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While the cabbies and Uber drivers in Las Vegas seemed more preoccupied with hockey’s Stanley Cup Finals, a trio of WR analysts descended upon the town last week for InfoComm 2018 and brought back a bushelful of insight gleaned from multiple days of meetings. Here is Andy and Steve's run-through of the show's video solutions highlights.
29 May 2018
Kaltura acquires Rapt Media to better differentiate Kaltura’s suite of video content publishing tools. Steve talks about how Rapt’s brand of “branchable videos” might set the stage for more personalized and engaging viewing experiences in the enterprise.
Today Polycom unveiled its unified cloud solutions strategy, Polycom Cloud Services, and release of a new service, Polycom Device Management Services (PDMS). Andy and Alan describe the offering and explore how PDMS may leverage Polycom's installed base to make Polycom (once again it hopes) the universal endpoint devices of preference for service providers and enterprise users.
17 May 2018
More than six years ago, Qumu invested $3.1 million for a minority stake in Briefcam - though Briefcam's focus on the video security market never really was a strategic fit. So, while many considered it a boondoggle back then, the deal has recently become a lifesaver for a Qumu. Give Steve a few minutes to explain.