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TANDBERG Movi PC Video Conferencing Breaks Down the Barriers to Mobile Collaboration


Road warriors and teleworkers can now experience the same HD video and content sharing as colleagues in the office

NEW YORK and OSLO, Norway, Today, TANDBERG announced new advanced capabilities for Movi, its business-quality PC video solution, for collaboration without boundaries. Movi delivers the total package for mobile video collaboration by coupling the ability to share content with its already best-in-class video and audio capabilities and centralized management.

“This Movi upgrade delivers a series of exciting and critical new capabilities that add significant value to the TANDBERG mobility solution,” said Ira Weinstein, analyst and partner at Wainhouse Research. “Movi’s new user interface makes it easier to use and more intuitive for users. However, the key enhancement is the ability to share PC content with other session participants. This new capability allows Movi users to not only participate in, but also to host high impact, rich media collaboration sessions.”

In combination with the award-winning TANDBERG Video Communication Server, Movi enables any PC to become a business-quality video system that seamlessly connects users to any other standards based H.323 and SIP video and telepresence system. Paired with the TANDBERG PrecisionHD USB camera, Movi enables high definition 720p 30fps video to ensure the highest resolution for the best call experience. This means when calling into a telepresence or video conference meeting, Movi will operate with superior HD quality to provide the best visual experience for all participants. This powerful solution can be deployed to thousands in minutes with TANDBERG’s large scale provisioning solution and extends an enterprise’s video network to enable cost-effective, easy-to-use video.

“Businesses can no longer be limited by their office locations. Effective mobile collaboration is a necessity for decision making and responsiveness in today’s economy,“ said Fredrik Halvorsen, TANDBERG CEO. ”Movi enables people anywhere in the world to come together face-to-face using business-quality PC video while sharing content with colleagues, customers and suppliers. This allows the legions of remote and dispersed workers to become equal members of the global video community.”

Movi helps ensure remote productivity and seamless enterprise mobility through real-time content sharing and contact presence functionality. The separate video and control interfaces coupled with the use of directories make access to real-time presence information for other Movi users and initiating a video call as simple as a mouse click. Best of all, interoperability with standards compliant multipoint control units ensures that Movi is not limited to single point-to-point connections like other PC-based solutions. It allows users to simultaneously connect with multiple users on different devices, optimizing call quality and experience for all. Moreover, picture-in-picture capabilities for content sharing and self view provide flexibility to see who you are talking to while collaborating or sharing content. Movi also takes full advantage of TANDBERG’s intelligent network features like firewall traversal, multipoint conferencing, recording and archiving, and the ability to connect with legacy ISDN services.

According to Michael Young, Director of Telemedicine at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Movi has enabled physicians and patients from all over North Carolina to connect and collaborate with doctors at the Cancer Center, resulting in greater patient care.

“Movi is an integral part of our video solution and enables our doctors to collaborate using their PCs no matter their geographic location,” said Young. “Now, with the added capability of standards based content sharing on Movi, our physicians can collaborate at an even higher level than before; sharing documents and applications from the field while engaging in face-to-face communications. The end result is a higher level of care for our patients across the entire state and a level of collaboration that was not possible before without significant and time consuming travel.”


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