Avistar C3 Integrator – Citrix Edition, Highly Scalable Desktop Visual Communications for VDI Environments

See Demo at Citrix Synergy Booths #526 and #536

San Mateo, Calif., April 28, 2010 – Avistar Communications Corp. (www.avistar.com), a leader in unified visual communications solutions, today announced the general availability of the Avistar C3 Integrator™ – Citrix Edition for Citrix XenDesktop™. With this announcement, Avistar offers the most highly scalable desktop videoconferencing solution designed to work with and leverage all the benefits of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Avistar C3 Integrator™ – Citrix Edition will be on display at the Avistar booth during Citrix Synergy 2010, a global conference focused on virtualization, networking and cloud computing, May 12-14 in San Francisco.

The Avistar C3 Integrator™ – Citrix Edition delivers a feature-rich, high-quality desktop videoconferencing experience to desktop users on PCs, laptops and thin terminals, while operating efficiently across enterprise LANs and global WANs, without overburdening the VDI environment. Avistar C3 Integrator™ – Citrix Edition is the most scalable solution that enables large-scale and fully managed deployments of voice and video calling while integrated with unified communications solutions such as Microsoft Office Communicator using the Avistar C3 Unified™ – Microsoft OCS Edition.

Bryan Kennedy, Vice President, Business Development of Avistar said, “Desktop virtualization solutions such as XenDesktop are quickly becoming a critically important element in the corporate information technology infrastructure. VDI and desktop communications applications have not historically worked well together, but all this has now changed with the general availability of the Avistar C3 Integrator™ – Citrix Edition solution.

“Now end users can experience high-quality desktop visual communications that operate effectively and efficiently within the VDI without slowing down critical business applications or the corporate network. This further leverages the outstanding cost savings and operational efficiencies delivered by VDI solutions such as XenDesktop,” said Kennedy.

According to Derek Thorslund, Citrix Product Strategist for HDX™ Technology at Citrix, “Avistar C3 Integrator™ – Citrix Edition is designed to support highly scalable desktop visual communication within the Citrix architecture. It delivers on the promise of ‘virtual organizations’ by combining the flexibility of VDI with the power of unified communications/visual communications tools.”