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SkyStone Video 2012
The world's first and unique
Audio & Video ...
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Skype: a standard in video communications
 Per chi chiama o è chiamato su Skype, la qualità...
Imagicle spa copyright © 2012
Video communication: two worlds to merge
Telepresence - Videoconferencing SkypeTM
 Market: ...
Imagicle spa copyright © 2012
The world's first and unique Audio & Video
Skype gateway!
 Software application that
allows...
Imagicle spa copyright © 2012
SkyStone Video: positioning
 A convenient integration with
professional videoconferencing
s...
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How SkyStone Video works
 Converts Skype calls in SIP/H323 cal...
Imagicle spa copyright © 2012
How SkyStone Video works
 VoIP-Skype gateway application to connect to IP video
systems bas...
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New York
Rome Sidney
MCU
Skype
protocol
SIP-H.323
SkyStone Vide...
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SkyStone Video with Cisco UCM
Cisco
UCM
Skype
protocol
SIP-H.32...
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Scalability and redundancy
 Up to 8 channels per workstation
•...
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Cluster Architecture
New York
Rome Sidney
Gatekeeper
and MCU
Sk...
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Quality: the experience of internal Clients
 Clients using the...
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Quality: the experience of Skype Clients
 Skype called or call...
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Receiving a call
 Simply call the Skype account
• SkyStone Vid...
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Placing a call to Skype user
 Call any Skype user by simply de...
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Skype 6, security and compatibility
 Skype 6 is the latest major version
to grant:
• Robust...
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Unique feature: Integrated ACD
 To provide an ideal solution t...
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Skystone 2012: all new features
 Improved Video Quality to tra...
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+ 300 SkyStone Video customers
 Harvard University
• Goal: hold teacher/parent talks connec...
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Canadian Television Project
“Everything went very well with the winter games. SkyStone
has b...
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Licensing and size
 Skystone Video is licensed per channels
• ...
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Compatibility
 Compatible with many
video conference system
cl...
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Hardware and Software requirements
 SkyStone Video 2012 runs o...
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Evaluation – Trial Version
 Skystone has a free trial
• for 30...
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Imagicle Care Programs
 Top quality maintenance and Support se...
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…always a season ahead…
 3 Application Suite releases per
year...
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  • -> Il limite sul tipo di licenza di Windows server dipende dall’uso del Fax service e non è una limitazione commerciale imposta da noi-> Window 2008 presto supportato-> Non supportate le versioni a 64 bit. Più precisamente se il server è a 64 bit il client deve essere a 64 bit-> Compatibile Citrix->Supportamolti mail server (standard pop3/smtp) anchelinux- based. Nell’eventualitàche un mail server non funzionassesarebbepreparatauna patch in tempi brevi-> Scaricare l’enco dettagliato dei prerequisiti da: http://docs.stonevoice.com/
  • -> Il limite sul tipo di licenza di Windows server dipende dall’uso del Fax service e non è una limitazione commerciale imposta da noi-> Window 2008 presto supportato-> Non supportate le versioni a 64 bit. Più precisamente se il server è a 64 bit il client deve essere a 64 bit-> Compatibile Citrix->Supportamolti mail server (standard pop3/smtp) anchelinux- based. Nell’eventualitàche un mail server non funzionassesarebbepreparatauna patch in tempi brevi-> Scaricare l’enco dettagliato dei prerequisiti da: http://docs.stonevoice.com/
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    1. 1. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 SkyStone Video 2012 The world's first and unique Audio & Video SkypeTM Gateway
    2. 2. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 Skype: a standard in video communications  Per chi chiama o è chiamato su Skype, la qualità percepita è quella di una videochiamata standard Skype • Adeguata all’uso: elevata qualità audio, sufficiente qualità video • Nessun controllo sulla banda, sui dispositivi, etc… • Qualità base H.263-H264 CIF (half VGA) StandAAd  + 660 million registered users  + 50 million online users at peak times  + 30% business users  + 40% video minutes  Available for Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad, Android.. Data from Skype.com and press release Microsoft – Skype, June 2012
    3. 3. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 Video communication: two worlds to merge Telepresence - Videoconferencing SkypeTM  Market: business  Target: Executive  Use: business meeting  Quality: HD, verified  Price: expensive  Market: consumer  Target: all  Use: 70% consumer 30% business users  Quality: SD, best effort, not verified • HQ 480p allowed  Price: free of charge
    4. 4. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 The world's first and unique Audio & Video Skype gateway!  Software application that allows you to easily connect Skype users to your video conferencing system • Videophone, Video softphone • Video endpoint • Telepresence • Mobile  All your Customers can video call you via Skype
    5. 5. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 SkyStone Video: positioning  A convenient integration with professional videoconferencing system  Meets specific customer requirements: “Can I get in touch with Skype users from my existing video conferencing system?” “I am having a meeting with a customer. How can I do it video wise, in an easy way ?”
