Video collaboration solutions for the mobile enterprise
By Digital News Asia December 27, 2012
- Solutions deliver comprehensive set of video capabilities for F2F collaboration from various mobile devices, desktop and room-based systems
- Open, standards-based solutions allow customers to protect existing investments in unified communications and video conferencing
AVAYA has announced new innovations in its unified communications and collaboration portfolio with a family of people-centric video solutions for the mobile enterprise.
Featuring new and expanded capabilities, Avaya’s video collaboration solutions deliver easy access to a comprehensive set of video capabilities for face-to-face collaboration from mobile consumer devices, desktop and room-based systems, the company said in a statement.
Building on its acquisition of Radvision in June, 2012, these open, standards-based solutions deliver low total cost of ownership and allow customers to protect existing investments in unified communications and video conferencing while evolving to next-generation, real-time collaboration, Avaya claimed.
With today’s announcements, Avaya offers new video collaboration capabilities to enterprises and SMEs (small and medium enterprises) with the following:
- Avaya Aura Conferencing with Avaya Flare Experience 1.1 adds video collaboration capabilities to enable unified voice, video and web collaboration from anywhere using PCs, tablets, and smartphones. Avaya Aura Conferencing supports up to 7,500 concurrent sessions -- or up to 75,000 users -- on a distributed SVC-based switched video architecture that delivers high quality, high scale video collaboration that utilizes up to 25% less bandwidth than solutions from other vendors, the company claimed.
- Scopia XT5000 room system now offers an embedded four or nine-port MCU (multipoint conferencing unit) and SIP integration with Avaya IP Office. The all-in-one, room-based system also offers an optional package for SMEs and workgroups that provides both Scopia Desktop and Scopia Mobile.
- Scopia Mobile expands to Android devices in addition to Apple iPhones and iPad tablets and is a free download from the Google Play and Apple App stores. It enables HD video conferencing, data collaboration with review capabilities, conference call control, moderation, and administration.
- Scopia XT Executive 240 (XTE 240) is a new high performance, executive desktop video conferencing system with an optional embedded MCU. It offers high definition live video and content sharing utilizing H.264 SVC and H.264 High Profile for quality, high scalability and bandwidth efficiency.
- Scopia TIP Gateway enables three-screen support for audio, video and data-sharing in a Cisco telepresence environment. It supports large enterprise customers with existing telepresence suites as well as service providers offering telepresence exchange networks.
- Scopia Management System now features a simple browser-based interface for easy management of a video collaboration deployment from PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets. The interface incorporates Google Maps providing a global geographic view of the collaboration topology along with additional enhancements such as multi-tenancy, concierge services, and massive scalability of up to 400,000 users for service providers and large enterprises.
- Avaya Client Applications with Microsoft Lync, Outlook and Office integration utilize Avaya Aura to provide point-to-point and point-to-multi-point communications and interoperability with multi-vendor video conferencing solutions, including those from Avaya-Radvision, LifeSize and Polycom. Avaya Client Applications is a portfolio of plug-ins for real-time collaboration from Microsoft desktop applications such as Lync/OCS, Office, Internet Explorer and Dynamics (CRM) as well as from IBM Sametime and Salesforce.com (CRM).