While unified communications (UC) is based on a simple enough principle – bringing together applications that we already use daily, to communicate more effectively – implementation of UC is much trickier. To ensure a single presence that is unified both on the desktop and within the infrastructure, UC vendors often have to sacrifice critical features in one area to bolster reliability, scalability and functionality in another.
In the area of video communications, some systems deliver only basic features out of the box. One often-overlooked capability is letting users connect to legacy room solutions without requiring an expensive and limiting gateway solution. Another is efficiently managing the bandwidth demands created by the video component of unified communications, If video calling is an important part of the UC equation for your organization why should you settle for anything less than a comprehensive, high-quality video experience?
Feature-rich desktop videoconferencing for UC platforms
A comprehensive set of desktop features delivers more valuable videoconferencing. For a meeting of three or more people, users are able to easily initiate a multiparty videoconference with true continuous presence so all participants can see one another simultaneously in a live, HD video image.
Direct interoperability with existing room solutions
With a best-in-class video calling capability in place everyone is able to easily reach other desktops, rooms and telepresence systems whether those video endpoints are a part of the UC platform or not. Direct interoperability means users do not need to purchase expensive and limiting gateway solutions.
Next-generation bandwidth management to handle network demands
Because network administrators have greater control with advanced features like call admission control, your network is never overwhelmed even if many employees are placing and engaged in video calls.
A next-generation bandwidth management capability with centralized administrator control allows both video calls and other applications to have sufficient bandwidth, by enacting bandwidth allotment policies. This ensures an ongoing, rich desktop videoconferencing experience.
Which Avistar products do I need?
The Avistar C3 Unified™ solutions allow organizations to seamlessly integrate the feature-rich Avistar C3™ platform of desktop videoconferencing experience into the leading UC platforms such as Microsoft OCS, Microsoft Lync or IBM Sametime.