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Option Service Telecom Licenses SPIRIT's VideoMost Multipoint Web Videoconferencing Solution

July 17, 2014

Option Service Telecom, a French service provider, has licensed VideoMost, a massively multipoint Web-based videoconferencing software-only product that helps telecom carriers, service/SaaS providers and enterprises to provide a self-branded videoconferencing service, either from the cloud or with an on premise installation.

The software is powered by SPIRIT’s TeamSpirit conferencing solution that is both server, and client side. Option Service has also started SAAS delivery and signed its first customers. VideoMost serves the needs of telcos and service providers; it eliminates the need to deploy and maintain MCU-based transcoding solutions.

According to officials, the VideoMost cloud Web video conferencing service will serve the needs of the French healthcare industry, and is especially useful in activities like daily staff meetings, conciliums and consultations.

The solution can be used to enable remote communications with colleagues from other clinics, and also to make remote appointments for patients. The remote sessions can help interns to learn by observing how specialists attend to patients.

Philippe Laredo, CEO of Option Service Telecom, said that the VideoMost software is being used by his organization to connect up to 50 interactive video participants in every conference room. Also clients benefited a lot from the HD quality in multi-point video conferencing, collaboration tools and the document sharing capabilities.

SPIRIT’s TeamSpirit conferencing solution, which powers VideoMost, leverages scalable H.264SVC and VP8 video codecs and SPIRIT’s HD-quality IP-MRTM wideband voice codec. This automatically adapts video quality to bandwidth and processor power. VideoMost has been designed to provide up to 30 fps and 720p HD-quality calling for each participant in a conference, consuming only 512 kbps of bandwidth.

As VideoMost is universal, it does not require any new hardware equipment other than Internet access, a webcam and a mic or headset. Participants can join the videoconference easily using their PCs, Macs and iPads. The other features include corporate controls with single authorization, corporate contact lists, desktop/file sharing, recording and messaging capabilities, and LDAP support. It also includes integration with emails and calendars, SIP support for legacy videoconferencing endpoints and presence, along with many other functions.

Edited by Adam Brandt

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