Video conferencing endpoints are the hardware that sends and receives the video and audio required to deliver a face-to-face video meeting. Endpoints are available from all the leading manufacturers and include options for meeting room, boardroom, and individual workspace environments. Boardroom and Meeting Room EndpointsEndpoints for boardroom and meeting room environments include a codec and microphone. The codec is connected to a large screen/screens to display the video and dat The video and multimedia is sent using the H.264 compression format and the H.323 or SIP protocol connections.
Individual Workspaces Endpoints for individual workspaces are either dedicated desktop systems which can be used as a PC monitor whilst not being used as a video device, or desktop client software used with a third party webcam. Desktop endpoints use the same compression formats and protocols as room based systems. Endpoints from Manufacturers
Lifesize – Room based endpoints include the Express 220, Team 220, and Room 220, and the Icon. Their dedicated desktop endpoint is the Unity 50, and their dekstop software is the Softphone.
Cisco – Room based endpoints include the SX20, C40, C60, and C90, MX Series and the profile Series. Dedicated desktop endpoints include the EX60 and EX90, and their desktop software is called Cisco Jabber.
Polycom – Room based systems include the RealPresence Group Series and HDX Series. Their dedicated desktop endpoint is the HDX 4000 series, and their desktop software includes the RealPresence Desktop and the M100.
Radvision – Room based endpoints include the XT5000, XT4200, and XT1200. Their dedicated desktop endpoint is the XT Executive 240, and their desktop software is called SCOPIA Desktop.