RADVISION, a provider of technology and end-to-end solutions for unified visual communications including IP media servers and video gateways, has revealed its SCOPIA Video Gateway (News - Alert) for Microsoft Lync has just been certified for video interoperability with Microsoft Lync 2010 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2.
Following this certification, the SCOPIA Video Gateway has been qualified as a video solution for Microsoft (News - Alert) unified communications (UC) solutions, company officials said. It now allows Microsoft Lync 2010 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 users to connect to standards-based HD video conferencing systems, telepresence rooms or video infrastructure components like IP media servesr.
"The RADVISION SCOPIA Video Gateway for Microsoft Lync enables our customers to bridge the islands of existing video conference devices with their unified communications platform, helping maximize their return on existing collaboration investments," said Kirk Gregersen, general manager Lync marketing at Microsoft, in a statement. "Microsoft Lync allows workers to communicate virtually anytime, anywhere with an Internet connection and browser - including with standards-based video systems and telepresence suites.”
The SCOPIA Video Gateway boasts a robust architecture designed to meet the requirements of the broad UC market and displays presence information in a contact list for any standards-based video conferencing system and telepresence room, enabling intuitive click-to-call capabilities. Through reliable and standard protocols, enterprise end-to-end security is maintained. In addition, the solution also provides firewall traversal for seamless connectivity across corporate boundaries.
"RADVISION offers the first and only Microsoft-qualified gateway solution for video conferencing, providing a unique opportunity for businesses with existing video deployments to use those assets with a Microsoft UC environment," said Roberto Giamagli, general manager for RADVISION's video business unit.
"Video is a key component of UC, and the ability for our customers to use their H.323 video networks with Microsoft Lync means teams can collaborate that much more effectively, regardless of the endpoint or client they're using -- whether they're on the desktop, in a conference room or connecting via mobile video," Giamagli added.
In December of last year, RADVISION announced the launch of a new suite of video solutions aimed at small and mid-sized businesses. As part of this, RADVISION has added the RADVISION SCOPIA Elite MCU 5105 to its portfolio of innovative, standards-based video conferencing infrastructure.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein