SAN DIEGO, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Online services innovator Nefsis® today announced the introduction of new document and live data sharing technology in its global video conferencing cloud. Many video conferencing and online meeting products use a single methodology for all sharing features. Nefsis applies a variety of techniques which results in better image quality and faster response times for online meeting participants. The new technology is available now to all Nefsis customers and trial users.
"Video conferencing brings an important human touch to online meetings, but working meetings require interactive collaboration tools for brainstorming, problem solving and more interactivity. That's where these seamlessly integrated collaboration tools come in," said Tom Toperczer, Nefsis Vice President of Marketing.
Most video conferencing systems use H.239 offering only screen sharing for all data. Nefsis uses one codec for document sharing – such as Microsoft® PowerPoint® and Word files – and another codec for application, desktop and region sharing. When using Nefsis, shared documents are presented to online meeting participants in rich text and clear vector graphic displays, not grainy screen grabs. Document data is sent only once, saving bandwidth and improving response time. While bitmap and raster image data from live desktops is displayed in best-possible, compressed image quality based on real-time bandwidth conditions for each participant.
In addition to image quality and speed, these specialized codecs allow online meeting hosts to grant annotation, keyboard and mouse inputs, and other interactive collaboration tools to any meeting participant, a capability not possible with one-way H.239 screen sharing.
The cloud computing architecture behind Nefsis is a natural framework for managing a variety of codecs. In addition to the codecs just updated, the Nefsis cloud also manages voice over IP (VoIP) audio, traditional teleconference signaling, HD video and specialized codecs such as rich media sharing for playing movie files in a conference.
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Nefsis is a technology specialist in video conferencing software and cloud computing online services. The Company's global cloud provides multipoint HD video and advanced collaboration tools to business, government and educational customers in more than 45 countries worldwide. As compared to previous generations of infrastructure hardware solutions such as video routers, MCUs and gateways, the Nefsis cloud-based offering is less expensive, automatically maintained, and easier to expand.
For more information, please visit http://www.nefsis.com or call +1 (858) 715-0970 in the Americas or +44 (0) 870 224 0415 in the UK and Europe.
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