New Videoconferencing Products 2007

New Videoconferencing Products 2007
  • LifeSize's newest high definition video communications product, LifeSize Team, is specifically designed for distributed project groups and colleagues interacting in small to mid-sized conferencing environments. LifeSize Team delivers high quality, high performance and high value, ensuring that even subtle, non-verbal cues that are essential for enabling true understanding, can be easily interpreted from afar so improved group dynamics and decision-making take place. Based on the same innovative technology as LifeSize Room, LifeSize Team is a fully integrated, interoperable and standards-based system that comes with a high definition LifeSize PTZ camera, codec, and audio conference phone.

AMD/MediaPOINTE's DMR Recorder

Advanced Media Design (AMD) MediaPOINTE's DMRs record, archive and/or stream full motion video, with each stream managed through a secure network. Up to two video streams can be combined with PowerPoint slides, maps, or any other documents, and streamed to displays and/or individual PCs. For example, using a TANDBERG video teleconference system for distance learning, both the near end (teacher), the far end (the students in the offsite location), and the PowerPoint lesson can be recorded together for real time or future viewing.

With MediaPOINTE's CopyMe! technology, content can be downloaded to a USB flash drive or CD-ROM for easy portability and distribution. These full motion video files can be viewed both in real time and on-demand on VTCs, TVs, PCs, or portable devices.

Aethra's Supernova XLine

Supernova XLine integrates a complete videoconferencing system in a professional rollabout, making it ideal for large and medium-sized conference rooms. Integrated, multi-standard MCU connects up to eight sites with continuous presence feature. Complete system is on an attractive rollabout and it delivers rich, full-duplex sound with echo cancellation and noise suppression. The system supports 768 kbps over ISDN BRI and 4 mbps over IP, as well as connections up to 2 Mbps over ISDN PRI, or over leased lines (X.21, V.35, RS449, G.703). The dual-stream video feature allows the system to send two simultaneous video signals from two different video sources. Voice tracking technology enables the camera to automatically track and frame the person who is speaking.
Multipoint conferencing.

Sony's IPELA High-Definition HG90 Codec

Sony's IPELA high-definition visual communications system comprises the PCS-HG90 codec combined with the PCSA-CHG90 pan-tilt-zoom camera. The system can transfer HD-resolution video and stereo audio over an IP network, supporting the H.264 HD video protocol with compression of 1280 x 720 at 30P or 60P, and a network video transfer bandwidth of up to eight mbps. The system lets users remotely view images at levels of precise detail, clarity and resolution not possible with standard definition. This can allow for a new type of dynamic visual communications that has potential benefits and applications in a range of markets, such as fashion, automotive design, engineering, and architecture where color, detail, and texture need to be closely scrutinized, often by teams based in different locations.

TANDBERG's Edge MXP Series

Connect team members for more productive meetings with the TANDBERG Edge MXP Series. These units turn a meeting room with a flat screen into an interactive situation room for improved teamwork and accelerated decision-making. Designed for medium to small meeting rooms, join up to four video sites and three audio sites with optional embedded MultiSite functionality. Conduct powerful live presentations through one-step PC plug-in or LAN connection. View presentations and presenter simultaneously with DuoVideo and H.239 Dual Stream choice of network: up to 512 kbps ISDN or external network (H.320)/2 Mbps IP (H.323 or SIP). PC card slot for wireless LAN connection available. Provides highest level of embedded encryption as well as H.235 and IEEE 802.1x authentication.

Polycom's HDX 9000 series

The Polycom HDX 9000 series was designed for integrated custom-room environments and specialized applications. The systems feature flexible, standards-based input and output options and are the only HD video conferencing solutions available that deliver full motion HD content for simultaneous HD people and content dual streams. Content can range from full-motion video, animation, and engineering schematics to architectural drawings and images from high definition document cameras. Polycom HDX systems are interoperable with other standards-based HD video conferencing solutions. The 2U rack-mounted codec features up to five video inputs, up to four video outputs, and up to three audio inputs and two audio outputs. The system offers crossbar switching for maximum design flexibility.

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