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VideoCentric first to sell new MCU from Codian in UK, Europe and Middle East

News item: March 17, 2004

London – 17 March 2004 – VideoCentric has been appointed by Codian, to sell and support its latest range of MultiPoint Control Units, in UK, Europe and the Middle East. The new 4200 range brings new features, high performance and greater on-screen flexibility at speeds of up to 4Mbps per port and integrate fully with all the major H.323 video conferencing systems on the market.

VideoCentric has already taken delivery of its first demonstration unit which it will use to train UK resellers as well as show to end-users and service providers through a series of seminars being planned in 2Q04. Extended warranty programs have been designed by VideoCentric and on-site installations will be available through staff who have are experienced in the configuration of RADVision, Cisco, Polycom/Accord, VideoServer, Ezenia, Tandberg, GPT and BT MCU’s.

David Shimell, Sales Director for VideoCentric, said, “although we have worked with many MCU’s. over the years, the exciting new Codian range gives users new control features and performance expected of much more expensive systems and we are pleased to help Codian launch it to the emerging IP marketplace in 2004.”

The new 4210, 4220 and 4240 models include:

Up to 4Mbps per user
Maximum 20, 40 or 80 video participants depending upon model
Maximum 10, 20 or 40 simultaneous conferences depending upon model
Advanced Symmetric Continuous Presence
Voice-activated or remote controlled speaker selection
42 custom screen layouts, each independently selectable by individual users
Multiple bandwidths, multiple video/audio standards in the same conference
H.323 dial-in or web server dial-out
Standalone or Gatekeeper managed
Text identification of sites involved
Far-end camera control via remote control or web
On-screen messaging to individuals or all sites
Embedded QuickTime or RealPlayer streaming server
Many more features….
Click here for full details on the Codian 4200 MCU

VideoCentric will begin demonstrating the 4210 to UK resellers, universities and corporate organisations in April and another unit has already been permanently set up for internet demonstration by Codian. To ensure full interoperability prior to launch, VideoCentric and Codian are currently running tests with major endpoints and networking devices such as Polycom Viewstation, VSX7000, ViaVideo, Tandberg 1000, 550, 880, 990, 2500, 6000, Sony PCS-1, VCON Falcon, Vpoint, ViGO, HD3000, RadVision, LeadTek.

Training courses for Resellers and Integrators as well as to Network & System Administrators will begin in May 2004. For full details visit

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