Radvision brings 3G video calls to Microsoft's desktop multimedia communications
Posted on 15-Feb-2005 22:07
Filed under: News
Radvision is showing its 3G video services solution for the Microsoft desktop multimedia communications architecture. This integrated Radvision/Microsoft demonstration features real-time video calling between 3G video handsets and PCs running Microsoft's upcoming integrated communications client, code named Istanbul.
The solution integrates Microsoft Live Communications Server 2005 with Radvision Scopia 3G Video Gateway. This combination enables visual communication between IP and 3G devices, allowing PCs with the Istanbul desktop client to connect to 3G handsets. The Radvision 3G gateway bridges video calls between 3G-324M enabled mobile video phones and PDAs with IP-based video answering machines and other IP (SIP and H.323) and ISDN-based videoconferencing end points. The platform also enables mobile videophones to utilize additional resources on the IP network including multipoint conferencing bridges, which host three or more parties in a single session, voice and video gatekeepers, and terminals.
With this solution users will be able to launch a video call from a Microsoft-powered desktop PC to a 3G video phone with just a few clicks of a mouse.
The iVIEW Desktop also provides the resource management and integration of Radvision's multimedia communications platform into a Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 infrastructure. With this solution, IT managers can implement a multiparty, multidevice communications architecture that integrates with Microsoft-powered presence, instant messaging, scheduling, data collaboration, voice calling, and video telephony in a single seamless experience for the employee desktop or meeting room.