High-definition video conferencing to the masses

Video conferencing solutions designed to allow SMEs to redefine the concept of what it means to be at work

Tandberg has launched a video conferencing solutions which it says will allow small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to redefine the concept of what it means to be at work in the same way as such tools have empowered large enterprises.

The video and networking firm sees an opportunity for its new Movi product as in the current economic environment it says SMEs can’t afford the lost productivity and missed opportunities that often result from workers being away from the office.

The new Movi product is designed to extend SMEs’ video network to enable face-to-face communication based on high-definition communication from a PC to any other standards-based telepresence and video solution.

Movi delivers up to 720p high definition quality resolution at 30 frames per second when using a suitable web camera and, for example, when calling into a telepresence or video conference meeting, the PC video will be able to operate with HD quality.

The product also makes use of Tandberg’s intelligent network features such as firewall traversal, multipoint conferencing , recording and archiving and the ability to connect with legacy ISDN services. A management suite provides phone books and directories, as well as the ability to see and advertise presence. This means users can see who is available in real time and connect with them at the click of their mouse.

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