TANDBERG Quick Set C20 Makes Entry Level Full High-Definition Video Conferencing Accessible
The TANDBERG Quick Set C20 provides 1080p quality in a compact, scalable, affordable plug-and-play solution
TANDBERG, today, unveiled the first-of-its-kind full high definition video conferencing solution designed specifically for companies just getting started with video communications or those looking to scale a large deployment . The TANDBERG Quick Set C20 is set to open up new market opportunities for TANDBERG by promising to deliver unrivalled high-quality, affordable, easy-to-use visual communications.
TANDBERG's President for Asia Pacific (excluding China and Japan), Lars Ronning said, "When you consider that the cost of a single C20 system is less than the cost of an international business trip, this solution makes absolute fiscal sense. The TANDBERG Quick Set C20 is the first offering of its kind -- providing absolute quality video at a price point within the reach of smaller businesses. Video enables a lean staff to increase customer face time and reduce travel expenses; recruit top talent no matter where they are located; and build a culture around collaboration."
Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) in particular will stand to benefit from the C20s features. Comprising 90% of the world's workforce, SMBs are focused now more than ever on innovative ways to leverage opportunities and reduce operating costs. By eliminating the need for travel -- whether a six hour flight to meet with a customer, or one hour spent in traffic traveling to a local office -- the Quick Set C20 helps reduce costs and improve productivity, while bringing together employees, customers, remote experts and suppliers to make faster, smarter decisions -- all with an immediate return on investment. According to a report by Access Markets International Partners (AMI-Partners), IT expenditure by SMBs in the Asia Pacific region will reach US$153 billion in 2009.
“TANDBERG customer RTX, a wireless products developer based in Hong Kong firm with a staff of 48, has seen cost savings and increased productivity with video conferencing. “Video conferencing means we can truly work across boundaries to collaborate on projects. It's a huge boon for productivity and I wish we'd done it sooner,” said Peter, Christensen, Vice President, RTX.
"SMBs are increasingly becoming remote, heightening their need for effective conferencing solutions to carry on normal business operations. Video conferencing, while very effective, has traditionally required expensive equipment and resources, making it uneconomical for this group," said Roopam Jain, Principal Analyst -- Conferencing & Collaboration, Frost & Sullivan. "The TANDBERG Quick Set C20 is unique in that it provides a plug-and-play high-definition video conferencing solution at an attractive price point that is easy to install; a requirement for many companies who may have limited IT resources. Moreover, the high-quality visual and audio experience, coupled with the ability to get enhanced features through a simple software upgrade instead of requiring new expensive hardware makes the Quick Set C20 a great value for SMBs."
The TANDBERG Quick Set C20 is a complete visual communication package that includes a TANDBERG Codec C20, a high-resolution 1080p30 camera with 4x zoom, a remote control and a microphone. The system can be plugged into any high definition display for immediate video conferencing capabilities. In just five simple steps users connect the 1) camera, 2) display, 3) power, 4) network and 5) microphone and are ready to connect face-to-face with colleagues, customers, and suppliers anywhere in the world.
The TANDBERG Quick Set C20plus is an enhanced offering that comes with a 12x zoom camera and the ability to select 1080p30 or 720p60 modes. Both Quick Set C20 packages have the ability to support dual screens for enhanced multi- media sharing and are supported by the TANDBERG Management Suite. Additionally, SMBs can rest assured that if they ever require multipoint conferences the award-winning line of high-definition TANDBERG MCUs will work with the Quick Set C20 to easily enable larger conferences in full 1080p30 high definition with a software upgrade scheduled for availability in early Q3.
The TANDBERG Quick Set C20 is currently available for purchase. For more information, please visit http://www.ivci.com/videoconferencing_tandberg.html or call 1-800-224-7083.
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