RADVISION CTO Yair Wiener joins Unified Communications Interoperability Forum


RADVISION, a technology and end-to-end solution provider
for unified visual communications, announced that the company’s chief technology
officer Yair Wiener has been elected to the Unified Communications
Interoperability Forum’s (UCI Forum) board of directors.


The UCI Forum is an open industry alliance that works
with its members to fully leverage customers’ investments in communications
systems and unite their global organizations. Wiener has been an active member
of the UCI Forum and also serves as chair of the forum’s H.264 SVC technical
work group.


Wiener joined RADVISION in 2001 and currently serves as
CTO. In this role, he is responsible for accelerating RADVISION’s technology
strategy and ensuring its continued growth through innovation.


Wiener received his bachelor’s degree in physics as well
as his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and computer
science from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.


I am delighted to join the UCI Forum’s board of
directors and help guide the course of UC interoperability,” said Wiener.


RADVISION has always been committed to delivering
standards-based, fully interoperable video conferencing technologies, and the
UCI Forum seeks to ensure interoperability across UC platforms.


I look forward to lending my expertise in the area of
visual communications as a way to help deliver on the UCI Forum’s mission to
drive growth and adoption of unified communications,” Wiener added.


With the election of additional board members, the UCI
Forum is drawing from the experience of its member companies and the value they
add to the forum’s activities RADVISION’s expertise in video conferencing, and
particularly in SVC, will be extremely valuable as we move forward with our
testing and certification programs,” said Bernard Aboba, president of UCI


The UCI Forum is governed by a board of directors and
officers appointed by the board. The board is composed of individuals
representing organizations that have elected to participate at this level and
is responsible for making decisions to further UCI Forum work, establishing
annual and strategic plans, and for final approval of all output and
recommendations from the work groups.


Currently, the UCI Forum is working on developing initial
profile certifications for profiles on USB Audio Devices as well as H.264 SVC


Wiener has played an integral role in helping develop
RADVISION’s approach to H.264 SVC, which not only guarantees a high quality
experience, but connects with the existing installed base of meeting room equipment,
desktops, home offices and high-end telepresence systems.


His expertise on the topic will help guide the forum’s
pending implementation of the H.264 SVC profile.


By Telecomlead.com Team
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