May 09, 2007
Toshiba Intros New Version of Video Communication Solution for Business VoIP Users
By Stefania Viscusi, TMCnet Assistant Editor
As business communications become increasingly dependent upon IP
technologies and advancements, the use of VoIP and video communications solutions by enterprise users of any size is increasing.
In response to the need for enhanced video communications solutions, Toshiba (News
) America Information Systems Inc. Telecommunications Systems Division has enhanced their Video Communication Solution, VCS, and announced version 2.0 for its Strata CIX family of business communication systems.
With VCS, users are able to collaborate and share their desktop or applications, transfer files and communicate via a message board as well as share in point-to-point video conferences. With version 2.0, video telephony is possible on Toshiba's entire line of phone and endpoints. The solution also brings video communications to users in the SMB enterprise space who can benefit from VoIP
and video conferencing and collaboration capabilities.
Other interesting features of VCS 2.0 outlined in a recent news release
--Fully integrated with Strata CIX systems, including virtually any type of Strata endpoint, VCS also supports multiple systems networked together using Strata Net.
-- VCS 2.0 comes pre-installed when shipped with Toshiba's Media Application Server (MAS) platform including a free trial license enabling users to try VCS with the purchase of MAS.
-- Functionality is integrated into the telephony capabilities. Friendly and easy-to-use automatic start/log-on VCS options allow users to see, hear and interact with each other, without having to click a mouse or push a button to stop or start their video communications. Strata users will appreciate Video Telephony features including up to three-party video conferencing, video forward/hold/park/pickup and video transfer.
Video conferencing enhances the communications capabilities needed for today's enterprise user to keep them connected and costs low. With enhanced video communications capabilities, it's possible to have successful communications and share data, just as in actual face-to-face meeting.
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