With half of London planning to work at home during the Olympic Games and rising broadband speeds making telecommutes a real possibility, ZTE has launched a family of HD video conferencing kit.
The ZTE T700 4MX and T700 8MX both feature 1080p Full HD video resolution, high fidelity audio and an integrated, wide-angle 5 Megapixel PTZ hi-def camera.
The T700’s also feature a 720p 60 frames-per-second mode for improved motion handling and reduced latency. There’s also a 720p 30fps mode so each user can send both HD teleconference video and an HD video stream from a second source.
Paul Cobos, sales director at ZTE UK, said: “In recent years we have seen the demand for videoconferencing grow as a substitute for travel but also as a way of increasing efficiency in the workplace.
“ZTE invests more than 10 percent of annual sales revenues in R&D and we are committed to innovating, developing and manufacturing a multimedia product range that includes video surveillance, video conferencing, digital home and IPTV equipment and solutions.”
The camera units can be desktop or wall-mounted and have a simple graphical interface, with 128-bit AES encryption and 10 camera presets.
Optimised for HD connections at 2Mbps or better, the T700 series can run at reduced resolutions down to 64Kbps, and feature HDMI, VGA, component video and composite video inputs and outputs, with analogue and digital audio inputs.
The 4MX is designed for point-to-point video conferencing, while the 8MX version can connect up to five sites and add a second digital microphone.
The ZTE T700 series will be sold in the UK by Touchline Video, along with ZTE’s telepresence, video surveillance, digital home equipment and IPTV technology.
“ZTE is well known as one of the world’s leading telecommunication equipment companies but they are also applying their expertise to creating superior technology for multimedia services,” said Barry Cross, Managing Director, Touchline.
“Countless enterprises are now opting to economise on business processes and travel, and video conferencing presents a logical and efficient means of B2B communication while reducing expenditure”.