HP Debuts Video Collaboration Suite

Hewlett-Packard is rolling out a host of video collaboration
technologies that will enable enterprises to bring high-definition video
communications anywhere.

Two new desktop offerings include the Visual
Collaboration Desktop, a software client that can be used on any PC or
notebook, and the Visual Collaboration Executive Desktop, a touchscreen
solution that includes a TouchSmart Quad bundled with Visual
Collaboration software and comes with a camera and headset.

In addition, HP unveiled the Visual Collaboration
Room 100 and Room 220, solutions that integrate high-quality video into
multipurpose conference rooms.

HP next year will release technology that will
link its immersive Halo studios with the dekstop and conference room
offerings to create a highly integrated communications infrastructure.

HP also unveiled the x86-based infrastructure
that enable enterprises to run the communications solutions, includng
the Visual Collaboration Portal, which comes ready to run on a ProLiant
DL360 server. The solution lets IT staff manage such tasks as remote
configuration, authentication and licensing.

HP unveiled its video lineup in the middle of a week that has
seen more than its share of communications announcements from top-tier
vendors. Cisco Systems, kicking off its Collaboration 2010
Summit Nov. 15, introduced its efforts to integrate its visual
communications technologies with a new desktop virtualization effort. At the same time, Cisco officials announced that they were video-enabling all of their endpoints and rolling out new TelePresence offerings.

Microsoft Nov. 17 took the wraps off Lync 2010,
the latest iteration of its Office Communications software suite that
is the company’s push into the highly competitive UC (unified
communications) market. Along the way, a number of other vendors,
including telepresence vendor Polycom, announced support for
Microsoft’s offering.

For more, read the eWeek article HP New Video Collaboration Solutions Enter Competitive Market.

CIO Insight Staff
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