TMCnet Conferencing Week in Review
This week, the Conferencing community saw developments in wireless and cloud-based video conferencing technologies. Let's check out some of the latest from some of today's top conferencing solutions providers.
Huawei (News - Alert) launched an all-in-one video conferencing device that is targeted toward small and medium-sized businesses. The Huawei TE30 delivers 1080p video conferencing along with voice dialing so that SMBs can have a cost-effective communications combo.
The TE30 includes integrated codec, microphone and camera, which eliminate cabling, and it also features a five-minute installation time. With voice dialing, an employee can speak into the TE30 and call any contact using only voice command.
Also this week, Aastra launched a wireless conference phone that is designed for conference rooms and C-suite offices. Aastra's (News - Alert) S850i features handset dialing, two omnidirectional microphones and a wireless speaker, which combine to deliver limitless possibilities for placement in the conference room or office. The S850i integrates with Aastra's BluStar video conferencing platform.
CUMeeting introduced new cloud-based video conferencing software compatible with both Android (News - Alert) and iOS devices. In addition to displaying desktop actions in real-time, the software allows users to view files from applications like PowerPoint, Word and Excel as well as files in PDF and TEXT format. Conference participants can both send and receive files.
CUMeeting's solution also offers whiteboard capability in addition to allowing call participants to control the meeting leader's computer remotely. Leaders can control participants' PTZ cameras for better visibility and positioning, so you'll have to (ahem) put down your sandwich and remain on-task during the call.
Another development on the video conferencing security front comes from CellCrypt. The company, which has previously focused on encrypted cell phone calls, has now developed a hosted service that can secure conference calls.
CellCrypt Conferencing will be available on a monthly subscription basis. The solution limits calls to authorized participants only and enables Web-based login with triple authentication. Also, call leaders can use the Web interface to send out conference invitations, change passwords and delete users.
Video conferencing without wires, infrastructure and security concerns helps companies to get the most out of their video collaboration. Continue monitoring these and other C\conferencing developments on TMCnet.