Radvision has released a suite of video solutions aimed at small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). According to a recent study by AMI Partners, SMBs will invest $12 billion in unified communications (UC) components, both hosted and premises-based, and video is a critical component for any company’s UC strategy.
The SCOPIA Elite MCU 5105 is new and the SCOPIA XT1000 SMB Solution now incorporates SCOPIA Mobile. The SCOPIA Elite 5105 bundle, which includes the 5105 MCU, dynamic capacity for up to 20 desktop ports, SCOPIA Desktop Pro and SCOPIA Mobile, is available at a list price of U.S. $38,000. XT1000 SMB HD room system, with embedded MCU along with integrated SCOPIA Mobile and Desktop video conferencing, is available from $14,900.
The SCOPIA Elite MCU 5105 is described as an intelligent, entry-level MCU that supports high definition audio, video and content-sharing. Radvisions says it is deally suited for SMBs and smaller departments or distributed organizations within larger companies, the SCOPIA 5105 offers five ports for HD video calls and up to 20 ports for enhanced definition calls, with dynamic resource allocation built in. Radvision argues that this affordable MCU enables smaller sized businesses to leverage the high-end capabilities of the market’s leading MCUs but at a fraction of the cost.
The SCOPIA XT1000 SMB is said to be a video conferencing solution particularly suited to the communication requirements of SMBs. Built on the RADVISION SCOPIA XT1000 HD room system, the SCOPIA XT1000 SMB combines HD video room system capabilities with embedded multi-party conferencing, SCOPIA Desktop conferencing, and firewall traversal into an all-in-one solution. Additionally, participants can now leverage RADVISION SCOPIA Mobile and join video conferences via an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Competitive solutions, it is claimed, cost four to five times as much for the same features and functionality as the SCOPIA XT1000 SMB.
“Video communications is becoming more prevalent in both our professional and personal lives. Businesses of all sizes should be taking advantage of the benefits of video conferencing as part of their overall collaboration strategies,” said Rob Arnold, senior analyst at Frost & Sullivan. “The foremost barriers to the adoption of video by SMBs have been cost and complexity. The new Radvision solutions overcome both barriers by offering SMBs a cost-effective, easy-to-manage video communications solution that is enterprise-grade yet also user friendly.”