Panasonic has introduced a new High Definition Visual Communications (HDVC) System, a platform for multi-site, enterprise-grade videoconferencing.
The two new models, the base KX-VC1300 and the enhanced KX-VC1600, enable a Full-HD video-communications experience across four or more sites. The KX-VC1300 and KX-VC1600 both deliver video in 1080p at 60 frames per second to ensure smooth, crystal clear audio and video – even under challenging bandwidth conditions. The new models also support H.261, H.263, H.264, and H.239 dual streaming, so they remain compatible with legacy videoconferencing equipment. This allows enterprises to expand and enrich their conferencing solutions while still retaining existing equipment and reducing capital expenditure. Both new models are also multi-device compatible, so they can be connected to a variety of devices, from laptops and desktops, to smartphones and tablets running Windows, iOS, or Android operating systems.
Graham Gibbs, National Manager, Unified Communications, Panasonic, said: “The system offers organisations a strong return on investment. Compatibility with other solutions means enterprises can expand and enrich videoconferencing while still retaining existing equipment and reducing capital expenditure. Crystal-clear image quality and multi-device compatibility ensures high quality, high definition videoconferencing, even on the go.”
The base KX-VC1300 comes with four-site connection capability as standard, while the fullyfeatured KX-VC1600 includes a built-in Multi-Connection Unit (MCU), offering up to six-site connection capability in its standard configuration. With the optional KX-VCS304 software upgrade, this can be expanded to up to 10 sites – the industry’s highest number of connection sites – without requiring expensive additional MCU boxes.
The KX-VC1600 also boasts ports for dual network connections, enabling high-definition videoconferencing over both private intranets as well as over secured internet connections.
The KX-VC1300 and KX-VC1600 will be provided with a three-year warranty and will be available from specialist Panasonic videoconferencing distributors and resellers in December. Pricing will start at around $7,630 RRP for a base KC-VC1300 hardware pack. For more information visit www.panasonic.com.au or call 132 600.