Dear ladies and gentlemen,


the Integrated Systems Europe 2014 is over - and has once again come up with a large number of premiers.

Some that shall not be kept from you: a new codec from Cisco, a new room system from Polycom, the world’s first 4K switching and distribution system from Crestron…

These and more in this newsletter - we wish you an enjoyable read!


Topics in this Newsletter:


Integrator's Dream: Cisco TelePresence SX80

Not every room is built alike, and not every customer has the same needs. The Cisco TelePresence SX80 is an ideal solution for equipping large, unique spaces with video. The new, powerful, and flexible codec can be paired with a variety of camera options, can support up to three screens, and joins the MX700 and MX800 as the industry's first platforms to support H.265 for great quality at significant bandwidth savings...


More information about Cisco SX80


  • Standards-compliant 1080p solution, compatible with standards-based video without losing features
  • 1080p30 HD embedded Cisco TelePresence MultiSite with individual transcoding
  • Supports H.264 and H.265
  • Offers four simultaneous video inputs

For Everybody's Desktop: Scopia XT Executive 240

The inexpensive entry into HD video conferencing: the Executive 240 integrates all the features of the proven Scopia XT platform in an all-in-one system - and thus complements manager's desktops as well as developer's workstations with a professional video solution. 24" display, camera, sound system included - but without the disadvantages of PC-based solutions...


More information about Scopia XT Executive 240






  • Inexpensive and versatile All-in-one solution
  • HD 1080p for highly detailed content sharing and simultaneous 720p (1080p optional) video
  • H.264, H.264 High Profile, H.264 SVC for high performance over congested networks
  • Optional 4 port embedded MCU

Optimised For Microsoft Lync: Polycom CX8000

Polycom expands its portfolio: The new CX8000 room system brings the power of Microsoft Lync to the conference room and comes with a slew of features, including presence, contact search, instant messaging, HD video conferencing, HD audio, virtual white boarding, touch display-powered presentations, application sharing, editing on shared documents, and more. Optional feature: a centre-of-table, 360-degree panoramic HD camera...

More information about the Polycom CX8000 Roomsystem

ISE 2014 Highlight: Crestron 4K Ultra HD Video Distribution

Attendees and exhibitors alike crowded the Crestron booth to witness what they thought did not yet exist: real-time 4K switching, with multiple sources going through a DM switcher to multiple displays – using standard CAT5e/UTP cables, up to 70 metres without any signal degradation...


More information the new Crestron Solutions

Theft, Malware, Cybergangs: The Security Report

The Cisco Annual Security Report highlights the most important security trends of the year and provides tips and guidance to keep enterprise technology environments more secure. The current edition reveals that threats designed to take advantage of users’ trust in systems, applications and personal networks have reached startling levels. According to the report, a worldwide shortage of nearly a million skilled security professionals is impacting organizations’ abilities to monitor and secure networks, while overall vulnerabilities and threats reached their highest levels since 2000.

The report’s findings offer a vivid picture of rapidly evolving security challenges facing businesses, IT departments and individuals. Attacker methods include socially engineered theft of passwords and credentials, hide-in-plain-sight infiltrations, and exploitation of the trust required for economic transactions, government services and social interactions. The report highlights at a glance:

- Increased sophistication and proliferation of the threat landscape. Simple attacks that caused containable damage have given way to organized cybercrime operations that are sophisticated, well-funded, and capable of significant economic and reputational damage to public and private sector victims.

- Increased complexity of threats and solutions due to rapid growth in intelligent mobile device adoption and cloud computing provide a greater attack surface than ever before. New classes of devices and new infrastructure architectures offer attackers opportunities to exploit unanticipated weaknesses and inadequately defended assets.

- Cybercriminals have learned that harnessing the power of Internet infrastructure yields far more benefits than simply gaining access to individual computers or devices. These infrastructure-scale attacks seek to gain access to strategically positioned web hosting servers, nameservers and data centers—with the goal of proliferating attacks across legions of individual assets served by these resources. By targeting Internet infrastructure, attackers undermine trust in everything connected to or enabled by it.

How safe is your videoconferencing system?

The Cisco Annual Security Report highlights the most important, overall security threats. But how safe is your videoconferencing system? Without additional protection - Session Border Controllers, Firewall Traversals etc. – you are also here exposed to several, less or more dangerous risks. Because videoconferencing systems do not differ outwardly from VoIP systems, most attacks are based on the SIP protocol. However, since the end of 2013, the H.323 protocol is also massively affected - the first known attacks specifically targeted at video systems.

Do not leave it to a chance: we are glad to diagnose your systems –  and to protect them adequately against these and other threats. Please contact us directly – we look forward to meeting you!