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Thrupoint Fusion Framework Enhanced with iPad Video Collaboration App
March 26, 2012
By Stefanie Mosca, TMCnet Managing Editor


Mobile collaboration and session management provider, Thrupoint, made waves in the Fixed Mobile Convergence industry recently when it released its latest Fusion framework, which was created to provide enterprises with a true mobile unified communication platform.

To further add to the buzz around the news of the FMC Fusion framework, this week at Enterprise Connect (News - Alert) in Orlando, FL, Thrupoint released the launch of Thrupoint Fusion UC, a video and multimedia application for the iPad that provides an extension of the secure mobile collaboration offered by the Fusion platform.

Thrupoint Fusion, a framework for session management 2.0 solutions, provides benefits beyond the trunking and management savings of typical SIP implementations by merging existing multi-vendor technologies. The Fusion framework enables rapid and secure delivery of new advanced services across mobile and fixed devices with a suite of collaboration applications.

Thrupoint’s Mobility tool marries the company’s fixed mobile convergence offerings to the ubiquitous smartphone. With Mobility, smartphone users can make calls over Wi-Fi instead of using expensive cellular operators. Users can also take advantage of various PBX (News - Alert) features including message waiting, multi-party calling, and call transfer, among others.

Sajeel Hussain, VP of marketing for Thrupoint, exclusively told TMCnet that the new collaboration app expands on the three focuses the Fusion framework was built on including session management 2.0, mobile collaboration and customer momentum.

Hussain added that for many enterprise customers, the promise of a true unified communication platform has been broken with different PBX systems in place and as the BYOD (bring your own device) concept invades the workplace.

Thrupoint Fusion framework sets out to put the collaborative aspect back into UC with its video collaboration app. The UC video collaboration app provides organizations with B2B and B2C video collaboration along with voice, IM and presence capabilities.

"Thrupoint Fusion(TM), allows us to rapidly deploy UC applications over multi-vendor infrastructures to preserve existing capital investments,” said Michael Taylor, CTO & VP of Emerging Technologies, SPS. “Not only can we now federate between multi-vendor networks to reduce communications costs, but we can also standardize on a single front-end client of choice for a consistent collaboration experience. Thrupoint Fusion(TM) mobility applications that leverage disparate enterprise platforms also help drive further cost efficiencies and improved productivity for employees."

In addition, the Fusion Service Broker fixed mobile convergence tool offers the framework for fast deployment of services that won’t bring negative consequences on the other various elements of a network. The application actually serves as the central point, or the orchestrator of the communication between various applications within an organization.

With Thrupoint Fusion, enterprises can move mobile calls on-network and deploy SIP conferencing services to realize significant cost savings. Mobile devices can also be integrated with desktop messaging applications to increase productivity for offsite employees.

"Like it or not, business communications are a heterogeneous mix of PBXs, UC desktop/tablet software, conferencing applications, and collaboration, some of which must extend beyond the enterprise boundary,” said Brent Kelly (News - Alert), vice president and principal analyst at Constellation Research. “These solutions have proven that they can accelerate an organization's business processes and improve productivity, but interoperability remains a significant issue. “

“A product like Thrupoint Fusion(TM), that unifies best-of-breed multi-vendor platforms can help organizations maximize the benefit from their existing communications and collaboration investments; the fact that it enables mobile collaboration on the iPad with partners and customers creates an even more compelling value proposition given today's business mobile climate," Kelly added.

Edited by Juliana Kenny

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