Radvision Unveils Video Conferencing Solution

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2010-06-08 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

As cost-conscious businesses look to save money through virtual meetings and video conferencing, unified communications (UC) specialist Radvision debuts a high-definition video conferencing solution aimed at midmarket businesses.

Radvision, an 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 a video conferencing solution specifically tailored for the communication requirements of small and medium-size businesses, the Scopia XT1000 SMB solution, which provides a HD video conferencing room system with integrated desktop conferencing and multiparty multipoint control unit.

Built on the recently introduced Scopia XT1000 HD room system, the company claimed the XT1000 SMB solution creates a new video conferencing product class by combining HD room system capabilities, embedded multiparty conferencing, desktop conferencing and firewall traversal. With its integration with Scopia Desktop video conferencing solution, it provides the ability to host a conference with full multi-party HD video and data collaboration, including a combination of room systems, Desktop software users both inside and outside an organization and the company's VC240 desktop conferencing system users.

"Historically the SMB market has been underserved by the video conferencing industry because of high priced and complex systems, ultimately delaying the adoption of video conferencing by SMBs," said Robert Romano, vice president of enterprise marketing for Radvision. "This unique integration of the price/performance of the Scopia XT1000 and our market leading Scopia Desktop provides an affordable and deployable solution ideally suited to the requirements of the SMB market."

Features include dual 1080p video, full band audio and high resolution data sharing, four or nine participant HD MCU with continuous presence, HD desktop conferencing and desktop client distribution and licensing, which enables desktop conferencing to be installed on an unlimited number of PCs and Macs, allowing desktop participation from virtually anywhere even for users outside the organization, such as with customers, suppliers and prospects.

"We believe the new Scopia SMB solution will be a great success for us," said Daniel Skitnevsky, COO of Seal Telecom, an audio and video conferencing distributors in Brazil. "Competitive solutions are considerably more expensive and much more complicated to install and manage. Being able to so easily deploy an entire video conferencing solution from the high definition room system to the desktop will be very popular with our customers."

Earlier this month, the company announced advancements to its video conferencing solution including extending video conferencing data collaboration to the Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, providing interoperability with video conferencing systems for data. The advanced data collaboration is also one of the first in the video conferencing industry to provide users with extended capabilities with H.239 interoperability.

 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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