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TMCNet:  Avistar Communications Launches Avistar ConnectWare™ - Makes Cloud-Based Videoconferencing Available to Technology, OEM, Service and Business Partners

[November 13, 2012]

Avistar Communications Launches Avistar ConnectWare™ - Makes Cloud-Based Videoconferencing Available to Technology, OEM, Service and Business Partners

SAN MATEO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Avistar (News - Alert) Communications (www.avistar.com), a leader in unified visual communications solutions, announced the launch of Avistar ConnectWare™, a proven cloud-based voice and videoconferencing solution designed for technology, OEM, service and business partners, making videoconferencing available anywhere, to anyone on any device. Powered by the Avistar C3 (News - Alert)™ platform within the cloud, and proven within some of the industry's most demanding on-premise deployments, Avistar ConnectWare brings people together and delivers a seamless, interoperable and reliable voice and videoconferencing experience via the cloud.

Avistar ConnectWare™ Conferencing, the first of a series of ConnectWare solutions, is the industry's first and only voice and videoconferencing platform designed to deliver a branded or "white labeled" visual communications experience via the cloud to Avistar partners that have a need for a flexible, economical, scalable and proven voice and videoconferencing infrastructure. From multiparty voice and videoconferencing, to addressing compatibility challenges between videoconferencing and unified communications (UC) solutions, Avistar ConnectWare is designed to change the way business applications and service providers, and communications solutions and business partners deliver voice and videoconferencing features to their clients and end users.

"By leveraging the cloud to deliver an economical and scalable multiparty voice and videoconferencing solution, while targeting technology, OEM and service partners,the Avistar ConnectWare solution will fill important voice and videoconferencing requirements within a broad spectrum of industries," said Rob Arnold, Senior Analyst at Frost & Sullivan. "Avistar ConnectWare is an important solution for our industry as it leverages Avistar's proven all-software communication solutions and delivers this technology via the cloud to technology, OEM, service and business partners who need a flexible and branded communications infrastructure that is available everywhere, and is compatible with today's growing list of communications-enabled devices, unified communications platforms and videoconferencing solutions."


Avistar ConnectWare key benefits include:

  • A cloud-based, cost-effective, easy-to-use and brand-able multiparty voice and videoconferencing solution.
  • Quick to set-up, simple to maintain and operate.
  • Power any solution with multiparty voice and videoconferencing, via the cloud.
  • Deliver differentiating levels of service through a web-based and intuitive management interface.
  • Scale capacity up or down, based on business needs, quarterly meetings or group functions and strategies.
  • Replaces legacy hardware-based MCUs with a cost-effective and more economical cloud-based multiparty infrastructure.
  • Includes broad interoperability support, industry-leading security and encryption, in addition to proven reliability and quality of experience.

"Avistar ConnectWare is the first of a series of Avistar cloud-based solutions that are designed to meet a specific voice and videoconferencing use case," said Bob Kirk, CEO of Avistar. "Avistar ConnectWare provides a cloud-based, interoperable and scalable multiparty voice and videoconferencing solution that can be branded to meet the identity needs of each technology, OEM and business partner - and is packaged and priced using a simple 'buy as you go' subscription model. We truly believe that Avistar ConnectWare is a game-changing solution and will disrupt traditional UC, mobile and telecommunications sectors and provide an important cloud-based infrastructure to our partners."

For additional information, please visit the Avistar ConnectWare micro-site at www.avistar.com/connectware.

About Avistar Communications Corporation

Avistar is an innovation leader in the unified visual communications industry, with close to 20 years of experience providing proven business-class personal videoconferencing technology. Avistar's solutions are used across a broad spectrum of industries with deployments ranging in size from 30-35,000 users. Avistar's technology also helps to power solutions from Citrix, IBM, LifeSize, Logitech (News - Alert) and many other leading unified communications vendors, while delivering end-user videoconferencing solutions to some of the world's largest corporations, in more than 40 countries. For more information, please visit www.avistar.com.


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