H.323-Compliant Video Client Software allows conferencing via PC.

Press Release Summary:

STix(TM) video client application, available for Windows-based platforms, enables anyone with PC to participate in video conference. Users can also conduct text chat sessions, share files, draw on whiteboard, and present slideshows. When connected to EVERGREEN family of MCUs, software user can manage own participation in multipoint conference. Program is compatible with various room and group video conferencing terminals.

Original Press Release:

Compunetix Introduces STix(TM) Video Client Application

MONROEVILLE, Pa. - Compunetix, Inc., announced a new video client application called STix(TM). STix (Soft Terminal by Compunetix) is a stand-alone H.323 compliant video application for the desktop. Available initially on Microsoft Windows-based platforms, STix is intended to enable anyone with a PC to participate in a video conference from their workspace without the need to schedule the resources of a room system.

"More and more people are accepting video conferencing as a preferred means for communication. In a voice-only conversation, when a business person wants to make a call, they use their office phone or mobile phone rather than move to a conference room. The same should happen for a video call," stated Jim Klueber, the Division Manager for the Compunetix Video Systems Division.

Using STix, the desktop user can participate in a high quality video call from the convenience of their workspace. Also, they can conduct text chat sessions, share files, draw on a whiteboard, and present slideshows through the same application. Unlike other popular desktop video applications, STix is completely standards-based, allowing one to conference with a wide variety of room and group video conferencing terminals from other vendors. Furthermore, when connected to the Compunetix EVERGREEN family of MCUs, the STix user can manage their own participation in a multipoint conference.

Dr. Giorgio Coraluppi, Compunetix President and CEO, commented, "STix will further accelerate the explosion in popularity of videoconferencing. We see STix as a perfect complement to the massively scalable architecture of our EVERGREEN family of MCUs."

About Compunetix, Inc.

Compunetix is recognized as a leading manufacturer of multipoint collaboration equipment and is best known for its audio conferencing equipment and Web collaboration software. With over 500,000 ports installed in more than 28 countries, the company has the industry's largest worldwide deployment of digital conferencing systems. Dedicated to customer-focused and innovative technology, Compunetix engineers and manufactures all aspects of its conferencing equipment, ensuring its customers that their multimedia products are the highest quality, most reliable and most flexible solutions on the market. For more information, call Mario Rimini at (412) 373-8110, or visit Compunetix at www.compunetix.com.

Source: Compunetix, Inc.

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