Zultys (News - Alert) is focusing on the growing interest in collaborative solutions, introducing a new Web conferencing appliance called MXmeeting. The company stresses the cost savings of an in-house Web conferencing solution (eliminates monthly service fees) and highlights the variety of MXmeeting functions (Web conferencing, remote PC support, remote PC access, Web seminars), as well as four appliance models for varying size needs (from 10 to 2,000 attendees). Integration with the Zultys MXIE desktop client adds single click functionality, and desktop video conferencing is on the roadmap for fall 2009. MXmeeting integrates with Zultys’ two SIP-based MX IP PBX (News - Alert) systems: MX30 (to 30 users) and MX250 (10 to 250 users) that can be expanded by clustering MX30 and MX250 units. Learn more about IP PBX systems at www.telecomtactics.com,
Zultys has now introduced MXmeeting, a scalable Web conferencing and collaboration solution that works with the company’s MX250 or MX30 IP PBX systems designed for small to mid-size businesses and the lower end of the large enterprise telephony market. The new MXmeeting appliance eliminates the expense of Web conferencing services from an outside vendor (no monthly fees). And, Zultys customers can take advantage of a variety of collaborative features, including Web conferencing, remote PC support (remote control of PC or Mac desktops), remote PC access (to office or home computer) and even conduct Web seminars that require no download by attendees and which are compatible with any Internet browser. Microsoft (News - Alert) Outlook integration is used for scheduling.
There are four MXmeeting appliances for varying needs, starting with the pictured M200 appliance (10 attendees/two concurrent meetings to 20 attendees/four meetings) and the M500 (20 attendees/five meetings to 100 attendees/20 meetings). For larger requirements, Zultys offers the M800 (100 attendees/25 meetings to 200 attendees/50 meetings) and the M1000 (200 attendees/50 meetings to 2,000 attendees/200 meetings).
For added functionality, including single-click reservations and activation, Zultys recommends integrating MXmeeting with the Zultys MXIE client for PC-based telephony management (used in conjunction with a softphone or desktop phone). MXIE enables on-screen access to address books, call logs, call handling rules, voice mail, instant messages, chat and presence, and integration with the public IM services is available with the Advanced MXIE licensed option. Desktop video conferencing with MXIE is planned for the fall 2009 (Zultys will integrate the Avistar C3 (News - Alert) Media Engine from Avistar Communications Corp.).
The MXmeeting solution is available worldwide for Zultys MX30 and MX250 IP PBXs with R4.2 software which is a free download for Zultys systems covered by the current extended warranty or software subscription. MXmeeting appliances start at $1,195.
For more on conferencing solutions from leading vendors, visit T3i Group’s CollaborationTactics, a database publication that covers conferencing services (Audio, Video and Web conferencing services) and systems (Desktop/Personal, Room/Group and Video/Telepresence (News - Alert) systems).
Sandra M. Gustavsen, senior analyst for T3i Group, contributes her TelecomTactics column to TMCnet. To read more of Sandra’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Erik Linask