4 February 2014, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has launched the world's first converged intelligent videoconferencing solution at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), Amsterdam. The solution transforms existing videoconferencing terminals from ‘functional machines’ into ‘smart machines’.
Due to restrictions in system convergence, traditional videoconferencing can no longer meet the requirements of rapidly developing technologies and markets. The development of video codec technology and the extensive use of wireless technologies such as LTE are also raising people’s expectations for higher video resolution and more flexible video communications.
This converged intelligent videoconferencing solutionuses an open video communication interface, provides a universal platform, and supports convergence with third-party applications, quickly meeting users' different requirements. The system provides pre-installed common conferencing software to facilitate usage, and supports plug and play USB flash disks and portable hard disks for easy sharing of electronic documents. With integrated functions such as E-whiteboard, data conferencing, and multi-touch, the system supports simple and intuitive operations.
In addition, it supports seamless convergence with third-party applications. The system can interact with instant communication software such as Skype, GTalk, Sametime, Lync, and WeChat on the intelligent platform without any connecting gateway. Now, third parties can customise value-added services that are converged with a videoconferencing system according to their requirements without dependence on the original manufacturer. By implementing these changes, videoconferencing will be applied in more industries and fields on a larger scale.
"We believe that ZTE’s videoconferencing solution can provide tangible benefits in any market," said Yang Long, ZTE Videoconferencing Product Manager. "ISE is the largest global professional video communication tradeshow. Along with our partners, ZTE is taking advantage of this platform to present our advanced technologies and professional solutions to the industry, and to help more European enterprises and industry customers benefit from the development of information and communication technologies."
According to SpotCheck Group Video Conferencing Q3-2013, a report published by videoconferencing analysts Wainhouse Research, ZTE ranked among the top three manufacturers worldwide in terms of either global videoconferencing market share or terminal shipments in 2013 Q3, with 12 percent share in each analysis.