RadiSys Introduces Continuous Presence Video Conferencing Capabilities for Convedia Media Server Family : Added Features Equip RadiSys Application Development Partners and Service Provider Customers with New Tools to Add Video Conferencing to Their Unified Communications Solutions

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RadiSys® Corporation (NASDAQ:RSYS), the leading independent provider of open, standards-based media server platforms and advanced embedded solutions, today announced new video conferencing enhancements to its market-leading Convedia® media server family. The RadiSys Convedia media server’s new “continuous presence” (CP) video conferencing mode supports multiple real-time video streams within a unified multi-pane display to deliver an “immersive” video experience for desktop conferencing users. This new capability is available now for the RadiSys CMS-9000 Media Server at no additional charge.

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Our continuous presence video conferencing feature delivers an open standards-based approach for application developers to offer feature-rich video conferencing services.

Commenting on the announcement, Andrew W. Davis, Managing Partner at Wainhouse Research said "Multi-service IP media servers play an important and growing role in service provider Voice over IP (VoIP) and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) deployments. Adding video mixing capabilities such as continuous presence video conferencing, and enabling the control of these capabilities through open standards-based interfaces, brings significant benefits to application service providers who wish to add video conferencing capabilities rapidly to their unified communications solutions."

David Smith, General Manager of the Media Service Business Unit at RadiSys, explained "RadiSys continues to build out its vision of the IP media server being a versatile, shared media processing platform in a multi-service VoIP and IMS deployment. This new video feature is yet another example of RadiSys' penetration into a broader range of VoIP and real-time video communication markets." Smith added, "Our continuous presence video conferencing feature delivers an open standards-based approach for application developers to offer feature-rich video conferencing services."

Support for Continuous Presence Video Opens Window of Opportunity

Continuous presence video adds a new mode of video conferencing support for video conferencing application developers. The RadiSys Convedia CMS-9000 media server already supports Voice-Activated Switching (VAS) so that all video conference participants see an identical real-time video stream of the active speaker. VAS is particularly beneficial for participants using mobile handsets where limited screen size makes multi-pane display impractical. With the new CP video conferencing capability, which includes parameters to specify border size and colors, as well as active speaker highlights, RadiSys now offers an alternative video conferencing capability ideally suited for immersive desktop unified communications offerings.

Open, Standards-Based Solutions to Drive Collaborative Multimedia Conferencing Deployments

The RadiSys approach of offering video mixing capabilities through an open standards-based Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Media Server Markup Language (MSML) interface offers distinct benefits compared to traditional Multimedia Conferencing Unit (MCU) products. RadiSys Convedia media servers bring to SIP audio application developers the opportunity to economically add video features to their solutions, accelerating their ability to introduce and integrate feature-rich IP video conferencing capabilities into a unified communications solution. The result is an improved business case for the widespread rollout of video conferencing capabilities. Better economics will drive the migration and benefits of collaborative multimedia conferencing solutions out of the purpose-built, expensive video conference rooms of the past, and towards the desktops, mobile laptops, and 3G mobile phones of future video-enabled organizations and online communities.


Video conferencing capabilities supporting both H.263 and H.264/MPEG4 (Part 10) video codecs are available immediately for the RadiSys Convedia CMS-9000 media server.

Additional Information Resources

Convedia Media Servers Data Sheet

Convedia Video Conferencing Solutions Sheet

About RadiSys Convedia Media Servers

Ranked the market leading IP media server vendor for four consecutive years by market research firms Infonetics and iLocus, RadiSys Convedia media servers support a broad set of IP media processing features essential for next-generation VoIP conferencing applications in conference service provider (CSP) and enterprise conferencing environments. The RadiSys Convedia CMS-9000 Media Server delivers optimal performance and reliability, scalability, and a low total cost of ownership for media-intensive IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) networks and services. These media servers enable fixed mobile convergence by delivering a shared IP media processing resource for any access network, including wireless, broadband, cable, PSTN or satellite. The system's multi-service versatility enables revenue-generating IMS applications, including multimedia conferencing, IP Centrex, ringback tones, network gaming, video communications, and complex audio/video transcoding.

Nine of the top ten CSPs worldwide deploy RadiSys Convedia media servers in their networks.

About RadiSys Corporation

RadiSys (NASDAQ:RSYS) is a leading provider of advanced solutions for the communications networking and commercial systems markets. Through intimate customer collaboration and combining innovative technologies and industry leading architecture, RadiSys helps OEMs, systems integrators, and solution providers bring better products to market faster and more economically. RadiSys products include embedded boards, application enabling platforms, the OS-9® operating system, and turn-key systems, which are used in today's complex computing, processing, and network-intensive applications. For more information, visit http://www.radisys.com, e-mail info@radisys.com, or call 800-950-0044 or 503-615-1100. Editors seeking more information may contact Lyn Pangares at RadiSys Corporation at 503-615-1220 or lyn.pangares@radisys.com.

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