Vemun Waksvik

Vemun Waksvik

Video veteran

Recent posts by Vemun Waksvik

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How to connect your Cisco Webex and Poly endpoints to ALL Microsoft Teams meetings

By Vemun Waksvik on Oct 20, 2022 12:47:24 PM

  • There is an alternative to buying new hardware. You can get interop software today! 
  • The number of meeting platforms that you need to adapt to is increasing. Interoperability is becoming more and more important.  
  • The major meeting platforms are changing every 3 years*.   
Topics: Cisco SIP Synergy SKY CONNECT Microsoft Teams Featured
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How does CVI compare to the Synergy SKY CONNECT interop?

By Vemun Waksvik on Oct 12, 2022 11:25:00 AM

Better than CVI? 
3 solutions in 1: Interoperability, Meeting workflow, Management suite

Topics: Video Conferencing Microsoft Cisco Mixed Workflows SIP Synergy SKY CONNECT Featured
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Experience our award-winning gateway at ISE, Barcelona

By Vemun Waksvik on Apr 25, 2022 11:23:26 AM

Visit our booth to meet the team, get a demo and enjoy the best of Norwegian hospitality. Experience the new award-winning SIP to Teams interop designed to give you full flexibility.


Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Events
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How to ensure video communication interoperability in 3 steps

By Vemun Waksvik on Jan 5, 2022 3:32:27 PM

As the home office backdrop slowly loses its charm and the need for a professional meeting setting increases, people are beginning to travel into the office to make use of meeting rooms for their video meetings.  

Video conferencing utilization will increase even after we return to the office, which highlights the need for proper video conferencing equipment in all meeting rooms and a strategy for UC interoperability. 

Topics: Interoperability Synergy SKY CONNECT
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In-room booking of room and video with Cisco Webex touch controller

By Vemun Waksvik on Dec 9, 2021 1:30:00 PM

With Synergy SKY in-room booking* you can book both room and video meeting ad-hoc from your touch panel if the room is available. 

In addition, the 2.3 SW release has: Cisco Endpoint Phone Books, Room Issue Notifications, Webex Fedramp OBTP

Topics: Video Conferencing Release Notes Cisco
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3 factors that drive adoption of video conferencing

By Vemun Waksvik on Nov 26, 2021 2:33:00 PM

There are 3 crucial factors you need to have in order to achieve a frictionless meeting experience across technologies and generations of products: CompatibilityInteroperability,  and Consistency

Topics: Video Conferencing
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Cisco TelePresence Management Suite (TMS) replacement

By Vemun Waksvik on Nov 20, 2021 2:33:00 PM

Cisco TelePresence Management Suite and Cisco TelePresence Management Suite XE (Cisco TMS/ Cisco TMS XE)) is a portal for administering and monitoring your videoconferencing network from a single, organized interface. Both of them offers centralized control for on-site and remote video systems, as well as deployment and scheduling for the whole video network.

Topics: Cisco TMS
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Are meetings the biggest wasted cost for businesses?

By Vemun Waksvik on Oct 16, 2021 4:30:00 PM

How often have you found yourself diving into an empty meeting room that is shown as being pre-booked? You say - “let’s grab this meeting room quickly, if someone comes along we’ll find another”. It’s all too common in office spaces, and there's a very real reason for this.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing IoT Meeting No-show
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How to connect Cisco IX Series to a Microsoft Teams or Zoom Meeting

By Vemun Waksvik on Aug 28, 2021 2:33:00 PM

Learn how to easily connect your Cisco IX Series immersive telepresence endpoints to a Microsoft Teams or Zoom meeting with one click, while scheduling natively in Outlook or Google Calendar.

