Radvision, a provider of IP videoconferencing and telepresence technologies, has announced that Scopia Gateway for Microsoft Lync has achieved qualified status for video interoperability with Microsoft Lync 20120 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, meaning it is now fully qualified as a video solution for Microsoft unified communications (UC) solutions.
The Scopia Video Gateway allows Microsoft Lync 2010 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 users to connect to standards-based high-definition video conferencing systems, telepresence rooms, or video infrastructure via mobile devices or desktop computers. It also delivers presence and click-to-call capabilities through the Lync and Microsoft Office Communications interface. End-to-end security is achieved through standard protocols, while still allowing for firewall traversal and connectivity across corporate boundaries.
Radvision, which entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft in 2010, now has the only Microsoft-qualified gateway solution for videoconferencing. According to Roberto Giamagli of Radvision's video business unit and Kirk Gregersen of Microsoft, Scopia's recent qualification provides a unique opportunity for companies with existing video deployments to transfer those assets to a Microsoft UC environment.
"Video is a key component of UC, and the ability for our customers to use their H.323 video networks with Microsoft Lync means teams can collaborate that much more effectively, regardless of the endpoint or client they're using - whether they’re on the desktop, in a conference room or connecting via mobile video," Giamagli stated.
"The Radvision Scopia Video Gateway for Microsoft Lync enables our customers to bridge the islands of existing video conference devices with their UC platform, helping maximize their return on existing collaboration investments," Gregersen added.