The Orion-MCU is an open, standard based, high definition voice and video conferencing bridge that provides real-time, low latency, ubiquitous conferencing capabilities between different devices with different multimedia voice and video resolutions. Offering unmatched price/performance value, Orion-MCU targets conferencing for enterprises as well as conferencing for SMBs..
The Orion-MCU is available as a standalone appliance that connects to any IP network providing plug and play voice and video conferencing solution, or as a PCI-Express Low profile card that can be integrated into any device.
Why Video Conferencing?
Video Conferencing has become an increasingly popular service, being widely used by enterprises, organizations and individuals. Thanks to the enormous growth in smart-phone use and widespread adoption of multimedia applications, video conferencing is quickly becoming the natural choice for interpersonal and organizational communications.
The mobile industry is embracing and marketing video calling, as the future of mobile communications. Video desktop phones have become price accessible to an increasing number of enterprises and according to Gartner, “90% of all videoconferencing still takes place among endpoints in the same organization.
By using video conferencing, enterprises and organizations reduce enormous expenses. They save time, money and become more efficient through significant decrease in travel and unnecessary overhead. Conferencing for SMBs and conferencing for enterprises need to be affordable without compromising service quality.
Video Conferencing Challenges
One of the main video conferencing challenges is providing interoperability between various types of video endpoints and applications. The interoperability problem is caused by incompatibility between different types of networks, devices, signalling and different media characteristics such as codecs, frame rates, frames size and resolution, that need a powerful bridging capability.
Real time video communication in bandwidth constraint networks requires special handling and bandwidth availability changes constantly as subscribers roam throughout the mobile networks. Video conferencing application needs to meet the bandwidth constraint and mobile networks challenges.
HD voice and video conferencing solutions needs to be cost effective, such that any organization and enterprise at any size can afford it or in other words, it should be so cost-effective that the enterprise cannot afford not to have it.
Orion-MCU Meets the Challenges
Orion-MCU offers a whole solution for the interoperability. It bridges the gaps by providing connectivity beyond a wide variety of devices including tablets, smart phones, desktops, hardware phones and room systems that support different codec types and profiles and signaling protocols.
Orion-MCU supports High Definition voice and video. The system is capable of identifying the handsets’ resolution capabilities and it provides only the handsets’ required resolution through transcoding.