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VTEL Aims to Improve Quality of Video Conferencing

Communications manufacturer VTEL Friday unveiled three new products enabling businesses to conduct high-quality video conferencing sessions over intranets and the Internet. line.

MCS/IP and Gateway are local area network servers designed to enable businesses to conduct multipoint, multimedia conferencing. The company's Gatekeeper application works in conjunction with the conferencing system to control access and bandwidth usage.

Company officials say the products are designed to cater to a market that is expected to grow dramatically in the coming years.

"Internet Protocol is an emerging market which makes the timing ideal for superior networking products like VTEL's new line," said Stephen L. Von Rump, VTEL's chief marketing officer.

"Video, voice and data communications over LAN and Internet/intranet will be very robust in the next couple of years. VTEL has the products designed for the multipoint calls and networks of today and the future," he said.

The new products are scheduled to debut by the end of October. Pricing was not disclosed.