|[May 08, 2012]
Avistar Communications Announces Extended Multiparty Videoconferencing and Virtualization Support for the Avistar C3 Conference™ Solution
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Avistar (News - Alert) Communications Corporation (www.avistar.com),
a leader in unified visual communications solutions, announced today at Citrix
Synergy™ 2012 (Booth # 607) that it is demonstrating the Avistar C3 (News - Alert)
Conference™ solution capable of delivering continuous presence
multiparty videoconferencing, interoperability and virtualization
features to Microsoft Lync users.
The Avistar C3 Conference™ solution is designed to expand the
capabilities of the Microsoft Lync unified communications (UC) platform,
while enabling clients and partners to enhance their UC features within
a virtualized server environment, such as Citrix XenServer®. As the
solution is based entirely on an all-software design, it can be deployed
using standards-based hardware, on premises or within a cloud
Additionally, the Avistar solution supports both room-based H.264 and
Microsoft Lync-based RT media streams. This is important as the Avistar
C3 Conference solution enables clients and partners to design a scalable
and economical interoperability strategy between their conference room
video solutions and their RT endpoints. This is achieved by seamlessly
and simultaneously processing media streams between H.264 and RT
endpoints. In addition to these processing capabilities, the Avistar
solution enhances the Lync user experience by providing continuous
presence multiparty layouts within the client itself.
"Avistar has taken a smart approach to extending the multiparty and
interoperability capabilities of Microsft Lync," said Ira M. Weinstein,
a senior analyst and partner at Wainhouse (News - Alert) Research and a 20-year veteran
of the conferencing, collaboration and audio-visual industries. "The
solution is ideal for businesses that are looking to provide a more
immersive continuous presence multiparty videoconferencing experience to
their Lync users, while providing an economical, scalable and
software-based RT/H.264 interoperability solution between their Lync
platform and videoconferencing room deployments. It's a win/win for the
industry as the Avistar solution extends the benefits and value of the
Microsoft Lync solution, while providing enterprise businesses better
leveragability of their current videoconferencing and UC assets."
Epstein, CMO, Avistar, said, "The Microsoft Lync platform is
emerging as a leading UC solution within our industry. 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."
Epstein concluded, "With the demonstration of these capabilities at
Citrix Synergy (News - Alert) and beta trials starting shortly thereafter, we expect to
see this solution very well received in the market and especially within
the Microsoft Lync client base. The solution will be generally available
later this year as beta trials conclude and production deployments
To see Avistar's virtual visual videoconferencing solutions running
within a Citrix XenServer environment and on the Microsoft Lync
platform, visit Avistar at Citrix Synergy 2012, booth # 607.
Microsoft and Lync are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
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About Avistar Communications Corporation
delivers the industry's most advanced and proven desktop
videoconferencing capabilities to technology partners and end users
worldwide. Many leading technology firms such as Citrix, IBM, LifeSize,
and Logitech (News - Alert) choose Avistar's modular software technology to power their
unified communications solutions because it is a more flexible,
efficient and smarter alternative. Avistar's innovative software-only,
fully virtualized and bandwidth managed technology solves major
infrastructure and user challenges associated with enabling video
communications between individual employees and/or teams throughout an
organization. Companies across a wide variety of industries depend on
Avistar's desktop videoconferencing solutions for everyday business
communications with deployments ranging in size from 30 to 35,000 users.
To learn more about Avistar's industrial, scalable and economical
desktop videoconferencing technology, please visit www.avistar.com.
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