GRANDSTREAM RELEASES A REVOLUTIONARY VIDEO CONFERENCING SYSTEM FOR BETA TESTING

New Beta test features a transformative video conferencing system powered by AndroidTM 

Boston, MA (March 11, 2015) – Grandstream Networks, the leading manufacturer of IP voice/video telephony and video surveillance solutions, is releasing a revolutionary new video conferencing system for beta testing by the Grandstream Beta Club. Grandstream will be opening applications for the beta test of this innovative new product from March 11th to April 3rd, 2015.  To apply, please go to betaclub.grandstream.com.

The Grandstream Beta Club is preparing to release its most groundbreaking product yet for external Beta testing – a powerful video conferencing system running the Android operating system. The product will be one-of-a-kind in the video conferencing market, and has the potential to be a disruptive game changer for visual collaborations for businesses of all sizes. This video conferencing system will be the first of its kind in Grandstream’s product portfolio and presages Grandstream’s strategic entry into the video collaborations market in the near future. We are excited to gather feedback from our beta testers to help fine tune the most promising new product before its official launch in the market.

For this beta test, the Grandstream Beta Club is looking for eager testers with extensive experience in state-of-the-art video conferencing products and technologies. Most importantly, the Beta club is looking for testers with innovative ideas that can help redefine the way in which visual conferencing and collaboration is used in the marketplace. Grandstream will be selecting the most talented and experienced testers available and encourages all those interested to apply.

The newest product being released to the Grandstream Beta Club is a transformative video conference system designed for modern Web application era. The device runs on the Android 4.4 operating system, with native support for open standard SIP, as well as various popular telephony & conferencing applications such as SkypeTM, Microsoft Lync®, and Google Hangouts. The device sports a sophisticated hardware-accelerated ISP (Image Signal Processing) engine, a remotely controllable wide-angle PTZ camera with 12x optical zoom, Gigabit network port, integrated dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth, and an industry-leading embedded MCU that supports up to 4-way 1080p conference and remote screen sharing. It fully supports advanced video and wideband audio codec such as H.264 High Profile and Opus which is used in the WebRTC standard. 20 units of this product will be available for shipping to selected Beta Club members by mid-April, 2015.   

Program Availability & Pricing

Each product beta test released through the Grandstream Beta Club will have a limited amount of beta test units available. Application to the Grandstream Beta Club is open to anyone and is FREE. Selection of participants will be determined by Grandstream based on applicant qualification. The cost to participate in a beta test will be $1 to cover handling, however the product model and shipping will be free of charge for each active beta tester. There is no charge to applicants who are not selected for a Beta test.

About Grandstream Networks

Founded in 2002, Grandstream Networks is the leading manufacturer of IP voice/video telephony and video surveillance solutions. Grandstream serves the small-to-medium business and consumer markets with innovative products that lower communication costs, increase security protection, and enhance productivity.