Tandberg Movi 4.0 Released Today

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Tandberg Movi 4.0 Released Today

Today, Tandberg announced the release of Movi 4.0. (see my review of Tandberg 3.1) The biggest feature perhaps is the addition of Mac support. Movi 4.0 can be deployed on Macintosh computers using the Movi.dmg file in the zipped download file. Movi for Mac requires that the computer has an Intel processor and runs Max OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later. Movi will also run on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), but with some limitations.

Another new feature is Far-End Camera Control (FECC) support. In a call with an endpoint that has far-end camera control enabled, the far end camera can now be controlled using Movi. This feature is enabled by default and is one of the new Provisioning options.

Tandberg added improved media routing with ICE. Movi 4.0 supports the Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE) standard for better media routing. ICE dynamically discovers the best possible path for media to travel between call participants. ICE in Movi is supported when both Movi clients are registered to an expressway that is TURN (Traversal Using Relays around NAT) licensed. The ICE-enabled Movi clients will then use TURN relay for all media.

Media Network Services (MNS) mode can be set to ensure the use of HD IP channels. Media Network Services collects selected data streams from the customer's service provider and uses the private IP channels with guaranteed capacity to expedite the data as close to the destination as possible.
Note: This feature is dependent on ICE being enabled. MNS mode is disabled by default and is one of the new Provisioning options.

Another new feature is that you can now initiate Multiway calls using Movi. If you are in a call, and accept an incoming call or dial out, the first call will be put on hold. You can swap between the calls and you can join them all to a multipart conference if the VCS is provisioned with a conference factory URI.

Tandberg claims improved packet loss robustness with ClearPath. The new ClearPath technology improves audiovisual performance in the event of packet loss. Among the mechanisms used to achieve this are H.264-specific error recovery techniques, feedback from decoders and forward error correction (FEC). Additionally, bitrate adaption (down/up-speeding) mechanisms are updated to leverage the loss robustness properties of ClearPath.

According to Tandberg, this feature has currently been tested exclusively in Movi to Movi calls. The feature is disabled by default and is one of the new Provisioning options.

You can download the .zip file which contains both the Windows and Mac version here.

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