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VideoCentric gives Touch Control Software free to end users purchasing Videoconferencing Codecs
Two years from its initial launch, VC Commander software is to be given away free with every Polycom, Tandberg and Lifesize Group Video Conferencing System purchased from VideoCentric.
Everything an ordinary user is likely to need to do is presented on one screen and therefore it enables one-touch control of all user functions, including the selection of screen layouts, phonebook, camera control, volume and PC presentations. The basic package is free of charge when purchasing a codec and may also be used freely with other systems already installed on the same site.
David Shimell, sales director for VideoCentric UK said, “Consistency of look and feel is maintained across all manufacturers regardless of whether they are standard or high definition systems. Although VC Commander can be used with a mouse or tablet-based PC, it is primarily aimed at those with touch-screen laptops or PCs with any USB touch sensitive LCD panel or any SMARTBoard”.
VC Commander can be adapted for particular vertical markets such as telemedicine, patient care, education and training, or it will be customised by VideoCentric, at a nominal charge, to suit a corporate brand or specific set of input/output devices. Shimell added, “More complex integrations will still benefit from sophisticated control systems such as AMX and Crestron which we also sell, but VC Commander is designed to be simple, controlling just the VC system and its specific ports rather than to control accessories such as lights, blinds, electric screens etc.”
Free VC Commander Software will be shipping to end users from 1st October 2010 and arrangements are in place for selected vertical integrators to onwards develop the software for specific applications.
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VideoCentric (The Video-over-IP Company) is an integrator & reseller of the world’s leading video conferencing and Telepresence systems from Tandberg (now part of Cisco), Polycom, Lifesize, RADVision, Emblaze-VCON, Codian, and SONY. Headquartered in the Thames Valley, with demonstration suites in Wokingham and Edinburgh, VideoCentric markets its products and services primarily in the UK but has also formed associations with other Companies worldwide to facilitate the global supply and support of major corporations and system integrators, including those of Cisco, Avaya, Mitel, IBM and Siemens. VideoCentric’