    6. 6. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 How SkyStone Video works  Converts Skype calls in SIP/H323 calls and the other way round, with enhanced video support. SIP-H.323 Skype protocol Internet
    7. 7. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 How SkyStone Video works  VoIP-Skype gateway application to connect to IP video systems based on H.323/SIP standard protocols • compatibility with major video conferencing vendors: Polycom, Cisco- Tandberg, Lifesize/Mirial, Sony, Avaya/Radvision, Vidyo, VCON, Huawei • Install on a dedicated 32/64 bit Windows 7-8 workstation  Licensing per channel (concurrent Skype video calls)  Connects with a standard SIP/H.323 trunk to your existing video conferencing system, MCU or your Cisco UC • G.711 and G729 audio codecs • H.263 CIF Standard Resolution • H264 with 480p support (VGA resolution) • DTMF through H.245 string (alphanumeric) All information available on skystonevideo.imagicle.com
    8. 8. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 New York Rome Sidney MCU Skype protocol SIP-H.323 SkyStone Video via MCU Internet
    9. 9. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 SkyStone Video with Cisco UCM Cisco UCM Skype protocol SIP-H.323 Internet PSTN
    10. 10. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 Scalability and redundancy  Up to 8 channels per workstation • Each channel is a call from Skype to the video conference environment or viceversa • Recommended HW requirements are mandatory to fit the needed capacity  Cluster of multiple workstations to scale • Software cluster up to 6 workstations (48 channels) • High availability guaranteed!
    11. 11. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 Cluster Architecture New York Rome Sidney Gatekeeper and MCU Skype protocol SIP-H.323 Internet SkyStone Cluster link H.323/SIP Sydney
    12. 12. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 Quality: the experience of internal Clients  Clients using their business endpoint might perceive lower quality comparing to their standard video experience.  That should be acceptable, considering a calling party connected to a best effort network, with service quality and hardware that can’t be controlled or defined beforehand.
    13. 13. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 Quality: the experience of Skype Clients  Skype called or caller clients will perceive the same quality as in a standard Skype videocall. • Appropriate: high audio quality, adequate video quality • No control over bandwith usage, devices and so on… • From SD quality H.263 up to HQ H.264 VGA (640x480)
    14. 14. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 Receiving a call  Simply call the Skype account • SkyStone Video handles multiple channels concurrently, connected to a single Skype account  Publish a push-button on your website • to automatically start Skype on the calling device
    15. 15. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 Placing a call to Skype user  Call any Skype user by simply defining a speed dial for each Skype account and use it from any video endpoint Example: 8301 -> imagicle
    16. 16. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 Skype 6, security and compatibility  Skype 6 is the latest major version to grant: • Robustness and security from malware and attacks • Best compatibility with Desktop and Mobile devices • Best video quality • Windows 7-8, 32/64 bit full support  SkyStone 2012 supports Skype 5 and 6
    17. 17. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 Unique feature: Integrated ACD  To provide an ideal solution to Contact Centers, Video Service Providers and Enterprise Customers, SkyStone 2012 allows multiple channels to run with the same Skype account • To publish a single account and accept multiple incoming calls from Skype, i.e. to connect to a video room (MCU) • Skype callers only have to add the single company Skype account on the buddy list  SkyStone automatically selects the first available channel to answer incoming Skype calls • No additional module needed
    18. 18. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 Skystone 2012: all new features  Improved Video Quality to transform your meetings in clearest and crispest videoconferences-telepresence with all Skype community: H264 native support plus HQ video (VGA).  Full compatibility with the new and more secure version of Skype: SkyStone video 2012 supports Skype 5.9 so you can connect every Desktop, Tablet, Smartphone or smart TV running Skype!  ACD included to support multiple concurrent Skype calls on the same Skype account.  You can publish just a single Skype account, i.e. your company account, for giving access to your meeting room to multiple skype users.  Improved scalability and easier management: you can now run easily up to 8 channels per server and thanks to the new powerful engine you can automatically cluster up to 6 servers for reaching 48 concurrent channels.  High Availability Services and Improved stability with a brand new interface and clustered engine.  Full support of Windows 7 will give you the opportunity to run your SkyStone on a cheaper server.
