Nefsis Distributed Cloud Technology Includes
Built-In Network Diagnostics to Optimize Video Conferencing
Benefits include easy network
assessments, verification of purchased
and much faster IP connection troubleshooting
SAN DIEGO — May 25, 2011 — Online services innovator
Nefsis® announced today it has added a set of diagnostic tools as a
standard feature of its global cloud-based HD video conferencing
service and free trials. These built-in diagnostic tools can be very useful for
network assessments, optimizing video conferencing performance, and
The Nefsis video conferencing
cloud provides all the
resources necessary for multipoint
video mixing, firewall and proxy traversal for desktops, live
collaboration tools, and now network diagnostics. To get the
same capabilities prior to cloud computing required heavy investment
in infrastructure equipment including video routers, multichannel
units, and gateway servers.
“You can meet the challenge of multipoint
HD video conferencing to desktops and rooms with a major investment
in infrastructure hardware, but still end up without diagnostics
to the endpoints, leaving IT staffs to fend for themselves,” said
Allen Drennan, Nefsis Chief Technology Officer.
“One of the many advantages of the Nefsis
global cloud is its built-in diagnostic tools. You get everything
you need for in free trial, including test utilities, plus all the
scalability needed for easy expansion.”
The Nefsis built-in diagnostics include three tests:
latency and routing. The bandwidth test reports uplink and downlink
bandwidth between each endpoint and your Nefsis virtual conference
room. The latency test reports response times — the lower
the latency, the better the video conference experience will be. The
comprehensive routing test displays the IP route between an
organization and the conference. It takes a snapshot of response
times at various hops to help identify where delays occur.
Benefits of the diagnostics include:
- Easy network assessments: IT staff can
use these tests to get actual data on bandwidth availability.
This data can then be used to check the readiness of networks
for desktop video conferencing. Nefsis also provides related
administrative features, including the ability to limit video
resolution as appropriate or allow Nefsis dynamic video encoding
— also called “variable bitrate” and “scalable
video coding” — and automated bandwidth throttling to
make automatic adjustments.
- Verification of purchased Internet access
bandwidth: Nefsis diagnostics are often used to verify
purchased bandwidth between a Nefsis customer and its ISP. A
common occurrence is learning that actual bandwidth provided
is far below that purchased. The diagnostic output can be
presented to the ISP, eliminating the ability of the ISP to
try to blame the customer network.
- Faster problem resolution: Even with
dynamic encoding and automatic bandwidth throttling, problems
with IP connections can occur. Built-in diagnostics benefit
IT staff by making these problems much easier to find and
resolve. This includes identifying IP connection issues on
company networks and external participantsâ€™ networks. For
example, an extreme delay at a specific network router or
proxy server is readily identified.
“In the DOD, military and government
markets, network bandwidth and performance is not only important,
it is critical. With Nefsis, the exclusive built-in bandwidth and
real-time network test utilities assist with easy network diagnostics
and administration,” said Mr. Dennis Butts, Founder, Chairman and
CEO of Military Comm Networks, Inc.
“Whether it's connecting
wounded warriors and their families or working on a solution for a major
project for the military, this feature is amazing to have available
in the platform.”
Built-in diagnostics are automatically available to all
Nefsis Professional subscribers and trial users. For a free 14-day
trial of Nefsis Professional, visit Nefsis.com.
Headquartered in San Diego,
California, Nefsis is a technology specialist in video conferencing
software and cloud computing online services. The Company’s global
cloud provides multipoint HD video and advanced collaboration tools
to business, government and educational customers in more than 45
countries worldwide. Compared to previous generations of
infrastructure hardware solutions, such as video routers, MCUs and
gateways, the Nefsis cloud-based offering is less expensive,
automatically maintained, and easier to expand.
For more information, please browse the Nefsis website or call
+1 (858) 715-0970 in the Americas or +44 (0) 870 224 0415 in the
UK and Europe.
Network Diagnostics User Guide
Video Conferencing Bandwidth & QoS
Public Relations Manager
Phone: (858) 715-0970
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