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UC Week in Review

August 28, 2010

It was a busy week in Unified Communications sector this past week. Here are some of the top stories:

ClearOne will now offer its NetStreams branded residential products directly to qualified dealers in the United States. Qualified dealers do not have to purchase NetStreams residential products through distribution anymore

Virgin Mobile India, India's first national, youth-focused mobile service, was able to cut travel expenses by 20 percent by making use of HD video conferencing systems from LifeSize Communications, a dealer in high definition video communications and telepresence.

The new Kodak Easyshare M590 14 megapixel digital camera has a feature that allows users to instantly tag pictures for e-mailing or uploading to its Kodak Gallery, YouTube, Facebook, Flickr and a variety of other sites.  Marketed as "the world's thinnest 5X optical zoom digital camera," the camera allows users to snap a photo (or take video footage), then press the camera's "share" button, automatically tagging it to the networking site of choice (or preparing it to be e-mailed). When users connect the camera to their computer, the photos are automatically sent to Facebook (or any other preferred site) and transferred to the user's designated storage destination on the computer.

Telemedicine provider AmeriDoc is now offering video conference facility in its list of member services. Thus, patients and doctors are now able to talk in real time virtually face-to-face.

Gravity Jack, Inc., a venture-funded company, has created what it calls "the world's first augmented office indoors" using a closed alpha version of its software development kit.

These were some of the top UC stories for the week.

Ed Silverstein is a contributing editor for TMCnet's InfoTech Spotlight. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

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