Emerging Markets Communications(EMC),a provider of hybrid global satellite and terrestrial communications, unveils HD Connect, a high definition, pay as its used satellite service for telepresence and videoconferencing.
As an affordable, on demand, “pay as you go” service, HD Connect creates opportunities for the telepresence, videoconferencing and visual collaboration industry, EMC says. Among those opportunities include HD Connect now being available for deployment to organizations in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, the company said.
EMC also forecasts the service will be made available to organizations in China, and Central and South America. HD Connect enables agencies and organizations located at difficult to reach areas of the world to use HD videoconferencing, telepresence and visual collaboration anywhere, anytime (on land, sea or in the air), at a price competitive with a typical dedicated satellite data circuit, the company says. The system also delivers unprecedented quality, with low jitter, low packet loss and predictable and steady latency for excellent, unparalleled videoconferencing experiences.
HD Connect works with any videoconferencing system, utilizes EMC’s high quality MPLS satellite network, which has been providing data services to governments and non-government organizations in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia for over eight years.
“Until now, HD videoconferencing in the most remote regions of the world has been costly, unreliable and of poor quality,” said Thomas Luketich, EMC’s vice president of videoconferencing and application services. “Our easy to use HD Connect service enables organizations around the globe to conduct affordable, on demand, lifelike face-to-face communications and collaboration with colleagues, partners, suppliers and customers in regions that have traditionally been hard-to-reach.”