Ottawa firm expands cloud-based video collaboration services

Ottawa-based Magor Corp. announced last week new updates to its video conferencing service that includes a new Windows desktop client and three new features to its cloud services. So far the TSX-listed firm

Published on: March 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Ottawa-based video collaboration firm goes public

Ottawa-based Magor Communications Corp. went public today and is trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “MCC,” the firm announced this morning. The public offering brings in $5.9 million for the

Published on: March 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Telepresence robot a moving way to work

A robot that improves your telepresence experience by giving you the ability to physically move around the office is close to shipping its first units.Double Robotics sold out its first production run of

Published on: January 14th, 2013 Brian Jackson

LG-Ericsson unveils unified communications box for SMBs

Korea-based LG-Ericsson hopes to capture a slice of Canada's small business unified communications (UC) market with the launch today of its iPECS-MG Business-Enabled Communication System.The hybrid console-based system delivers all the functionality of

Published on: January 24th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Cisco takes telepresence mobile with WebEx, Jabber updates

In an attempt to move beyond the desktop, Cisco is updating two of its enterprise-level collaboration tools.At the Cisco Collaboration Summit in Miami on Wednesday, the company announced it's rolling out updates to

Published on: November 17th, 2011 Sharon Gaudin

Cisco to offer free TelePresence client?

Cisco Systems is taking several steps to extend its TelePresencevideoconferencing technology beyond enterprise meeting rooms,introducing two endpoints and a free client application for ad hocparticipants to download. To mark the fifth anniversary of

Published on: October 27th, 2011 Stephen Lawson

Free to low-cost video conferencing for SMBs

Everyone is talking about those telepresence systems that make a video conference look so real you'd almost think you were in the same room with the people at the other end. Very nice,

Published on: November 9th, 2010 Grant Buckler

How to set up an awesome video conferencing system

In business computing, some revolutions occur faster than others. After years of promise, video conferencing has finally become useful for small businesses, offering long-distance collabouration without the need to travel.Many people get their

Published on: October 6th, 2010 Curt Franklin

Law firm aims to save $1 million by replacing travel with telepresence

Sprawling international law firm DLA Piper has upgraded from videoconferencing to telepresence that will save the firm nearly $1 million dollars per year in reduced travel costs and lost productivity.The conferencing gear that

Published on: October 9th, 2009 Tim Greene

Virtual world healthcare has real world benefits, Toronto researchers find

The Women's Health Center at the Ann Myers Medical Center might be a virtual healthcare facility, but the nurses and physicians that volunteer here are real. They work here to reach out beyond

Published on: June 3rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Top 10 ways to trash telecommuting

In "The Naked Sun," he envisioned Solaria, a civilization whose telepresence technologies are as good as being face-to-face -- superior, in fact, according to the Solarians, who have developed a collective phobia about

Published on: March 31st, 2009 Bob Lewis

Telepresence gives employees their life back at Rogers Cable

So far “telepresence” – technology that gives participants in a videoconference the feeling of being in the same room – has largely been the domain of Fortune 1,000 companies with big budgets.While that

Published on: April 28th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Save money by upgrading rather than replacing video conferencing gear

Businesses can reap 80 per cent to 90 per cent of the benefits of telepresence via upgrades to existing video conference gear at a fraction of what they'd spend on brand-new telepresence systems,

Published on: March 7th, 2008 Tim Greene

Rival claims video system similar to but one-third price of TelePresence

Cisco Systems Inc. says its Telepresence line of video conferencing hardware provides an experience similar to an in-person meeting, but a manufacturer from Austin, Tex. claims it provides a similar experience for one-third

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Greg Meckbach