SAN DIEGO, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Online services innovator Nefsis® announced today that its video conferencing cloud for business "virtualizes" multipoint video control units (MCUs), desktop gateways, and collaboration servers – effectively eliminating these traditionally premise-based hardware components, their upfront costs, and on-going management complexity. This is in stark contrast to pre-Internet video conferencing architectures that still require several components, a major undertaking, and third-party involvement simply to integrate multipoint video and collaboration. Today, all that is required is a plug-and-play webcam or HD peripheral and an all-in-one, software-as-a-service subscription to cloud-based Nefsis.
The scope of business video conferencing applications has grown to include multipurpose conference rooms, desktops, and live collaboration among internal employees and external conference participants. To support this scope, the premise-based approach requires MCUs, collaboration servers, desktop gateway servers, and network changes to support access to each piece of equipment. The cloud computing approach virtualizes all these components across a distributed cloud, and provides IT staff with a simple, scalable online service.
"While pre-Internet architectures continue to evolve, they still have too many components and third-party requirements to get working. You can write a big check to make that cost and complexity go away, or take a look at cloud-based architectures that provide the same capabilities at the click of a button," said Tom Toperczer, Nefsis Vice President of Marketing.
In addition to eliminating cost and complexity, the Nefsis cloud-based approach uses dynamic scalable video to deliver a high-quality experience over almost any existing network connection. This further lowers the bar to where branch offices, small businesses, and even home office ventures can use video conferencing for customer and employee online meetings anywhere, worldwide.
"Now any-sized business can enjoy secure, high-quality video conferencing without long lists of equipment and involving several third parties. A single, easy online service does the job," added Toperczer.
The Company's flagship product, Nefsis Professional, supports unlimited multipoint HD video conferencing with advanced collaboration and live sharing tools. A free trial is available now at Nefsis.com.
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 the Nefsis website or call +1 (858) 715-0970 in the Americas or +44 (0) 870 224 0415 in the UK and Europe.
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