February 17 – Virtual Edge Weekly

In this week’s summary of digital meetings, events, learning and community, FuzeBox released new application which turns ipads into a videoconferencing host; UBM Studios announced the winners of Digital Event & Environment Awards.; PGi sweeps Frost & Sullivan’s 2011 Product Line Strategy Award; and VEI and TechConnect are working together to help produce a hybrid event featuring Bill Clinton and Bill Gates.

fuzemeeting_logo FuzeBox’s New App Turns iPad into a Videoconferencing Host

A new app which turns ipads into full-featured telepresence devices has been launched, the FuzeBox, Inc., has announced.

The new app for iPads will give people a quick and easy way to start and host telepresence-compatible meetings. It is packed with features such as easy user-interface, document sharing, meeting recording, premium audio quality, and dynamic camera control.

The company’s CEO, Jeff Cavins, said: “Businesses are adopting iPads at an unparalleled rate, and are becoming an ideal platform for mobile video conferencing, collaboration and extending the capabilities of dedicated telepresence systems. Our new version of Fuze Meeting is monumental for enterprises that rely on telepresence and real-time collaboration to drive their businesses forward.”

UBM_Studios UBM Studios Announced the Winners of Digital Event & Environment Awards

The winners of the Digital Event & Environment Awards have been announced by UBM Studios.

The in-house competition featured  the groundbreaking and successful virtual environments built by UBM in 2011.

Here are the winners for 2011’s Digital Event & Environment Awards:

Most Innovative Use of a Digital Environment

PR Newswire RetailInvestorConferences.com

Best User Experience

UBM Channel COMDEXvirtual

Best Single Sponsor Environment

UBM TechWeb HDI Webcast Theater

Best Digital Environment in Conjunction with a Live Event (Hybrid)

UBM TechWeb Blackhat Uplink USA 2011

Best Use of Sales & Marketing

UBM Canon Plastics Today

Best Career & Recruitment Environment

UBM Studios Milicruit Veterans Career Fair

pgi PGi Sweeps Frost & Sullivan’s 2011 Product Line Strategy Award

Global provider of conferencing and collaboration solutions PGiswept the prestigious Frost & Sullivan’s 2011 Product Line Strategy Award in CSP (Conferencing Service Provider) Videoconferencing Services.

Frost & Sullivan’s selection of PGi as the winner of this award based on: the breadth of its product line and markets served; PGi’s market share and addressable customer base; and the impact its product strategy has on providing customer value.

The company’s founder, chairman and CEO, Boland T. Jones, said: “We are thrilled and honored that Frost & Sullivan recognized PGi for creating cloud-based virtual meeting solutions that are simple, personal and mobile, and that deliver superior value to enterprise customers of all sizes.”

arpa-e VEI and TechConnect are Working Together to Help Produce a Hybrid Event Featuring Bill Clinton and Bill Gates

Virtual Edge Institute has teamed up with TechConnect to stream ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summitlive from the Gaylord Convention Center just outside Washington, D.C.

ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summitwill help researchers, entrepreneurs and technology developers to gain strategic insights into ARPA-E existing and future program priorities.

Keynote speakers include Bill Clinton, former President of USA; Bill Gates, founder and chairman of Microsoft; Fred Smith, chairman, president and CEO of FedEx; and Lee Scott, former CEO of Wal-Mart.ARPA-E Energy Innovation Virtual Summit will provide a great opportunity for attendees to view sessions, chat with other attendees and submit questions to the presenters.

For more information about ARPA-E Energy Innovation Virtual Summit, please visit: http://www.prolibraries.com/arpa/registration/event


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The Virtual Edge Institute (VEI) is an international organization dedicated to advancing the development and adoption of virtual event and meeting technology and best practices for collaboration and marketing.