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Avistar Delivers Virtualized Desktop Videoconferencing and an "All-Software" Multiparty Videoconferencing Experience to IBM Lotus Sametime Users
[January 31, 2011]

Avistar Delivers Virtualized Desktop Videoconferencing and an "All-Software" Multiparty Videoconferencing Experience to IBM Lotus Sametime Users

ORLANDO, Fla. --(Business Wire)--

Avistar (News - Alert) Communications Corporation (, a leader in unified visual communications solutions, today announced three new solutions for Lotus Sametime users at IBM's (News - Alert) Lotusphere conference. The solutions introduced at Avistar's booth #808 include:

  • Avistar C3 Conference™ for IBM Lotus Sametime -- provides Lotus Sametime users the ability to conduct continuous presence multiparty videoconferences and connect with standards-based third-party room systems at a fraction of the cost of traditional hardware-based MCU solutions. The solution is integrated via IBM's TCSPI interface and was developed in cooperation with ilink, an experienced integrator of IBM Lotus solutions.
  • Avistar C3 Unified™ for IBM Lotus Sametime -- plugs into Lotus Sametime and delivers an advanced, HD-capable videoconferencing experience that is fully interoperable with both SIP- and H.323-based room conferencing systems.
  • Avistar C3 Integrator™ -- which enables the Avistar C3 (News - Alert) Unified™ for IBM Lotus Sametime solution to work seamlessly within virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI) or on thin terminals without affecting network performance and/or server scalability.

Stephen Epstein, CMO, Avistar, said, "Avistar delivers high quality, scalable and standards-based 'all-software' solutions that unify the desktop visual communications experience, both on traditional and/or virtual infrastructures. At our booth, Lotusphere attendees can see Lotus Sametime working in a VDI environment, with an HD desktop videoconferencing endpoint that is interoperable with both SIP and H.323 rooms, and with an all-software MCU that offers continuous presence multiparty videoconferencing at fraction of the cost of a hardware-based MCU. Our portfolio now includes three unique solutions that use software standards and creativity to unify and extend the desktop videoconferencing experience for Lotus Sametime users."

ilink, a provider of telephony integration solutions based in Germany, is an Avistar technology partner. According to Carsten Gericke, CEO, ilink, "Avistar offers a market leading, best cost-to-performance, and unique software-based videoconferencing architecture. ilink possesses years of integration experience with the IBM Lotus Sametime platform. Together ilink and Avistar have developed and integrated a powerful and cost effective 'all-software' MCU that is seamlessly integrated with the Lotus Sametime solution. This allows users to leverage their investment in Lotus Sametime while lowering their MCU and multiparty videoconferencing costs."

About Avistar Communications Corporation

Avistar (AVSR.PK) is an innovation leader in the unified visual communications industry, with more than 15 years of experience providing proven business-class desktop videoconferencing technology. Avistar's solutions are used across a broad spectrum of industries with deployments ranging in size from 30-35,000 users. Avistar's technology also helps to power solutions from IBM, LifeSize (News - Alert), Logitech and many other leading unified communications vendors, while delivering end-user videoconferencing solutions to some of the world's largest corporations, in more than 40 countries. For more information, please visit

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