XOP Networks Adds Desktop Video Conferencing to its Web Conferencing Application
Imagine a meeting room where people thousands of miles apart can see each other hear each other and share each other’s desktops.
XOP Networks, Inc., a developer of Value Added Service (VAS) platforms and Audio Conference Bridges announces availability of integrated Desktop Video Conferencing with its Web Conferencing Application.
XOP Networks' Digital Collaboration Bridge and Universal Services Node products have been supporting Audio and Web Conferencing applications for a number of years. These on-premise conference bridges can be deployed standalone or in conjunction with onsite TDM PBXs or IP PBXs. Low cost webcams and access to broadband speeds are now ubiquitous. This sets the stage for wider use of video conferencing at the individual desktop level.
XOP Networks’ Desktop Video Conferencing application operates in conjunction with its Audio Conferencing, Web Conferencing and Instant Messaging applications, thereby enabling a multimedia conferencing experience for the end users. The Desktop Video Conferencing Application supports multiple head shots in a scalable video dock. A moderator can adjust the video resolution based on available bandwidth. The system supports all major models of webcams available on the market.
“Imagine a meeting room where people thousands of miles apart can see each other hear each other, share each other’s desktops and IM with each other – that is the beauty of our multimedia conferencing application,” said Sudhir Gupta, CEO of XOP Networks.
“For our Desktop Video Conferencing solution to work all one needs is PC with a webcam, connected to the Internet,” added Doug Jacobs, VP Marketing at XOP Networks.
About XOP Networks
Beginning in 2003, XOP Networks embarked on developing a next generation IP based service and application platform. Realizing this vision, it shipped its first product, a Digital Collaboration Bridge (DCB) in 2004. A DCB combines rich Audio Conferencing with Desktop sharing, Document sharing and White boarding, thus creating a collaborative experience for the end users. Leveraging the success of the DCB, the product portfolio was expanded in 2005 to include the Group Alerting and Conferencing Server (GACS). The GACS allows mass notification messages to be dispatched over a variety of communications networks, while it brings an organization's brain trust into a quick audio conference. Year 2006 saw the addition of the enhanced Voice Mail Server (VMS) to the product line. In 2007 XOP Networks launched its Universal Service Node (USN) which offers multiple value added services on one platform. In 2008, we added support for Hoot and Holler conferencing over TDM and VoIP networks on our USN platform. In 2009 we introduced Ring down Firebar Conference (RFCS) that allows a conference to be set up simply by lifting a handset on an analog or IP phone. Several other enhancements were introduced including support for Secure conferencing, SMS driven instant-conferencing, Group SMS and Voice SMS. In 2010 the product line was further hardened for use in defense networks and received the coveted JITC certification from the US Department of Defense. In 2011, Desktop Video Conferencing and One Number Service were added to the product line.
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, XOP Networks was founded in 2002 and is backed by a seasoned management team. Deployed at multiple Fortune 100 companies, CLEC/IOC customers, Government organizations, DOD networks (Air Force, Army and Navy) XOP Networks' products allow customers to improve employee productivity, increase business efficiency and enhance emergency communications. Having both TDM and VoIP interfaces, XOP products allow customers to seamlessly transition their value added services from legacy circuit switched networks to VoIP based packet switched networks.