The Scopia XT1000 series HD video conferencing solutions offer midmarket companies high-definition virtual meetings.
Radvision, a technology and end-to-end solution provider for unified
visual communications including video network infrastructure, developer
tools and high definition room, desktop and mobile video
conferencing systems, announced the release of a video conferencing
solution tailored to the communication requirements of small and midsize businesses, the Scopia XT1000 SMB solution, a HD
video conferencing solution with integrated multi-party and desktop
This solution combines the capabilities of the recently introduced
Scopia XT1000 series HD video conferencing room systems with the Scopia
Desktop software to extend the XT1000 series room systems' experience
to users anywhere on their Macs or PCs. The integrated desktop video
conferencing software includes capabilities such as HD video, H.239
room system interoperable data collaboration, and firewall traversal.
The product line supports two streams of HD video each at 1080p
resolution and 30 frames per second (fps). The high-end camera offers
10x optical zoom for viewing details as well as wide-angle capability
for seeing an entire group. The system also supports high-resolution PC
data sharing at 30fps so presentations and even video clips can be
shared with no perceived loss of quality. The embedded HD Multi-party
Conferencing Unit (MCU) offers support for continuous presence meetings
with up to nine participants.
"Video conferencing solutions with this capability have been previously
available only to large businesses that could afford to make the
necessary investment in multiple products, infrastructure, training and
support," said Roberto Giamagli, general manager of Radvision's video
business unit. "This unique solution makes the entire video
conferencing value proposition from the room system to the desktop more
accessible to a broader market providing an easy and cost effective way
to personalize communications with colleagues and customers."
The solution also offers desktop client distribution: The desktop
software can be installed on an unlimited number of PCs and Macs,
providing participation by anyone, including users outside an
organization. Automatic Firewall Traversal provides a way to extend
video communications beyond an internal network to workers at home, or
on the road and at external organizations.
The desktop conferencing capability can be added to existing XT1000
series systems starting at $3,000. Total solutions including the XT1000
HD room system, embedded MCU along with integrated Desktop HD video
conferencing are available from $14,450. "The video conferencing
software employs a cost-effective deployment model as it can be
installed on the desktop of every member of an organization including
employees as well as external users such as business partners,
suppliers, customers and prospects without additional costs," Giamagli
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.