|[April 04, 2017]
StarLeaf Breaks Through to Lead the Way with a FREE Skype Meeting Interop Service
StarLeaf, the leading cloud video conferencing and calling provider, has
announced a range of services, that allow traditional video meeting room
systems, such as Cisco, Polycom (News - Alert) etc., to join a scheduled Skype for
Business meeting. StarLeaf is the first to market with a solution that
ranges from a free connectivity service - StarLeaf Medley - through to
full integration services.
Available now, Medley can be accessed by any Skype (News - Alert) Meeting organizer,
who in one simple step can invite any number of internal or external
third-party video systems to join their meeting. This is the first time
video equipment from Cisco (News - Alert), Lifesize or Polycom, etc., can be invited
and connected directly into a Skype Meeting.
Alongside the free Medley service, StarLeaf also offers premium services
that incorporate an enterprise's existing video systems into the Skype
for Business environment. These premium services make those existing
systems integral to the Skype Meeting workflow, giving users a
consistent and familiar experience when scheduling meetings in Outlook.
Whether organizations choose to use the free option or go for a seamless
integration, StarLeaf offers a simple and easy way to continue to
leverage existing video meeting room systems without further investment
in complex infrastructure or conference bridging services.
"There's no doubt that Skype for Businessis fast becoming the
enterprise's chosen Unified Communications (News - Alert) platform, yet as video
collaboration becomes pervasive across desktops, users soon hit the
interop brick wall, where there's no connectivity with traditional AV
meeting rooms," said Kevin Bernitz, StarLeaf VP, Product Management.
"We've introduced StarLeaf Medley and a broad range of premium services
that ensure that companies can continue to leverage their existing
deployments and even scale them, if need be."
There are no plug-ins or downloads involved. All it takes to use Medley,
the free service, is to simply forward your Skype Meeting invite to email@example.com
or add firstname.lastname@example.org to
your invitee list when organizing your meeting. The StarLeaf Medley
service then automatically responds with third-party endpoint dial-in
"When organizations implement unified communications solutions, such as
Skype for Business, they expect to both expand their capabilities and
eliminate silos of communications that restrict information sharing.
Unfortunately, certain UC solutions still create silos," said Robert
Arnold, Principal Analyst at Frost and Sullivan. "StarLeaf, with a laser
focus on interoperability, is enabling the connectivity that all
Available for both on-premise and online deployments of Skype for
Business, users can learn more and try the beta version of Medley today
StarLeaf is a service provider with a global platform that delivers
secure, reliable and rich meeting and calling services to Fortune 500
companies all the way down to the smallest organizations around the
world. Whether a company chooses StarLeaf meeting room systems or
already has their own, StarLeaf removes the complexity and cost of
management and enables users to call anyone, including those who use
Microsoft (News - Alert) Skype for Business as their client.
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