Group video systems primarily serve the need for high-quality video interaction across a range of meeting room sizes. In addition to one or more screens of video, these systems allow for content sharing, as well as integration with unified communications (UC) platforms. As participants join meetings from outside the conference room, these systems also accommodate desktop and mobile endpoint add-on while providing continuity of experience.
Given the sizable installed base of standards-based video, these systems also allow for interoperability with standards-based endpoints, including Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and H.323. The elements of the group video systems evaluated as part of this document include the following.