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Tech news round up: collaboration special

Today's tech round up sees Nureva launch new SaaS business, Nialli; QSC unveil Microsoft Teams-certified meeting room tools; and Kramer release VIA 3.0

Nureva launches new SaaS business 

Collaboration solutions provider Nureva has announced the formation of Nialli, a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) subsidiary focused on “enabling the digital transformation of processes used by collaborative teams”. The company state that the subsidiary’s purpose is to help businesses digitally transform their collaborative processes and improve productivity and performance.

“We are excited to launch Nialli with the goal of helping organizations digitally transform their collaborative processes,” said Nancy Knowlton, CEO of Nureva and Nialli. “With a passion for customer understanding and a design philosophy built around customer needs, we feel confident that our solutions can deliver exceptional value.”

The Nialli Visual Planner

On launching, Nialli also announced the release of its first product, the Nialli Visual Planner. The Planner is a SaaS product aimed at simplifying digital transformation of lean construction processes, and has been developed following research conducting with global construction companies.

“We’ve been working closely with a major North American general contractor over the past few years, which has enabled us to get a deep understanding of the intricate details involved in a project and how to bring it into a digital realm,” continued Knowlton. “We are delighted to share the results of that work with construction companies aiming to digitally transform.”

QSC unveils Microsoft Teams certified meeting room accessories 

QSC has launched a range of meeting room accessories certified for Microsoft Teams, in conjunction with partners Sennheiser and Logitech. The solutions are aimed at simplifying installation and management for high-value divisible spaces, training rooms, executive boardrooms, and ‘all-hands spaces’.

“These newly certified solutions give IT and AV Managers the opportunity to extend their Microsoft Teams experience into rooms that traditionally required complicated programming, separate DSP and control integration schemes”, said Jason Moss, VP of alliances and market development at QSC. “We have worked with Microsoft to remove the guesswork out of specialty room design and deployment for Teams Rooms.”

Albert Kooiman, director of Microsoft Teams devices partner engineering and certification, added, “Microsoft strives to bring the Teams Rooms experience of seamless collaboration experiences to any space, and the solutions of QSC for Microsoft Teams make it easier to bring the power of Teams to larger, specialised meeting spaces.”

Kramer releases VIA 3.0 platform 

Kramer has launched the latest version of its advanced wireless presentation and collaboration platform, VIA 3.0. The software update includes a new UI/UX, improved VC support and increased security.

The refreshed user experience and interface is across all VIA platforms including the web portal and client applications, with the layout designed to improve user workflows that include remote working and hybrid learning scenarios.

The update is integrated with Kramer VIA Versa functionality, meaning that participants can launch meetings from their own device on their preferred video-conferencing platform (such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Google Meet). The company said, “VIA makes it simple to live stream sessions to all the leading platforms, like YouTube, Kaltura, and Panopto. Educators as well as presenters enjoy all the benefits of VIA’s full suite of advanced collaboration tools, while in-class and at-home participants enjoy an unparalleled immersive experience, ideal for the Covid-19 era, thanks to the new RTMP/RTMPS protocol support out of the VIA box.”

In related news, Kramer has also launched VIA GO2 – replacing its existing VIA GO – a compact wireless presentation device containing a 4K HDMI output and secure content sharing, “perfect for hidden installation behind displays”.