Newsletter Q4 - October, November, December - 2008 www.solutionzinc.com
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
• THE VALUE OF VIDEO CONFERENCING (page 1)
• TELEPRESENCE (page 2)
• VIDEO CONFERENCE 101 (page 2)
• SERVICE UPDATES (page 2)
• PROMOTION: Digital Signage (page 3)
• GREEN INITIATIVE (page 3)
• PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS: Polycom & Tandberg (page 4)
• ACCESSORY HIGHLIGHT: Revolabs & VBrick (page 5)
In the world of commercial real
estate, there is a new shift in how
business is being done. With travel
costs on the rise, “Green” initiatives
in the forefront, and technology
ever improving, commercial real
estate firms are adopting the
newest industry trend – video
Straying away from the traditional
face-to-face meetings, commercial
real estate firms nationally and
internationally are increasingly
conducting business by video
conferencing to save time and
money, and to increase their
productivity associated with
domestic and international business
trips. And helping to heighten this
trend is the newest technology
behind video conferencing – Video conferencing also offers the decision-making process, and
telepresence – the most life-like a “competitive advantage” over better manage distant operations.
technology that makes one feel as other firms who are not using With the value associated with
if they are in the same room with the same technology. With this video conferencing on the rise, it
someone who is hundreds, if not technology, firms are now able to is no wonder real estate firms are
thousands, of miles away. enter into new markets, speed up making the move.
Changing the Industry
“Telepresence” is enhancing the video conference industry and
changing the way the world’s largest firms are doing business.
Telepresence, which offers users life-size, panoramic images of
meeting participants, is captured with multiple high-definition
cameras and high-quality audio. Life-size participants appear on a
large, high-definition screen with no delay between audio and visual
transmissions. Voices can be heard simultaneously, spatial audio
technology creates the impression that individual voices originate
from where the speakers are situated on the screen, and multiple
cameras give participants the impression they are looking one another
in the eye.
For more information on TANDBERG and Polycom telepresence
solutions, contact your local Solutionz representative.
Q: Can I stand my Polycom HDX 9000 vertically Q: Does the TANDBERG Gatekeeper support third
in a cabinet? party MCUs?
A: No, the HDX 9000 series was designed to be rack- A: Yes, the TANDBERG Gatekeeper will provide firewall
mounted and has the cooling ports on the side. If traversal on behalf of any H.323 MCU. This functionality
you stand it vertically, you block half of the cooling is an optional software module for the TANDBERG
vent. The recommendation is not to do this. On the Gatekeeper.
cabinet, the environmental specs are for 40o C. Since
there is no air flow out of the cabinet and no heat
flow either, it will certainly heat up, causing damage
to the equipment.
Starting November, 3, 2008, Solutionz and Polycom will no longer offer free
Technical Support for video or network products that are out-of-warranty
or not covered by a valid service contract. Don’t get stuck. Renew your
Service Contract today! Contact Prime Call at (888) 815-0322
It’s communication made simple
and simplicity made powerful.
Introducing Digital Signage – a
plasma display and software system
that allows you to schedule, transmit,
display, and deliver unique content
to your lobby, break/lunch room,
store, eatery, etc., all on a plasma
screen and controlled through your
Imagine… It’s 5:30 PM. Time to end
your long day at work. You shut down
your computer, leave your desk and
head for your office’s front door. As you
enter your firm’s reception area and
begin saying “good-night” to others
also leaving, you notice on the large
plasma screen display that traffic is co-worker was named “Employee of Real-time information for you and
“red-lined” (0-14 mph) for your normal the Quarter,” that heavy rain may delay your office staff and visitors. Always
route home. Without this information your flight tomorrow forewarning you “on”, always informing.
you would have been tied up on the to take some work to do while waiting,
405 Freeway and completely missed Purchase one of our 27” or larger
and you even notice the promotional
the Open House at your child’s school. plasma screens and we’ll give
piece about your firm’s services you are you 20% off your Digital Signage
Now quickly planning your alternate trying to push. Time and costs saved, software. Deliver and communicate
routes that are also shown on the arguments avoided, and your sanity your message your way. Contact
screen, you also notice your firm’s stock intact! Solutionz at (888) 815-6128 for
price is at an all-time high, that your more details.
Currently, everywhere you turn you hear “the Green to bring you a free benchmarking and best practices
talk: how can I reduce my carbon footprint?” But what assessment on going green. By simply contacting
do you really know about Going Green? Solutionz, you can setup a free consultation to learn
how collaborative conferencing technologies (audio,
You have probably already asked yourself whether data/web and video) meet the needs of your
your firm has a desire to increase productivity, organization and how your organization’s
reduce travel costs, reduce time spent out of adoption and usage of these technologies
the office, and be environmentally sensitive. compare to other organizations who
And your answer to all these questions have successfully adopted collaborative
is more-than-likely a firm “yes”. But conferencing. You will discover how
you’ve stopped there because even video conferencing can have a major
though you want to go green, you impact in reducing your firm’s carbon
don’t know where to start or how to footprint and in achieving your
measure the potential benefit it will “Going Green” goals.
have on your firm.
Stop wondering and act today by
Wonder no further, because Solutionz calling Solutionz and ask about our free
has partnered with Polycom and TANDBERG Benchmarking and Best Practices Assessment.
FREE VIDEO CONFERENCING FOR STUDENTS & TEACHERS :
New Polycom RMX 1000 Conference Platform!
Looking for a high performance multi-point conferencing
solution for small- to medium-sized organizations or branch
sites? The new Polycom RMX 1000 is the perfect solution. A
scaled-down version of the RMX 2000, a multi-point video
conferencing bridge, the RMX 1000 brings together signals
from multiple points, enabling your organization to act as
its own service provider for conference bridging.
Polycom Converged Management Application (CMA)
The CMA is a video conferencing network management
device that can run integrated systems ranging from
desktop video to telepresence through one central point.
In fact, the central appliance can control every component
in the video network, including hardware and software
endpoints, bridges, and streaming servers.
For more information on two of Polycom’s newest product
launches, which now make video meetings as simple as
making a phone call, and managing the system just as easy,
read Polycom promises simple video conferencing networks
for partners, published on SearchITChannel.com. Also look
for an interview with Solutionz CEO, Kirk Fernandez!
New Capabilities Released on the
TANDBERG Codian ISDN Gateways
TANDBERG Codian ISDN Gateway products, including the
IDSN GW 3201 Series and MSE 8321 ISDN GW blade for the
MSE 8000, are further enhanced with software Release 1.4.
This highly competitive product set moves even closer to
fully encompassing all the key features of the recently
discontinued TANDBERG ISDN Gateway, while delivering
additional innovative benefits.
New Capabilities of Release 1.4 include:
• Security enhancements such as encryption for the ISDN
leg of calls as well as secure web-based management
• TCS-4 enabling direct extension dialing, bypassing the
auto-attendant for faster call routing
• Chair/floor control pass-through for feature rich multi-