PolyCom - Group Series camera

Group Series camera.

Polycom: Polycom is working more with schools in the virtual conferencing space, and is developing a free platform to help schools connect with one another virtually. Newly announced tech from the company also lets schools join a unified meeting with one click using any video vendor, from Skype for Business, to Polycom and Cisco, and on any device, from voice to immersive telepresence suites. Click here for the full news.


The hardware and software-agnostic touchscreen for higher ed lessons.

Prysm: To enhance offerings within Prysm Visual WorkplaceTM, Prysm announced an integration with Microsoft OneDrive for Business and Office 365, making it even easier to work with Microsoft Corp. tools and applications. Using the OneDrive for Business API from Microsoft, Prysm has made it easy for customers to connect Prysm to their existing OneDrive for Business environments to make it a seamless experience for end users to access, search for, and sync with content from OneDrive for Business. Click here for the full news.


Collaborative tech was another hot trend at the conference.

RICOH: This diverse AV company demonstrated an exciting array of more than a dozen new solutions, including collaborative-driven AV technology like an interactive short-throw projector, an interactive flat panel display line, and a huddle room area. Click here for the full news.

Sennheiser - TeamConnect

Part of Sennheiser TeamConnect audio system.

Sennheiser: The company’s SpeechLine Digital Wireless system is a wireless mic designed exclusively for speech. Hearing impaired students can use a wireless app and their own headsets (via wired or Bluetooth connections) to tune in presentations. Also: Sennheiser‘s new conference or classroom audio system, TeamConnect, features tabletop or ceiling mounted microphones that use beamforming technology to automatically hone in on a speaker’s voice. Click here for the full news.


“Relationships@Work” touchscreen display.

Sharp: Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, showcased its theme “Relationships@Work” during InfoComm, demonstrating how its strategic technology alliances combine with Sharp technology to transform displays into industry solutions. The company demonstrated a technology preview of its 85″ Class (diagonal) 8K 120Hz LCD display with IGZO technology, featuring 16 times the pixel resolution of 1080p. The new wide color gamut technology and HDR functionality of this next-generation commercial display makes the image so sharp it seems as if you’re looking through a window. Click here for the full news.

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