SPIRIT DSP Releases VideoMost 2.5: Web Videoconferencing Software Enables New Revenue Streams for Telcos and Service Providers
Barcelona (Mobile World Congress), Feb. 26, 2013 – SPIRIT DSP, the world’s #1 voice and video over IP engines provider serving more than 1 billion users in 100+ countries, announced today a new version of its multipoint web videoconferencing software, VideoMostTM 2.5. The new version allows 50 simultaneous interactive videoconferencing participants in one conference room, and additional broadcasting of the conference to up to 500 people who can view and listen to the discussion in real-time or recorded. VideoMost 2.5 enables telcos and service providers to launch SaaS multipoint videoconferencing under their own brand and billing in a matter of days, allowing them to quickly build new revenue streams and customer loyalty against OTT videoconferencing providers such as Microsoft and Webex.
“VideoMost 2.5 allows for massively multipoint, interactive speakers’ participation and real-time conversation with up to 50 people participating in a roundtable discussion, and each person can speak at any time ― while our global competitors only offer a maximum of nine interactive video participants,” said Andrew Sviridenko, SPIRIT DSP Chairman. “VideoMost 2.5 includes the added ability to broadcast, allowing 500 other people to view and listen to the discussion in real time or recorded. It’s a great tool for collaboration engagements, such as interactive virtual sales meetings or product training for up to 50 professionals that can also be viewed by 500 additional remote employees or partners. The number of conference rooms is limited only by the service providers’ hardware server farm capacity.”
VideoMost 2.5 multipoint videoconferences are designed for enterprise collaboration, social enterprise networks, round table discussions, interactive educational workshops, and other activities that involve active participation of speakers. VideoMost 2.5 reveals opportunities for remote broadcasting to a wide audience and conference recording ― features highly demanded by today’s businesses and government organizations.
VideoMost software server supports an unprecedented 1000 concurrent video channels per each $4000 PC hardware server, dramatically cutting down service providers’ costs for a hardware video server infrastructure. VideoMost is targeted at enterprise customers in partnership with telcos and service providers as a SAAS under the telcos’ own brand and billing.
VideoMost 2.5 is demonstrating at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Feb. 25–28 SPIRIT’s booth #6F87 in Hall 6.
VideoMost is an award-winning massively multipoint web-based videoconferencing software-only product, enabling telecom carriers, service/SaaS providers and enterprises to deliver a self-branded videoconferencing service from the cloud or with on-premise installation. The software is powered by SPIRIT’s TeamSpirit Conferencing (both server- and client-side), which embraces scalable H.264SVC and VP8 video codecs and SPIRIT’s HD-quality IP-MRTM wideband voice codec (IETF RFC 6262) that automatically adapts video quality to bandwidth and processor power available. VideoMost delivers up to 30 fps and 720p HD-quality calling for each participant in a conference while requiring only 512 kbps of bandwidth.
The VideoMost software server supports an unprecedented 1000 concurrent video channels per $4000 PC hardware server, dramatically cutting down service providers’ costs for hardware server infrastructure. VideoMost is uniquely universal, requiring no special hardware equipment to participate (just internet access, a webcam, a mic or headset) and no registration, allowing participants anywhere to start a videoconference instantly on their PCs, Macs and iPads. It also includes corporate controls with single authorization and corporate contact lists; desktop/file sharing, recording and messaging capabilities; LDAP support, integration with emails and calendars, SIP support for legacy videoconferencing endpoints; presence and more functions.
About SPIRIT DSP
SPIRIT DSP is the world’s #1 voice and video over IP (VVoIP) engines provider. SPIRIT’s innovative carrier-grade voice and video software platform is used by carriers, OEMs and software developers, web services and social networks, serving more VoIP users than Skype. SPIRIT DSP software platforms serve more than 1 billion users in 100 countries. SPIRIT DSP software powers popular products from global technology leaders including Apple, Adobe, ARM, AT&T, Avaya, Blizzard, BroadSoft, BT, China Mobile, Dialogic, Ericsson, HP, HTC, Huawei, Korea Telecom, Kyocera, LG U+, Microsoft, NEC, Oracle, Polycom, Reliance, Samsung, Skype, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Viber, ZTE, among more than 250 other hardware and software manufacturers. SPIRIT’s direct OEM customers jointly exceed 60 percent of the global smartphone market share. SPIRIT DSP mainstream product today is multi-point web videoconferencing software VideoMost targeted at enterprise customers in partnership with telcos as SAAS service. SPIRIT offers its multipoint videoconferencing software products to carriers and system integrators around the world who are deploying high-demand cloud videoconferencing and mobile video calling services under their own brands. Videoconferencing services based on SPIRIT software help operators to gain extra revenue and effectively compete against Microsoft Lync and Cisco Webex offerings for the enterprise.