Internet Telephony’s Product of the Year Awarded to TANDBERG Video Communication Server
Award Winning Product Also Achieves Esteemed Security Certification
NEW YORK AND OSLO, NORWAY, March 2008 – TANDBERG® (OSLO: TAA. OL), a leading global provider of telepresence, high-definition videoconferencing and mobile video solutions, today announced that its TANDBERG Video Communication Server (VCS) has received Internet Telephony’s Product of the Year Award. The VCS, a bridge between H.323-enabled and SIP-enabled networks, was selected for demonstrating the vision, leadership and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of the award.
“The Product of the Year Awards exemplify the best this industry has to offer,” stated Greg Galitzine, editorial director of TMC, the publisher of Internet Telephony. “With nearly 500 applications this year, the judging process was difficult but the selected winners have demonstrated a commitment to quality and the continued development of the IP telephony industry.”
The award-winning VCS was also honored with a certification by ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Business and a vendor neutral testing and certification body for hundreds of the world’s top security vendors. ICSA Labs assessed the ability of the VCS to maintain existing security and integrity levels on a network while not negatively affecting existing security controls or introducing security vulnerabilities.
The VCS, a bridge between H.323-enabled and SIP-enabled networks, is at the core of TANDBERG’s leading SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) solution. SIP will bring to video communications familiar tools such as call forwarding, transferring and holding, and will provide support for new features such as mobility and presence. For example, the FindMe™ feature of the TANDBERG VCS allows users to have their calls forwarded to multiple devices and choose where the call goes if there is no answer.
“While H.323 has been widely implemented by voice and videoconferencing equipment manufacturers in the past, SIP forms the building block of unified communications solutions,” said Andrew Davis, Senior Analyst for Wainhouse Research. “TANDBERG’s VCS enables videoconferencing equipment to plug into enterprise-wide communications and collaboration systems.”
“We are excited to receive the prestigious Product of the Year award from Internet Telephony,” said Peter Nutley, director of global product marketing at TANDBERG. “With ICSA certification and innovative features like FindMe, the TANDBERG Video Communication Server is further securing TANDBERG’s position as the industry leading video provider for unified communications.”
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