Posts tagged Video Conferencing

Videoconferencing Sounds Great With Biamp’s Nexia VC

Nexia VCWhile the main selling point of videoconferencing is obviously the ability to see to whom you’re talking across the miles, equally important is the quality of the audio between the communicating parties. That’s where Biamp’s Nexia VC comes in. This slim but powerful digital signal processor is designed to deliver outstanding audio during videoconferencing applications – without any compromise.

One of the features that make the Nexia VC so noteworthy is its Biamp Sona™ AEC, a proprietary wideband acoustic echo cancellation algorithm that produces crystal-clear audio. Because the Nexia VC delivers 20Hz to 20kHz bandwidth, you hear natural, true-to-life sound from each conference participant.

The Nexia VC is both economical and intuitive, meaning you can add it quickly to your set-up, and use it just as fast. It can be implemented in a variety of video conferencing situations, thanks to an internal system design that is completely user definable via PC software, and features a broad selection of audio components, routing options and signal processing. The unit has room for 8 wideband AEC mic/line inputs, 2 standard mic/line inputs, 4 mic/line outputs and a codec interface.

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Delivering Justice Via Video Communications

As judges have to deal with an ever-increasing number of cases and tight budgets, video communication technologies are becoming increasingly obvious choices for their value and overall efficiency. The many benefits of adding video communications to the courtroom setting include: Stanilaus County Courthouse AV System

  • Ease of use
  • Efficient use of time and resources
  • Streamlined arraignment process
  • Recorded proceedings for later review

Flat-screen TVs of various sizes as well as document cameras can be used to display evidence and exhibits for jurors, the courtroom gallery, defense, prosecution and judge areas.  The Stanislaus County Courthouse in Modesto, Calif., exemplifies AVI-SPL’s commitment to comprehensive AV solutions in this area.  The judge, jury, lawyers and the audience all have sizeable displays, so each can clearly see the evidence or other items introduced into the record.  But the benefits of video communications technology goes beyond enhanced presentation capabilities.

AVI-SPL’s work on the Jay Street Courthouse in Brooklyn, N.Y., includes a video system that can accommodate presentations while also allowing defendants to appear remotely from prison. In such cases, not only can videoconferencing save on the cost of transporting inmates to and from the courthouse, it also makes sense if those individuals are too sick to appear before a judge in person or have a communicable disease. Similarly, expert witnesses can appear from remote locations, while still being able to fully communicate with judges and lawyers.

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Signs Point to Surge in Video Conferencing

The video conferencing industry may see an uptick if current analysis of the market holds true.

Research firm Global Industry Analysts (GIA) recently announced that the worldwide video conferencing market would bring in $10.8 billion by 2015. GIA attributed its forecast to the effects of globalization, cost-saving efforts and increasing acceptance by small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

While acknowledging that the recession has suppressed the communications market in general, GIA concluded that, as the global economy improves, companies will be willing to invest in video communications in order to increase efficiency and save money over the long term. It also pointed to ongoing technology innovations in audio and video, as well as the continued decentralization of working environments as positive influencing factors. Read the complete press release on GIA’s announcement here.

Matt Hemblen of ComputerWorld thinks the recent release of HP Visual Collaboration —  a suite of HD videoconferencing solutions — may work out quite well for the video conferencing industry:


“HP’s entry into desktop videoconferencing will further energize the market for videoconferencing, even as many newer mobile devices like the iPhone 4 have begun supporting real-time video chat.”

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Polycom Announces Expansion of UC

Today, Polycom announced plans to expand video communications solutions to the masses through its new product and service offerings specifically for mobile users, small and medium businesses (SMB), and consumers (who, up ’til now, had all been relatively left out of the video communications market).

This announcement is based on Polycom’s new vision of “Unified Communications Everywhere” and its plan to open video communications to everyone on any device.

John Vitale, our director of product management for Video & UC commented on the announcement: “I like what I’m reading in Polycom’s announcements. To me, this is saying Polycom is expanding its  product and technology reach beyond the enterprise market and is looking to position itself as a formidable player with Service Provider grade solutions, strengthening its relationship with Microsoft and addressing the ever growing mobile device market needs. With Smartphones dominating 50%+ of the market and still growing, and the constant improvements in 3G and 4G wireless networks, high-end applications like video calling are becoming more desirable and something that mobile users will eventually expect to be on their mobile phone.”

Read more about Polycom’s plan to bring unified communications to everyone.

What do you think?

Cisco Ups Offer for TANDBERG

The financial badminton match between Cisco and TANDBERG seems to be drawing to a close. Cisco has once again revised its offer (which is now up to around $3.4B) to purchase the videoconferencing leader, placing the birdie back in TANDBERG shareholders’ court. In addition to increasing the cash offer, Cisco has also offered to increase the interest payable on the offer price to a rate of 3.00% from its previous offer of 1.75%. According to a news release by Cisco, “this revised offer represents Cisco’s final price for this transaction.”

A total of more than 30% of shareholders have pre-accepted this offer based on the new price. These, combined with the previously announced acceptances, push the total to more than 40% acceptance of the sale. The rest of TANDBERG’s shareholders have until Dec. 1 to make a final decision.

Like many others in the AV industry, we’ll be watching from the sidelines, waiting for the birdie to fall.

To read Cisco’s full release, click here.