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SMB Nation has been serving the Bainbridge Island area since 2001, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

D&H to Host IP Surveillance Webinar Featuring D-Link this Thursday

D&H Distributing will offer a free webcast for its reseller customers throughout North America, this Thursday, March 28, at 2 pm EST. Titled, “D-Link IP Camera Solutions: Profit from Adding IP Surveillance to Every Sale.”  The broadcast is free for D&H customers, who can register for and view the event at (in the U.S.), or on (for Canadian customers).  This is the first D&H webcast to be offered simultaneously to U.S. and Canadian customers.

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Broadvox Launches Hosted Video Service with Polycom-Equipped Cameras

Broadvox said that it is bringing cloud-delivered video services to SMBs and enterprises. The service will use plug-and-play desktop solutions from Polycom, Inc., and will allow users to easily collaborate face-to-face with colleagues, partners and customers across a variety of standards-based video platforms.

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IDC: Will 2013 be a Small Step toward Telepresence Market Rebound?

IDC today released the results from its Worldwide Enterprise Videoconferencing and Telepresence Qview, which showed 4Q12 videoconferencing equipment revenue declined 8.6% year over year, but increased 14.9% quarter over quarter. Total worldwide enterprise videoconferencing and telepresence equipment revenue was $739.8 million in 4Q12, with revenue for the full year 2012 reaching $2.64 billion. The $2.64 billion total in 2012 was down 2.6% from full-year 2011 total revenue ($2.71 billion), according to IDC.

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LifeSize Deepens Collaboration with Microsoft via Lync Room System

LifeSize, which is a division of Logitech, said that it has formed a deeper collaboration with Microsoft through its product development of a Microsoft Lync Room System. The joint effort with Microsoft enables LifeSize to deliver a video and collaboration solution that brings the familiar Lync unified communication experience to the meeting room.

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Tripp Lite’s DisplayPort Signal Extender Supports High-Res Video up to 150 Ft.

Tripp Lite has expanded its line of DisplayPort products with the introduction of the B121-000 DisplayPort Signal Extender. Designed to extend DisplayPort signals beyond the typical 16-foot limitation, the B121-000 supports video resolutions of up to 1920 x 1080 (60Hz) and distances of up to 150 feet.

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