Provider of IP
media processing platforms,
announced it joined
to deploy its CMS-6000 and CMS-1000 Media Servers in the WebEx MediaTone
As agreed, the
Convedia Media Servers will deliver IP media processing to integrate
Voice over IP (VoIP)
conferencing capability. This will allow
WebEx to deliver a multimedia conferencing experience over a common,
economical IP-based services infrastructure.
“Our technical team has
performed extensive internal testing of IP Media Server products from a
number of vendors," said Shawn Farshchi, CIO at WebEx Communications.
"In the end, Convedia's features, reliability, scalability and technical
support proved decisive in the selection and deployment of Convedia
This union will allow a bundle of new features added on to everything
that the WebEx service already offers. Their voice conferencing services
will be greatly enhanced since they will be delivered through a hybrid
Convedia's CMS-6000 Media Server and CMS-1000 Media Server merge
traditional announcement and recording server functions with interactive
voice response (IVR/VRU) units, multimedia conference bridges, messaging
platforms and speech platforms into a multi-service, open standards
compliant solution for network and enhanced services media processing.
Later this year, WebEx also plans to release a combo service offering
with Jabber, Inc. (news
alert), a provider of
real-time business communications software. Both companies agreed to
combine the services of enterprise IM with Web conferencing into one
Vancouver, Canada-based Convedia has regional offices in Asia and the
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