Huawei aims to take on Polycom and Cisco with HD videoconferencing system

Infotech Lead Asia: Huawei — taking on Cisco, Polycom, Radvision, etc — will unveil the world’s first HD videoconferencing system.

According to IDC, Cisco leads the video conferencing and telepresence space, with 43.3 percent of the market in Q3 2012, down from the 48.3 percent in the third quarter last year.
Polycom saw revenue fall 11.8 percent from the second quarter and 15.2 percent from the same period last year, but is still solidly in second place in the market, with a 25 percent share in Q3.
According to GIA, global market for video conferencing systems is projected to reach $4.5 billion by 2018, primarily driven by globalization of businesses, growing workforce mobility, and subsequent need to establish communications between globally dispersed workforce.

Despite the immediate financial challenges that are impeding investments in IT technologies in general, the intrinsic business fundamentals of the videoconferencing technology continues to remain intact.

Analyst forecasts that in the medium to long-term, companies under the pressure of budget cuts will continue to adopt video conferencing systems as an easy measure of saving business travel expenses.

Due to the ongoing financial crisis in Europe businesses and enterprise will come out competitive especially in the area of strategic infrastructure spending. With companies focusing on achieving uninterrupted business operations, a key competitive requirement poised to benefit is efficient communications systems such as video conferencing that can serve as a key link between company headquarters and its regional offices.

Huawei claims its TE30 is a breakthrough device with improvements in usability and user experience.

Installation and deployment can be wrapped up within 5 minutes, a short wait for a smooth 1080p HD videoconferencing experience.

According to GIA, though the videoconferencing market continues to be dominated by room-based systems, the market is witnessing a fundamental shift towards desktop and efficient communication mediums for anywhere-anytime collaboration.

Huawei claims that the new and added support for voice dialing is a further testament to Huawei TE30’s ease of use and flexibility, making it the best choice for video communication in small- to medium-sized conference rooms.

Desktop based video conferencing systems market is already the fastest growing segment with dollar sales expected to increase significantly in the coming years. Demanding very little time and relatively lower cost for installation and deployment at enterprises than the traditional room based systems, desktop systems are increasingly being preferred by companies.

Huawei TE30 adopts an All-In-One design with a camera, microphone and codec integrated, eliminating the need for complicated cables to provide a much more tidy and clean setup. Huawei TE30 has the unique Wi-Fi access.

TE30 can transform a regular conference room into an HD video conference room within 5 minutes, without any assistance from professionals.

In addition, Huawei TE30 can be wall-mounted, ceiling-mounted, or placed on the TV to accommodate the user’s deployment requirements.

Ambika K
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