TANDBERG Delivers Business-Quality Video Interoperability With Microsoft Unified Communications Platform
TANDBERG’s Standards-Based Video Now A Component of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Experience
NEW YORK AND OSLO, NORWAY, February, 2008—TANDBERG® (OSLO: TAA. OL), a leading global provider of telepresence, high-definition videoconferencing and mobile video solutions, today announced interoperability with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, a unified communications platform. Users of Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 can seamlessly connect face-to-face with other team members that use TANDBERG room-based video and telepresence systems. This enables organizations to easily interoperate existing videoconferencing systems with their Office Communications Server 2007-based unified communications platform.
TANDBERG MXP endpoints can now register and authenticate directly with Office Communications Server 2007 allowing them to appear as contacts in an Office Communicator 2007 user’s contact list. By simply clicking a name in their contact list, users of Office Communicator 2007 can now visually connect with any TANDBERG MXP device registered directly with Office Communications Server 2007 – all with a simple software upgrade. These users can also take advantage of the single user identity inherent in Microsoft Office Communications Server. For example, an individual can be reached automatically at their high- definition (HD) desktop videoconferencing system when in the office and on their Office Communications Server 2007-enabled webcam while traveling.
Additionally, the TANDBERG Codian MCU 4500 Series extends TANDBERG’s interoperability model with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 by allowing conferences from the TANDBERG MCU to appear as contacts. This enables users of Office Communicator 2007 to conference with any other standards-based video systems. HD video users on a multipoint conference continue to receive HD quality.
“TANDBERG and Microsoft Corp. share the vision of a complete unified communications environment,” said Fredrik Halvorsen, CEO of TANDBERG. “TANDBERG is committed to delivering leading edge video communications solutions which are key to an organization’s unified communications platform. As such, this is the first of many interoperability development milestones planned.”
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