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Nefsis Cloud Eliminates the Hidden Costs of Business Video Conferencing Infrastructure
Sep 16, 2011 (04:09 PM EDT)
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Online services innovator Nefsis® announced today that its cloud-based technology is an effective tool to eliminate the hidden costs of business video conferencing infrastructure. Point-to-point, boardroom video conferencing systems prevalent during the previous two decades were simply not designed to support demand from entire employee populations. As these hardware-based systems grow to more than four simultaneous participants – the typical built-in port capacity today – the hidden cost of additional video switching and multipoint control units (MCU) appears. Nefsis uses virtualization technology in a true cloud to provide multipoint video, thus eliminating the cost of these fixed-capacity MCUs and providing easy scalability for Nefsis customers.
As video conferencing is largely expected to grow – over 50% of employee populations by some analyst estimates – it becomes extremely costly to provide multipoint video switching and mixing via traditional, premise-based MCUs. The price for the hardware alone varies from a few thousand dollars for entry-level units up to $50,000 for larger port capacities. These up-front costs are eliminated when deploying Nefsis that provides the same multipoint video capabilities using software-based technology and cloud computing.
"The scope of business video conferencing is clearly growing beyond the boardroom. Cloud-based solutions eliminate the hidden costs of video switching equipment and multichannel units for active customers," said Tom Toperczer, Nefsis Vice President of Marketing. "Depending on the size of your company's application, the initial savings and avoiding future port capacity expansions may be substantial."
The cloud-based advantages described above are standard features of Nefsis Professional, available now. For a free trial of Nefsis Professional, please visit www.Nefsis.com.
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Nefsis is a technology specialist in video conferencing software and cloud computing online services. The Company's global cloud provides multipoint HD video and advanced collaboration tools to business, government and educational customers in more than 45 countries worldwide. As compared to previous generations of infrastructure hardware solutions such as video routers, MCUs and gateways, the Nefsis cloud-based offering is less expensive, automatically maintained, and easier to expand.
For more information, please visit the Nefsis website or call +1 (858) 715-0970 in the Americas or +44 (0) 870 224 0415 in the UK and Europe.