The award-winning, administrative management system for video conferencing, Collaborate Central is the heart of any integrated conferencing and collaboration network.
A flexible and versatile management platform, Collaborate Central supports H.323 and SIP conferencing clients, provides gateway functionality for both legacy ISDN and advanced technologies, and offers support for firewall/NAT traversal H.460.18 and H.460.19 standards. From a single console in the office, home or on the road, it provides the ability to configure, monitor, manage, upgrade and enforce company conferencing policies on any video conferencing client in an organization. Collaborate Central offers a full suite of tools for centrally managing and administrating user groups and bandwidth requirements, as well as QoS prioritization, a billing engine and reporting capabilities. Full video telephony features include: follow-me, forward when busy, no answer, pick-up, easy dialing to systems outside the organization and directory listing. Collaborate Central can scale from as few as ten users to thousands of users worldwide. No other management platform provides all the features and functionality included in Collaborate Central, and no other system is as simple and easy to configure, install and use.
Out-of-the-Box Solution for Organizations of Any Size
Collaborate Central combines a full suite of tools into a single, out-of-the-box management environment, providing added value for IT administrators and users in organizations of any size. IT administrators handle and supervise initial deployment, policies and restrictions as well as ongoing support for their organization’s rich media conferencing network, while users enjoy advanced yet simple conferencing, with added-value features such as video telephony and ad-hoc point-to-point and multipoint conferencing. Deployment of Collaborate Central servers leads to increased productivity and user satisfaction in organizations with networks of hundreds and even thousands of endpoints, dispersed across several locations.
Benefits for IT Administrators
As a complete management system, Collaborate Central simplifies implementation of global and focused administration policies, such as bandwidth allocation and restrictions per user and/or per group, simplified dialing to SIP or ISDN clients, software upgrades, and more. Administrators can apply policy management decisions and even make necessary adjustments to the physical network topology itself, including ClearOne products, third party H.323, and SIP endpoints. Administrators have complete access to the configuration settings and user preferences for every endpoint and resource on the network. They can configure the endpoints’ settings according to policy, whether or not the endpoints are actively logged in. It is also easy to set identical parameter values for many endpoints at the same time. The Remote Software Upgrade utility allows the automated and scheduled upgrade of most ClearOne’s endpoints. Collaborate Central Administrator program is also a real-time monitoring tool for conferencing activity. An optional comprehensive reporting and billing tool provides detailed records, assisting policy-making and internal auditing.
Investment Protection for Video Networks
As your organization’s rich media network grows, Collaborate Central can expand with it, providing management and connectivity for thousands of registered users.
- Resource management and configuration of endpoints over entire networks from a single console
- Compatible with most online directory services (LDAP)
- Control usage of gateway and MCU services by all users
- Schedule and moderate sessions with web-based Conference Moderator, plus advanced chair control and data sharing
- Support for ClearOne endpoints, other- vendor H.323, and SIP endpoints
- Support for H.460.18 and H.460.19 firewall/NAT traversal standards
- Translation of IP addresses, H.323 aliases, E.164 numbers, e-mail addresses and URLs
- Bandwidth allocation to individual users and groups of users
- Telephony services such as Call Forwarding, Pickup, Transfer, Ad-hoc Conferencing
- Supports up to 200 users
- Mass upgrading of ClearOne endpoint software
- Includes license server
- Firewall/NAT traversal (NetPoint)
- H.460.18/19 support
- COLLABORATE Desktop
- Bandwidth/QoS management
- Reporting and billing
- Moderation and more