San Diego (PRESS RELEASE – July 20, 2011) – Online services innovator Nefsis announced recently that its HD video conferencing cloud now includes a complete IT toolset for deploying video conferencing over existing enterprise networks. Its updated Quality of Service (QoS) mechanism, one part of the toolset, allows IT staff in QoS-enabled environments to assign different traffic priorities or performance levels to the Nefsis application and its users. When combined with Nefsis’ built-in diagnostics tools and dynamic video scaling, Nefsis provides IT administrators an online video conferencing solution that adapts to their existing network, rather than requiring the purchase of additional infrastructure equipment and dedicated Internet access routes.
“This benefits small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB) by dramatically reducing the financial risk of business video conferencing, while providing distributed enterprise networks an easy way to start small and easily scale video conferencing as needed,” said Mr. Allen Drennan, Nefsis Chief Technology Officer.
Nefsis provides multipoint HD video conferencing for desktops and boardrooms, with a full suite of live collaboration tools. Historically, video conferencing applications tended to consume bandwidth similar to web browsing, web conferencing, desktop sharing, and VoIP, but the continuous nature of video presents a new challenge. As the demand grows for video conferencing, ensuring that bandwidth requirements don’t exceed network capacity is vital. The Company’s QoS-compatible approach to cloud-based video conferencing lets users easily test and manage the application to ensure bandwidth is monitored within their existing networks. Network re-engineering and additional video conferencing infrastructure hardware are not necessary. Nefsis adapts to bandwidth availability as needed, in real time.
“Especially with cloud-based solutions, QoS mechanisms are important to IT staff in SMBs and distributed enterprise networks who need to monitor bandwidth usage and uptime,” added Mr. Drennan. “Our QoS, built-in diagnostics, and dynamic scaling provide the peace of mind to both individuals and organizations that the benefits they receive with cloud-based video conferencing isn’t delayed or prevented by major network upgrade requirements. We’re in a unique position to provide this value proposition to customers, especially those looking to leverage their existing networks.”
Nefsis’ bandwidth-efficient approach to video conferencing via the cloud includes:
- Tagging data packets so traffic is managed on QoS-enabled network segments
- Compatibility with QoS policy controls that reserve resources
- Negotiating a network connection to determine if adequate bandwidth is available, receiving admission and adapting bandwidth consumption as required
- Lowering bandwidth consumption – on a per connection basis – if network conditions degrade via Nefsis’ dynamic video scaling to avoid glitches in the service
Nefsis and its complete IT toolset – dynamic scalable video, built-in diagnostics, and QoS compatible features – are available now to all Nefsis Professional subscribers and trial users.
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Nefsis is a technology specialist in video conferencing software and cloud computing online services. The Company’s global cloud provides multipoint HD video and advanced collaboration tools to business, government and educational customers in more than 45 countries worldwide. As compared to previous generations of infrastructure hardware solutions such as video routers, MCUs and gateways, the Nefsis cloud-based offering is less expensive, automatically maintained, and easier to expand.