TrueConf has introduced a new version of its software video conferencing server, TrueConf Server 4.3.0. The new version now features support for H.323 endpoints, widescreen video, and slideshows in WebRTC conferences, as well as improved connection quality on SIP devices.
In addition to its existing SIP protocol for integration with telephony and video conferencing endpoints, TrueConf Server 4.3.0 now includes support for the H.323 protocol, the most common protocol in video conferencing networks built on legacy hardware solutions.
It is now possible to integrate TrueConf Server with hardware video conferencing endpoints and infrastructures in which MCU is configured to operate via H.323. TrueConf solutions use their own proprietary protocol, and SIP and H.323 are used for integration with third-party solutions.
TrueConf developers rely on the SIP protocol and enhance its interaction capabilities, and so TrueConf Server now features broadband sound and accelerated video encoding for SIP devices. The new version of TrueConf Server makes it possible for users of TrueConf for Windows to use Slide Show during WebRTC conferences, and the aspect ratio of the transmitted video is now 16:9. Users can now see other participants’ user names displayed in the video window during conferences. In addition, TrueConf for Windows 6.5.0 and TrueConf for Android 1.2.2 have been released.
“We consider the support for H.323 an important step aimed at raising sales on the global video conferencing market. Despite its age and lack of development prospects (unlike, say, SIP), H.323 protocol is still widely used due to the fact that customers are unwilling to reconfigure their network infrastructure,” says Michael Gotalsky, TrueConf CEO.
“At this point, TrueConf is probably the only Russian video conferencing software developer whose range of solutions allows it to completely replace any legacy solution, not only for workplaces, but also on the enterprise scale, while providing complete interoperability with the existing solution for video conferencing.”