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May 09, 2012

Avistar Showcases Avistar C3 Conference Solution

By Raju Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor

Avistar Communications, currently participating at Citrix Synergy 2012 (Booth # 607), will be the Avistar C3 Conference solution at this event. According to the company, this solution allows Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync users to get continuous presence multiparty videoconferencing, interoperability and virtualization features.

The Avistar C3 (News - Alert) Conference solution is a part of the Avistar C3 Communicator solution, Business and Business Pro Editions. Companies with videoconferencing systems from other vendors can also use the Avistar C3 Conference solution to get multiparty capability.

The product allows customers to take advantage of its standards-based, scalable, features and reduce the cost of multiparty video conferencing, compared to hardware-based MCUs, the company stated in a press release.

Allowing clients and partners such as Citrix XenServer to improve their UC features within a virtualized server environment, the Avistar C3 Conference solution can enhance the abilities of the Microsoft Lync unified communications (UC) platform. The solution works completely on an all-software design, and can be installed through standards-based hardware, on premises or within a cloud environment.

"The Microsoft Lync platform is emerging as a leading UC solution within our industry,” said Stephen Epstein (News - Alert), CMO at Avistar. “As adoption of this UC solution grows rapidly, Avistar is very much focused on broadening our all-software platform to allow our clients and partners to fully leverage their UC and virtualization investments. Thus, it was an easy decision to extend the capabilities of the Avistar C3 Conference solution and provide the Microsoft Lync platform with additional capabilities and value.”

TMC (News - Alert) recently reported that Frost & Sullivan recognized Avistar as the company with the 2011 Global Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert) Award for New Product Innovation. Where encoding and decoding is performed, Avistar's H.264 codec and client plug-ins are provisioned to the user endpoints. Citrix's infrastructure conducts processing functions in the data center and communicates with the Avistar codec at the endpoint.

Edited by Braden Becker


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