Meetings are inevitable in most enterprises but at least now everyone doesn’t need to be in the same conference room. Amity Systems today announced the availability of its multimedia conferencing and broadcast communication platform for video, voice, and content collaboration for service provider and enterprise networks. Amity says its conferencing platform addresses the growing demand for a high performance video conferencing infrastructure that can support large deployments of desktop video collaboration, allowing people on the road, at the desktop, in a conference room, or in a hotel suite to collaborate.
Amity’s video conferencing tool allows point-and-click setup via a buddy list for instant conferencing from any user location, regardless of bandwidth.
The technology has a broad range of use areas where people need to visually connect and share multimedia content, such as training, meetings, emergency broadcast alerts, real-time weather and disaster preparedness, defense communications, and many others.
Amity has also worked with service provider customers to address larger markets of small and mid-size businesses and implement new product features that address customer requirements for video collaboration.
The company’s solution is based on the SIP protocol and open IP platform. The product portfolio includes : MARS the multimedia application routing server ; Mercury, a management and provisioning server ; Venus desktop software ; and Jupiter, a conference room system.
Advantages of Amity’s solution include the ability to use low bandwidth connections, quality of service features, low latency, bandwidth control and scalability. The bandwidth control feature provides fixed bandwidth to help avoid network congestion.
MARS, the core of Amity’s solution, offers DSP computing power up to 120,000 MIPs and performs media compression, processes and routes media packets, and maintains the network status dynamically for shortest-path routing.