Streaming Video Heating up Healthcare Markets

Streaming Video Heating up Healthcare Markets
    

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For many years now I’ve had a side interest – the use of video in the healthcare industry.  I’ve written about video conferencing use in the U.S. military, applications for video in the entire industry (pharmaceuticals, insurance companies, not-for-profits, state healthcare agencies, and integrated clinical care organizations, among others), and have monitored the growth of telemedicine and watched it begin to overcome traditional obstacles.

Cisco Earnings FY2017-Q4: Market Decline or Market Transition?

Cisco Earnings FY2017-Q4: Market Decline or Market Transition?
    

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For the period ended July 29, 2017, (Cisco's fiscal quarters and calendar quarters are not the same and the company provides analysts with data for both), Cisco reported revenues of $12.13 billion, down 4% from the same quarter a year earlier.  GAAP income was +$2.4 billion.  As our graph shows, this was the third consecutive quarter of Q/Q growth, a fact that management refers to as "another strong quarter" although total revenues are almost identical to what they were in Q1-2014.   The biggest problem segments for Cisco were Switching and NGN Routing, each of which declined by 9% Y/Y, but

ClearOne 2017-Q2

ClearOne 2017-Q2
    

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The downdraft continues at ClearOne, although sunny skies are expected soon.   On August 9, the company reported total revenues for the quarter of $10.3M, down from 12.0M a year earlier.  Net income on a GAAP basis fell to a loss of $820K; on a non-GAAP basis, the reported net income was a loss of just $102K.  Revenues in APAC + Middle East (CLRO's regional definition) were flat while Americas were down by 17% and EMEA and Africa (no Middle East) were down by 15%.

Sherpa Digital Media Lands Financing Round

Sherpa Digital Media Lands Financing Round
    

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Enterprise streaming platform developer Sherpa Digital Media today said it has raised $5.5 million from a pair of Silicon Valley investment firms.

“Frontiers” Explores Streaming’s Role in Marketing

“Frontiers” Explores Streaming’s Role in Marketing
    

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We're launching a new video series called "Frontiers of Business Streaming." Each episode of this new series, sponsored by TalkPoint, will feature quick-hit videos of WR analysts explaining key trends shaping innovation associated with the use of one-to-many video by the enterprise.

SRT Alliance Unveils First Wave of Open Source Support

SRT Alliance Unveils First Wave of Open Source Support
    

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At least one open source initiative in the world of streaming appears to be garnering momentum.

The SRT Alliance – an open source effort launched earlier this year by Haivision and Wowza Media aiming to create a standard protocol of transporting video data – this week said that 22 streaming vendors have signed on to integrate Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) capabilities into their product offerings. 

ISTE 2017: A Song of Ice and Fire

ISTE 2017: A Song of Ice and Fire
    

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Winter’s Coming. You might not have felt it at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference, held in humid, 95-degree San Antonio.  Some 16,000 educators, 550 vendors (I was told, have not verified), and plenty of Edtech media showed up to demo, learn, share best practices, and drink margaritas.

The Weight of Words - a Textual Musing

The Weight of Words - a Textual Musing
    

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We like to message each other. A lot. Consider, the first email was sent in 1971 by Ray Tomlinson. To himself. "The test messages were entirely forgettable. Most likely the first message was QWERTYIOP or something similar," he said. 

InfoComm 2017 Video Round-Up - Videxio's Karl Hantho - President of the Americas

InfoComm 2017 Video Round-Up - Videxio's Karl Hantho - President of the Americas
    

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Videxio is a global video conferencing and collaboration service provider that offers video meetings, video calling, and live streaming / recoding.  The Videxio service is simple and streamlined.  That's why the WR lab always has at least a handful of standards-based endpoints registered to Videxio.

In this video round-up, Ira Weinstein had the opportunity to interview Videxio's President of The Americas, Karl Hantho about his company's announcements and presence at InfoComm 2017.  Ira and Karl discussed a wide range of events including:

InfoComm 2017 Video Round-Up - Polycom's Chris Thorson - Senior Director of Marketing

InfoComm 2017 Video Round-Up - Polycom's Chris Thorson - Senior Director of Marketing
    

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Polycom develops, manufactures, and markets video, voice, and content collaboration and communication products and services.  Here at WR, our lab is literally filled with Polycom endpoints, microphones, conference phones, and even the new Polycom Pano wireless presentation solution.  Suffice it to say, Polycom products have earned their place around this office.

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