Hits Up Minerva for Video Platform, Inc. this week formed an agreement
with Minerva Networks, Inc.whereby will integrate the Minerva Video Network Platform as part of its video communication system.

The Viewpoint VBX System provides a flexible video PBX architecture that
video-enables hundreds of desktops throughout an enterprise. A single
Viewpoint VBX System in a switch room controls video connections anywhere
in a building or campus. With the Viewpoint VBX Codec Array, users from
remote sites can use the system as easily as the local staff.

The Minerva VNP is a carrier-quality MPEG-1&2 network appliance optimized for
video distribution over IP networks and corporate intranets.

The addition of MPEG-2 capability builds on’s incorporation of
H.323 standard support based on the H.323 protocol stack from RADvision, Inc.
As a result, companies that have invested in high bandwidth TCP/IP networks
can now leverage that investment to enable video communication at a choice of
quality levels with the Viewpoint VBX.

“This addition of MPEG codecs to the Viewpoint VBX will give
customers tremendous flexibility in addressing their video needs,” said president and chief executive officer George Platt. “The Viewpoint VBX extends the
reach of video communication, so that users can access high-quality video
communication tools — in a cost-effective manner from the desktop or from
the conference room.”

“Minerva has been offering carrier-quality and open-standards products and we
are pleased that has chosen Minerva’s VNP technology to
complement their VBX system,” said Patrick Sweeney, vice president of
Marketing at Minerva Networks.

Utilizing the Viewpoint VBX integrated conference bridging facility enables
meetings to be distributed to multiple parties simultaneously by integrating
multiple video communication standards, including communications standards
H.323, H.320, H.324 and/or compression standard MPEG.

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