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Avistar Continues to Deliver Proven and Scalable Virtual Visual Communications and Virtualized Videoconferencing Infrastructure to the Unified Communications and Collaboration Industry

January 16, 2012 | Hogan Keyser

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avistar Communications Corporation (, a leader in unified visual communications solutions, announced today at Lotusphere (Booth #228) that it is demonstrating the industry's first fully comprehensive virtual desktop videoconferencing experience designed for IBM Sametime.

With the growing demand for unified communications (UC) solutions, and with businesses aggressively adopting virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI), technology executives are faced with the very challenging problem of deploying a UC solution within a VDI environment.

Avistar has directly addressed this challenge with the Avistar C3 Unified(TM) and Avistar C3 Integrator(TM) solutions, which deliver an immersive HD videoconferencing experience that is VDI-enabled, while also delivering a high quality, continuous presence multiparty virtual videoconferencing experience. Users can now access a VDI-enabled desktop videoconferencing experience and a virtualized multiparty videoconferencing platform, all designed to extend the value of unified communications and collaboration software, including IBM Sametime, in a fully virtualized environment.

Mike Dignen, SVP Sales, Avistar, said, "With these solutions, Avistar solves a very important need for UC users. Gartner estimates that there are 3 million to 4 million virtual desktops in production today and predicts that there will be up to 4.5 million by the end of 2012, with that number growing rapidly to 50 million by 2014. That means that more and more UC users will require solutions that run within these VDI environments. The Avistar solution set does just that, delivering high quality at an affordable price, while also supporting a fully virtualized videoconferencing infrastructure. This allows IT executives to meet the UC demands of their business units, while expanding their virtualization strategies. This, in turn, delivers a more economical and secure IT operating environment back to their business units."

To see Avistar's virtual visual videoconferencing solutions running on the IBM Sametime platform, visit Avistar at Lotusphere 2012, Booth #228.

About Avistar Communications Corporation

Avistar delivers the industry's most advanced and proven desktop videoconferencing capabilities to technology partners and end users worldwide. Many leading technology firms such as Citrix, IBM, LifeSize, and Logitech choose Avistar's modular software technology to power their unified communications solutions because it is a more flexible, efficient and smarter alternative. Avistar's innovative software-only, fully virtualized and bandwidth managed technology solves major infrastructure and user challenges associated with enabling video communications between individual employees and/or teams throughout an organization. Companies across a wide variety of industries depend on Avistar's desktop videoconferencing solutions for everyday business communications with deployments ranging in size from 30 to 35,000 users. To learn more about Avistar's industrial, scalable and economical desktop videoconferencing technology, please visit

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