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Vu TelePresence Empowering Democratization of Video Conferencing Through Interoperability
March 16, 2012 | Hogan Keyser
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Vu TelePresence(R), an innovator and leader in telepresence technology, today announced Vu Connect(TM) - a new interoperability kit enabling its users to seamlessly connect with other leading video conferencing systems. Customers of manufacturers, such as Polycom, LifeSize, Tandberg, etc. are now able to expand their networks and connect with Vu units around the globe.
"While other vendors currently lock customers into proprietary platforms, we are taking the opposite approach by embracing open standards that break barriers to communication and collaboration," said Devita Saraf, co-founder of Vu TelePresence Inc. "Businesses of all sizes, even large enterprise clients, are looking to reduce their capital expenditures and Vu is extending its unique value proposition of stunning HD videoconferencing at a fraction of the price by offering interoperability in an equally cost-efficient way."
Vu users can experience face-to-face connectivity with all videoconferencing systems that support Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and utilize H.264 Baseline Profile and G.711 industry standards for video and audio encoding respectively. Vu Connect(TM) is seamlessly enabled without any additional MCUs or bridges.
"Vu's focus and mission is to democratize telepresence and video conferencing for companies of all sizes and our SIP integration is one more huge step in achieving our mission," says Co-Founder, Devita Saraf. "Reducing costs, increasing employee productivity and creating deeper connections with customers are top priorities for today's small and midsized businesses. Finding cost effective solutions that will control overhead and accommodate growth is key utilization. Now interoperability across disparate systems truly makes the whole world your boardroom."
About VU TelePresence(R)
Vu TelePresence(R) is a global turnkey telepresence business solutions provider. By incorporating seamless HD video, high-quality sound with low bandwidth, and interoperability with third-party systems; Vu enables businesses of all sizes to communicate in real-time globally, affordably and naturally. The company's flagship product, Vu TelePresence Pro(TM) (720p and 1080p), offers affordable solutions and services for both office and remote use. Over $11 million and two years of research were spent in developing the innovative VirtualFacets Technology platform which enables Vu's unique technology to work. Vu TelePresence's U.S. headquarters is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with locations in San Jose, California; Mumbai, India; and Bangalore, India. For more information, visit www.vutelepresence.com.
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