Nefsis v. Hardware-Only Video Conferencing Solutions


  • Multipoint HD video conferencing for as low as $350 per month
  • Reach any desktop or room — participants just click on a link
  • Built-in online meeting features not found in hardware products:
  • Document & desktop sharing
  • Live HD media sharing
  • File hand-outs during meeting

  • No need for expensive MCUs for more than two end-points
  • No need for matched hardware or matched bandwidth
  • Choose an option:
  • Cloud-based online service
  • On-premise software


High definition (HD) video up to 1080p resolution at 60 fps    
Integrated management system    
Secure, high level of embedded encryption (see also FIPS 140 below)    
Support for third-party video inputs - Comments [+]

For example, document cameras and medical imaging devices

Dual-screen view - Comments [+]

Nefsis supports multiple monitors at desktops and conference rooms

Unlimited multipoint video conferencing    
No MCU required, internal or external    
Supports conference rooms, classrooms and desktops    
Conference with anyone with a PC, no additional equipment required    
Cloud based service - Comments [+]

Optional, no extra charge

Best path routing - Comments [+]

Nefsis selects best nearby server for lowest roundtrip latency

Webinar style data sharing - Comments [+]

Live document & desktop sharing, with annotation and more

Live HD media sharing (multipoint, synchronous) - Comments [+]

E.g., play Flash and WMV product demonstration movies and training films

Integrated whiteboard    
Initiating and entering a conference is as easy as surfing the web    
Free 14 day trial offer    

Technical Specifications

People Video Resolution

1080p, 60 fps - 4 Mbps    
720p, 30 fps - 2 Mbps    
4SIF (704x480), 4CIF (704/576) - 256 kbps to 784 kbps
SIF (352x240), CIF (352X288)    
QSIF (176x120), QCIF (176x144)
Video encoding & decoding – H.263, H.264    
Video encoding & decoding – MPEG4    

Content Video Resolution (Live Sharing)

720p @ 30fps    
1080p @ 30fps    
Input: WSXGA + (1680x1050)
          SXGA (1280x1024), HD (1280x720)    
          XGA (1024x768), SVGA (800x600)
          VGA (640x480)    
          XGA (1024x768), SVGA (800x600)
Output: 720p (1280x720)
         1080 (1920x1080)    
         XGA (1024x768)
         VGA (640x480)    
         SVGA (800x600)

Audio Standards and Protocols

22kHZ bandwidth - ITU G.722.2 (3GPP AMRWB)    
14kHZ bandwidth - AMR Narrowband (NB)    
Wideband audio - ITU G.722.2 (3GPP AMRWB)
Unlimited full duplex VoIP streams    
Webcam compatible echo cancellation
3rd-party audio input compatible (e.g., ClearOne, Yamaha, Revolabs, Phoenix Audio, others)
Automatic Gain Control (AGC)    
Automatic Noise Suppression (ANS/ANC)
Instant Adaption Echo Cancellation (Instant AEC)    
Audio Error Concealment
Keyboard Noise Reduction    
Comfort Noise


Automatic firewall traversal    
HTTPS proxy tunneling    
WPAD/PAC proxy
Vendor specific proxy/firewall optimization – Microsoft ISA Server    
Vendor specific proxy optimization – Squid (with & without proxy client)
Vendor specific proxy optimization – Blue Coat Systems    

Integrated Network Diagnostic Tools

Bandwidth test    
Latency test – complete route    
Routing diagnostic – split times at each hop
System info at a glance – 5 bar connection and system ratings for each user - Comments [+]

Connection rating considers connection type, bandwidth and latency. System rating considers processor cores, multimedia extensions and available memory


User Interface

Directory Services    
Easy Invite    
Presence Detection
Intuitive user interface with helpful hints - Comments [+]

Includes pictorial tool ribbons, illustrated audio and video device selects, and prompts for the typical online meeting process

Integrated instant messaging
Optional Expert Mode for advanced users    
Online tutorials and user documentation


FIPS 197 Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)    
FIPS 140    
FIPS 46-3 Triple-DES
FIPS 140-2 Compliance    
FIPS 186-2 Digital Signature Standard RSA and DSA    
FIPS 180-1, 180-2 Secure Hash Standard SHA-1
FIPS 198a - Keyed-Hash Message Authentication Code (HMAC)    
NIST 800-52 - Transport Layer Security
IETF RFC 2246 - TLS/SSL Protocol, Version 1.0    
IETF RFC 3268 - AES Ciphersuites for TLS
IETF RFC 2104 - HMAC-SHA-1    
Secure Password Authentication

Free Trial or Contact Us

You are welcome to a free trial of Nefsis Online, or contact us for a copy of Nefsis Dedicated, an on-premise, installable software solution with additional performance, routing, QoS and security controls.

If you would like to see a live, multipoint video conference with a mix of cameras, connections and bandwidth, contact us to schedule a live demo over the web. You can see Nefsis in action right from your own office, there is no need to install anything. All you need is a computer and Internet access.


This document was prepared by Nefsis product management; information herein is deemed reliable at the time it was prepared, but cannot be guaranteed. Nefsis features and systems requirements are subject to change without notice. Nefsis is a registered trademark of WiredRed Corporation. Polycom, Tandberg and all other trademarks are property of their respective owners.