Published on October 18th, 2011 | by Alexis Argent0
Video Conferencing Solution Integrated in Asterisk Based Telephony Systems Jointly Developed by Surf Communication Solutions and Xorcom
Multi-point high quality video and voice conferencing capability in open source IP-PBX brings cost-effective functionality to small and medium sized businesses
Yokne’am, Israel and Misgav, Israel – October 18, 2011 — Surf Communication Solutions (“Surf”), an industry leader in high-capacity processing solutions for real-time multimedia communication systems and applications, and Xorcom, a privately-held manufacturer of business telephony interfaces and appliances, today announced that they have collaborated to develop an integrated, multi-point video and voice conferencing solution designed for use in Xorcom’s Asterisk® based IP-PBX telephony appliances. The joint effort effectively makes video conferencing capabilities affordable and accessible to businesses of all sizes.
Video Conferencing Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) Can Afford
Today most businesses recognize the advantages of video conferencing, but many do not implement such systems because of the total cost of the existing solutions. In contrast to other video conferencing solutions currently in the market, the Surf-Xorcom product enables organizations to conduct high quality multi-point video conferencing at an affordable price. The solution integrates seamlessly with Xorcom’s award-winning Asterisk based business telephony solutions, which support from 30 to 1000 users. SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) signaling ensures compatibility with a wide variety of endpoints, including the leading IP-based video phones as well as soft phones, significantly reducing the total cost of the solution.
Key Features of the New Product
- High Definition Voice and Video: Resolutions of up to 720p and wideband HD VoIP are supported
- Unmatched Quality: Low latency, high quality voice and video for different resolutions
- Smooth Transcoding: Transcoding and transrating between different endpoints with unmatched media quality
- Complete Control: Real time conference control via Web management or DTMF (Dual Tone Multi Frequency) codes
- Seamless Interoperability: Built on a solid media processing foundation and providing standard based SIP protocol to connect different devices
- Video IVR Support: IVR (Interactive Voice Response) flow for participants with voice only, and video IVVR (Interactive Voice / Video Response) for the complete video experience
- Intuitive Web Management: Full control provided to all levels of participants, from conference moderators to invitees
Video Conferencing Solution to be Demonstrated Live at AstriCon
The new video conferencing solution will be demonstrated jointly by Surf and Xorcom personnel in the Xorcom booth (#300) at the AstriCon event, which takes place in Westminster, Colorado from Oct. 25-27.
About Surf Communication Solutions
SURF Communication Solutions (SURF) is an industry leader in high-capacity processing solutions for real-time multimedia communication systems and applications. Since 1996, SURF’s products have delivered the integral technology behind many of the leading vendor’s multimedia servers and gateways deployed to operators and service providers worldwide. SURF-powered multimedia applications are delivering value added services to millions of end-users every day. Today, SURF is ideally positioned to stimulate change in the way we communicate. The video-ready SURF solution supports multimedia processing including full video, voice and data IP to IP communications, as well as modem and fax over IP. It is a fully converged multimedia processing subsystem that integrates easily into media gateways and servers. Since there is no such thing as “one size fits all,” the SURF solution is available in various form factors or DSP chips affording unmatched density and optimal performance.
Founded in 2004 and privately-held, Xorcom designs and manufactures business telephony solutions that support both traditional and VoIP communication. Xorcom solutions are easy to install and maintain, and are cost-effective since there are no per user license fees. Various utilities provide backup and restore, immediate recovery, and a full redundancy solution for the entire PBX to maximize uptime. Xorcom’s bundled solution for hospitality features the only MICROS-Fidelio certified Property Management System (PMS) interface for Asterisk. Xorcom sells its products via a worldwide distribution channel and OEM partners.