September 24, 2010
Radvision Webinar Informed Participants on Two Critical Video Trends
By David Sims, TMCnet Contributing Editor
Earlier this month, Radvision (News - Alert) sponsored an informative Webinar titled “Realizing FaceTime on Android Devices.” The presentation looked at two major trends set to coincide in the coming months - Google’s (News - Alert) Android operating system will be adopted by vendors developing consumer electronic products with any kind of a display, be it mobile handsets, tablets, netbooks, mediaphones or other devices, and consumer video chat services will increase.
“With the introduction of Skype (News - Alert) TV and Apple’s iPhone 4 FaceTime service, consumer electronic vendors can no longer ignore the need to provide video chat as part of their devices,” Webinar presenters said, adding that these two trends come with a set of challenges “that vendors have not experienced until today.”
Presenters Tsahi Levent-Levi and Amit Lavi discussed these challenges and what vendors can do to mitigate them, reviewing the building blocks of a FaceTime (News - Alert)-like mobile video chat service, challenges in developing video chat services, different technology routes taken by companies supporting video chat, how video chat services map into the Android (News - Alert) OS and Radvision’s BEEHD offering for Android Devices.
During the past decade Levent-Levi has taken part in the development of various VoIP and 3G projects as a programmer, manager and marketer. This included developing the 3G-324M Protocol Stack from scratch, as well as managing the team that was in charge of developing and maintaining the H.323 Protocol Stack. In addition to his work at Radvision, he has earned an MSc in Computer Science and an MBA degree with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Strategy.
Amit Lavi joined Radvisioin in September 2006 as Project Manager in the Technology Business Unit, and currently is the Product Manager responsible for the company’s client developer products from mobile phone to HD solutions for a wide range of networks supporting protocols such as SIP, H.323 and 3G-324M.
Check out the archived Webinar HERE.
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David Sims is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of David’s articles, please visit his columnist page. He also blogs for TMCnet here.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi