Despite considerable investment over many years, enterprises often face frustrating incompatibility issues across video, web and audio collaboration tools. As businesses recognize the need to connect their teams with more mobility many have also embarked on Microsoft Lync deployments.
All this means yet more pressure is placed on technology teams to enable video over networks they cannot administer in a simple, joined up way. It is like so-called “unified” communications has been missing a final integration piece of the collaboration jigsaw puzzle.
Now, businesses benefit from true global video collaboration as Coevolve moves the technology beyond the confines of the conferencing suite and extends it to the smartphone, tablet and laptop. New features include Coevolve coSpaces, a virtual meeting room, where employees, customers and partners can join a conversation from any device or technology. Also available is WebRTC integration, which enables voice, video and content sharing from a user’s browser.
Coevolve has partnered with Acano and is positioned to assist geographically dispersed organizations in reaffirming their original intent to adopt video collaboration as the mainstream way of connecting people.
Optimized Cloud Video unites previously incompatible audio, video and web technologies in coSpaces - virtual meeting rooms - only radically better. With coSpaces, people work wherever their ideas and creativity thrive.
coSpaces are the heart of Optimized Cloud Video.
A coSpace is a virtual meeting room that anyone can easily join no matter what technology they are using. coSpaces are always available: no reservations are required. coSpaces can be unlimited so a coSpace could be created for every project and team. And just like in a war room or huddle room, a team can see notes and an agenda at any time.
Everyone is able to use their preferred device: smartphone, tablet, laptop, video endpoint or Lync client. Each person can have as many devices as they like and move seamlessly between them. Multiple devices can be used at the same time.
Phone calls, video calls and content sharing are the same on any device.
coSpaces are about people exchanging ideas, whether they are from the same organization or many different ones. Anyone can be invited just by sending them a link, opening up opportunities for B-to-B and B-to-C services.
Optimized Cloud Video preserves the Lync experience for participants as they join conferences with non-Lync participants. Now, Lync callers can create conferences using native Lync methods to add non-Lync users as full participants. The move secures Microsoft Lync at center stage in any deployment.
With the native Lync conferencing capabilities, participants using Lync can start a new conference by simply dragging and dropping a contact into a conference. One-to-one calls can turn into multi-party conferences by adding another contact name to the conference. Callers that may be on traditional video conferencing systems or Jabber clients, for example, become full participants in Lync calls.
This interoperability extends to High Profile H.264 (Polycom), Baseline Profile (Cisco), WebM/VP8 (WebRTC), VP9 and the much anticipated HEVC/H.265 standard.
We can assist you in piecing together the final part of the jigsaw to make one coherent picture!
For more details on how our Optimized Cloud Video service can transform the way your business uses video as an internal or external communication tool, please contact Coevolve.
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