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VideoCentric to sell 12 Video Conferencing Industry-Firsts from VCON

News item: February 1, 2004

Wokingham, Berkshire, UK – 25 February 2004 – High Definition Video Conferencing “HDVC” brings a long list of new conferencing exclusives from VCON, which VideoCentric will demonstrate, supply, and support in the UK. The new VCON HD3000 and VCON HD5000 bring stunning performance at speeds up to 4MBps and integrate particularly well with the latest in flat screen technologies – plasma, LCD and interactive whiteboards.

The industry firsts and exclusives listed are:

First to support H.264 video standard up to 1Mbps (& H.263 to 4Mbps)
First to send dual video streams (DualStream) using H.264
First with H.264 data sharing at XGA resolution
First with DVI output, avoiding un-necessary digital to analogue conversions
First VC room system to play movie files as a video source
First to mix MP3 audio files into a video conference
First to convert unopened documents into a video source for ease of access
First with true 1-click speed dialling on its user interface
Only room system to support Interactive multicast streaming for Q&A sessions
Only VC system to have an integrated broadcast viewer for multicast
HD5000 is the only system supporting 8 cameras (Composite + S-Video + 6 x USB)
HD5000 is the only PC-based group VC system with native 16:9 display support
David Shimell, Sales Director for VideoCentric, said, “we are very excited about the features and performance of VCON’s new HD series, particularly for use in Universities, Schools, Colleges and Corporate Training environments. When combined with a SMARTBoard and Data Projector, the HD5000 provides one-touch speed dialling for teachers and trainers as well as a complete Rich Media platform for internet-access and streaming of classroom material to remote classes and individual PCs”.

Shimell adds “on their own, the features of the HD series are very impressive, but when managed by the MXM (VCON’s IP management platform) which is supplied with a minimum of 10 free software-only desktop videoconferencing codec’s known as V-Point, they become part of the most complete Video-over-IP solution introduced to date”. MXM management features include remote administration, directory services, simplified gateway dialling, software MCU option, video-PBX, unicast & multicast streaming as well as secure firewall traversal for voice and video clients.

VideoCentric will begin demonstrating HD3000 and HD5000 in March 2004 and will offer installations and technical support for the new HD range in the UK and Middle East as well as for the existing Cruiser, ViGO, Falcon and MXM systems which it also demonstrates.
VideoCentric’s technical staff have worked with VCON products for nearly 10 years and will deliver training courses to Resellers and Integrators as well as to Corporate Network/System Administrators.

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