Topics: Video Conferencing
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Putting the ‘human’ into virtual meetings

By Vemun Waksvik on Jul 9, 2021 2:36:00 PM



From Beijing to Boston and everywhere in between, events and meetings are being cancelled. Starbucks has cancelled the company’s annual shareholder meeting and is holding a virtual meeting instead. TED’s conference in Canada is not going ahead, postponed along with hundreds of other trade shows.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Synergy JOIN
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Benefits of adding Synergy SKY Suite to Cisco TMS XE

By Vemun Waksvik on Jan 23, 2021 2:31:00 PM

Experienced Videoconferencing and Collaboration/Workspace Technology teams have long understood the value of endpoint management tools such as Cisco TelePresence Management Suite (Cisco TMS).

Topics: Cisco TMS
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Multiplying market access with key Cisco agreement

By Vemun Waksvik on Dec 14, 2020 1:47:09 PM

With the recent acquisition of an IoT platform and a fresh certification from Cisco, Synergy SKY opens its doors to millions of new meeting rooms.

Topics: News & Press Cisco
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Technology Acquisition: IoT sensor & cloud solutions for the meeting room

By Vemun Waksvik on Dec 11, 2020 4:41:06 PM

Synergy SKY is now increasing its reach to all meeting rooms by acquiring an existing IoT technology platform. The technology will make it possible to detect presence in meeting rooms without videoconferencing equipment, by using low-cost IoT sensors that are quick and easy to deploy.

Topics: IoT Sensors
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Bring Cisco WebEx Room Series into Microsoft Teams or Zoom Meetings

By Vemun Waksvik on Nov 11, 2020 12:55:00 PM

Learn how to easily connect your Cisco or Poly video conferencing endpoints into a Microsoft Teams, Skype, or any other VMR meeting with one click, while scheduling natively in Outlook or Google Calendar.

Topics: Video Conferencing Synergy JOIN
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Have you ever booked a fake meeting to appear busier at work?

By Vemun Waksvik on Jan 3, 2020 3:19:40 PM

Whether you want to admit it or not, throughout our working lives, many of us have bent the rules when it comes to business meetings.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing IoT Meeting No-show
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Welcome Industry Legend Sean Lessman to the Team

By Vemun Waksvik on Dec 5, 2019 11:26:02 AM

He has been pulling strings in the industry since 1995. Learn how he sees the market evolving and where it's going from here

First; a very warm welcome to the team Sean, we very much look forward to working closely with you and having fun together. Sean will take on the role of VP Business Development with a focus on new markets and developing relationships with Cisco and Microsoft. Read his own exciting and insightful words about the journey that lead him here and beyond: 

Topics: New Hire
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New Launch: Synergy of Things - Make ALL meetings efficient meetings

By Vemun Waksvik on Nov 12, 2019 12:27:54 PM

The Synergy of Things is our latest software solution that extracts data from meeting room sensors, attendee behavior, and calendar data to make all meetings more efficient.

Introducing Synergy of Things

We are leading the way in making all meetings more efficient to save time, space, and money.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Synergy JOIN Synergy ANALYZE News & Press
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Meet our new CFO - Remy Engelsen

By Vemun Waksvik on Oct 10, 2019 9:39:00 AM

As a result of the rapid growth Synergy SKY is experiencing and to better serve our customers, employees, and partners, it is with great pleasure that we introduce our Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Remy Engelsen, a senior member of the leadership team.

Topics: New Hire
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30+ Fortune 500 are using Synergy SKY to make video meetings easier

By Vemun Waksvik on Jul 28, 2019 10:34:04 AM

                                                                                       
We have added more than 30 Fortune Global 500 companies and hundreds of others to our software solutions for easier video meetings.  Find out why...

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Use Case
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One Organization, Six Conference Platforms

By Vemun Waksvik on Jun 25, 2019 1:14:52 PM

How do you schedule and start meetings when you have six platforms to choose from?

