Google launches Project Starline, real-world testing commences
Google commenced real-world trials for a video booth project that promises to bring the future of video meetings to businesses.
Google announced a video booth idea in 2021 during one of its keynote sessions at Google I/O. While the concept had been on the back burner as Google focused on some o... Read more
Zoom rebrands its chat product to compete with Slack and Teams
Zoom has rebranded its chat product and added additional capabilities as it seeks to compete with Microsoft Teams and Slack. The update includes third-party connectivity.
Zoom's app, now dubbed Zoom Team Chat, will feature capabilities like transferring in-meeting chat to Team Chat and arrangin... Read more
Hybrid work doesn’t really work yet: Cisco plans to change that
Hybrid work is a big topic at the moment and without a doubt one of the buzzwords of the present day. Still, it doesn't really work that well yet. Cisco has seen that too. During the recent Cisco Live conference, the company explained how it intends to solve the problems surrounding hybrid working.... Read more
Google continues to merge Duo and Meet into one platform
Google recently announced plans to combine its video calling software Duo with the functionality of Meet, an enterprise-grade videoconferencing product. The next stage of the merger is taking place today.
Google Duo is a high-quality video- and audioconferencing tool that supports group conversa... Read more
Lenovo unveils the new ThinkSmart One Webcam
The company hails what it calls the World’s First Windows-based All-in-One Collaboration Bar
This week Lenovo announced its latest high-end webcam, the ThinkSmart One Smart Collaboration Bar. The company made the announcement at Infocomm 2022 in Las Vegas. The product is due to become generall... Read more
Sharp Synappx wants to be the glue in the modern workplace
Sharp today announced a new brand name within its portfolio. Synappx will eventually be a full suite of products, applications and services, all focused on collaboration and productivity in the workplace. The first two services are Synappx Go and Synappx Meeting. We were able to get a closer look a... Read more
Poly and Appspace enable digital signage for video conferencing
Poly and Appspace enable the deployment of digital signage on videoconferencing systems. In doing so, they aim to allow companies to always keep their employees informed of the latest company news.
Specifically, the collaboration between the two parties focuses on enabling digital signage messag... Read more
HP Presence provides full ecosystem for (hybrid) collaboration
HP introduces Presence, a complete new line of products and services for video conferencing and hybrid collaboration.
Setting up a meeting room today is not done the same way it was done before. You now have to take much more account of external participants. At least, that is the expectation, e... Read more
Microsoft Teams has a new feature to share content
Microsoft’s latest addition to its Teams platform allows users to exchange content when participating in a gallery with up to 49 people on the screen. With the update, users can click on the participant videos in the gallery view to swap content with the gallery when someone shares content.
Th... Read more
Microsoft to bolster Teams with Peer5 acquisition
Microsoft has acquired Peer5 for an undisclosed amount in a deal meant to use the WebRTC-based content-delivery network (eCDN) to boost live video streaming. Microsoft announced the Peer5 acquisition on August 10.
The technology acquired will be integrated with Microsoft teams according to a sta... Read more