RADVISION has enhanced its SCOPIA platform to provide a comprehensive solution for high-definition multipoint video conferencing, the company said. Version 5.5 is a system release with significant enhancements across the product line.
The SCOPIA Multipoint Control Units (MCU) HD capabilities now include HD Continuous Presence and the ability to mix HD and standard room systems and desktops in the same call without all participants downgrading to their common capabilities. With the platforms optimized capacity, users receive maximum value for their investment based on the video application for example, if HD is not fully utilized, the number of available ports for standard definition and desktop increases for a reduced cost per port, the company said.
The new version of the SCOPIA Desktop utilizes the enhanced HD features of the SCOPIA MCU along with adding productivity enhancements, such as text chat, conference moderation and waiting room capabilities. SCOPIA Desktop extends the capabilities of the SCOPIA MCU to remote users with a free, Web-based client, H.239 data collaboration, embedded firewall and NAT traversal and conference streaming.
SCOPIAs iVIEW Suite management software, providing call distribution and routing, reporting, scheduling, network management and groupware integration, has been enhanced to support the HD capabilities of the SCOPIA MCU. The iVIEW Suite now provides high-availability redundancy.