Avistar, Logitech and Partners Virtualize Communications and Workgroups at Citrix Synergy™ San Francisco

May 24, 2011 4:15 am

Market leaders work together to deliver an immersive personal videoconferencing experience for the VDI – connecting people, workgroups and partners in the cloud

San Francisco, California, May 24, 2011 [Citrix Synergy] - Avistar Communications Corporation (www.avistar.com), a leader in unified visual communications solutions, in cooperation with HP (www.hp.com) and Logitech (www.logitech.com),  will be demonstrating the industry’s leading VDI enabled personal videoconferencing solution at Citrix Synergy™, San Francisco.  Utilizing Avistar C3 Integrator™, the newly introduced Logitech® B990 HD Webcam and HP‘s line of innovative thin clients, this solution allows users to benefit from Avistar’s immersive personal videoconferencing experience using low cost HP thin clients, while leveraging the H.264 encoding benefits of the Logitech B990 HD Webcam. Powered by the Avistar C3™ platform, the combined solution provides direct benefits to users, workgroups, clients, partners and suppliers by delivering a unified and virtual personal videoconferencing solution within the VDI, without the traditional network and server challenges that are experienced when running a communications solution within the virtualized desktop infrastructure. This allows businesses to improve productivity, leverage social context through communications, while benefiting from the desktop virtualization advantages delivered by Citrix XenDesktop® and Citrix XenApp™.

This solution will be demonstrated simultaneously at Citrix Synergy, San Francisco, Avistar booth #638 and HP booth #312 from May 24th to May 26th.

“The Avistar C3 Integrator™ solution is designed to extend the benefits of the virtualized desktop infrastructure and deliver an exceptional desktop videoconferencing experience to both unified communication and videoconferencing users. Our innovative approach provides IT administrators and engineers the confidence they need to effectively deploy videoconferencing within a virtualized environment. Combined with the Logitech B990 HD Webcam, which reduces video encoding overhead, and HP thin clients, businesses can now deploy videoconferencing within the VDI at scale, while enjoying the productivity, workforce and IT benefits that both personal videoconferencing and a virtual environment provide, said Stephen Epstein, CMO, Avistar.

“With the recent launch of the Logitech B990 HD Webcam, we believe that Logitech plays an important role within the virtual workplace. Our new webcam helps to reduce video processing overhead by encoding the video stream on board the webcam. This allows businesses to select from a wide range of HP thin clients, while leveraging the videoconferencing capability of the Avistar solution,” said Ziva Nissan, HD Webcam Sr. Global Product Marketing Manager, Logitech

“Avistar, Logitech and HP have collaborated to provide an outstanding videoconferencing experience for Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp users. This highly scalable solution demonstrates the benefits that videoconferencing provides to end users, workgroups, clients and partners in a cloud-enabled environment, which is a core theme of Citrix Synergy, San Francisco,” said Derek Thorslund, Director of Product Management for HDX Technology, Citrix Systems, Inc.

About Avistar Communications Corporation
Avistar (OTC: AVSR) 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 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.


Corporate Marketing
Avistar Communications

Margaret Bonilla
Birnbach Communications for Avistar

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