Ira M. Weinstein

Senior Analyst & Partner

Ira M. Weinstein is a Senior Analyst and Partner at Wainhouse Research (WR) and a 25+ year veteran of the conferencing, collaboration, and audio-visual industries. 

Ira is an expert on video conferencing, collaboration, audio-visual, and UC products and services including group / room solutions, personal systems, and mobile offerings.  He has authored hundreds of articles, documents, and reports on the solutions, trends, and technologies within these market spaces.

Ira’s time is divided between the following areas:

  • Core research (briefings with vendors, resellers, service providers, and end-users, surveys and interviews, etc.)
  • Content creation including research notes, company profiles, solution reviews, rich media clips, evaluation reports, etc.
  • Hands-on testing of conferencing, collaboration, UC, and AV products and services
  • Public and private speaking at events and conferences
  • Providing strategic advisory / consulting services to manufacturers, service providers, channel partners, end-users, and members of the financial community

Ira has extensive experience helping vendors with business development, competitive assessments, positioning and messaging, and go to market strategies. 

In addition, Ira leads WR’s end-user consulting practice and provides strategic support services (situational assessments, needs assessments, GAP analyses, recommendations, RFI / RFP support, negotiation support, etc.) to large enterprises around the world.

Ira has been an industry analyst and consultant since 2001.  Prior to joining Wainhouse Research, Ira held senior positions with conferencing and AV vendors, distributors, and resellers.  In addition, Ira ran the global conferencing department for a Fortune 50 investment bank.

Ira is based in South Florida, USA (near Fort Lauderdale) and can be reached as follows:

Contact Info:
Phone: +1 770 408 0460
Email: [email protected]

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The list below contains content created by or contributed to by Ira M. Weinstein ...

Hands-on testing of a mid-range video conferencing system with optional internal MCU
Posted: 12 Jan 2017 --- Content Type: Research Notes
Hands-on testing of Yealink's entry-level video conferencing endpoint
Posted: 12 Jan 2017 --- Content Type: Research Notes
Hands-on testing of the video calling features of a leading persistent collaboration space service
Posted: 9 Jan 2017 --- Content Type: Research Notes
Hands-on testing of a meeting room PC in a video-friendly set-top form factor
Posted: 2 Jan 2017 --- Content Type: Research Notes
Hands-on testing of a video product / service combination
Posted: 27 Dec 2016 --- Content Type: Research Notes
Hands-on testing of two innovative audio capabilities: Polycom Acoustic Fence and NoiseBlock
Posted: 22 Dec 2016 --- Content Type: White Papers
Hands-on testing of an innovative product / service video offering with advanced audio capabilities
Posted: 14 Dec 2016 --- Content Type: White Papers
Did We Leap Before We Looked?
Posted: 23 Nov 2016 --- Content Type: Research Notes
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 --- Content Type: Blog Entries
Hands-on testing of a 1080p-capable split system video endpoint
Posted: 11 Oct 2016 --- Content Type: Research Notes