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Use Case
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It takes five or ten minutes just to get connected - Tim Cook, Apple

By Vemun Waksvik on Jun 3, 2019 10:41:00 AM

"It's an incredible loss of productivity" he continued to mention during his keynote at Cisco Live. Tim was talking about the time wasted to just get a virtual meeting started.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Synergy JOIN
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NEW PRODUCT: Synergy CONTROL

By Vemun Waksvik on Jan 11, 2019 9:55:44 AM

Synergy CONTROL gives video administrators instant control over scheduled and active meetings. Flexible search methods put the admin on top of any situation faster. The right tool at the right time eliminates frustration and ensures successful meetings in real-time.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Synergy CONTROL
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2 major pains with video conferencing and how to eliminate them

By Vemun Waksvik on Nov 2, 2018 5:09:29 PM



Time is your and your organization’s most valuable asset. Make sure you don’t waste it on mundane routines such as planning and starting/joining video meetings.

Topics: Video Conferencing Synergy JOIN
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Halvorsen is back in videoconferencing

By Vemun Waksvik on Sep 6, 2018 3:36:00 PM

After a few years break from the collaboration industry, Halvorsen thinks the timing is perfect for a comeback...

Topics: New Hire Sales
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exTANDBERG team grows quadruply (...) - Dagens Næringsliv

By Vemun Waksvik on May 9, 2018 7:46:46 PM

Norway’s largest business newspaper, Dagens Næringsliv (DN), picks up Synergy SKY's hockey stick growth.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Events
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Skype Online IVR by Pexip and Synergy SKY

By Vemun Waksvik on Apr 10, 2018 9:59:49 AM

The Synergy SKY management suite enables external video systems to join Skype Online (S4B O365) meetings

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Synergy JOIN Release Notes Skype for Business Pexip
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Never miss a meeting - record it!

By Vemun Waksvik on Mar 23, 2018 1:41:05 PM

To record and later playback a video meeting used to be quite an exercise. Now we've made it as easy as scheduling ordinary meetings with people and rooms

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Synergy JOIN Skype for Business REC.VC Quickchannel
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REC.VC + Synergy JOIN: Video meeting recording made easy

By Vemun Waksvik on Mar 21, 2018 2:57:17 PM

It has never been easier to schedule, join, record, and playback your meetings, across any collaboration platform

Topics: Sales Partners Pexip Videonor News & Press REC.VC
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Synergy SKY CEO relocates to New York

By Vemun Waksvik on Mar 19, 2018 10:38:33 AM

Video-Valley is in Norway, but the market is in the US 

Topics: Sales Partners News & Press
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Welcome Justin Haaga as Sr. Sales Engineer (US)

By Vemun Waksvik on Feb 15, 2018 1:52:39 PM

We are pleased to introduce Justin Haaga to our Americas team as Senior Sales Engineer

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing New Hire
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Your plans for 2018 are...?

By Vemun Waksvik on Feb 2, 2018 3:55:30 PM

Do something memorable or spectacular enough to influence the course of your life in good a way! 

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Synergy JOIN StarLeaf Partners Pexip Videonor
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Google Calendar Support in Synergy JOIN 3.0

By Vemun Waksvik on Dec 19, 2017 11:14:54 AM

Schedule video resources from Cisco and Polycom in Google Calendar (G-Suite) and start your video meeting with one click!

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Synergy JOIN Google

Synergy SKY partners with Icubed

By Vemun Waksvik on Dec 11, 2017 11:33:20 AM

 

And with that, Italy is now on the Synergy SKY map.

Topics: Synergy JOIN Partners
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Back to Basic, “B2B”, Pär is back

By Vemun Waksvik on Dec 11, 2017 10:06:49 AM

Pär Svensson, the co-founder of Visual Conference Group (VCG) and Synergy SKY’s biggest investor, is back in business.

