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Videoconferencing -Trends and a Look Ahead

Posted by Émilie Hébert

July 25, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Authored by Henry Cheang

Readers of this blog know that I’ve written about a lot of different, wonderful pieces of technology or technologically-enabled/enhanced services. The thing of it is, there’s always been an underlying structure to it all. Today, I thought that I’d draw them all together in an overview.

First, let’s look at some of the prevailing technology trends of recent days.

Trends!

Users demand life-like experiences.

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Topics: Videoconferencing, Collaboration, trends

The Barco 58” Surgical Display – A Godsend for Surgery Rooms!

Posted by Émilie Hébert

July 18, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Authored by Henry Cheang

You Need to SEE to Perform Surgery!

Most people don’t realise it, but human bodies are packed VERY densely with extremely complex and tiny biological structures. It’s one of the reasons why surgery is such a difficult and delicate medical discipline. Proper surgery can only be performed by surgeons with phenomenally precise finger and hand coordination, and who have a mastery of anatomy that takes years to perfect.

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Topics: surgical monitor, video technology, Barco MDSC-8258 display

SMART Technology’s kapp Makes Collaboration Even MORE Intuitive!

Posted by Émilie Hébert

July 4, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Authored by Henry Cheang

Wouldn’t it be great if the things we draw on dry erase boards were easily shared and stored?

I have a mild declaration to make: My handwriting is terrible. It’s so bad that even I have troubles reading it afterwards. This is what happens when typing becomes second nature – handwriting just atrophies. However, my drawing skills are as sharp as ever. This is fortunate, since there is a lot of information that is simply expressed, much, much better via diagrams and illustrations. As I’ve stated before, human beings are hard-wired for visual processing!

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Topics: SMART, Collaboration Tool, collaboration made easy, SMART collaborative systems

Videoconferencing Reduces Stress in Pediatric Patients

Posted by Émilie Hébert

July 2, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Authored by Henry Cheang

The Increasingly-Obvious Relationship between Videoconferencing and Stress Reduction

As I’d written before, videoconferencing in medicine has the potential advantage of lessening stress among patients’ families. This is because videoconferencing permits family members located in distant locales to be updated about patient status in real-time. 

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Topics: Videoconferencing, TeleHealth, CBCI Video Services, telemedicine, Cisco Jabber

7 Tips to Make Working From Home More Effective!

Posted by Émilie Hébert

June 27, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Authored by Henry Cheang

Working From Home: Time-saver (and Potentially Even Life-saver!)

As technology and society evolves, so too do our notions regarding the workplace. This is true for most jobs, but it’s especially true for white-collar work. A case in point is Bombardier’s recent decision to cut costs related to business travel by replacing it with videoconferencing whenever feasible. However, technological enhancements/adaptations of the workplace isn’t always about immediately-tangible impact on the bottom line. It can often be about improving the efficiency, effectiveness, and morale of employees - even as you reduce commuting times and improving the company’s carbon footprints.

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Topics: Videoconferencing, Best Practices, Telework, Workplace 2.0, working from home, CBCI Video Services

VFI Shows Off Electric Furniture at InfoComm 2014!

Posted by Émilie Hébert

June 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM

As you know by now, I love technology – all of it. I know that on this blog I usually only geek out over AV and communications equipment, but the simple fact of the matter is, I love technology in all its forms, not just the shiny and flashy ones. If it were possible to add some interesting technological quirk to every part of my life, I’d do it in a heartbeat. Take, for example, Clocky, the alarm clock on wheels that literally runs away from you until you turn it off. It’s functional and fun (admittedly, my notions of “fun” just may vary from that of other people…)!

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Topics: VFI Furniture, Electric furniture, InfoComm 2014

4K is No Fad (aka, Reasons to Get the Barco Galaxy 4K Projector)!

Posted by Émilie Hébert

June 18, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Authored by Henry Cheang

Back to salivating about technology!

Okay, so that was a few blog posts in a row that really focused on higher-level matters in unified communications. Today I go back to talking about technology that makes me swoon with excitement! And so, without further ado, here is the Barco Galaxy 4K-12 HFR projector!

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Topics: Telepresence Media, Projector, Visual communication

CBCI Telecom Will Be Attending InfoComm 2014 – Paradise for Techies!

Posted by Émilie Hébert

June 13, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Authored by Henry Cheang

For the uninitiated…

InfoComm International is the trade association that represents all of the professional audiovisual and information communications industries in the world. In keeping with its status as an organization with global reach, InfoComm holds massive annual conferences to encourage networking, collaboration, and business between vendors, buyers, and other industry professionals.  This year’s edition of the InfoComm Conference takes place June 14-20 (with the exhibitions taking place between June 18-20), in Las Vegas. We at CBCI Telecom are really excited to be attending – and not just because it’s an excuse to visit one of the meccas of tourism!

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Topics: Upcoming Events, InfoComm 2014, Tradeshows, Infocomm International

Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP): A Crucial Communications Element

Posted by Émilie Hébert

June 11, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Authored by Henry Cheang

Of streaming media…

So, recently, I’ve been getting away from talking about videoconferencing and communications equipment and turning my attention toward the more granular details of our domain. Today, I’m going to give you all a quick primer on something that’s right at the core of streaming video and videoconferencing: The Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP).

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Topics: Videoconferencing, RTP, real-time transport protocol, Streaming media

How Much Does Business Travel Cost?

Posted by Émilie Hébert

June 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Do you really know how much you spend every time you travel for business purposes? According to Statistics Canada, an overnight business trip within the country costs, on average,  $713 CDN. And even though the number of business trips has declined over the years, their costs have remained high. Indeed, Canadians spend $7.8 billion a year on business travel, which accounts “for more than one-quarter of the total travel spending by Canadians in Canada.” 

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Topics: Virtual Meetings, videoconferencing solution, business travel cost

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