ORLANDO InfoComm and TEL AVIV, June 16, 2009 – RADVISION® Ltd. (Nasdaq: RVSN), a leading provider of video network infrastructure and developer tools for unified visual communications over IP, 3G and emerging next-generation IMS networks, today unveiled its new SCOPIA Elite 5000 MCU Series, delivering its next generation solution for high definition multiparty conferencing. Utilizing the latest in DSP technology, SCOPIA Elite supports 1080p processing, telepresence connectivity, dynamic resource allocation, and individual video layouts for each participant yielding uncompromised high definition support. SCOPIA Elite 5000 is the centerpiece of the Company’s new and comprehensive SCOPIA V7.0 next generation conferencing solution.
“Users of video conferencing room systems are quickly moving to high definition and telepresence, while high definition desktop conferencing is turning mainstream,” said Boaz Raviv, CEO of RADVISION. “Our next generation SCOPIA Elite is designed for the broad spectrum of high definition video conferencing devices in real world conditions, whether available now or in development for the future. This range of support requires the expertise and capabilities that only RADVISION can deliver through our SCOPIA line of products.”
The new SCOPIA Elite 5000 MCU Series ranges from 10 to 30 ports of high definition Continuous Presence, providing a line of systems to suit a variety of applications and budgets. Each system can also deliver four times the capacity by utilizing SCOPIA Elite’s dynamic resource allocation. This maximizes capacity for mixed endpoint environments without any system configuration changes. If users connect at less than HD, the extra processing power is available for additional capacity. This flexible model offers significant value and fast return on investment with up to 120 video conferencing ports per system.
SCOPIA Elite is the industry’s first standards based MCU to natively support advanced H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC) technology. RADVISION’s SVC technology provides a high quality experience over unmanaged networks such as the public Internet, particularly benefitting desktop video conferencing users on the road or teleworkers from their home offices. This approach provides the benefits of high error resiliency while maintaining full interoperability and high quality with conferencing and telepresence systems not currently using SVC. Distributed networks of H.264 SVC interconnected SCOPIA Elite MCUs will also benefit from significantly better connections between the MCUs, even if the network paths are prone to errors. H.264 SVC ensures that network impediments do not interfere with having a high quality conferencing experience.
SCOPIA Elite was designed with feedback from users of many different brands and types of endpoints in order to improve usability and simplicity. Unique on-screen overlays, compatible with any conferencing endpoint, display a variety of information including video layout controls, recording and encrypted conference indications, and participant joining and leaving notifications. Video layouts are also customizable per conference participant, allowing each user to have a personal “view” of the meeting.
SCOPIA Elite’s Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) delivers investment protection through a future-proof platform. Utilizing ATCA architecture delivers high reliability, availability and serviceability while incorporating the latest technology for high speed processing and interconnections. The ATCA implementation is designed for the stringent requirements of service providers and demanding enterprises.
“RADVISION’s new SCOPIA Elite platform offers a strong combination of 1080p support, flexible capacity, and H.264 SVC capabilities,” said Ira Weinstein, senior analyst and partner, Wainhouse Research. “With its robust feature set, attractive price point, and support for high quality videoconferencing over ‘lossy’ networks, we expect SCOPIA Elite to be of great interest to many enterprises.”
Orders are being accepted immediately for the new SCOPIA Elite 5000. RADVISION will also be demonstrating the new SCOPIA Elite and the broad range of SCOPIA V7.0 solution enhancements at InfoComm 09 in Orlando, June 17 – 19, at booth # 3479.
RADVISION (Nasdaq: RVSN) is the industry’s leading provider of market-proven products and technologies for unified visual communications over IP, 3G and IMS networks. With its complete set of standards-based video networking infrastructure and developer toolkits for voice, video, data and wireless communications, RADVISION is driving the unified communications evolution by combining the power of video, voice, data and wireless – for high definition video conferencing systems, innovative converged mobile services, and highly scalable video-enabled desktop platforms on IP, 3G and emerging next-generation IMS networks. To gain additional insights into our products, technology and opinions, visit blog.radvision.com. For more information about RADVISION, visit www.radvision.com.
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