Radvision achieves Lync qualification

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Radvision’s SCOPIA Video Gateway for Microsoft Lync has achieved Microsoft qualification for video interoperability with Microsoft Lync 2010 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. The SCOPIA Video Gateway is now fully qualified as a video solution for Microsoft unified communications (UC) solutions. 

The SCOPIA Video Gateway allows Microsoft Lync 2010 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 users to connect to standards-based HD video conferencing systems, telepresence rooms or video infrastructure. The SCOPIA Video Gateway allows users to enjoy exceptional high-quality video, with features such as presence and click-to-call capabilities through the familiar Lync and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 interface. 

“The RADVISION SCOPIA Video Gateway for Microsoft Lync enables our customers to bridge the islands of existing video conference devices with their unified communications platform, helping maximize their return on existing collaboration investments,” said Kirk Gregersen, general manager Lync marketing at Microsoft Corp. “Microsoft Lync allows workers to communicate virtually anytime, anywhere with an Internet connection and browser – including with standards-based video systems and telepresence suites. 

The SCOPIA Video Gateway is designed with an architecture that meets the ease of use, scalability and affordability requirements of the broad UC market – from an entry-level option to highly scalable solutions for large enterprises and service providers offering multi-tenant cloud-based UC services. Presence information is displayed in the contact list for any standards-based video conferencing system and telepresence room, enabling intuitive click-to-call capabilities. Additionally, enterprise end-to-end security is maintained through reliable and standard protocols, while also providing firewall traversal for seamless connectivity across corporate boundaries. 

 ”GeniSys Global offers Lync-based unified communications as a service, and we also use it internally, so we know first-hand the benefits of UC interoperability,” said David Spears, CEO of GeniSys Global. “The RADVISION SCOPIA Video Gateway enhances our offering because it allows our customers to bridge Microsoft UC with their existing investment in traditional video systems. We see this as a unique value-add, and we’re delighted to offer this service – which wouldn’t be possible without the SCOPIA Video Gateway.” 

“RADVISION offers the first and only Microsoft-qualified gateway solution for video conferencing, providing a unique opportunity for businesses with existing video deployments to use those assets with a Microsoft UC environment,” said Roberto Giamagli, general manager for RADVISION’s video business unit. “Video is a key component of UC, and the ability for our customers to use their H.323 video networks with Microsoft Lync means teams can collaborate that much more effectively, regardless of the endpoint or client they’re using – whether they’re on the desktop, in a conference room or connecting via mobile video.” 

SCOPIA Video Gateway deployments can grow from a small workgroup to an entire enterprise with unlimited scalability and dynamic resource allocation. The SCOPIA Video Gateway is available today through RADVISION’s reseller partner network.

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