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Dell Announces It's Not a PC Company

Dell Announces It's Not a PC Company

 

In yet another sign that the fundamentals are never a constant, at an event this week in San Francisco, CEO Michael Dell announced (in the context of a server software partnership with Microsoft) that Dell is moving away from its focus on consumer personal computing, and concentrating instead on supplying high-end servers, appliances, and rack-mount virtualization packages for the enterprise data center.  Declaring, "It's not really a PC company; it's an end-to-end IT company," CEO Dell has signaled a seismic shift from the consumer market to a focus on corporate interests, as companies look toward upgrading systems, embracing the cloud and maximizing the potential of user data.

Who knew?

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/27/us-dell-idUSTRE81Q27A20120227

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ClearOne to Acquire VCON Video Conferencing

ClearOne is a communications solutions company that develops and sells audio conferencing systems and other related products for audio, video and Web conferencing applications. The reliability, flexibility and performance of ClearOne's comprehensive solutions create a natural communications environment, which saves organizations time and money by enabling more effective and efficient communication.

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Originally established in 1994, VCON was the first company to introduce video conferencing over IP.  After it was acquired by The Emblaze Group in 2005, the company continued to introduce innovative videoconferencing products to the market, including the multipoint conferencing unit (MCU) with integrated session recording and streaming. VCON Video Conferencing Ltd., now a privately owned company, offers standards-based systems and infrastructure, which are operated easily and intuitively over a variety of networks.

VCON brings software-based full HD (1080p) video conferencing technology with H.264 High Profile encoding that reduces bandwidth utilization up to 50 percent. Unique features to VCON software-based video endpoint solutions include:

  • Embedded multipoint video conferencing
  • Embedded SIP/H.323 bridging interoperability with all leading standards-based hardware and software video conferencing endpoints
  • Built-in recording and streaming
  • Built-in remote content and data sharing
  • Built-in interactive multicast

ClearOne to Acquire VCON Video Conferencing Ltd.

ClearOne Collaborate™ Bundle TelePresence Solution

Introduced by ClearOne, the Collaborate™ Bundle is an all-in-one voice, video and data collaboration solution, designed for organizations using Unified Communications or popular cloud video conferencing services delivering true plug-and-play simplicity.

ImagePre-configured and Pre-installed Bundles feature a High-Definition 46-in. LCD Monitor and a High-Definition USB Video Camera attached to a central Windows OS computer housing whatever videoconferencing applications are employed, as well as audio and data solutions. Additonally, the Collaborate™  system will be made available with with the VIEW™ Media Receiver, an optional software application utilizing StreamNet™ technology, allowing Collaborate™  users to consume rich, high definition multimedia content from anywhere on the enterprise network in forms such as live media broadcasts, corporate presentations, and on-demand videos. This versatile software decoder can be used in conjunction with any VIEW™ encoder to provide complete control of and unlimited access to content from varied sources such as Blu-ray players, satellite receivers, cable boxes, DVRs, cameras, personal computers or media servers.

Featuring Customizable Wall Mount, Credenza and Media Stand Solutions, and Pricing staring from $10,249 to $18,000.

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Google Plus, Vidyo, and his Holiness the Dalai Lama (No, seriously)

Google Plus, Vidyo, and his Holiness the Dalai Lama (No, seriously)
The Dalai Lama made some news this week, and not for the usual reason.
After being denied a visa by South Africa under pressure from the Chinese government, his Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet found a way around.  He signed up for Google Plus and had a little video conference chat with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, courtesy of Vidyo, which provided its new telepresence architecture that scales video quality with each individual's connection.
No word yet if they're Facebook friends.
Read more about the lively video chat and about Vidyo and Google Plus below:

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