RADVISION Adds SIP/H.323 Software Video Endpoint to Solution Portfolio.
GLEN ROCK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 21, 2004
RADVISION to Resell France Telecom's eConf Soft End Point;
Powerful Desktop Voice, Video, and Data Communications Application
RADVISION (Nasdaq:RVSN) today announced a reseller agreement with France Telecom to resell its eConf multimedia conferencing desktop software end point worldwide. The standards-compliant solution delivers high-quality video, voice, and data communications to the end user desktop and will be available through RADVISION's sales channel when part of a bundled solution that includes RADVISION's award-winning infrastructure solutions and platforms.
Developed by France Telecom, eConf supports both the H.323 and SIP communications protocols and delivers high resolution and advanced multimedia communications functionality with such key features as high quality audio/video, optimal CPU usage, echo cancellation, alias dialing, QoS and bandwidth settings, advanced gatekeeper support, and robust address book functionality.
RADVISION offers three eConf end point configurations, each sold on a per-seat license basis:
-- eConf Standard - available with either H.323 or SIP support
and runs video sessions at a maximum bandwidth of 384 Kbps.
-- eConf PRO - features dual-protocol functionality and runs
video sessions at a maximum bandwidth of 768 Kbps.
A leader in desktop communications innovations, France Telecom currently holds over 30 patents on audio and video technologies. Both the H.323 and SIP-functionality in the eConf products were developed using RADVISION's Development Platforms and underlying SIP and H.323 protocol stack.
"The desktop communications architecture is rapidly evolving and we are keeping pace with our reseller and customer needs by now offering a powerful multifunction software end point that grows as the customer's communications and network needs grow," said Killko Caballero, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Strategy for RADVISION. "Because both the RADVISION infrastructure and the eConf software end point support multiple communications protocols and standards, with this bundle customers can now choose to implement a H.323 or SIP-based network architecture that serves their needs of today and is easily upgradeable to support other services and IP communication protocols as the network evolves."
eConf supports the H.261, H.263, H.263+ video protocols, CIF and QCIF video formats, G.711, G.722, G.723.1 for high-quality audio , and T.120 for document/application sharing.
Pricing and Availability
The eConf software endpoint, as part of a RADVISION bundle, is generally available worldwide with a list price of $89 for eConf Standard and $119 for eConf PRO.
About RADVISION Conferencing Solutions
RADVISION offers one of the broadest and most complete sets of video, voice, and data conferencing network solutions for IP and ISDN-based networks, supporting the majority of end points in the market today. The RADVISION solution features powerful multipoint conferencing units (MCUs), scalable H.323, SIP, 3G and ISDN gateways and gatekeepers, and easy-to-use management and scheduling tools for the IT manager and end user. RADVISION also provides businesses and service providers with integrated solutions that deliver converged IP-based video telephony and multimedia streaming applications to employee computer desktops, residential broadband homes, and 3G subscribers worldwide.
RADVISION LTD. (Nasdaq: RVSN) is the industry's leading provider of high quality, scalable and easy-to-use products and technologies for videoconferencing, video telephony, and the development of converged voice, video and data over IP and 3G networks. For more information please visit our website at www.radvision.com.
About France Telecom
France Telecom is one of the world's leading telecommunications carriers, with 117 million customers on the five continents (220 countries and territories) and consolidated operating revenues of 46.1 billion euros for 2003. Through its major international brands, including Orange, Wanadoo, Equant and GlobeCast, France Telecom provides businesses, consumers and other carriers with a complete portfolio of solutions that spans local, long-distance and international telephony, wireless, Internet, multimedia, data, broadcast and cable TV services. France Telecom is the second-largest wireless operator and Internet access provider in Europe, and a world leader in telecommunications solutions for multinational corporations. France Telecom (NYSE: FTE) is listed on the Paris and New York stock exchanges.
France Telecom R&D, a research and development center, provides the innovation thrust for France Telecom and its subsidiaries, in France and abroad. Its role is to anticipate revolutions in technology and customer use, providing innovation to offer customers the best from telecommunications, simultaneously imagining today the technologies which will be part of their daily life tomorrow. France Telecom R&D's results have put the group in the lead position in Europe in terms of telecommunications research and development. http://www.rd.francetelecom.fr/fr/medias/medias.php
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This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, general business conditions in the industry, changes in demand for products, the timing and amount or cancellation of orders and other risks detailed from time to time in RADVISION's filings with the Securities Exchange Commission, including RADVISION's Form 10-K Annual Report. These documents contain and identify other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements. Stockholders and other readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. We undertake no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement.
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