London and Edinburgh, UK (PRWEB) August 4, 2009
VideoCentric has completed a major refit of its interoperability and demonstration facilities meaning that customers can now compare virtually every manufacturer's HDVC technology under one roof, on the same 65" screen and under the same lighting conditions. Although largely finished 3 months ago, two manufacturers are only just reaching the stage where their systems are acceptable to VideoCentric, who now believe they are able to offer customers the best sales and support service in the UK.
"Apart from seeing the best systems the world has to offer, this new facility gives customers the opportunity to see how their existing standard definition systems will look against the very latest 1080P systems when implemented on the same IP network or over the internet or ISDN to other sites", said David Shimell, Sales Director of VideoCentric. "For nearly 30 years, our staff have been involved in testing between differing systems and reporting technical issues back to manufacturers and it is good that we can now share our experiences visually with customers, and in an unbiased way, before they make their investment in endpoints or infrastructure", added Craig Brown, Technical Director.
The new facilities allow the following endpoints to be connected in H323/SIP point-to-point or multipoint configurations and demonstrated in standalone form or at the touch of a button, fully integrated with VC commander touch screen controller or 94" SMARTboard data sharing.
Tandberg:1080P, 720P & SD using C20, E20, Edge, MXP & Classic systems,
Polycom:1080P, 720P, 4CIF & SD using HDX, VSX, Viewstation systems,
Lifesize: 1080P, 720P using Room200, Room, Team & Express systems,
Aethra: 1080P, 720P using xTreme series systems,
VCON: 720P, 4CIF & SD using vPoint, xPoint & Falcon systems,
Sony: 1080i, 720P & SD using XG80, G50 & TL30/TL33 systems.
VideoCentric's knowledge and expertise in integrating endpoints into a complete networked infrastrucure is also in evidence with links to MultiPoint Control Units (MCUs), ISDN H.320 Gateways, Internet Gateways for Video Firewall Traversal, Recording and Streaming Servers. The world's leading two infrastructure manufacturers, Codian and RADVision are supported and their MCU and management suite is used as part of the platform which supports VideoCentric's own Managed MultiPoint & Gateway Service. It also forms the basis of VIPER, one of the UK's first publicly available multiway "Pay-as-you-Go" video services, hosted on a 100Mbps internet connection and compatible with all endpoints listed above as well as with webcams, SIP phones, mobile telephony, ISDN videoconferencing and ordinary PSTN phones.
"It is our policy not to merely sell best of breed products, but to support them properly as well", added David Shimell. "By demonstrating and using them ourselves, we are better able to represent our customers concerns in discussions with our overseas manufacturers and better positioned to support the evolution of their unified communications (UC) networks in the future as such video technologies come together with VoIP & Messaging solutions from Microsoft, Cisco, HP, Avaya, Nortel, IBM, Alcatel, Siemens, Mitel, Asterisk, GNU and others".
VideoCentric is an integrator & reseller of the world's leading video conferencing and streaming products from Polycom, Tandberg, Emblaze-VCON, Lifesize, Aethra, RADVision, Codian, SONY & Exterity. Headquartered in the Thames Valley, England, with satellite sites in Edinburgh, Scotland, VideoCentric markets its products and services primarily in the UK but has also formed associations with other Companies worldwide to facilitate the global supply and support of major corporations and system integrators, including those of Cisco, Microsoft, Avaya, Mitel, HP, IBM, Alcatel, Siemens and Nortel. VideoCentric's bandwidth services include the supply of ISDN, ADSL, ADSL-Max, SDSL and un contended leased lines for video and voice over IP, and their other value added services include free demonstrations, long-term rental, short-term hire, installation, maintenance, training, managed multipoint and 24x7 video dial-in support. For more information, visit VideoCentric's website or telephone 0118 9798910 (England/Wales) or 0131 473 2351 (Scotland).