New SCOPIA Elite MCU Telepresence Feature Enables Multi-party Video Conferencing with Cisco, Logitech/LifeSize, Polycom and Tandberg Telepresence and Any Standards-Based Video Conferencing System
TEL AVIV, June 2, 2010 – RADVISION® Ltd. (Nasdaq: RVSN), a leading technology and end-to-end solution provider for unified visual communications including video network infrastructure, developer tools and high definition (HD) room, desktop and mobile video conferencing systems, today announced the most interoperable, multi-vendor, multi-stream telepresence conferencing solution in the market, enabling multi-party communications between different vendor’s telepresence systems in addition to standards-based video conferencing endpoints.
With the new telepresence feature, the SCOPIA Elite MCU can establish connections with telepresence systems from Cisco, Logitech/LifeSize, Polycom and Tandberg, allowing telepresence users to view all meeting participants in a multi-party call, including those on traditional video conferencing systems or telepresence systems from other vendors. Users with traditional video conferencing systems will see the telepresence participants in a special video layout where multiple video streams from a telepresence endpoint are combined into a single widescreen image. Telepresence users will also see other conference participants in a special video layout, adding to the telepresence immersive video experience.
“Telepresence users no longer have to be stranded in their closed solutions with SCOPIA Elite’s new breakthrough interoperability technology,” said Roberto Giamagli, General Manager, Networking Business Unit of RADVISION. “This new capability provides significant opportunities for enterprises and service providers to cost effectively deliver multi-party communications for telepresence along with interoperability while retaining the telepresence multi-stream experience.”
RADVISION’S SCOPIA Elite MCU is the ideal platform to support telepresence given the special handling and video processing required for telepresence communications. The SCOPIA Elite utilizes the latest in high performance DSP technology and offers 1080p video capabilities yielding uncompromised high definition multi-party support. Telepresence capabilities on the SCOPIA Elite MCU are enabled through a license key providing the ability for enterprises to migrate to telepresence in a very simple and cost effective fashion, as opposed to purchasing and deploying an additional, expensive separate system.
RADVISION’s new SCOPIA Elite telepresence capability will be available in the third quarter as a software upgrade and will be demonstrated at the InfoComm 2010 Exposition in Las Vegas, June 9 -11, booth N2231 in the Conferencing Pavilion.
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 communications solutions 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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