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vMix 19 becomes the first live streaming software to include built-in video conferencing

Posted by Paul Richards on Feb 21, 2017 8:10:25 PM

Remember last week when we talked about Zoom Video Communicationsadding live streaming to their webinar platform (article here)? Now the video production software market is looking for a piece of the pie, in a converging industry with a combined worth an estimated $100+ Billion by 2020 (Video Communications & Live Streaming — See sources below)!

So let’s look at one of the live streaming industries most innovative video production companies who has slipped in a peer-to-peer video conferencing add-on to their latest release. vMix just announced new feature called “vMix Call” and I think this is a GAME CHANGER for the live streaming market! vMix Call allows users to instantly launch a video conference call inside their professional 4K capable video production software suite. As you will see in this video vMix now supports the ability to add an input specifically for video calling with guests on your live show. This is perhaps one of the most exciting features being released in vMix 19 AND it’s already available for BETA testing.

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Topics: Video Conferencing, Live Streaming, vmix

New USDA DTL Grant - Distance Learning & Telemedicine Program for 2017 - Opening up soon!

Posted by Paul Richards on Feb 17, 2017 12:26:51 PM

New USDA Distance Learning Technology Grant for 2017

In 2017, the USDA will DLT (Distance Learning and Telemedicine) grant program will allocate over $17 Million Dollars in funding for distance learning and telemedicine programs. The program will help rural communities acquire technology to connect teachers and medical providers with needed expertise located at distances too far to access otherwise.

We want to help your organization secure a technology grant for distance learning and/or telemedicine. We can help with grant writing and technology planning.

 "The Distance Learning & Telemedicine (DLT) program helps rural communities acquire technologies to connect teachers and medical providers serving rural residents with other teachers, medical professionals and other needed expertise located at distances too far to access otherwise." -USDA

Schedule a Grant Writing Strategy Meeting

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Topics: Video Conferencing, telehealth, telemedicine

Wireless USB 2.0 Video Extension System from HuddleCamHD? This teaser video was just released...

Posted by Paul Richards on Feb 16, 2017 3:45:36 PM

 

 

Wireless USB 2.0 Video Extension Systems

Wireless USB video extensions  are coming sooner than you think and it's time to start getting excited about it! HuddleCamHD has just released their very first teaser video for the USB2Air which looks like a problem solver for the modern day web video conferencing user! The USB2Air will be HuddleCamHD's latest product built for wireless 1080p video transmission over USB 2.0! HuddleCamHD has also released the following timeline for production on the new wireless USB transmission system below:

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Topics: wireless webcam, wireless USB microphones, Wireless USB

Amazon’s new video conferencing service Chime takes on Zoom!

Posted by Paul Richards on Feb 15, 2017 1:31:26 PM

Hello Pro AV & IT Managers,

Last week we talked about Slack adding video conferencing and Zoom adding live streaming. It’s interesting to watch each company adding features outside their core product as if they are worried about a turbulent 2017 in an already overcrowded market. February 13th, 2017, Amazon just announced their latest product, AWS Chime. It’s a full-featured video conferencing and chat application ready for immediate deployment. Amazon will take on Cisco and Microsoft in a market Gartner estimates to be $12 Billion last year and expected to climb to $22 billion by 2020.

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Topics: Video Conferencing, Zoom.US, Amazon Chime

Slack adds Video Meetings... Zoom Webinar adds Live Streaming

Posted by Paul Richards on Feb 12, 2017 10:38:35 AM

Originally posted on Author's LinkedIN page here.

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Topics: Live Streaming, zoom, Slack, zoom webinars

Professional USB Audio Conferencing... Here is what makes Phoenix Audio Different

Posted by Paul Richards on Feb 9, 2017 9:33:50 AM

Hello AV & IT Managers,

If you have spoken to one of dedicated account managers here at ConferenceRoomSystems.com you may have found out that we really like to recommend Phoenix Audio conferencing products. There are quite a few reasons why Phoenix Audio's USB, SIP and traditional analog PSTN conference phones fit the bill for many of our technology projects. Let's start with some basic reasons why we recommend Phoenix Audio and then we will review each major product in our video series below.

1. Quality: Phoenix Audio makes a high quality product. Every product is made from aluminum alloy, NOT plastic. It makes a BIG difference and  the build quality shows.

2. Support: Support is essentially non-existant. It's not that we don't want to help support our customers... It's the fact that the products just work and support/troubleshooting just doesn't come up with Phoenix Audio Products

3. Easy Installation: When it comes to installation everyone likes to hear Daisy-Chaining and Power Over Ethernet. These two features put Phoenix Audio above and beyond. Later in this blog post we will review there PoE USB 2.0 extension system, ceiling mounting solutions and daisy chaining in more detail. 

4. Versatility: Phoenix Audio has managed to pack a ton of value into their small conference phones. When competitors are offering just USB or just analog phone support, Phoenix support both in a single model. As many of our customers make the trasisition from traditional audio conferencing to web-based communications it's nice to have product that can bridge the gap. 

5. Asthetics and DesignHave you ever seen the size of a Cisco 8831? Check out the size difference. Enough said. Collaboration space design is more important than most manufacturers give it credit for. A good design can make all the difference for room functionality and ease of use. 

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Topics: audio conferencing, phoenix audio, AV

Why we don't use Webinars... Zoom adds Facebook Live Integration and more...

Posted by Paul Richards on Feb 3, 2017 8:57:33 AM

We have moved over to the dark side of video communications… Live Streaming. In some ways, I miss the lightside. GoToWebinar, Cisco Event Center and Zoom Webinar were comfortable. They weren’t too expensive and I enjoyed the easy to manage platforms that just felt good.

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Topics: web conferencing, Live Streaming, facebook live, zoom webinars

Live streaming tips from 7 top industry experts!

Posted by Paul Richards on Jan 31, 2017 7:35:30 PM

**Originally posted on LinkedIN here...

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Topics: Live Streaming, Wirecast, Live Broadcasting, vmix

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Posted by Paul Richards on Jan 25, 2017 9:26:43 AM


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Topics: Live Streaming, Video Production

What's In Store for 2017? Play with our Video Conferencing Prediction Tool!

Posted by Paul Richards on Dec 29, 2016 11:44:11 AM

Every year ConferenceRoomSystems.com releases their predictions for the video conferencing industry along with the results from the previous year. We didn't see everything we predicted for 2016 but we did see some amazing advances in video conferencing, live streaming and wireless presentation.

New Predictions for 2017

See Last Years Predictions for 2016 below... 

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Topics: Video Conferencing, Web Video Conferencing, Webinars, zoom

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