Avistar Expands Offerings with First Standards-Based Desktop Videoconferencing Application for Microsoft Lync

Avistar participates in three major industry conferences co-located with ISE

Avistar Communications Corporation (www.avistar.com), a leader in unified visual communications solutions, today launched the Avistar C3 Unified™ for Microsoft Lync solution enables Microsoft Lync users to enjoy a feature-rich desktop videoconferencing experience that supports industry standards and leverages and extends unified communications (UC) features found within Microsoft Lync, while promoting greater UC adoption. The Avistar C3 Unified™ for Microsoft Lync solution, along with the full array of desktop videoconferencing solutions Avistar offers will be on display at ISE 2011 in booth #10K146.

Additionally, Avistar has an expanded presence at the show, with John Dye, Senior Product Manager at Avistar, speaking at multiple events co-located with ISE. These include: Wainhouse Research’s Visual Communications Summit 2011 n Tuesday, February 1 at 10:00 a.m. on “Desktop Video: Why Now.”; and IMCCA Educational Session on Wednesday, February 2 at 2:00 p.m. on “Telepresence and Realities.” Dye spoke earlier this week on “Trends in Conferencing” at the InfoComm Future Trends Conference on January 31.

Avistar C3 Unified™ for Microsoft Lync solution increases communication and productivity by connecting all videoconferencing assets, and extends the videoconferencing reach of Microsoft Lync to room-based solutions from the desktop. It also delivers continuous presence multiparty videoconferencing and supports VDI implementations of Microsoft Lync that can be fully video-enabled, while extending advanced bandwidth management capabilities over the corporate network.

Stephen Epstein, CMO, Avistar, said, “The European market has been an important focus of Avistar for many years, with our positioning aided in particular by the rise in desktop videoconferencing and the demands of our clients within this market. Avistar delivers a high quality, all-software desktop video onferencing portfolio on industry-leading platforms, including Microsoft Lync. From international financial services powerhouses featuring 30,000+ Avistar desktop videoconferencing seats, to smaller clients that need to connect more effectively when traveling while better supporting remote users, European businesses have come to rely on Avistar to deliver scalable and standards-based desktop videoconferencing solutions that are easy to manage and even easier to afford. At ISE, users can test-drive these solutions and learn more about how Avistar can help companies increase productivity, reduce costs and promote stronger client relationships through our industry-leading desktop videoconferencing solutions.”

About Avistar Communications Corporation
Avistar (AVSR.PK) is an innovation leader in the unified visual communications industry, with more than 15 years of experience providing proven business-class desktop videoconferencing technology. Avistar’s solutions are used across a broad spectrum of industries with deployments ranging in size from 30-35,000 users. Avistar’s technology also helps to power solutions from IBM, LifeSize, Logitech and many other leading unified communications vendors, while delivering end-user videoconferencing solutions to some of the world’s largest corporations, in more than 40 countries. For more information, please visit www.avistar.com.

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