The future longevity of video conferencing cannot be sustained using legacy coding techniques if improved quality, greater accessibility and larger scale deployments are to be considered then you need something that is truly revolutionary.
Our Video Conferencing solution is designed to run over and utilise IP networks (such as the internet) delivering high definition conferencing that has less delay (latency) than a typical mobile phone network; therefore helping to make video communication universally available. The offer is a fully scalable solution for face to face interactivity where ever you are.
We place great value on communication, which is why we’re offering Vidyo video conferencing. Its unique features allow you to experience real-time conversation with different users through normal networks. You can use this video technology, whether you’re at home, in the office, or traveling.
Changing the Face of Video Conferencing
Vidyo conferencing gives you real-time communication, whether you’re working at the office or chatting at home. Altum Networks offers this new video solution to reduce delays and improve user experience without needing expensive hardware or a big bandwidth. This new technology offers uncompromising quality you may not find from any other company.
What Sets It Apart from Others?
Vidyo conferencing includes a range of features. You can adjust settings so you can start video conferences any time, anywhere. This makes it easier to organise or designate tasks when different people are working together on one project—you’ll feel like you’re in the same room even if you’re miles away from other users!
The new video solution is also easy to use so you don’t have to worry about errors, delays, or additional training. You also have the freedom to connect and start conferences with desktops, laptops, smartphones, and even tablets. Vidyo is also compatible with any network or applications so you can maximise its use. These features make the video solution a great investment for any business.
Setting up the system is easy. Book a demo with Altum Networks today! Call us at 0800-088-3124 for more information.
The AVC coding that is used by the legacy manufactures was
originally developed for deployment across fixed bandwidth
networks, namely Leased Lines or ISDN. In today’s IP
environment deployment of legacy AVC codec’s typically occurs
on MPLS IP networks, which provide increased bandwidth and
a guarantee of less than 1% pack loss, to obtain optimal
performance to compensate for the old coding techniques.
This alone causes additional cost and restricts where video
conferencing can be deployed.
The majority of legacy video conferencing deployments will also
require a device called a MCU, which provides the bridging for
multipoint conferences. These devices consist of hardware
DSP’s which will decode, compose and re-encode the video
streams. This process causes a degradation of video quality
and adds significant latency, which in addition to the poor
quality is also one of the top failings of AVC video conferencing.
The cost of the hardware MCU is also a concern, when on average
the cost per port is around £6,000 per port, or higher if HD is required.
With the cost of the endpoint, the hardware MCU and the dedicated MPLS network are considered it’s not surprising video conferencing isn’t deployed on a much larger scale.
Room systems are a necessity, but not on their own. The extension from the meeting room to the desktop is essential. But when you take the above into consideration how can you cost effectively scale to 100’s if not 1000’s of desktop users?
Whist talking of desktop and laptop users it is also important to note that you obtain a far more natural and immersive experience, and providing you deliver quality and functionality that is equal or greater than room systems the utilization and adoption will be far higher than room system conferencing.
Another important point to consider when extending video to the desktop is mobility. With laptop users working from home, internet hot spots or even clients offices you have to consider security, namely firewall traversal. Legacy AVC coding using either H.323 or SIP is incredibly difficult to pass through firewalls, unless a large hole is opened up in the firewall or additional product is deployed is deployed to tunnel through known ports – again additional cost and complexity.
With Vidyo you will be using the latest ITU approved standard, Scalable Video Coding, which was specifically designed to work across any IP best effort network – most notably the internet.