Appia Video Communicator slashes bandwidth requirements for video communications

Released on: October 13, 2008, 12:01 pm

Press Release Author: Matt Cowall / Appia Communications

Industry: Telecommunications

Press Release Summary: AVC software clears the video bandwidth hurdle with the H.264
codec and Appia's exclusive ActiveFrame(r) technology.

Press Release Body: TRAVERSE CITY, MI - October 13, 2008 - Appia Communications
announced today that its Appia Video Communicator (AVC) software significantly
reduces the bandwidth requirements for video communications.

"By its nature, video transmission requires substantial bandwidth," said Victor von
Schlegell, president of Appia Communications. "This has been a significant barrier
to the adoption of video communications, especially for small and midsize businesses
and organizations. Appia Video Communicator clears this hurdle."

"We began from the ground up with an advanced implementation of the H.264 codec,"
von Schlegell said. H.264 is the latest standard for video compression. "Then we
added what we call ActiveFrame(r), a technology that reduces bandwidth demand by as
much as 50 percent over H.264 alone, without affecting quality."

AVC supports multiple resolutions, all at 30 frames per second. These resolutions
include a 1280x720 high-definition experience, which requires much less bandwidth
than the 1 Mbps or more demanded by similar video transmissions.

"Our customers need enterprise-class video communications that don't break the bank
or their bandwidth budgets," von Schlegell said. "AVC combines the high quality of
conference room systems with the low cost and flexibility of Web and PC systems. AVC
represents the best combination of quality, flexibility, and cost on the market

For more information on AVC or to schedule a demonstration, please visit or call 877-277-4297.

About Appia Communications

Appia Communications is a leading provider of managed IT and telecommunications
services. Its mission is to enable small and midsize companies and organizations to
realize the benefits of Internet Protocol (IP) technology. Appia's managed solutions
help customers reduce costs, enhance employee productivity, improve customer care,
and compete more effectively against much larger enterprises.

Headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan, Appia has operations in New York, Chicago,
Los Angeles, Detroit, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Boston, and other markets in North
America and Europe. Appia was named to Inc. magazine's list of America's
fastest-growing private companies in both 2007 and 2008. For more information,
please visit or call 877-277-4297. Appia is a Cisco Powered
Network and holds advanced Cisco communications certifications.

Media Contact

Matt Cowall
Marketing Communications Manager
231.929.0970 (v)

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Contact Details: Appia Communications
1030 Hastings St, Suite 100
Traverse City, MI 49686

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