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Telemedicine Grant Assistance

As the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly unfolds, the USDA, HRSA, FCC and more have been active to keep communications services available through various waivers, extensions, and other regulatory relief. Below is a snapshot of the available grants and application deadlines: USDA Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grants:  Due to the COVID-19 National Emergency, USDA is providing an…

An Open Letter From CEO, Tracy Mills

In This Together There really are no words to appropriately describe the uncertain times we find ourselves in. What gives us hope is to see the outpouring of compassion within our communities, the new inspirations and creativity, and more broadly, the global unity we have against an invisible foe. While many focus on case counts,…

Next Generation of Video Conferencing Endpoints Using Interactive TouchBoards

  In the visual communications field, historically video conferencing has been conducted with traditional H.323 or SIP endpoints. An endpoint includes a CODEC which connects the device to a network via Ethernet terminations and converts the analog audio and video signals to digital ones which can go through an IP based networks. Attached to the…

Benefits of a Video Communication Platform for K-12 and Higher Ed

With the proven benefits of video for all aspects of education,many schools are taking advantage of solutions of the latest video communication platforms. These solutions scale, can be deployed in a multitude of ways and offer a multitude of benefits for both Higher Ed and K-12 alike. Benefits for higher education include: Allows students to…

Emory University: Connecting Medicine, Critical Preparedness and More with Cloud Video

Video communications have always been a helpful technology for connecting individuals to improve collaboration, reduce travel and enhance learning. Take a quick look around the marketplace today and you’ll find multiple solutions to fit every need, application and budget. In today’s educational market, a cloud-based video conferencing service can really help to stretch limited resources…

3-Ways That Today’s Technology Has Changed The Way We Study

When it comes to studying, today’s students aren’t hunkering down in libraries all night to prepare for exams, they’re tucked safely in their dorms with a laptop or mobile device. One of the latest surveys from McGraw-Hill Education found that 74 percent of students prefer to study at home, while only 14 percent indicate they…

The Advantages of Mixing and Matching Video Services

Being able to mix and match video conferencing offerings provide you with the ability to implement the best of the best services and tailor them exactly to your needs so that you obtain the optimum benefits. The latest giants to merge their offerings are Polycom and Zoom. Providing both offerings enables customers to combine the Zoom…

Classrooms Move from the Chalkboard to the Cloud

After class at a large university, a student packs his bags and walks to his apartment. When he gets home, however, he struggles with an assignment, working on the same problem over and over again. Determined to get some help, he resolves to go to his professor’s office hours. He flips open his laptop and…

Why Lecture Capture Plays An Important Role in Education

Why is Lecture Capture significant? Lecture capture is a fantastic way to enhance and extend existing instructional activities, whether in face-to-face, fully online, or blended learning environments. It works especially well in subject areas where students benefit from repeated viewing of content, repetition equals retention, as when complex information is discussed or formulas are written…