Welcome to the latest edition of TMCnet’s Unified Communications Software Week in Review, where you’ll find a brief rundown of all the top stories related to UC from the past week.
This week, it was all about video conferencing and the vast amount of benefits offered by the ability to collaborate and communicate with others through video technology.
Blue Jeans, a cloud-based video conferencing service, made headlines with the announcement that it is now integrated with social media site LinkedIn (News - Alert).
This will make it easier for site users to collaborate with others via their profiles and add them as participants to video meeting sessions.
AVer Information also announced successful interoperability testing with Vidtel (News - Alert). This latest move will make it possible for SMB’s to have affordable solutions they can also use and maintain with minimal fuss.
“AVer VC room systems are the perfect complement to Vidtel cloud service for SMB customers," said Karl Dahlin, vice president of Sales and Business Development for AVer Information, Inc. USA. "By combining HD room systems with cloud based infrastructure, desktop and mobile client support at these price points, the power of video conferencing is finally accessible to small and medium businesses everywhere."
Also this week, LifeSize announced it extended its bridging portfolio to include LifeSize UVC Multipoint and LifeSize Bridge. This provides high-availability clustering and better resolution for mobile devices.
“The vision behind the LifeSize UVC Platform is to fundamentally change the way businesses deploy video infrastructure by consolidating multiple applications on a single, virtualized interface,” said Michael Helmbrecht, VP and GM of Video Solutions at LifeSize.
Another well-known company in the UC space, Avaya (News - Alert) is also providing UC infrastructure for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Expected to be completed by the end of this year, the deal will include installation and support and will offer upgraded IP Phones, mobile devices and more.Finally, Easymeeting.net announced this week that it has noticed a strong increase in demand for its video conferencing services across the world. From January to June 2012, they saw an increase of 125 percent in the sales volumes of its key offering, easyConference.
“Easymeeting.net’s H1 results were positive in terms of sales, new customers and usage of our great services,” said Evan J. Andriopoulos, CEO at Easymeeting. “This, coupled with the continued maturation of our channel partner’s easymeeting.net strategies, will keep us well on track to meet and exceed expectations.”
That’s all for this week. Be sure to check back with TMCnet throughout the week for the latest in Unified Communications (News - Alert) Software news as it happens. Until next week….
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