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Huawei Successfully Raises the Bar for Video Conferencing Products

July 24, 2014

As the practice of holding video conferencing meetings (as opposed to physically traveling) takes on greater importance, the stakes in this nascent technology are getting higher. Companies are beginning to see the benefits of keeping staffers close to home and holding meetings down the hall instead of across the country, and are willing to invest in the technology to make it possible.

That’s good news for Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, which was recently recognized at SuperOp 2014. The conference, organized by the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) in the U.S., saw Huawei successfully demonstrate the interoperability of its line with products from other mainstream videoconferencing vendors.

According to a statement from the IMTC, the interoperability tests were conducted on an extensive portfolio of videoconferencing products, including the TE30 all-in-one video conferencing endpoint; the new generation 1080P60 TE40 endpoint; the multi-platform soft client TE Mobile & Desktop; VP9630 universal transcoding Multipoint Control Unit (MCU); network platform GK/SIP server Switch Center; and the RSE6500 recording server.

“The products worked seamlessly with its counterparts from other video conferencing vendors, which were highly recognized by the attendees, including members of Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC),” the IMTC noted.

Super Connect tests were performed among ten vendors at the show, involving 49 endpoints and six MCUs.

“[Our] products, such as TE30, TE40, and TE Mobile endpoints and VP9630 MCU were engaged in the test, which took only 12 minutes to interconnect with products from other vendors, a new benchmark set by Huawei video conferencing products in interoperation with other vendors,” a Huawei spokesman said.

For those unfamiliar with it, IMTC SuperOp is an engineering-focused event which provides multimedia telecommunications equipment manufacturers with an open platform to facilitate collaboration among all attendees for an improvement in the overall level of interoperability. The participants included all tier-one video conferencing vendors.

For its part, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. The company’s 150,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers.