Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Miami, Florida, USA and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – July 21, 2011 – In a breakthrough for the high definition video conferencing market, Magor Communications and Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) successfully conducted a live demonstration of real-time, high definition (HD) video conferencing over unmanaged Internet and EMC’s VSAT service at the Wainhouse Research Collaboration Summit, taking place at the Doubletree Hotel in Philadelphia.
During a packed session Tuesday morning, Magor and EMC conducted a live point-to-point visual collaboration call between a Magor TeleCollaboration system in Philadelphia and a Cisco C20 in Nairobi, Kenya. The call was made from Philadelphia to Germany over the Internet. From Germany, it connected to Nairobi via EMC’s VSAT service.
Once that call was complete, the companies conducted a peer-to-peer multipoint call between three Magor TeleCollaboration endpoints located in Philadelphia, London and Miami. This call utilized Magor’s scalable video coding (SVC++ ) to connect from Philadelphia to London over the Internet. It then connected to Miami via a satellite connection out of Germany. Miami then automatically closed the mesh to connect back to Philadelphia via a satellite in Hawaii.
The successful demonstration was an important advancement for delivering real-time HD visual collaboration services to remote locations across the globe. Key details for these calls include:
“Magor and EMC demonstrated the ability to extend HD video conferencing using satellite links to locations around the world,” said Ira M. Weinstein, senior analyst and partner at Wainhouse Research. “Traditionally, satellite connections have had difficulty providing the low latency and consistently high performance necessary to host business-quality video conferencing. EMC’s VSAT offering combines ad-hoc access, low delay, and high QoS with an innovative usage-based cost model to provide a reliable and affordable satellite network able to carry even the most demanding communication traffic – including real-time video conferencing.”
“We were proud to announce our HD Connect On Demand Satellite Service at the Wainhouse Research Collaboration Summit,” said Thomas Luketich, VP of video conferencing and application services for EMC. “HD Connect provides HD visual collaboration, video conferencing and telepresence circuits in an on demand method anywhere in the world, concentrating on Africa, Middle East and Central Asia. The HD Connect service, which works with any video conferencing system, utilizes EMC’s high quality MPLS satellite network, which has been providing data services to governments and NGOs in those regions for over 8 years.”
“The team at EMC has found an innovative way to increase the experience and reduce the costs that have been historically associated with satellite service,” said Ken Davison, vice president of global sales and marketing for Magor Communications. “Combining that capability with our scalable video coding (SVC++) gives governments, NGOs and corporations around the globe an affordable option for real-time HD visual collaboration between facilities located virtually anywhere on the Earth, including those that do not have easy access to the Internet.”
Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) is a premier provider of hybrid global satellite and terrestrial communications. Utilizing a high quality, fully managed network, EMC offers private end-to-end satellite solutions in more than 140 countries. EMC specializes in meeting the diverse communications needs of its customers, which includes Oil & Gas, Telecom, Financial Institutions, Global 2000 companies and Large Intergovernmental organizations including the United Nations. A US-based company with HQs in FL, EMC is powered by its network of strategically located, wholly-owned support centers (Argentina, Germany, Kazakhstan, Russia, UK, Thailand, UAE, US, Kenya, Angola, Nigeria and Senegal). EMC operates three wholly-owned teleport facilities in USA and EU, which are equipped with 11 to 32m C, Plan C, Ku, Ka, L, and X-band antennas, as well as 120,000 sq ft of highly secure disaster recovery and business continuity infrastructure. Our QMS is ISO 9001-2009 certified. For more information, please visit http://www.emc-corp.net. .
Magor enables people to engage in high-quality visual conversations while simultaneously sharing, viewing and editing relevant collaborative material on desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphone applications, whiteboards and other devices. Magor fits any workflow so that users have the freedom to work together naturally anytime, regardless of location, network or device. To find out more about Magor Corporation (TSX-V: MCC), visit our website at http://www.magorcorp.com.
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