Avistar and ilink to Demonstrate Industry’s First Fully Integrated All-Software Multiparty Videoconferencing Experience for IBM Lotus Sametime Users at CeBIT, Hall 2, Stand F 20

Mar 01, 2011 8:57 pm

The Avistar C3 Conference™ for IBM Lotus Sametime solution designed to lower multiparty videoconferencing costs while delivering an exciting user experience

Hanover, Germany, 1 March 2011 – Avistar Communications Corporation (www.avistar.com), a leader in unified visual communications solutions, and ilink Kommunikationssysteme GmbH (www.ilink.de), a leader in computer telephony integration specializing in integrating IBM Lotus solutions, will demonstrate the Avistar C3 Conference™ for IBM Lotus Sametime solution at CeBIT 2011 through March 5 at the ilink booth, Hall 2, Stand F 20 at the CeBIT Exhibition Grounds in Hannover.

Additionally, Ilink will present, “ilink integrates videoconferencing in Sametime” as part of a program, “Smarter work for small and medium sized companies,” sponsored by the Deutsche Notes User Group, 2:50pm-3:10pm at the ilink booth, March 4, 2011.

The Avistar C3 Conference™ for IBM Lotus Sametime solution provides Lotus Sametime users with the ability to conduct continuous presence multiparty videoconferences and connect with standards-based third-party room systems.  Because the Avistar C3 Conference™ for IBM Lotus Sametime solution is built on an all-software architecture, it is available at a fraction of the cost of traditional hardware-based MCU solutions. The solution is integrated via IBM’s TCSPI interface, developed in cooperation with ilink.

Stephen Epstein, CMO, Avistar, said, “At the ilink booth, CeBIT attendees will be able to see the latest videoconferencing technology available on the IBM Lotus Sametime platform.  Our all-software Avistar C3 Conference™ for IBM Lotus Sametime solution delivers continuous presence multiparty videoconferencing at a much lower price point than traditional hardware-based MCUs. This allows IBM Lotus Sametime users to experience an affordable and yet expansive multiparty videoconference solution that is interoperable with their IBM Lotus Sametime video endpoints and room solutions. Additionally, our partnership with ilink helps us provide a solution that IBM Lotus Sametime users need: the ability to cost-effectively and seamlessly extend the desktop videoconferencing experience for Lotus Sametime users.”

According to Carsten Gericke, CEO, ilink, “We listen carefully to what our customers want, and they wanted the clearest, most functional and cost-effective solution for multiparty desktop videoconferencing that could connect to room systems while using the Lotus Sametime platform.  Together ilink and Avistar have developed and integrated a powerful and cost effective all-software MCU that is seamlessly integrated with IBM Sametime. This allows users to leverage their investment in IBM Sametime while lowering their MCU and multiparty videoconferencing costs.”

About ilink Kommunikationssysteme GmbH

Since 1990, ilink develops and markets innovative CTI products as well as provides individual consulting and development services.  ilink connects the worlds of telephony, video, and IT. ilink is an expert in the integration of telecommunications systems from the leading manufacturers into existing IT infrastructure.

Since 2005, ilink develops voice, video and telephone conferencing integrations for IBM Lotus Sametime.

ilink has a worldwide installed base of over 2 million user licenses.

Über ilink Kommunikationssysteme GmbH

Seit 1990 entwickelt und vertreibt ilink innovative CTI-Produkte und bietet individuelle Beratungs- und Entwicklungsdienstleistungen.  ilink verknüpft die Welten von Telefonie, Video und IT. ilink ist experte für die Integration von TK-Anlagen aller namhaften Hersteller in bestehende IT-Infrastruktur.

Seit 2005 entwickelt ilink Telefonie-, Video- und Telefon- Webkonferenz-Integrationen für IBM Lotus Sametime.

ilink verfügt über eine installierte Basis von weltweit über 2 Millionen Benutzer-Lizenzen.

About Avistar Communications Corporation

Avistar (AVSR.PK) delivers the industry’s most advanced and proven desktop videoconferencing capabilities to technology partners and end users worldwide. Many leading technology firms such as IBM, LifeSize, and Logitech choose Avistar’s modular software technology to power their unified communications solutions because it is a more flexible, efficient and smarter alternative. Avistar’s innovative software-only, fully virtualized and bandwidth managed technology solves all the major infrastructure and user challenges associated with enabling video communications between individual employees and/or teams throughout an organization. Companies across a wide variety of industries depend on Avistar’s desktop videoconferencing solutions for everyday business communications with deployments ranging in size from 30 to 35,000 users. To learn more about Avistar’s industrial, scalable and economical desktop videoconferencing technology, please visit www.avistar.com.


Angela Smith
Margaret Bonilla
Birnbach Communications for Avistar
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