Tandberg, which provides telepresence, high–definition video conferencing and mobile video solutions, and BroadSoft, provider of VoIP applications, have extended their joint solution with the launch of additional Tandberg product interoperability and application capabilities.
This will make it easier for service providers to deliver integrated video and voice solutions to businesses of all sizes through a Software as a Service (SaaS) model.
"The ability to easily integrate high-definition video and VoIP conferencing is becoming a priority for businesses of all sizes. The extended capabilities of the BroadSoft Tandberg partnership will make it even easier and more cost effective for our customers to deploy the technology across their organisation,” said PCCW Global CEO Marc Halbfinger, a Tandberg partner.
“PCCW is providing these services to enterprises using our global IP-MPLS network. We have seen increased interest from customers who want to make integrated video and VoIP capabilities accessible to all their employees.”
With BroadSoft’s Device Management functionality, the configuration and provisioning of Tandberg video products is now seamlessly integrated with BroadWorks business applications. The Tandberg desktop E20 system can now be deployed by service providers using the same management and provisioning processes they use currently for traditional VoIP phones and devices.
“This single, unified service activation process for both audio and video aspects of unified communications solutions speeds and eases the integration process for service providers and customers. In addition, BroadSoft is tightly integrated with Tandberg Multipoint Control Units (MCUs), which enable hosted multipoint video conferencing, so service providers can deliver video conferencing as a cloud service,” says Bryan Thompson, Tandberg area manager: sub-Sahara South Africa.
“The enhanced Tandberg/BroadSoft solution makes it easy for service providers to create customised solutions for customers, regardless of size. Organisations that may have lacked the resources to deploy on-premise video communications solutions enterprise-wide can now capitalise on the benefits of video unified communications through the Tandberg/BroadSoft solution, he says.
“Simplifying the management and integration of video is especially crucial for the small and medium-sized business market that is often reliant on efficient and effective managed services to drive technology integration.”