Scopia Adds HD Desktop Video, Conference Recording, Lotus Support


Radvision announced Thursday major enhancements to its Scopia conferencing solution. Available as a software upgrade, version 5.6 provides added features across the entire Scopia platform, including Scopia MCU, Scopia Desktop, and the iView Management Suite.

The new version provides HD video conferencing, allowing users to view 16:9 widescreen images at 720p resolution, while still sending 480p or CIF images to preserve bandwidth and processing power. In addition, the upgrade gives users recording, playback, and content management capabilities, as well as enhanced integration into IBM Lotus Sametime with support for Domino directory and Notes scheduling.

"The enterprise market is changing rapidly with globalization of customers and suppliers, a more dispersed workforce and increased cost of travel. There has never been more of a need for simple cost effective conferencing and collaboration," said Boaz Raviv, CEO of Radvision, in a June 18 statement. "We are providing our customers with solutions that make video conferencing simple by integrating into the market leading unified communication applications and a better experience by providing high definition to the desktop users."

Other v5.6 enhancements include a system-wide video IVR that provides easy creation and selection of conferences, and data collaboration with annotation that is H.239 compatible.

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