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New Appia Video Communicator to be Released

February 3, 2011 | Kendal Kirby
Update offers better video compression and is easier to use.

appia_video_communication.jpgTRAVERSE CITY, MI - February 3, 2011 - Appia Communications today announced a significant update to its market-leading video communication product, Appia Video Communicator. Version 4.5 will be available on February 8, 2011. "The new version provides better video compression, which helps address one of the main challenges of video - that it uses a lot of bandwidth," said Victor von Schlegell, Appia's president. "Second, the new version includes managed configuration, which automatically configures the application for lower-end computers. Finally, we have added 'another set of eyes': you can use another camera for product demonstrations, teaching, and other purposes."

The details of the release include:
  • New, simplified user interface
  • Second camera option
  • Better video compression
  • Better performance over wireless networks
  • Intelligent configuration that automatically limits lower-end computers to only the features they can support
  • Improved video routing to make calls more direct and efficient
  • Intelligent self-monitoring and load-balancing to ensure service availability
  • Improved interoperability with H.323 video conferencing systems
"We have also made it possible for resellers to brand Appia Video Communicator," continued von Schlegell. "With the explosive growth in video communication, this option will appeal to service providers and others looking for easy entry into the video market."

For more information about Appia Video Communicator, please contact your Appia partner or visit, or call 877-277-4297.

About Appia Communications
Appia Communications is a leading provider of managed communication and network services, with a focus on small to midsize companies and organizations. Appia's solutions help customers minimize capital investments, reduce costs, enhance employee productivity, improve customer care, and compete more effectively against much larger enterprises

Headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan, Appia serves markets nationwide, with operations in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis and Washington D.C.

Appia has been recognized as one of America's fastest-growing private companies (Inc., 2007-10); one of the fastest-growing solution providers in the technology industry (CRN, 2009-10); and one of the top managed service providers in the world (MSPmentor, 2009-10). Appia has also been named one of the 2010 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch by the Edward Lowe Foundation.

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