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Blackboard Announces Updates for Web Conferencing Platform

Blackboard Collaborate 12 Adds Mobile Support, User Improvements and LMS Integrations

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Wowza Media Systems Adds iStreamLive as Streaming Partner

Wowza Media Systems LLC, the "Any Screen Done Right(TM)" media server software company, today welcomed online video distribution network (VDN) provider iStreamLive as an official Wowza(R) Streaming Partner, a designation reserved for those that have achieved high levels of deployment, expertise, and customer satisfaction with Wowza-based products. iStreamLive uses Wowza Media Server(R) 3 to facilitate online video streaming for its customers in the Americas, Europe, Asia/Pacific, and Africa.

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"Using Video-centric Collaboration to Extend High-Touch Culture" at UBTech2012

By pairing pervasive video with rich collaboration technologies, California Baptist University has woven the university’s high-touch culture into its Online and Professional Studies for more effective learning.

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Digital Treasures

Monetizing digital assets translates to revenue potential, but an institution’s leaders must weigh the challenges and risks of charging for access to captured audio, video, and images.

Alternative revenue streams are increasingly attractive to higher education leaders struggling to live in the new budgetary normal triggered by the recession. Monetizing assets such as audio, video, and images an institution already has or is continually generating through digital asset management (DAM) can be tantalizing to those managing a school’s coffers. But in the academic environment, can officials look beyond the perception that for-profit endeavors cheapen a school’s reputation? 

Exploring the Video Spectrum

Telepresence isn’t for every institution. Have your campus leaders considered other related technologies?

“Think of video conferencing on a spectrum from low cost on a student’s own device up to sophisticated telepresence systems,” says Lew Epstein of Steelcase. He explains that sharing projects outside the classroom or across the world can be done on almost any screen.” All of that can happen with the device in your pocket or on large screens in the classroom; the point is that within that spectrum, it’s all executable now and it’s all happening.”

Choosing Telepresence

When and how to take the plunge

Imagine being a student in a class listening to your professor as she writes on a whiteboard at the front of the room. She asks a question and you faintly hear a voice, but you can’t see who it came from or understand what was said—because you’re sitting at your desk participating in class through your webcam.

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SAFARI Montage Announces An All-New Videoconferencing System

SAFARI Montage is proud to unveil the next generation of its interactive videoconferencing system – SAFARI Montage Live! v.5 (SML5).  This feature-rich, IP-based videoconferencing system enables educators to connect and collaborate with colleagues and students like never before – easily and affordably. SAFARI Montage Live-5! offers dramatic improvements from the original SAFARI Montage Live! with great new features such as enhanced screen sharing capabilities, higher quality video and audio, the ability to play video recordings from the host’s desktop and much more.

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Polycom Goes Mobile with First Enterprise Software Solution for Apple, Motorola Mobility, and Samsung Tablets that Lets Users Enjoy HD Video Collaboration from Anywhere

Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC), today unveiled Polycom® RealPresence™ Mobile, the first enterprise HD video software solution for tablets, available today on Apple iPad™ 2, Motorola XOOM™, and Samsung GALAXY Tab™ 10.1, with more mobile devices to follow.

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Marist College's Hancock Center

Mixing technology with tradition

Overlooking the Hudson River, this tech center helps orient the Marist College (N.Y.) campus to the river and will help enforce the role of technology across disciplines.