Avistar Communications, a provider of unified visual
communications solutions, announced that its conferencing and collaboration
solution, Avistar C3 Conference, delivers cloud-ready, HD-quality, multiparty
videoconferencing at a fraction of the cost of similarly sized hardware-based
multipoint control units (MCU).
Designed to scale and support the needs of large
enterprise deployments, cloud providers and technology partners, Avistar C3
Conference delivers multiparty videoconferencing features such as transcoding
and transrating for each participant in every conference.
With virtually unlimited conferencing scalability
capabilities, which can be deployed on-premise or via the cloud, the Avistar C3
Conference solution lowers cost of multiparty videoconferencing on the desktop,
across conference room solutions and out to leading unified communications
solutions, and makes this solution affordable for a much wider range of
In a recent benchmark study of the Avistar C3 Conference
solution using Intel Xeon E7-8837 processors in a Dell PowerEdge R910 Rack
Server, the Avistar solution delivered 32-port, HD-quality, multiparty
videoconferencing for $1,750 per port including the cost of all software
licensing and hardware. Avistar competitors’ prices range in cost from $4,000
to $7,000 per port for similar performance and features (including software and
This breakthrough in multiparty videoconferencing
processing, price performance and cloud enablement has largely been
accomplished by the optimization of the Avistar C3 Conference media processing,
the ability to use multiple servers to create a virtual single MCU and the continued
performance improvements of off-the-shelf, standards- based server hardware,”
said Stephen Epstein, chief marketing officer, Avistar.
The Avistar C3 Conference solution is a significant
milestone for the videoconferencing industry as other MCU manufacturers will be
forced to rethink their MCU strategies to remain competitive.
Based on the greatly enhanced value and performance of
our conferencing and collaboration solution, enterprise businesses and OEM
vendors will benefit from these industry changes and the significant price and
scalability improvements that the Avistar C3 Conference solution delivers.
By Telecomlead.com Team