    19. 19. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 + 300 SkyStone Video customers  Harvard University • Goal: hold teacher/parent talks connecting Cisco Telepresence to Skype for families and students  Internet2Commons, Switch, Glowpoint • Goal: offer Clients with the chance of receiving-placing calls via Skype on their own video conferencing systems in PayPerUse mode  Diesel • Goal: remote job interviews  Politecnico di Milano (Italia), Canadian Defence (Canada), Bayer (Germany), Greenpeace (Germany), Unicef (Switzerland), Onu (Chile), Palloni Mondo (Italia) ...
    20. 20. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 Canadian Television Project “Everything went very well with the winter games. SkyStone has been a big hit. I now have 4 different news departments each with a dedicated channel using SkyStone Video. They love it.” Ken Leslie Manager, CTV Television Official Winter Olympic Television Today 12 simultaneous channels in use
    21. 21. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 Licensing and size  Skystone Video is licensed per channels • each channel can receive or do a call at the same time • size: 1, 2, 4, 8 channels • “clustering & load balancing module” included to increase the channels number beyond 8 and/or to provide active-active redundancy using more than one server • no limit on the number of users (for incoming calls only) • DDI features • You can increase the number of channels later by buying an upgrade license  1 year software maintenance and support with Imagicle Care Basic is included in the SkyStone license
    22. 22. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 Compatibility  Compatible with many video conference system client and MCU • Cisco • Tandeberg • Radvision • Lifesize • Polycom • …  A complete list on http://skystonevideo.imagicle.com
    23. 23. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 Hardware and Software requirements  SkyStone Video 2012 runs on Windows 7-8, 32/64 bit  Requires workstations with 512 MB or more video cards, as per Skype specifications • Windows 2003/2008 is supported too, but video card handling is less performing. Useful for demo environments only • Virtualization not supported Number of channels (480p/VGA resol. @ 15fps) CPU RAM Disk space Bandwidth required 1 Dual Core 3Ghz or Intel Core i5 1 Gb 20 Gb 512 Kbps 2 Intel Xeon E3-1240 or i7-930 2Gb 20 Gb 1 Mbps 4 Intel Xeon E3-1280 or i7-2600 4 GB 20 Gb 2 Mbps 8 Intel Xeon E5-2650 @ 2,50Ghz 8 Gb 20 Gb 4 Mbps
    24. 24. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 Evaluation – Trial Version  Skystone has a free trial • for 30 days • 2 channels  The software can be downloaded from the web site • http://skystonevideo.imagicle.com • no trial license code  Trial period is covered by direct Imagicle support • support.imagicle.com • online guides to help you to configure the product http://docs.imagicle.com  Unlock code to put the software in production
    25. 25. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 Imagicle Care Programs  Top quality maintenance and Support services to meet Customer Expectation through our channel partners  i-Care Basic • Minor upgrades • Best effort support  i-Care Gold • Minor & Major upgrades • SLA based on ticket priority • Remote control • Customer portal
    26. 26. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 …always a season ahead…  3 Application Suite releases per year which include all enhancements and new functionalities for all products • Spring - February issue • Summer – June issue • Winter - November issue  Major & minor upgrades are available to all customers with an active Imagicle Care contract or while purchasing a license upgrade  Enhancements based upon partners’ and customers’ community  Roadmaps available online to general public www.imagicle.com/go/roadmap
    27. 27. Imagicle spa copyright © 2012Imagicle spa copyright © 2012 skystonevideo.imagicle.com
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