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Polycom continues to demonstrate its commitment to open standards among unified communications solutions with its announcement of  the Polycom RealPresence platform. This new offering includes a comprehensive software infrastructure for universal video collaboration. The Polycom RealPresence Platform (formerly referred to as the Polycom UC Intelligent Core) is the software infrastructure that powers Polycom’s HD telepresence and video solutions. The open-standards approach of the Polycom RealPresence Platform ensures integration with hundreds of unified communications and social networking applications, such as Microsoft Lync 2010, IBM Sametime, and Jive’s social business platform. More here: http://www.www.istockanalyst.com/business/news/5421447/polycom-introduces-realpresence-platform  

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A video conference on Sept. 9 linked youth voices from the United States, Lebanon, India and the United Kingdom. Small children when the attacks occurred in 2001, the participants are now high school and college students actively engaged in seeking understanding and respect across faiths, beliefs and cultures. This was not a one-off event. All of the participating schools are part of a new initiative called “Face to Faith” — an international schools program sponsored by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation currently active in more than 400 schools in 17 nations. Through video conferencing and online community, students ages 12-17 communicate directly …

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We have seen the benefits of video conferencing technology for patients who live in remote areas – the ability to gain instant access to specialists and medical professionals located across the country. In times of medical emergency, video can be the difference between life and death. Doctors can use video to treat stroke patients during the short window after a stroke when it is crucial to be evaluated for a life-saving treatment. Learn more: http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2011/09/08/247840/Doctors-use-HD-video-conferencing-in-rapid-remote-treatment-for-stroke.htm  

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Video conferencing makes for better communication than the telephone because people are able to pick up on non-verbal clues, an expert has said.Keith Warburton, editor of video conferencing and telepresence news publication Vcinsight.com, revealed that a recent UCLA study showed 93 per cent of communication is through visual signals. Individuals can tell the mood of a client or supplier as soon as they walk through the door of a meeting room or appear on-screen, in a way they cannot do on the phone. ‘That’s why face-to-face meetings are so important,’ he remarked. ‘So perhaps rather than ask whether video conferencing is desirable …

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