Topics: New Hire Sales
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Synergy SKY partners with Mercuri Teleconferencing

By Vemun Waksvik on Oct 27, 2017 8:48:28 AM

 

We are excited to announce a partnership with Mercuri Teleconferencing, a StarLeaf gold partner and our first partner in Canada

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Synergy JOIN Skype for Business Partners
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Deal Secured With Bank on Forbes Top 100

By Vemun Waksvik on Sep 25, 2017 9:32:57 AM

The bank settled on Synergy JOIN as the optimal product to make life easier for users scheduling and booking video meetings across the bank's many Cisco video rooms and Skype desktop clients. 
Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Synergy JOIN Skype for Business
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Synergy JOIN 2.2 with Starleaf Support

By Vemun Waksvik on Sep 18, 2017 1:58:52 PM

Synergy JOIN now also supports StarLeaf, making it easy to schedule Skype4B video meetings and join in one click from Polycom and Cisco video endpoints.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Synergy JOIN Release Notes
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Welcome Magnus Rabben as VP Sales Americas

By Vemun Waksvik on Aug 15, 2017 5:54:40 PM

We are pleased to introduce Magnus Rabben as the first of many strategic steps coming up in our new Americas commitment

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing New Hire
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Dan-Ove Hafstad new Sales manager Norway, Denmark and Iceland

By Vemun Waksvik on Aug 14, 2017 12:19:01 PM

Synergy SKY hires Dan-Ove Hafstad as Regional Sales Manager Norway, Denmark, and Iceland

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Telepresence New Hire
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Dan-Ove Hafstad ny salgssjef Norge, Danmark og Island

By Vemun Waksvik on Aug 11, 2017 3:23:12 PM

Synergy SKY ansetter Dan-Ove Hafstad som vår første salgssjef dedikert for Norge, Danmark og Island. Han er litt av en mann!  Les intervjuet med han her

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Telepresence New Hire Norway
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Join video meetings in One-Click (extended support to WebEx and Spark)

By Vemun Waksvik on Jun 26, 2017 2:18:00 PM

Synergy JOIN enables one click to join from Cisco and Polycom endpoints. Now with extended support for WebEx and Spark

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Telepresence
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Join Teams, Skype for Business or Hangouts meetings with one click

By Vemun Waksvik on Jun 16, 2017 2:08:00 PM

The Synergy SKY management suite solves the most common problem users face when walking into a meeting room with a video conferencing system: "How to join the meeting?"

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Telepresence
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Office Management first mover on new technology from Synergy SKY

By Vemun Waksvik on May 19, 2017 2:01:00 PM

Leading Swedish collaboration experts brings national footprint and global customers to Synergy SKY certified partner network.
Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Telepresence
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Synergy SKY partners with Nevicom

By Vemun Waksvik on May 16, 2017 1:54:00 PM

 

Nevicom and Synergy SKY today announced a partnership that will bring customers in Switzerland simplified ways to schedule and join video meetings and analyzing tools for video conferences and Skype for Business.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Telepresence Partners
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Synergy SKY partners with Atea Denmark

By Vemun Waksvik on May 7, 2017 1:34:00 PM

We are pleased to announce our partnership with Atea Denmark. With this, we are able to expand Resale, Service, and Support to reach Denmark.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Telepresence
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Norsk video-mygg gjør det enklere for amerikanske kjemper å møtes

By Vemun Waksvik on Mar 21, 2017 1:26:00 PM

Jobber du i en organisasjon som bruker samhandling er det stor sansynlighet for at du har mottatt en slik møteinnkalling. En slik invitasjon kan være en utfordring å tolke spesielt når du i siste liten har funnet riktig møterom, eller lurer på hvilken klient du skal bruke og hvem ringer hvem?

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Telepresence Norway
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Improved integration for Skype for Business and video meetings

By Vemun Waksvik on Nov 18, 2016 8:36:00 AM

Synergy SKY announces Synergy JOIN, enabling One Button To Push for Video Conferencing systems participating in Skype for Business scheduled meetings.

Topics: Collaboration Video Conferencing Telepresence
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SPv4.6, New Robust Sheduling and more

By Vemun Waksvik on Oct 1, 2014 2:42:00 PM

Topics: Video Conferencing Release Notes Synergy MANAGE

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