The Orion-MCU is an open, standard based, high definition voice and video conferencing bridge that provides real-time, low latency, ubiquitous conferencing capabilities between different devices with different multimedia voice and video resolutions. Offering unmatched price/performance value, Orion-MCU targets conferencing for enterprises as well as conferencing for SMBs.

The Orion-MCU is available as a standalone appliance that connects to any IP network providing plug and play voice and video conferencing solution, or as a PCI-Express Low profile card that can be integrated into any device.

Video Conferencing Challenges

One of the main video conferencing challenges is providing interoperability between various types of video endpoints and applications. The interoperability problem is caused by incompatibility between different types of networks, devices, signalling and different media characteristics such as codecs, frame rates, frames size and resolution, that need a powerful bridging capability.

Real time video communication in bandwidth constraint networks requires special handling and bandwidth availability changes constantly as subscribers roam throughout the mobile networks. Video conferencing application needs to meet the bandwidth constraint and mobile networks challenges.

HD voice and video conferencing solutions needs to be cost effective, such that any organization and enterprise at any size can afford it or in other words, it should be so cost-effective that the enterprise cannot afford not to have it.

Orion-MCU Meets the Challenges

Orion-MCU offers a whole solution for the interoperability. It bridges the gaps by providing connectivity beyond a wide variety of devices including tablets, smart phones, desktops, hardware phones and room systems that support different codec types and profiles and signaling protocols.

Orion-MCU supports High Definition voice and video. The system is capable of identifying the handsets’ resolution capabilities and it provides only the handsets’ required resolution through transcoding.