Podcast: Avistar's Take on Bandwidth Management

by Carl Weinschenk

Unified communications vendors and service providers offering UC need to think carefully about bandwidth management, which is providing applications the capacity and prioritization that they need. This week, Avistar was granted a patent on bandwidth management. Site Editor Carl Weinschenk spoke to Stephen Epstein, the company's CMO, about the patent and the broader issues it touches on. (Podcast time: 16:08)

Avistar's Stephen Epstein on Bandwidth Management:  [swf file="http://vid.itbe.com/ctoedge/avistarjune30.mp3"]

One of the key technical challenges facing unified communications vendors and service providers is determining the optimum way of sharing bandwidth and related resources. The goal is to divvy up available resources in a way that provides enough bandwidth and adequate prioritization for real-time applications, such as video and VoIP, while not completely ignoring static apps such as e-mail.

This week, Avistar announced that it has been granted a patent on a real-time bandwidth management system. The press release describes the parameters of the patent. Site Editor Carl Weinschenk spoke to Stephen Epstein, Avistar's CMO, on the company's approach and broader questions about bandwidth management and unified communications.


This article was originally published on Thursday Jul 1st 2010