Tixeo brings legacy videoconferencing hardware into the future

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In order to allow customers to easily host videoconferences without dealing with interoperability issues, Tixeo releases its H323 & SIP Gateway for WorkSpace3D 5.0, a first step toward its “universal” interoperability strategy. From now on, Tixeo's innovative HD videoconferencing solution supports Polycom, Cisco Tandberg and RADVISION MCU-based systems.

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Imagine that, as an ATT subscriber, you can’t call over the phone a Verizon subscriber. Unbelievable right? This is precisely how current video & web conferencing solutions are working.

Two distinct markets

On one hand, well-known manufacturers such as Polycom and Lifesize, sell equipments delivering HD quality but hard to deploy, expansive, and without true collaborative features. On the other hand, web conferencing players such as Cisco WebEx, Adobe and Citrix provide affordable software-based solutions, focused on both on-line collaboration and mobility, but with a limited video quality.
Most of these solutions can’t communicate with each other, making customers, suppliers and partners use the same product for their on-line meetings. Imagine that, as an ATT subscriber, you can’t call over the phone a Verizon subscriber. Unbelievable right? This is precisely how current video & web conferencing solutions are working.
Tixeo understood well what is at stake, and from now on, provides a SIP & H323 gateway allowing legacy room-based systems to join HD video conferences over WorkSpace3D.

Tixeo: best of both worlds

The SIP & H323 gateway not only meets the needs of companies already equipped with SIP & H323 solutions but also those looking for an easy way of communicating with customers and partners using this technology.
Some of them will be able to deploy WorkSpace3D among their entire workforce to improve their internal collaboration, while giving value to their existing investments. Others will use WorkSpace3D daily, from their workstation or dedicated meeting rooms, while being opened to the SIP & H323 world.
Thanks to WorkSpace3D and its SIP & H323 gateway, Tixeo delivers a collaboration-oriented HD video conferencing solution, affordable, and taking advantage of both worlds.

A seamless integration giving the best of both technologies

Some web conferencing players already tried to support SIP & H323 into their software, but with a mixed success. Indeed, most of them require the opening of multiple ports on the network for each participant, making it a pain to deploy and use.
Tixeo's H323 and SIP Gateway makes it a lot easier. WorkSpace3D users don't need to change their network security policy to call a legacy room system. Indeed, as the Gateway is on the server side, in the cloud for SaaS subscriptions or On-premise, WorkSpace3D users take advantage of Tixeo's HTTPS Tunneling technology while being over a video conference with legacy room systems.
As ease of use is one Tixeo's core values, each SIP & H323 endpoint joining a WorkSpace3D video conference is identified with the real name of the user and not an IP address. Interoperability has never been easier.

SaaS or On-premise

Unlike its major competitors which don't give their customers the choice, Tixeo offers not only WorkSpace3D as a SaaS solution but also as an On-premise server.
In both model, the H323 & SIP Gateway is accessible to Tixeo's customers. It is included, free of charge on SaaS subscriptions, and available as an optional Gateway Appliance for On-premise solutions. Customers will be free to choose the best solution fitting their needs, budget and technical requirements.

About Tixeo

Tixeo is an innovative 3D video and web conferencing software company since 2003.
Our solutions allow anyone to set up meetings with up to 50 participants, using both voice and video over IP. Tixeo's software are enriched with easy-to-use collaborative features making on-line collaboration both effortless and efficient.
Not only Tixeo's solutions are available as Software as a Service (SaaS), on both monthly and yearly plans, but also as on-premise licenses and appliances.
Thousands of customers worldwide work every day with WorkSpace3D, from SMB to large corporations, such as: Airbus / EADS, Raytheon, BNP Paribas, Sogeti, DGAC, Conforama...

For further information, please contact:

Renaud GHIA
Tel: +33 467 750 431
Fax: +33 467 408 033
Cap Gamma – CS 37385
1682 rue de la Valsière
34189 Montpellier Cedex 4, FRANCE

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