RADVision Wants to Own Your UC Experience
It’s no secret that unified communications can enhance productivity and make employees’ jobs somewhat easier by improving communications. And while the majority of UC solutions have been focused on the desktop, RADVision is broadening its horizons to include mobile and embedded devices.
The company has made a slew of announcements in conjunction with this year’s InfoComm, including its new BEE client framework solutions that push unified communications to the desktop and beyond. This developer tool enables pretty much anyone from manufacturers to systems integrators and service providers to incorporate video communications capabilities into embedded and mobile devices and desktop applications – so now conceivably your refrigerator could also act as a UC device.
The BEE framework uses both SIP and H.323 signaling protocols and has a pre-integrated application layer including API and codecs to reduce development costs and time-to-market. It also utilizes advanced video-compression algorithms such as H.264-SVC to reduce bandwidth consumption.
Potential Channel Implications
The implications of this framework are enormous, if it performs as advertised. One day solution providers could offer whole-house unified communications, giving new meaning to the term ‘digital home.’ On the corporate side, employees could truly work anywhere and get a true UC experience from their mobile devices – imagine being on a train and videoconferencing via your iPad.
For those with smaller working environments, RADVision has announced an SMB version of its SCOPIA videoconferencing solution, with integrated desktop conferencing and a multi-party multipoint conferencing unit.
The new SCOPIA XT1000 SMB solution combines HD room system capabilities, embedded multi-party conferencing, desktop conferencing and firewall traversal – a complete videoconferencing solution for a market that traditionally has been overlooked, or undersupplied, by the conferencing crowd.
RADVision is showing its mettle in the quickly growing UC space, to the benefit of solution providers. No niche is being left unfilled, it seems, as RADVision looks to make a name for itself.