Two video conferencing systems from Starbak Communications Inc. and Radvision are now working together and QuickTime users can take advantage of them.
The two systems are the Radvision viaIP and Invision conferencing platforms and the Starbak Torrent VCG Videoconferencing Gateway. Together they enable enterprise and service providers to deliver a “zero cost end point” with which to participate in a videoconferencing session, the companies said. It requires a telephone connection (with which to participate in the voice conference), Internet access, and a media player (to view the video or data conferencing portion of the session).
Compatible media players are QuickTime, Windows Media Player and RealOne. The Radvision-Starbak combo lets end users participate in a multimedia video/data conferencing session from their desktop or a remote location. Additionally, the Starbak device can record the full videoconference for archiving and playback at any time, using one of the above-mentioned media players.
Torrent VCG streams, records, and archives any H.323 videoconference over an IP network for real-time viewing and on-demand playback. Designed to capture and create content, it simultaneously records and stores live H.323 conferencing sessions. The VCG supports up to 600 hours of conferences, and includes interactive chat, slideshow presentation, and on-demand playback in multiple formats, including QuickTime.
The Radvision tools feature multipoint conferencing units (MCUs), scalable H.323, SIP, 3G and ISDN gateways and gatekeepers, and management and scheduling tools for the IT manager and end user. The viaIP is a customizable, scalable array of ports and management solutions that can be customized for a client’s specific needs. The Invision product line is a suite of plug-and-play videoconferencing network appliances that offer an off-the-shelf, pre-configured solution.