Radvision, Avaya announce offerings at Interop

* Radvision announces HD video conferencing system; Avaya unveils SIP gateway and UC management solution

Among the early announcements from Interop 2010 being held this week in Las Vegas, Radvision has entered the telepresence market with an HD video conferencing system, and Avaya has unveiled four products including a Session Initiation Protocol gateway and a unified communications management solution.

Among the early announcements from Interop 2010 being held this week in Las Vegas, Radvision has entered the telepresence market with an high-definition video conferencing system, and Avaya has unveiled four products including a Session Initiation Protocol  gateway and a unified communications management solution.

Radvision has introduced the SCOPIA XT1000 HD video conferencing room system, the company's first development based on Radvision's February 2010 acquisition of Aethra endpoint technology. The system delivers dual 1080p video at 30 frames per second, and supports up to nine participants with a built-in multipoint control unit (MCU). It also supports high-resolution PC data shared at 30 frames per second to deliver high-quality presentations and video clips.

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The SCOPIA XT1000 base system has a list price of $7,400 and includes dual 1080p video support, a 10x optical zoom camera and three-way microphone pod with a list price of $7,400. Other features, such as a four or nine participant MCU, additional cameras and microphone pods, are priced separately. Worldwide shipments are planned for Q2 2010. Radvision is demonstrating the SCOPIA solution in booth 963 at the Interop.

Also at Interop, Avaya has launched four products deigned to support video and UC applications. Included in the newly extended portfolio are:

* Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch 8800, targeted for enterprise campuses and data centers and designed to optimally boost capacity in support of UC, virtualization and unified wireless solutions.

* Avaya Wireless LAN 8100 Series, planned for release in mid 2010 to support 802.11n wireless transmission and extend UC applications for mobile users.

* Avaya Unified Communications Management (UCM), Configuration and Orchestration Manager (COM), designed to more effectively manage multi-user configuration, provisioning and troubleshooting.

* Avaya Advanced Gateway 2330- a SIP gateway planned for summer 2010 deployment to supply cost-effective, survivable voice services to branch locations.

We'll keep our eyes open for more convergence-related news coming from Interop and report on it next time as it becomes available.

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